First of all, it’s just fun to say her name: DJ Gong Gong.
Based in Denmark, DJ Gong Gong is, in her words, “a Danish Female Mainstream DJ” She has been an active DJ since 2007, playing clubs and private parties all over Denmark. Before the pandemic caused a global lockdown, Twitch wasn’t even on her radar. By viewing COVID-19 as an opportunity to expand her audience and reach outside of the country, Twitch gave her an opportunity to forge new relationships, gain new fans, and open new doors for her music career that may not have been possible otherwise.
As lockdowns end and the world starts to return to in-person events, DJ Gong Gong has decided to start going back to IRL (in real life) performances. But don’t worry Twitch: that won’t stop her from continuing to stay connected to her now 2,000 followers as she goes from two weekly streams down to one. That way she can continue to have a global presence but get back to what she does best: infecting a club-going crowd with her heartfelt performances, her love of mainstream and tech house, and and her incurable energy.
You can still catch her every Wednesday at 8:00pm CEST on Twitch, plus there may be an occasional pop-up stream.
STL: What music got you started as a DJ?
GG: Actually it wasn’t music that inspired me to become a DJ, it was my boyfriend. I wanted to help hm develop his career.
STL: What is your preferred music genre(s) to spin/mix?
GG: Mainstream and Tech House
STL: What is your favorite stream you have done?
GG: My favorite stream was the 24-hour stream we held between the last day of April and the first day of May 2021
STL: What made you become the DJ you are today?
GG: All the places I’ve ever played at, all the guests I’ve positively entertained, and all the feedback I’ve received from clubs and private parties. The experiences and continuous input to improve myself and my live show have made me the DJ I am.
STL: What is your favorite meal?
GG: Hmm.. I have a few favorite meals, but I guess the top favorite would have to be a great medium/well-done steak.
STL: Who do you inspire to be most like?
GG: Myself I guess. It’s very important to be who you are, being happy about what you’re doing and not let anyone else tell you differently.
STL: Who else in your family is a musician?
GG: No one else, only me.
STL: How would you describe the energy in your streams and chat?
GG: Lots of hype, and sometimes I get totally in the “zone”. But the more energy the chat shows, the more energy I have.
STL: What is your favourite drink?
GG: Pepsi Max – of course 😉
STL: How much has Twitch changed over the COVID-19 lockdown for you?
GG: Twitch and I have both changed a lot. I have had the honor of meeting some lovely streamers and viewers and built some very nice friendships all over the world. These opportunities would not have been possible if it wasn’t for COVID because I wouldn’t have had the time to discover Twitch.
STL: What is your biggest change since becoming a Twitch DJ?
GG: I guess it would be my interest in different music genres.
STL: If you could give any advice to a new streamer, what would it be?
GG: If you want to stream, you need to do it for your passion and not for the money. Don’t expect anything. To share the energy and drive for music and entertainment with the viewers is everything. If you’re having a bad day, and if it affects you, then keep in mind that it might also affect your stream. At the same time, a positive chat and stream experience can turn your bad day into a better one.
STL: How do you think things will change as lockdowns end and venues start to come back?
GG: I guess it will change a bit. But I do believe that there will always be an online audience. It might not be the same amount of viewers, but there will always be someone out there who doesn’t necessarily enjoy visiting venues or traveling to see their new favorite streamer on the other side of the world.
STL: If you are adding live shows to your Twitch line-ups, are you excited or nervous to add this change or go back?
GG: Yes definitely excited. There are plenty of questions to consider as this happens, including: will your technique or show elements work in-person the same as online? Do you have a solid internet connection to be able to stream a live show on Twitch as well? What does the venue or the live audience think about your show and what you’re doing to merge in-person with online streaming?
STL: Are you a music producer as well?
GG: Sadly I am not, but I think there are people who are better at it than I am. Plus that isn’t where my passion is. My passion is to be a part of the party and spread happiness and joy wherever I perform.