Interview with Nite Fleit

by Isabel Thomson Officer

Melbourne’s Nite Fleit just made the move back from Sydney to Melbourne. The Aussie up and coming producer has been busy the last few years working alongside the Vibe Positive crew on their Full Bloom parties in Sydney. The rising talent has remixes out on Multi-Culti and is currently working on her debut EP which should be out sometime (we guess!) in the New Year. We took some time to catch up with her to chat about her sound, what she thinks about Sydney’s nightlife, and what she’s looking forward to as she gears up for her set on New Year’s Day at Let Them Eat Cake in Melbourne alongside Jackmaster, Jon Hopkins and Apparat. 

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Your sound has been described as falling between industrial techno, acid and house. Where do you draw your music inspiration from?
I listen to heaps of radio shows like White Noise (favourite), Pure Space, lots of shows on LYL and lots of mixes and live sets on Soundcloud and IRL. I am very obsessed with electro and rave at the moment so often I'll trawl through labels on Discogs and watch old rave footage.

What are your favourite Aussie clubs and festivals to play?
Favourite club in Melbourne would be Sub Club at the moment, but I really love playing warehouse and park parties in both Melbourne and Sydney. There have been quite a lot lately, especially in Sydney! Popping off. Re festivals - I played Pitch this year which was amazing, so I'm super happy to be playing it again next year!

Having spent a lot of time in Sydney working with the Vibe Positive Crew throwing the Full Bloom parties, what do you think of the current state of Sydney's nightlife? Is there still hope? Have the lockout laws somehow spurred a thriving underground scene or have they killed it completely?
Yeah as I said, there is a thriving underground scene which has grown from the lockout laws. It's really sick because people seem to have learnt what happens when you don't have a place to regularly party and have created a real community where people are willing to travel and do what they can to have those experiences, which maybe were taken for granted before. Full Bloom parties are my favourite parties ever :-)

What are you most looking forward to about playing Let Them Eat Cake? Anyone in particular you really want to see?
I'm mostly looking forward to playing a good time slot! Excited to see all the artists, but especially Mall Grab and Sam Weston.

What's on the cards for 2018?
Heaps! An EP, playing in Europe in summer, working on new music and DJing lots.

Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
Hmmm I didn't, but if I have to choose one now - finish one track per week.

The life of a DJ tends to involves late nights, little sleep, lots of travel and way too much drinking. What's your go to hangover cure?
Hydralyte, coca cola and pizza in the bath.

To catch Nite Fleit and more, second release tickets for Let Them Eat Cake are still available via Eventbrite.