Hello Jen & Claire,
Thanks again for granting us this interview. It's been great being able to see you on turntable.fm and see with us some of your new releases.
So how did you both get into DJing?
J+C: On the day we met, we discovered we had the same hobby: making mashups. Neither of us took it too seriously…just sending our mixes to our friends. Shortly after we met, we thought it would be fun to collaborate and start making mashups as a duo. It wasn't until about 8 months after we met that started DJing live – we spent a lot of time building an online fan base before going live.
How did you come up with your DJ name?
Claire: A friend of mine came up with it in less than five minutes. I told her we wanted to play off the idea of anonymity, and she suggested “Jane Doe” – Doe plural looks like does – as in, he does, she does – so we changed the spelling.
Where are you from?
J+C: We're both from Pennsylvania, but we didn't meet until we were both living in NYC. Claire's from Lancaster, about an hour and a half west of Philly, and Jen's from West Chester, a Philly suburb.
Do you prefer deejaying or producing songs more?
Claire: I'm definitely a production nerd. I'm happy sitting in my room sifting through acapellas and mixing music in Logic.
The live show is something relatively new for both of us. I think some people are born to be performers – and for others its learned behavior. It's so much fun seeing the crowd react to our music, but being center stage is taking some getting used to.
Jen: I like both – but I love spinning shows and interacting with the crowd. Seeing people lose it during one of our mashups/remixes is one of the best feelings.
What is the best part of life as a deejay?
What is the worst part about deejaying?
It's a little nerve-wracking not having a steady paycheck…but it does keep us on our toes.
What is the best song, or your favorite song that you have produced?
Claire: My favorite is Aint No Drugs
Jen: Young Hearts Wanna Beat On Their Own
What has been your best show?
J+C: The first college show we played was Syracuse – we played on Halloween for SigEp in the basement of their frat house. It was 300 kids, packed wall to wall, backlights, costumes, so much fun. This is the perfect audience for our music.
What has been your worst show?
J+C:Not every show is as exciting as being in a room full of rowdy 18-21 year olds, but we'd like to think there hasn't been a bad show. With every gig we become more sure of our selves as performers.
What are your goals for this next year?
J+C: We would love to go on tour Coachella '13 and write/produce/record an original track
Have you produced with any other popular DJs?
J+C: We've collaborated with our friend and fellow mashup producer DJ Bahler, and we recently released a remix of Katy Perry's “Part Of Me” that we worked on with friends in the band Cash Cash
Which DJs give you the most inspiration?
J + C: Girl Talk is definitely one. We played a show with A-Trak at SXSW this year and we were blown away by him. He fuses EDM with Jazzy-Jeff style scratching – it's unreal.
Do you have any touring coming up?
J+C We're playing in Miami at the end of this month, and we're headed to San Francisco next month. But we'd love to come to your town so firstname.lastname@example.org….
What would you like to say to all your fans out there?
J +C: Thanks for supporting us and our music – we promise big things to come. put your antlers up 🙂
Thanks again Jen and Claire for taking the time to interview with us here at EDMsauce.com. We know you both have a big future in the EDM world.
The Jane Doze- Young Hearts Wanna Beat On Their Own
The Jane Doze- Ain't No Drugs High Enough