If you're a night-owl in Hong Kong, I'm sure you've heard of the name Miss Yellow, whether it be at a club event or on an advertisement for Adidas. Setting foot onto the Hong Kong scene at the tender age of 21, she joined the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in the hopes of becoming a star and launching her music career. However, it wasn't until 2006 that Miss Yellow turned to the world of EDM and made her debut as a renowned female DJ in Hong Kong. With multiple residencies, international experience and recognition throughout Hong Kong, Miss Yellow has truly made a name for herself in the industry.
We had the pleasure of meeting the star a couple weeks ago and was able to snag a quick interview with her.
1. What have you been up to recently?
I have few projects on hand, one is a remix for a Dutch band called Julius. It's an electronic song and I just filmed my part of the music video for it in Hong Kong while they filmed in Portugal. It will be released soon in Europe, US and China, I'm so excited!
2. We know you started out in the industry as an actress/TV personality, so what inspired you to become a DJ?
I used to go clubbing frequently and I have a lot of DJ friends, so when I saw them playing on stage, I would always imagine myself as a DJ like them and what I would play at that moment. Eventually, I became one.
3. You’ve worked really hard to become a successful DJ, do you have any advice or words of encouragement for aspiring DJs in Hong Kong?
I would tell them to believe in themselves and to not give up. Your passion will shine through! Lastly, don't forget to love and support other DJs even when they might not do the same for you.
4. The DJ world is pretty male-oriented, do you think there’s advantages/disadvantages to being a girl DJ?
Females are definitely more eye-catching on stage and most of the male DJs will happily agree to help us if we have issues with our equipments/software, which is a bonus. However, the club environment can be risky for girls, especially when people are drunk. Strangers might try to talk to you or even touch you inappropriately. On top of that, people often think female DJs don't have real DJ skills, so we need to put in more effort to further prove our skills to those non-believers.
5. What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I get to meet interesting people and visit interesting places!
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see my career as an artist developing even further to bring me to even more news places.
7. Who are some of your personal favourite DJs?
2Manydjs, Kode9, Jimmy Edgar and Benji B.
8. Aside from your music, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to swim, travel and eat!
9. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would want the power of healing people's heart. I think people become evil and selfish because their hearts get broken, so if I can heal all of them, I'm sure the world will become way more peaceful.
Thank you so much again to Miss Yellow for taking the time to talk with us! Catch her at Pacha Macau's Third Summer Love Pool Party on August 20th! It'll be a party you don't want to miss (We went to the first pool party this season n it was a blast!).
Check out the sick after-event movie we had from the night we met her!
Miss Yellow x Electric Soul from Electric Soul on Vimeo.