heather b

Heather b

Heather b in her ATL studio

Tell us about your favorite childhood object...

mud pies... well as a child I grew up in the middle of nowhere TN. Besides playing with all of my fathers tools in his shop I started very young with my love for dirt. Good stuff comes in dirt. I started collecting stones and gems very young in life. My grandfather would take me to the gully and we would sift in the creak for garnets. My love for mud was found there, I learned that if you add water to dirt you can see all the minerals. I would make mud pies and place rocks in it and bring them inside for my mother. I never understood why she was not impressed. As an adult I still love the dirt and would never pass up the chance to dig in the dirt. When I get too old for the club gigs you guys just might find me in the TN hills digging for the big one. To the worlds largest garnet: I'm coming for ya!

How long have you lived in Atlanta? how did you end up here?

I've been in Atlanta for over 10 years. I moved here from Soddy Daisy TN.

At what point did you realize music was something you wanted to pursue?

Well I think I had my first trap set by age 5.

Describe your sound. How did you get into playing that type of music?

I'm funky wonky sexy fun frisky and deep. House is the only music I rock. House Music is a staple here in the southern lands. I had the pleasure of working at club Kaya when Dj Kemit was a resident there and well need I say more....(thanks Kemit) I have to give up some love to the man that got me mixin.... Mr Alex King

Which music medium do you prefer to use and why? Vinyl? CD? MP3?

Vinyl, it's almost a lost art. I'm bringing it back. Hey could you guys call some peeps and get them to start pressing wax again?

How do you discover new music? any secret resources you want to turn us onto?

Tai Upgrade. He has all the fresh stuff.

Take us through your creative process.

6 out of 7 days I awake with music in my head. (Yes I spin in the astral plain as well) So I get up, put some wax on, and just move with it. When it's show time I just let the love flow and there you have it. The spirit just moves me. Ahh the Church of House.

How would you say Southern culture/living in Atlanta has influenced your work??

Well we all move a little slower down here, we all eat a little more, and we all dance a little longer. Note in the south we keep the BPM down just so we can keep up. lol

Who/What are some of your inspirations?

I like to think that when I am producing or mixing my mother can hear me all the way up in heaven. I just really do believe that music heals. Inspiration for me is more about the people I can positively effect. Young or old, purple or green, music invokes our souls to rise. I feel truly blessed to be gifted with rhythm and I hope long after I am gone my sound will still linger. If not, heavens gona be rockin!

Who are some of your favorite Atlanta artists?

My boy's in crime Dj's Madflip & Mynd, Huda Hudia, and my girl Beat Baby. Vodka Logik... Look us up.

Where is your favorite Atlanta hang out?

Motel T's off of Ponce

What music/album are you currently listening to?

Eric Kupper & Tai Rotan's new album (good luck at the Grammmy's Tai)!

What is one thing you love about your life?

I think everything every day is a blessing. We never know how much time we have and we never know when the person next to us is out. I live my life every day in LOVE. I love life I love my people I love music and I can't wait to spread my joy more and more. I look around and see the gift. I want to share with the world my happiness. So come on world get happy with me!

Every Tuesday you can find Heather spinning at Luckie Lounge, and Thursdays she's over at Halo. This fall she will be going on tour just hit'n a few cities...

stay tuned and check for updates here: www.myspace.com/atlheatherb and here: www.facebook.com/DjHeatherb