There aren't too many links been being a pharmacist and a DJ - perhaps creating the perfect balance and final product is about all there is. However, La Fleur has seamlessly managed to make the transition from the pharmaceutical world into the music industry and she is certainly reaping the rewards of her decision. Ahead of her performance at Studio 338 on Saturday night, we got to know her a little better;
For those not in the know, who are you and what do you do?
I'm a Swedish DJ and producer based in Berlin. I run my label Power Plant and am a resident at Watergate in Berlin.
How would you describe your sound?
Difficult question, I hope you can come and listen at Studio 338 and describe for yourself! :) Or listen online to one of my mixes.
What does music mean to you?
What's the current Swedish music scene like? Is there anyone you really like the look of?
Since my base has been in Berlin for the last seven years I'm maybe not the best one to answer this question. But I like the Swedish music scene, a lot of great local acts mixed up with international DJs play every weekend in Sweden. A favourite club is Trädgården/Under Bron.
When did you first realise that music was the industry for you?
I'm not sure I have realised that… ;) It has all come very naturally thus far and I hope it will continue to do so.
What are you currently listening to?
Just now, music for meditation.
How much better is it to work in music compared to being a pharmacist? Do you take a 'scientific' approach to making music?
I loved the scientific part of being a pharmacist but I came to a point where I had to choose. Both have their advantages, but for now working in music is the best for me and I'm very happy that I can live off it.
What can we expect to hear from you at Studio 338?
My blend of melodic house and techno.
Where's next for you? Will you be heading in a new musical direction or aiming to perfect your niche?
I'm now on my way home from my first proper US tour, which was a lot of fun. Looking forward to an autumn playing most of my gigs in Europe. Finishing new original tracks in the studio as well as remixes for Noir Music and for Jesper Ryom on my label Power Plant.
I try to stay true to myself and what I believed in when I started, to play and make the music I love. What that will sound like, the future will tell.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Yes check out the new amazing EP from danish artist Jesper Ryom on my label Power Plant Records, it will be out on vinyl 13th of October and includes remixes by me and Taron-Trekka.
You can see La Fleur on Saturday 27th September at Syudio 338, click here for tickets and more information.