Team Brisk Streamer of the Week: Soulr

Soulr, a DJ and producer from Washington, USA, is this week’s featured team member. A fan of high-energy music in a variety of genres, including freeform, hardcore, and drum and bass. Continue reading to find out more!

Where are you from and where are you living now?

I am from California born and raised, and moved to Washington, USA last year. 

How did you come up with your DJ name?

I am a raver and dancer first and foremost, and as a dancer, I could always feel the energy I could give to fellow ravers just by dancing my soul out. That draw to empower others through dancing is a lot how I feel about DJing and producing music. The feeling of being a conduit of energy to ignite dance is my biggest joy in music, and I felt the best representation of that would be the sun. I want to be the soul energy that nourishes the dancefloor.

What’s your equipment list?

2 x Pioneer XDJ 750 MK2 
Pioneer DJM 750 MK2 mixer
V-Moda M200 AMC Headphones 

Where did your musical journey begin?

My musical journey started when I was going through a really rough time in my formative years and had a good friend who happen to produce trance and make Happy Hardcore mixes. I use to jam to those mixes and through them found my love of Hardcore! 

What made you decide to take up DJing?

Since first stepping into a rave I could feel a drive towards DJs and the self expressionism present in their craft. For years I would be as close as possible to see how they intricately layered beats together. So when I was 17 years old I worked to buy myself a numark mixdeck to start my voyage into DJing.

What are some of your interests/hobbies/passions outside of streaming/DJing?

My biggest passion is dance and for me I enjoy expressing myself through spinning Poi and Contact Sword, I also enjoy board games/ Magic The Gathering with good friends. I am also working on producing my own music.

When did you start streaming on Twitch?
I started streaming on Twitch in the first few months of 2020, during the peak of COVID. I already had a weekly stream on Hardcore.fm and was feeling like I wanted a switch-up, so once events stopped, I still had the itch to spin tunes with friends. Thus, my journey into Twitch began. 

Is there anything you really hope to accomplish in your life, whether it be related to music or not?

I have been dedicating the last few years to learning music production, and I would love to make music that can inflame dance floors. I also would love to move forward in my career within the 🥁 Drum Roll 🥁 Solar Industry (I was Soulr before I made this choice). 

Who are some of your favourite streamers? Why?

I really enjoy loads of the US based Hardcore streamers such as JimniCricket, Iankhardcore, Doughboy, Dummy, this list goes on and on. But I also really enjoy Kutski, DJBrisk, and Ravine anything to tingle those Hard Dance vibes 😉

What is your favourite genre to play? Why?

I love playing Freeform with specs of other genres mixed in. I adore how long Freeform songs can layer together; the painting of two songs to create a new rhythm is my favourite part of DJing! The mixes of acid riffs, hard-hitting basslines, and almost space-like energy have always resonated with the music I want to DJ!  

What are some of the most memorable events you’ve participated in or streamed?

I was enthralled to be part of the Brisk b2b S3rl stream train. It was super cool seeing each DJ bring their A game and being on the bill with so many friends from far and wide! As for live events, being able to play at Hardcore Summer Camp, NorthKore, and Summer Lovin 2 have to be my highlights. Something about camping and hard beats just hits all the boxes.

What does Team Brisk mean to you?

Team Brisk is a collective of like-minded streamers working together to connect the world through music. Being part of Team Brisk is an honour because I feel like I can contribute to a higher degree to the connection of music across the world. It is also surreal since the Hardcore music that introduced me to this genre was music by Brisk and Ham.

What’s your favourite thing about DJing on Twitch?

Just being able to meet new people and hang with friends from across the whole wide world.

What is a challenge you’ve faced as a DJ/streamer?

Being able to continuously get new music and staying motivated to stick to a strict weekly schedule. The grind makes it worth it 😉

Do you have any special projects, streams or events you would like to tell us about?

Thrust Tuesdays I play Freeform and other musical debauchery from 5-6pm PST. 

Also, I just released my remix of Saba – Sand as part of the Remix Everything compilation in support of Eurovision 2024. Grab your copy on BandCamp, all proceeds go to support the White Chapel Centre in Liverpool.

Link: https://remixeverything.bandcamp.com/album/united-by-remix-the-eurovision-2024-song-contest

Is there anyone you’d like to shout out and/or thank?

I would like to shout out Hardcore Junglists United for helping me be so inspired to continue pushing music over the years. 

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8 May 2024 All News News