Model turned DJ, Miss Nine is someone who is climbing the charts in the electronic dance music scene. Miss Nine also known as Kristin Schrot, has accomplished so much - from modeling, deejaying, owning her own record label, fashion designing to being an ambassador for PLAN Nederland. With chart topping compilation that have hit number 1 on iTunes, you won’t want to miss this brown eyed beauty at Sleepless Society!
What makes Miss Nine, Miss Nine? Miss Nine… What makes Miss Nine, Miss Nine? I’m just a random girl from a very small town, far in the middle of East Germany who never thought she could be a DJ - be in the professional music industry. My mom decided my path, she said “you’re going to work in a hospital, this is a job with a future". I'm from the Eastern part of Germany and when the Berlin wall came down in 1990, we were able to visit family who lived on the other side of Germany. We took that opportunity, jumped in the car and travelled across the borders and ever since it stayed in me. I'm always into adventures! So is my music I like to take people on a musical journey and share my experiences. Miss Nine is a creative, fun and innovative experience of a lifetime adventure!
How has it been being a female DJ in a heavy male dominant industry? It’s been great! You have all the guys to yourself, haha! It’s been great, even though it was a challenge in the beginning as it was very weird or unknown that a female can DJ like a male. It wasn't always easy but at the time, when you earn the respect from your fellow DJs - everything went smoothly. I love what I do, I love to share it and music unites us, I feel like one of the guys!
Do you think female DJs feel the pressure to either conform to be more like a tom-boy or hyper-sexualized? Not as much as it used to. I never really felt like a tomboy even though I played with boys toys. I had very short hair till the age of 14, everybody thought I was a boy, but I wasn't. It was just more convenient to play outside in the dirt. People often say that a male body is physical stronger and can handle the different time zones and jetlag’s better than the female one. But see it like a top sport. Balance is the key to success.
Currently what is your favorite track you like to play when you’re performing, why? Are we most likely to hear this tune at Sleepless Society NYE? I did a remix of Chemicals a track from Don Diablo & Tiesto which I really like and play a lot. You can get it on my Soundcloud page. Duke Dumont- Ocean Drive, the new Adele song - Hello. Galantis - You & I. Disclosure - Magnets. I like to play ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, I play a lot of my own edits and mashup’s to bring variety to my sets. I’ll also test some of my new tunes I worked on in the last months you definitely can hear them in Sleepless Society during NYE.
What venue/festival would you like to play at next? Tomorrowland, Coachella in the USA, Zoukout in Asia. EDC in New York and Las Vegas - those are a few. There are festivals popping out every year in the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany. I like the vibe and the fact that you can cruise around and see many artist who support different genres in 1 day makes it special for me.
Have you made any close friendships with others around the world while being on tour? Yes many many! Everywhere, I like to hang out with the locals because they show you the city or country from a different side and I’m hungry to know about different cultures. These people take me to the back alleys, into the tiniest restaurant where you eat the best foods. You actually don't get a chance to go when you just visit the city when you're a tourist and I really appreciate it! Every time when I’m somewhere, I go through my phone to wonder who's in town. Actually it happened to me 3 weeks ago, I usually never post on my own personal Facebook so I posted a picture of myself riding a bicycle in Los Angeles and then people started to text me "Are you in LA? Let’s meet!" In 5 days, I had 5 different meetings for lunch, some quality time, went to a secret concert, fancy dinners in a backyard with a fireplace were we ate marshmellow’s with chocolate and cookies. Priceless.
Is there a particular way you like to perform live? How do you decide what you play during your live sets? Everything goes naturally. Of course you have some tracks you really want to play so you put them in an important folder on your USB stick but nothing is premixed. I like to interact with the crowd, I watch them and improvise because no day is the same and no crowd is the same. Every weekend I play in a different club or festival so it’s a challenge for me to improvise. I think the best thing for DJ's is - to watch the crowd, go with them and take them on a musical journey. Start somewhere, build a climax and take them to a higher level. I do a lot of mash ups, edits and I bring my own signature and lots of variety to my live sets. Friends watched me while playing music and always say its so funny how one of my legs moves to the rhythm of them music.
We know you’ve been working with PLAN Nederland since 2008, how has that been this past year? Anything new? It’s been great, they are really nice people to work with. We've been brainstorming a lot to work on new campaigns. I like to involve the people I work with, what we did for example last year when we collaborated with a fashion brand. I designed a jacket and we raised money for charity. We also did a campaign with MTV, recorded a documentary about early and forced marriages, we did a local campaign for PLAN Nederland to bring more awareness to the people. We do local events, brainstorm a lot and there are many creative things to come up to support children in poor areas and help them to get a better future.
What do you have planned for next year? There are so many plans! Tours, releases, bringing the radio show to the next level ,2 to 3 Asia tours are planned in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, China, South Korea etc. We’re starting now with New Years Eve, Singapore, Bali. Check djmissnine Snapchat for all the adventures! And I also want to learn something new.
Time for a random question… what would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with your favorite artist (someone you’ve never met before) for hours? It depends on what kind of mood I’m in and they're in. I would try to calm them down if they couldn't handle small rooms and I would ask them to maybe write a song about being stuck in the elevator! Then maybe we'll meet again in different circumstances to record it.