Skrillex’s NEST HQ Streams New Mix By Callie Reiff, 16-Year-Old Bass Prodigy [LISTEN]
Rising producer and DJ Callie Reiff might only be 16 years old, but she has been slaying the electronic dance music scene -- and sharing some of New York City's biggest stages with the likes of Madeon, Big Gigantic, Wolfgang Gartner and Mija on their recent tours -- since learning the tricks of the trade. Most recently, the bass prodigy has shared a minimix with NEST HQ, the collaborative brainchild of Skrillex and his OWSLA imprint.
Clocking in at just over 30 minutes, the mix features tracks from established artists like Nero, DJ Snake, Flight Facilities, 2 Chainz, MUST DIE!, Duck Sauce and Skrillex, among others, threaded together seamlessly with a wide selection of hard-hitting unreleased originals by Reiff herself. The minimix finds the artist establishing her own riotous approach to bass-heavy dance music. Stream it below.
In a recent interview with NEST HQ ahead of the mix's release, Reiff offered some advice for other young guns dreaming of following a similar path: "A lot of people think DJ-ing and the electronic music scene is male-dominated. A signature quote that I always use is, 'Anything boys can do, I can do better.'"
She continued: "I'm so happy that females are finally getting the recognition they deserve in the EDM scene. My advice would be to push for what you believe in, hard work always pays off, and write your own story."
Reiff also said that while Skrillex and Josh Pan are two of her biggest inspirations as a DJ, most of her biggest musical influences are other female producer/DJs: "Musically, I draw a lot of inspiration from the girl-power squad -- Mija, J. Phlip, Flava D, REZZ, Louisahhh, Alison Wonderland, and Anna Lunoe. These artists are inspirations to me just by what they are doing for women in music."
Reiff's first official single, "Like Dis" dropped earlier this year via Audiophile XXL. The relentlessly heavy track garnered a ton of support from major names in the scene like Annie Nightingale and Marcus Nasty on BBC Radio 1, EDM Tunes reports. Listen to "Like Dis" below.