Venus Guy Trap pays respects to the queer origins by mixing classics with contemporary gems 💎
pic by Ema Discordant
She has always loved music but she learned to DJ at the suggestion of a partner. Although that relationship didn’t last, she developed a true passion for the craft. Originally from Australia, Venus Guy Trap honed her natural talents all over Sydney for two years before moving to Berlin in 2018. Since then, she has played numerous parties at SchwuZ, Sounds and Schrippe Hawaii. Venus Guy Trap is also on the lineup for Artlake Festival at Bergheider See in August.
Venus Guy Trap is an advocate for diversity in DJ lineups as well as the music she plays. She admires how refreshing House and Disco were and continue to be in the white heteronormative music industry and pays respects to these queer origins by mixing classics with contemporary gems.
Golosa: Hi Venus Guy Trap, how can you describe your sounds?
Venus Guy Trap: I’m drawn to sassy tracks with a great beat so I play high-energy Disco and House with ghetto, diva, gospel and Chicago elements. I thrive when I play to a room full of people smiling, raising their hands, singing along and working up a sweat.
Could you talk about the mix that you share today with us?
Studio 69 is an all-inclusive House and Disco party that celebrates queerness, connections and community. I had already attended Studio 69 a number of times so when I was booked to play I wanted to recreate the warmth and fun-loving energy I felt whilst including some Australian dance classics to really put my signature on it.
What is your freakiest experiences?
Whole Festival was a freaky utopia!