first lady dj
*the first lady obt*
the first lady obt, Gabbi Werner, grew up in the Netherlands, where she worked as a documentary maker for Dutch national television.
In January 2006 she was researching another documentary in Vienna, had her cd's with her, and got bored. She asked a local bar, if she could dj there for one afternoon. She has been a full time dj and dj booker since. As a dj and in her work as a booker, her style is chique and delightfully sophisticated, but on club nights one can also expect wicked and electronic tunes, mixed with dancefloor bangers and hits.
She co-organised the Vienna Weekender at Sugar Factory in Amsterdam and ran the legendary clubnight CLUB NEW AMSTERDAM in Vienna, which started as "die holländer komme!!" at Planetarium.
she Djs on numerous events and in various clubs throughout Europe.
the first lady obt dj:
when hearing the first lady obt as a dj, one is never sure what to expect. in her point of view it is just more interesting for her – and, ultimately, for the audience as well, to cross over various genres. It’s so restricting to play just one style. But primarily it is about good tracks, and the first lady does not care whether it’s a house, disco, electro or jazz track. Her record collection ranges from a recording of 1927 to three days ago. The second album she ever bought, after one by Abba, was by the Andrew Sisters. She used to like musicals but listened to punk and funk as well. The first lady obt always tries to explore the boundaries in music, to find out into which direction she can take people with her on a journey, so as to surprise them but not shock them too much. What matters most to her is enjoying the music, having fun, and dancing. That doesn’t mean you will hear her play a lot of commercial stuff – far from it, she tries to find the undiscovered gems of musical history. Although there’s likely to be one or two hit tracks in a set, albeit in remixes that might surprise the listener again.
lounge sets: The first lady likes it a lot to venture into "version excursions" remakes of songs and hits we all know, but with a twist and a wink. Little muscial jokes which make your eyes sparkle, and sometimes to make you laugh out loud. Or she will take you into a dreamscape, where the vibe just lifts you up into another dimension.
club sets: from the smoothest and softest nu-disco a set of the first lady obt may very well develop into a very hard rave set. Always uplifting and happy, she does not mind to shift the pitch in any direction she feels adequate. She likes to party with the crowd and to engage them in the fun music should be. Being part of a set of the first lady obt feels like being at a private party with her.
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