Lady Faith Talks On The Harder Side Of EDM Culture At Q-Dance

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Lady Faith Talks On The Harder Side Of EDM Culture At Q-Dance

Her intense sounds will make your body move with a passion you've never experienced. Her throbbing basslines and infused kickdrums will sync with your heartbeat, sending you into a complete state of euphoria. Her stage presence will make you crave the music and in a blinding instant, you've found yourself inundated in her style; completely addicted to everything that is: Lady Faith.

With the sole mission to represent the harder styles of dance music in the US, Lady Faith has established her unique sound while inviting the masses to join her "Faithful Following," resulting in an unimaginable response -- the kids want hardstyle. Seasoned in the industry in just four short years, Lady Faith has established her place in both the hardstyle community as well as the EDM industry as a whole, reaching audiences from all walks of life, worldwide. While her career initially took off in Los Angeles, CA at the beginning of the EDM explosion, she has now traveled internationally, bringing her vivacious performances to every corner of the globe.

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On March 8th, The Sound of Q-Dance will once again take over the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, with Lady Faith standing at the forefront of the event. The expectations are high, and the result is bound to be out of this world. Intrigued? So were we. In a recent interview with the First Lady of Hardstyle, we got inside her mind and unveiled her innermost thoughts on Hardstyle in the US, superpowers, the Q movement, and more.

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What is your personal connection with Hardstyle? What led you down this path, and more importantly, what drives you to continue in this lifestyle?

This is a very interesting question. Many people have suggested that my career would be bigger if I dedicated myself to Trance or House, but it’s my feeling that if you don’t truly love the music you play, then how can you expect the fans to love it too? For whatever reason, Hardstyle is my passion and I have dedicated my career to spreading the sound to as many places as possible around the country.

What do you think draws the fanbase into this community, separating it from any other genre?

Hardstyle is characterized by a fast pace and pounding basslines. When it comes to EDM, there are those fans that want to dance slow and those that like to dance fast. Hardstyle is the latter and caters to a very dedicated and devoted group of EDM fans. As far as I am concerned, go hard or go home.

Hardstyle in the US is growing exponentially in popularity -- do you think that this growth will encourage festival growth beyond Q-Dance in the near future? For example- do you see Defqon, Qlimax, Q-Base, etc branching out and extending to accommodate the US fanbase?

When I perform, the fans dance really hard. This is a sign that kids in America love the pace and power of this specific sound. In other parts of the world, Hardstyle is extremely popular and I see similar popularity in the USA if the major promoters give this genre a chance. Most US EDM fans have never even heard of Hardstyle and this is why the scene has not kept up the same pace as genres such as Dubstep. It will take some time, but with the right support, Hardstyle can become huge in the USA.

What are you most looking forward to at the Sound of Q-Dance in Los Angeles? What do you think separates this event from others?

Q-Dance is the heart and soul of Hardstyle and has been this way for many years. The Sound of Q-Dance represents an attempt to give the fans exposure to the very best Hardstyle acts around the globe. For the growth of the industry, their presence is vital. What sets the Sound of Q-Dance apart is not just top level talent, but also a laser light show that is unbelievable. Hardstyle is an audio visual experience more than any other EDM genre and Q-Dance has always had a deep understand of this concept. I am most looking forward to spending time with my colleagues and the fans. I am also thrilled that the fans will get a chance to listen to fantastic artists like Brennan Heart, Frontliner and the godfather of Hardstyle, The Prophet.

Every DJ represents something a little bit different in this community; what do you plan to bring to the Q-Dance stage in March?

I am proud to represent the local talent here in the USA, together with talented newcomer Sylence. The very fact that there is some local talent in this great event just goes to show how far we have progressed. I plan to bring awesome music and unbelievable energy to the stage when I perform, like I always do. I will definitely debut at least one new track, maybe more.

Had this career not worked out for you what would you be doing? What was your plan B?

Before I was a DJ, I was a network engineer working for the Getty Museum. I guess if my DJ career had never panned out, I would still be in this area or maybe in fashion. It would be a different life though and I feel blessed every day that I get to be in the career I have always dreamed of being in.

Plans for 2014? Releases, Events, etc?

Too many to list. I have numerous tracks in various stages of completion and a booking schedule that is rapidly filling up. 2014 is looking like it will be the best ever in my fairly short career to date.

Much of this culture is based on the right to be an individual in a cookie-cutter world, the right to be yourself, stand up for yourself and be your own revolution. The beats, lyrics and messages are some of the most powerful in the entire music industry. Many of the fans take the songs, and apply them to their lives personally. What is the most powerful piece of advice you have ever been given?

Follow your dreams and never give up. The Hardstyle fans are the best but they can also be pretty harsh when they don’t get what they want. To be in this industry, you need to have thick skin and a dedication to the sound that is uncompromising.
When you really truly feel the music, it is a life changing experience.

If there was one thing you could change in the world, what would it be? Why?

I am a huge animal lover. If I could change just one thing, I would make sure every pet had a loving home.

Last question. You get to have one super power for 24 hours, what is it?

I want all the superpowers, not just one. If I had to pick, I think I could do some serious damage if I could become invisible on demand.

Thank you all for spending time on our interview! We're looking forward to your performance at The Sound of Q-Dance!

Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure speaking with you.

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