In Conversation with Juliet Fox

Adelaide-born DJ, producer, and label boss Juliet Fox has made quite a splash in the electronic music scene, quickly becoming one of the must-watch acts out there. Her tracks genuinely live up to the hype too. Remember the iconic rave anthem ‘Damaged’ by Antillas with Fiora on vocals? Well, Fox has breathed new life into this classic with her remix, dropping today through the famous Dutch label Armada Music.

Juliet’s remix skillfully updates this nostalgic banger, keeping its original wild vibes while adding that club-ready energy she’s known for. It’s been tearing up dance floors all over the world, becoming a staple in her sets. Now, she’s sharing this fresh rework with everyone. We caught up with Juliet to chat about the new release, her label’s exciting new chapter, and what 2024 has been like for her so far.

KALTBLUT: Can you tell us about the new chapter of your label TREGAMBE and what inspired the refreshed look and branding?

TREGAMBE is actually my Italian family name from my Dad’s side – its literal translation is ‘three legs’, which is always funny. The whole project started during lockdown as a platform to release my own music. Earlier last year, the decision was made to welcome more people into the TREG family and with that came the need for a refresh and more ambitious approach. The logo takes inspiration from the Italian game Scopa with the use of three Swords (three legs) to show strength and reflect the Italian heritage.

KALTBLUT: What was the motivation behind starting your own label?

Truthfully it started as a project that enabled me to be able to release my own unique music and accompany each with my own paintings used as artwork. It came at a time when the world was on pause so it allowed for me to create something for myself and by using my family name, it allowed me to build a musical legacy to the name. Since then I have managed to give a platform to up and coming talent, which has helped give a lot of producers their first ever release. For me this was always going to be my main motivation – to help others to succeed and release their music to the world.

KALTBLUT: How does creating artwork for each release allow you to express your creativity beyond music?

As mentioned, the artwork for TREGAMBE started as my own paintings but for one reason or another time doesn’t always allow me to create these. Painting for me was my other main creative output next to music production – it was always done with a friend and we used to sit, listen to music, drink wine and let the brush do its thing. I am still involved in the creative process though and ensure that we have a distinct idea and path for each release artwork – sometimes it comes together and sometimes you need to go on a journey alongside the producer and artist to get to the place everyone is happy.

KALTBLUT: After hosting the first TREGAMBE showcase in Sydney this April, where have the past few weeks taken you?

Since then I continued on and did a full lap around the world performing in Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, New York and most recently went over to South Korea and Bali. It has been a whirlwind and now I’m ready for to stay in Europe for a while and enjoy the summer festivals.

KALTBLUT: Your journey in the techno scene has been remarkable. How do you feel about your swift rise and global recognition?

I’m so grateful for the opportunities to play at the some of the best clubs and festivals around the world – with this I get to travel around the globe playing my music and meet some of the best people! It has been a really fun journey to this point and I feel like I’m just getting started. Over the last year I’ve really developed my sound and am enjoying this at the shows I’m playing on. The support I’m receiving is really amazing too.

KALTBLUT: Can you share a few memorable experiences so far this year?

I started 2024 by closing the stage every night after Carl Cox on his New Zealand tour. It was an incredible honour to be asked to be part of this series of events and taking over from the legend each night was amazing. Since then I have also opened Floor 1 at Time Warp in Mannheim, it was both my debut there as a DJ and as a raver – absolutely no words can describe this and the journey I went on across the weekend.

KALTBLUT: Growing up in Adelaide, Australia, who were your early influences in club culture and DJing?

Seeing people like Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Deep Dish, Tiesto, Sven Vath and The Prodigy. 

KALTBLUT: How did relocating to Europe, particularly Ibiza and Berlin, contribute to your development as a DJ and producer?

Ibiza was just everything you would have wanted it to be moving from Australia. All the stories were true and then some. Berlin was really the turning point in my career, it challenged me and I feel that I embraced the musical culture there. I learnt a lot and fell in love with this scene.

KALTBLUT: How does your studio in London influence your creativity compared to your earlier setups?

Each environment I’m in is different and therefore changes the music I produce. My old studio in Berlin was more permanent with all my equipment living in there in a constant set up. However in more recent years with increased touring I find myself making more music on the move, in various studios such as Qube (London) and of course in my home studio setup. Whilst it is nice to have somewhere you can call home for your studio, I have found the ability to be able to make music almost anywhere great as you are able to use inspiration and convert it to music whenever the mood hits me. 

KALTBLUT: What advice would you give to aspiring DJs and producers looking to make a name for themselves in the techno scene?

Be yourself, be nice and be patient!

KALTBLUT: What’s next for Juliet Fox? Are there any upcoming projects or releases we should look forward to?

I am actually just in the process of signing a record deal with an absolute dream label, which is incredibly exciting so watch this space! I also have a huge remix of ‘Damaged’ by Antillas + Fiora coming out at the end of June – this track has such a special place in my heart from when I first started raving and listening to electronic music, I’m really excited about it coming out.

On top of all of this, I have a jam-packed summer of touring across Europe and as ever constantly working on exciting projects for the future inspired by the places I go and the people I meet. 2024 is not over yet.

KALTBLUT: How do you see the techno scene evolving in the next few years, and where do you fit into that picture?

The techno scene is amazing right now, you have so much talent and so much creativity coming from everyone. The genre feels in a really strong place and the bar keeps getting raised. More and more people are working together bringing different creative elements together, which means it keeps evolving. I am excited to be part of this vibrant scene, I intend to keep pushing myself and rising to the challenge.

KALTBLUT: Lastly, what keeps you motivated and passionate about creating music and performing?

I have also taken inspiration from my environment. I never take it for granted that I get to perform all over the world and the energy I see in the crowds keeps my passion and motivation high as it can be. 

Feature photo by Jackson Loria