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Scarlett Etienne - History
Born in Hong Kong to a U.S. military family, Scarlett Etienne spent her formative years traveling internationally until settling in New York City on her own at 18. She was immediately immersed in the shocking intensity of New York City Nightlife, where she was inspired and heavily influenced by her underground house music heroes Danny Tenaglia and Junior Vasquez in the final days of Twilo. Scarlett's incredible love of music and appreciation for the sensory and aesthetic aspects of the club scene led her to fearlessly take to the decks and cultivate a style all her own. Exposure to radically different cultures throughout her life stimulated her naturally vivid imagination, awakening her to the unlimited potential of music.
From years of classical piano training to ballet and opera, to an obsession for many genres of music including punk rock, industrial, indie, and hip-hop, Scarlett developed a strong technical foundation for music at an early age. At only 15 years old while living in Canada, she self-produced a full-length demo called "Low-Budget Severity" as a singer-songwriter with a Fender Strat, a 12-string acoustic, various synthesizers and an array of random instruments. Her songs were later aired on indie and college radio throughout Canada leading to an on-air interview with CJSW, Calgary. In addition to her studio endeavors, she performed and collaborated with several bands in her teen years, playing everything from blues to rock.
Scarlett's passion and musical skills have brought her to travel internationally as a DJ, to share her sound with the world. In 2002, She landed her first residency at New York City nightlife institution Sound Factory, followed by a residency in the downtown underground-chic Sullivan Room, and a monthly residency at the renowned Italian nightclub Alter-Ego, in Verona where she can still be heard today. Her newest residency in the UK takes her up North with the Dirty Disco crew in Leeds. In January 2006, Crosstown Rebels label boss Damian Lazarus invited Scarlett to play at their label party “Out of Order” at The End in London, as well as the Crosstown Rebels “Get Lost” party in Miami for WMC. January 2006 also saw Scarlett make her debut on Carl Cox’s ‘Global’ radio show (which reaches 1 million listeners worldwide), with a highly praised guest mix.
Diversity is the heart of Scarlett's sound. Anyone who claims that Scarlett is just a pretty face on the scene is misled. She has banged out her soundtrack of deeply twisted techno and minimal debauchery with the most forward thinking, creative talent on the scene, playing alongside the likes of Damian Lazarus, Kiki, Silversurfer, and Chloe. Making sweet electronic music has now escalated into a full-blown obsession and her cultured understanding of dance music continues to feed this habit. 2006 saw the first release of a collaboration with London mates Audiofly, “Loose Lips Sync Ships”, on Kickboxer records from Cologne. Pete Tong also gave her ‘Eleven’ track repeated plays on his ‘Essential Selection’ BBC Radio 1 show.
Having recently relocated to London, Scarlett continues to make her impact on the underground house scene on a global level. While not working hard on the road, she is working diligently at home in her Logic project studio, continuing her quest to find expression through innovative new sounds.