Posted by KB on February 9, 2010
Late last year Kirin Big In Japan hosted an event by the same name. The Kluster Sydney staffers headed down to take in the headline-making madness that was this CarriageWorks affair. Before watching Cathy tackle birds to a dramatic classical music soundtrack in a pseudo dollhouse-like, birdcage-esque enclosure and Daito Manabe shock themselves for electronic music’s sake, Kat Hartmann sat down with Mademoiselle Yulia to gain some insight into one of the hottest young things to come out of the Japanese underground in some time.
Covered: high school girl band, meeting Vivienne Westwood, dreams of Egypt, the internet and Love with Beni Single
Kat Hartmann: You’ve got your fingers in quite a few creative pies: the singing, DJing, MCing, your label, GIZA, your fashion writing for Nylon and your blog Honeyee. Have you always been this industrious?
Mademoiselle Yulia: Yeah, I’m kind of busy but I love to do everything! I just want to do as much as I can and get involved in anything that comes up. Singing is what I wanted to do from when I was very young and I have been studying design, so this is what I want to do too.
KH: Tell me a little about your creative history. What were you like in high school? You were the frontwoman for girl band, Girls Mind. Tell me about that.
Y: I was in a band for six years playing guitar and vocal. The band suddenly broke up but I still wanted to do something with music, which is why I started DJing.
KH: How did all the projects begin?
Y: Some people from the band Revolver asked me to design jewelry. I said, “I am not interested in it” but I started and really loved it so it became my plan. They gave me a chance to do that.More...