Born in Adelaide, Australia, Juliet was brought up with a musical background, studying guitar and piano from a young age. Juliet uses her own vocals in a unique style to create a dark and grooving Tech House sound with an addictive edge. It’s this originality that has seen her music signed to the likes of Cajual and Simma Black and has resulted in collaborations with the likes of Green Velvet and Sonny Fodera. Quickly setting up her own record label, Attraction Music and a radio show on Bloop.fm, Juliet has instantly gained a stronghold in the London scene with an acclaimed monthly residency in Shoreditch and regular performances at clubs like Fire and The Egg. Juliet Fox devotes her life to her love of House & Techno music and we are so pleased to be introducing her to the Toolroom family. With an exciting 2015 planned, this year will see her develop into one of the most talked-about talents in the industry…
How did you get into music and who were your inspirations?
I remember I was 12 years old when I first started listening to dance music and when I was 14 I made my older sister take me out to a club (which from there I haven’t stopped!) I started to DJ at house parties, bought myself turntables and eventually started to play out. Early influences were the likes of Miguel Migs, Derrick Carter, Joey Negro, Inner City, Frankie Knuckles, Cajmere and so many more!
How would you describe your sound in only 3 words?
Deep, dark and energetic.
Your originally from Adelaide Australia, which is your favourite city to play in Australia and why?
Melbourne would be my favourite in Oz! Places like Revolver, One Six One, Tramp & Circus for the underground gritty vibe and no closing time restrictions unlike Sydney & Brisbane.
You’re now living in London, where are your favourite places to relax & buy vinyl?
I love East London! Especially around Shoreditch! Its vibing all the time with cool cafes, casual bars, and great record shops like Rough Trade & Sister Ray.
You use your own vocals in your productions in a unique way, how did you discover this worked for you so well?
It started from working in Radio and then playing around with my own vocal clips in tracks I started to make. With influences like Cajmere, and also Nina Kraviz that predominantly use their own vocal in their tracks, I found it an extra way to be creative and get the exact vibe I wanted.
How did ‘Can’t Sleep’ come together, did you think of the vocal first or is the vocal always the finishing touch?
I actually came up with the vocal first on this one whilst I was doing ‘Dry January’ and I was trying to keep myself locked away in the studio. I was suffering from bad insomnia that month and I had very a broken sleeping pattern… hence where the lyrics came from!
What is it like being a part of the Toolroom family?
The Toolroom team are ace and everyone that’s apart of it! I did my first show for Toolroom back in March and the vibe and support from everyone is addictive.
What has been your biggest musical milestone to date?
It would have to be getting signed to Toolroom, and everything that’s coming along with it!
You played at Snowbombing a few weeks back, the videos and pictures looked amazing! What was that experience like for you?
It was definitely an amazing experience to be playing 6000 ft high, on top of a mountain in the middle of Austria. I was at the Arctic Disco (Ice Igloo) where Carl Cox, MK, & Skrillex had also played that week.
What is next for Juliet Fox?
I have set myself a lot of goals for this year and they are all falling into place. But for now its staying focused in the studio, and getting as much work done before summer is in full swing. I will also be playing HD Festival, which I’m very much looking forward to. I will also be making a few trips to Ibiza too so it’s going to be a busy one…
Juliet’s ‘Can’t Sleep’ will land on Toolroom 11.05.15