DJ Roxanne Roll tells us what to expect of their set this Sunday at Neon Lights Festival 2019 in Singapore!
With exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor, this DJ set and AV show is not a tribute act, but a rave that re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac. Twirling through disco, techno and house, DJs Roxanne Roll (aka Lisa Jelliffe) and Smooth Sailing (aka Alex Oxley) have taken this dance party from Berlin to Burning Man and shared their passion with like-minded hedonists around the world.
Ahead of their presence at this year’s Neon Lights Festival happening just this weekend, the married duo talk about travelling the world to bring their immersive homage to one of the world’s best-loved rock bands.
Hi Fleetmac Wood, Vanessa here from AsiaLive365. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, why Fleetwood Mac songs? And why the name Fleetmac Wood for yourselves?
Lisa Jelliffe: I was DJing in London and peppering my sets with Fleetwood Mac. The more I delved into their back catalogue, the more magic I found. My friends and I would often listen to their music after clubbing at house parties, so the idea of bringing into the club was a fun idea – an itch I had to scratch. To make it more creative, the first party was a remix deadline for myself and producer friends and a 6 hour marathon of their music. That was 2012 and we’ve been collecting and working on remixes since then. The name is a literal remix of the band’s name.
See also: Neon Lights announces acts like Nick Murphy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, BADBADNOTGOOD, and many more!
ASL365: Favourite Fleetwood Mac song or album and why?
Lisa: Silver Springs is an incredible song that wasn’t included on the original pressing of Rumours and was relegated to the B-side of Go Your Own Way. Silver Springs has all the elements that make Rumours omnipresent; Incredible musicianship, talent, authentically emotional songs and the range of three different voices and songwriters. It’s that magical collaboration, in the face of adversity. Here’s a group of people going through emotional turmoil and despite all their differences they can harmonize together so beautifully. Rumours is the gateway drug to Fleetwood Mac addiction, but once you’re down the path, there’s so much more. Tango in the Night got me into Fleetwood Mac – it’s a total dance album with incredible production and a strange ethereal energy that’s perfect for the dance floor.
ASL365: Tell us more about your music and what experience festival-goers can hope to get out of your DJ set on Sunday?
Lisa: It’s a mix of our own remixes, edits that have been sent to us by producers and some we find online. There’s a range of genres and tempos so it feels like a journey rather than just banging it out. Tracks are extended and embellished with extra drums, bass and synths but we like to try and keep the soul of the song intact. The originals are always the best but it’s fun to hear them in a new way. We come from a disco, house, techno DJ background so we approach it like any other set. The music just happens to be Fleetwood Mac.
ASL365: Having played at DJ sets all over the world, how would you, on a scale of 1-10 describe the dance floor atmosphere, when you guys come on, what level are you hoping to achieve in Singapore?
Lisa: What’s interesting about their music is the range of moods, styles and tempos so our set is more of a journey to match that. Some of that journey is high-energy and some is floaty and fun. It’s not really a scale of 1-10, it’s more of a living organism that you create with the audience. They are as much a part of the atmosphere as the music. It’s a group effort and we can’t wait to dance with everyone.
ASL365: Three words to describe this dance party and rave-like atmosphere?
Lisa: Playful Hedonistic Creative
ASL365: Thank you Lisa and we look forward to seeing you both at your DJ on Sunday!
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