Sonia is a talented and creative DJ, she was a member of a Taiwanese indie band "Go Chic"
and they have one song worked with Canadian singer Peaches before.
Now she's a DJ, and she tours in all over the world,
she's one of the most important musician in Taiwan's electronic scene.
She's also a music producer and founder of music label "UnderU"
You could see her performances through Boiler Room, Sonar Hong Kong and different music festivals in Europe.
She combines the Pop Chinese Music with different western music styles such as Bass, Hiphop, Drum beats.
Recently she also works with technology artists to create the visual arts and puts into her music.
She's full of creativity.
在Boiler Room Taipei, Sonar Hong Kong, 歐洲各大音樂場景都能看見她的身影
Q1: Please introduce yourself shortly, and tell us what are you doing in your life now?
I'm a electronic music producer and DJ from Taipei, also with my own music label " UnderU" to release music and throw some events irregularly.
Q2: What makes you become a DJ?
I like the magician of music, it can make people dance.
I went to a lot of parties, then I started to be a DJ by myself.
Q3: When you do the tour in different places, what do you think that it influences your shows and creations in different places?
So far where is your favorite city to do the show? Why?
Every time when I went to different places, I always met different people.
I'm very happy that people who are in music industries always welcome to make connections with passions no matter with music or art.
I'm usually inspired from those people, being a creator should keep experiencing new things and feeling it, then you could keep your ideas all the time.
It's hard for me to pick one of my favorite city, each one of it is with very different people and fresh things.
They are all unique for me.
It might happens that even I've been to the same city many times but the experiences are very different every single time.
Ｑ4:Please share one of the most challenge or interesting experience in your creations or shows with us.
I would say that creating my own music is the most challenge part so it's very interesting every time.
Now I'm working on my new album, I want to use the concepts to finish each song, I feel it's not that easy and I'm overthinking very often so I get stuck there.
To be with strong messages and accurate groove is my lesson for now.
我會說每次創作 “自己的音樂” 都是具挑戰所以才有趣。
Ｑ5: In your performance recently we could see that you also crossover with people in different fields such as technology arts and visual arts, can you tell us how those crossover projects happened?
Sometimes it might be kind of abstract with no lyrics electronic music, and I've been attracted to many visual arts all the time,
so I want to put the music and visual art together naturally.
I'm very glad that I know many visual artists with same vibes to work on the art and create something we want to show it.
Ｑ6: What's your inspiration in your life?
What would you do when you don't have the inspiration?
For the music part, my inspirations are from the music I've heard.
For the idea part, it comes from all the life experiences, the books I read, the exhibitions, the movies, the friends surrounding me.
When I don't have any inspiration I won't do anything. I'll hang out with my friends such as drinking or going for a trip.
Q7: Who do you want to collaborate with if you could?
Why? And what kind of project?
Recently I think the coolest person is Tang Feng.
If I could crossover with her, I would think seriously about some technology art projects or AI arts.
But she's a politician now.
If there's any project could help people who are in Taiwan, I would like to be one part of it, too.
Q8：Who influences you the most? Why?
I feel like there are different people who influence me in the different time of my life, especially when I was young.
But recently it becomes less even no.
I would say that few years ago, when I stopped my band and decided to work on solo project, my good friends Howie Lee and Veeky that time gave me many supports and ideas.
The music productive skills and some attitudes of life from Howie Lee influenced me very deep during that time.
但我會說幾年前那時我樂團正好休止，開始決定要往solo project的方向前進時， 當時的好朋友Howie Lee以及Veeky給了我很多支持與想法，
Q9: What's your plans or dreams in the future?
Please say something to people who also chase their dreams now.
My future plan is keeping creating things no matter it's music or any kind of materials.
I think it's a very good thing to create works and express, share the things which are important for me to the people who appreciate it.