The Berlin DJ and Panorama Bar resident shares a sunny mix to draw us into the summer months
Picture this: you’re in Berlin’s Panorama Bar and the sun is slowly rising, flooding the dancefloor with golden rays of light. Proto-house blasts through the sound system, while looped vocals call party-goers to ‘move your body’ – there are good vibes everywhere. This is what experiencing a Paramida set feels like. The Berlin-based DJ, producer and Panorama Bar resident makes euphoric beats that take you through peak time, straight through the night, and into those glowy mornings. It’s summertime clubbing at its finest: an evocative blend of nu-disco, trance and progressive house.
Her Dazed Mix builds on the same summertime ethos, drawing on 80s grooves, Kraftwerk remixes, and some high-energy techno for good measure. “I always imagine myself on a tropical beach because that's where I want to be,” she says. “It's a big expression of my current feelings in 90 minutes, giving you a glimpse into my current DJ sets. I'm really excited for the rest of the summer because it's going to be a lot of fun.”
What are you listening to at the moment?
Paramida: Right now, I’m listening to the next release on my label “Love On The Rocks” by French producer E-Talking, which is coming out in September. It’s a very special release for me as it’s been a while since anyone’s music has gotten me this excited. Apart from that I’ve been listening to the first album of Miss Kittin and The Hacker again, it’s reminding me of when I first got into electronic music back in the day.
What are some of your earliest memories of music? Have they influenced your sound at all?
Paramida: When I was in kindergarten I had a Walkman and my mum would always prepare mixtapes for me with all the 90s hits, including 2 Unlimited, Prince, Ital, Joe/Marky Mark and all the great early 90s euro house hits. Thanks to my Mom, I was always the kid with the coolest music in school at such a young age.
Who are some of your musical inspirations?
Paramida: Mariah Carey and Jeff Mills.
How would you describe the scene in Berlin? How has the city contributed to your sound?
Paramida: The scene in Berlin is quite eclectic, continuously offering something for anyone. You can spend years here travelling through scenes and different genres, everyone has such an incredibly unique taste in music and on their own musical journey... I think the “anything goes” mentality has also shaped my sound and what I play.
Your sets always feel so euphoric, what's the thinking behind it?
Paramida: It’s a party, not a funeral.
What are some of your latest internet obsessions?
Paramida: Real Housewives worldwide, all of them. Discogs, AI and Chat GPT.
Tell us about your Dazed Mix.
Paramida: I had a vision. I always imagine myself on a tropical beach because that's where I want to be. The mix starts with a bumpy beginning, but somehow I find my groove and give it a little 80s flashback with a Remix of Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode adapted by TIGA. Then, it explodes into new music from Sweely (upcoming LOTR release) and Alex Kassian. I transition into techno and high-energy break, before landing on Pads & Frogs by E-Talking. It's a big expression of my current feelings in 90 minutes, giving you a glimpse into my current DJ sets. I'm really excited for the rest of the summer because it's going to be a lot of fun.