We Love Jungle presents: An interview with Nanci Correia

We Love Jungle presents: An interview with Nanci Correia

What does Jungle mean to you?

It’s true that Jungle found us and I’m eternally grateful. To me it’s about raving with a different attitude and making it about love and life rather than an illusion of pretty outfits and bad attitudes. You can go to a Jungle dance and see all kinds of people and they’ll mostly be smiling, I feel it’s a place where people can be who they are and I am ecstatic to be a part of that, I am all about that.

Do you think there are difficulties in being a female artist in a male dominated music industry?

Not at all, I think the whole female/male thing is an illusion and a bad excuse for both sexes. I am a firm believer that you create your own reality so I have never felt that way, I see a person not a guy or girl necessarily. Let the music speak for itself and if men right now are doing it, cool, if women right now are doing it, cool. I don’t feel it makes a difference to anyone other than a reason to congratulate.

What’s your top Jungle tune at the moment?

I am STILL obsessed with Sigma’s ‘Rudeboy’. Something about that tune makes me hear the same sounds that I heard when I was young and fresh and falling in love with the London scene.

What up-and-coming artists are impressing you?

Wu-lu is an amazing producer, I have never met someone who is capable of outdoing most producers on quality every time. Guaranteed classics with him. I am at the moment re-finding what I love in terms of new music and looking hard, so please suggest some to me?! 🙂

What’s your musical guilty pleasure?

I am actually listening to a lot of old UK funky house at the moment, I think it’s the uplifting fun and saucy feel it has to it haha. A guaranteed wiggle. Generally it’s mainly been the dark, bassy, creepy, naughty stuff that I like. And of course I love a little liquid drum and bass when the moods right. Anything that literally makes my hips move a lot.

Do you think it’s necessary to have a separate category for female artists or should it be mixed gender?

I don’t think it should or shouldn’t. Again for me it’s a topic I have never really thought about. I just don’t feel that way about people, I see each one completely different to the other anyway, therefore you can’t group them or compare.

If being an MC wasn’t your job, what would it be?

A network marketer 😉

Any new projects coming up?

Still working on the album and of course work with Phoebe, Iron Dread as well. More stuff from Congo of course coming your way and much more…watch this space!

Check out more from Nanci Correia by following her on Soundcloud.