Roza Terenzi is a producer and DJ from Perth, Australia, now based in Melbourne. After a number of years producing under another name she adopted this moniker to reflect her change in direction and focus. The hands of fate (and the record industry) led to a series of records coming out in quick succession on different labels, with her newest release Mwah recently dropping on Colin Volvert’s Kalahari Oyster Cult. A few weeks back we caught up with Roza to speak about her record Weakest Link on Voyage Recordings, the Australian label helmed by Berlin-based Andy Hart. The release, emblematic of her sound, doubled up playful scratches and jaunty synth melodies floating over classic electro sounds and ravey breaks. In an entertaining Gmail-based chat, we also discussed this sudden glut of records, her musical beginnings and inspirations and the meaning of the word “doof”.
Since speaking with her at the beginning of May, she’s announced a word-wide tour, jetting off the first week of June for a hefty three months. With dates seeing her land in London for Corsica Studios, Amsterdam for De School and Bambi’s in Toronto, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the Melbourne-based DJ. Knowing we wanted to get her in for a mix straight after our interview with her went live, she’s managed to get one in time before the summer tour kicks off. Here’s what she had to say on her Truancy Volume:
“The mix today is a loose representation of my DJ sets at the moment, a smash together of genres, which I try to make flow. I like to focus on the elements I love from each of them and how they can interact rather than the style, whilst keeping the dynamics pretty energetic and spontaneous. There are a lot of my personal favourite old gems in here but also a forthcoming track of mine coming out on Salt Mines very soon, as well as new Ambien Baby, Escape Artist and Florist – all incredible artists. I wanted to specifically stray away from my previous structures with mixes, so hopefully this direction keeps it somewhat fresh!”