We are heading to Florida, U.S for our ‘Streamer of the Week’ feature as we drop into have a chat with EvaLynn!
Where are you from and where are you living now?
I was born in Prague, Czech Republic and in 1999 moved to New York, USA. I made the decision to move to Florida, USA in 2018 and this is where I am currently living.
How did you come up with your DJ name?
When I was little, I always liked the name Evelyn. My first name is Eva, so I just added Lynn and made my DJ alias EvaLynn, which is pretty close to Evelyn.
What’s your equipment list?
2 x Pioneer CDJ 900s
1 x Pioneer DJM 750mk2
2 x Samson Resolv 6” Speakers
1 x Logitech C920s Web camera
1 x Denon HP1100 DJ Headphones
1 x Shure SM58 Microphone
2 x UBeesize Tripods (one has a ring light)
1 x MacBook Pro…
…and a ton of cables!
Where did your musical journey begin?
My musical journey began in the early 1990s back in Prague. All that was played on the radio back then was EuroDance, and that’s where my love for electronic music began. Eventually I made my way to Trance, and then the harder genres like Hard House, Hard Trance, and Hard Techno. I have deviated to other genres throughout the years, but always came back to electronic music no matter what.
What made you decide to take up DJing?
I started listening to Digitally Imported back in 2001 and was interested in creating one hour mixes. Many years later, I met people who were DJs and asked about creating mixes and how it works. I ended up going to a bunch of parties that they were DJing at, and at that party there were a few female DJs, which inspired me into thinking “if they can do it, so can I!”. Two weeks before my birthday in 2016, I decided to buy speakers and a small controller. I got into contact with 2 local vinyl DJs (How Hard & DJ Integrity) who have helped me with DJing.
What are some of your interests/hobbies/passions outside of streaming/DJing?
I absolutely love to take long walks around the neighborhood. I usually walk 8 to 10 miles on my days off, and if I am not streaming, I try to take 4 to 5 mile walks after work. I spend a lot of time searching for songs, because I love to play tracks that others aren’t playing. If I have some downtime, I like to relax and watch tv or horror movies. I also like to hang out with friends, go to the shopping mall, do laundry (I am not kidding! lol), and I hang out with my mom once a week 🙂
When did you start streaming on Twitch?
I first signed up on Twitch in March 2020, and at that time I was mostly streaming on Facebook. I decided to switch full time to Twitch a year later in March 2021. I have been on Twitch ever since and haven’t looked back.
Is there anything you really hope to accomplish in your life, whether it be related to music or not?
Seeking out my dream job in real life, that I can be proud of and be happy at. When it comes to music, I want to start producing music and tour internationally.
Who are some of your favourite streamers? Why?
Without a doubt my favorite streamer is Amber D – She has great energy, her graphics are amazing, and I am very impressed with her marathon streams. She is a huge inspiration to me when it comes to my streams, and she is someone that I look up to a lot.
Also DJ Brisk – who has positive vibes, always warmly welcomes his Team members on his stream, and plays fantastic music! Wish I was able to catch more of his streams as well.
Other honorable mentions are – Arptryx, DJ Brady, DarkSin, VioLit_tv, AliceOfSin, alleykaydj, TranceFamilyNorth & many more!
What is your favourite genre to play? Why?
Absolutely love playing Hard House, the energy in the tracks is amazing. Hard Bounce/Scouse – I love how silly these songs can be, they’re fun to play. Hard Trance – love the melodies and the harder and higher bpm! Hard Techno – can be mysterious and dark, it’s amazing!
What are some of the most memorable events you’ve participated in or streamed?
My most memorable events I have played at was back in New York where I got to share the decks with ShivaTree, Protocell, and Mr. Pink. As well as the many shows I’ve played at along with Suzy Solar here in Florida.
And my most memorable livestream was in August 2020, where I was on the same lineup with all of my favorites: Amber D, Technikal, Guyver, and Andy Farley! And earlier this year when I was able to be part of, and celebrate, DJ Brisk’s birthday – never in my life would I have imagined to be part of such an event!
What does Team Brisk mean to you?
Team Brisk is such an amazing team, with tons of talent from all over the world! The support is incredible from each member, and I am ecstatic to be part of this team.
What’s your favourite thing about DJing on Twitch?
Most definitely that I am able to reach viewers from all over the world, and from many different time zones. I love reading comments in the chat to see where everyone is watching from, and being able to play the genres that I love and whenever I want. The Twitch Family has been great and supportive, and I hope that I can meet most (if not all) viewers who have supported me since the beginning.
What is a challenge you’ve faced as a DJ/streamer?
Lots of technical difficulties, programs randomly crashing, microphone cables that broke, having to upgrade my Mac OS in order to use a newer version of Streamlabs, sound not working, etc. Besides the tech difficulties, time zones are definitely a challenge, because not everyone can tune in when I stream.
Do you have any special projects, streams or events you would like to tell us about?
I am looking forward to the PsyTrance event that I will be playing at on October 21st here in St. Petersburg, Florida. I will be sharing the stage with a lot of talent and I am looking forward to it!
Is there anyone you’d like to shout out and/or thank?
Huge shout out to DJ Brisk who is letting me be part of this amazing team! All the streamers who have raided my channel, whether it be a super small or super big raid – any raid is appreciated. And to everyone who has supported me and my streams since the beginning or later on. The support is incredible, and I appreciate everyone who came along the way!
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