Welcome to this year’s VVDO DJs, Miss Dom and Vintage Vamp! They will be juggling vinyl all weekend, so be sure to catch them on the main stage.
Miss Dom ‘Dom Nola’ is an Auckland DJ (aka Miss Dom) and former bFM programme director who fell for 45s as a young girl.
There was a 7″ of The Stones’ Honky Tonk Woman floating around in a large bag of records that my brother inherited from our grown-up sister; I loved that 7-inch so hard and kept going back to it again and again.”
She’s now spreading her love for them to her punters, while to some extent, mimicking the flexibility of music streaming: “You can almost shuffle them like playing cards and then see how a set can just magically come together. It’s the same songs creating a completely different vibe.”
But if putting your taste and knowledge on public display carries some risk, Nola enjoys the payoff.
“For me, playing vinyl makes me feel empowered, it’s a deeply personal experience, and as a woman in what is mostly a male-dominated arena, I find playing to people a good place to stand my ground. Especially if I can pull something special from the crate. The looks I get sometimes, “oh, you little blonde chick”, and I’ll pull out a 7-inch by Agent Orange or Bad Brains … then it’s ‘woah’.
Miss Dom now spreads her love for records to her punters, while to some extent mimicking the flexibility of music streaming: ‘You can almost shuffle [the records] like playing cards and then see how a set can just magically come together. It’s the same songs creating a completely different vibe.’
So yeah, no pressure, but the prospects of records surviving another generation could come down to the likes of Dom. Vinyl’s best hope will be when it stops being seen as a hip and fashionable accessory and replaces the crappy T-shirt as the top-end expression of true fandom.
Miss Dom Sound Mix – www.mixcloud.com/domnola/
Vintage Vamp is the alter ego of Merrin McCreadie, an enthusiastic vinyl record DJ and collector based in Auckland. She has been a vintage chick for almost two decades, preferring vintage second hand, op shop finds to standard mall-based retail clothing. Favouring the 60s look, however, enjoys dressing for any decade. Her music matches her taste in fashion, favouring 60s soul and 70s funk and disco, however again enjoys music from any decade. Vintage Vamp has done DJ sets at Golden Dawn, Ding Dong Lounge and Cross Street Market. Her most enjoyable set was lighting up Golden Dawn for her Soul Train Disco, where she also managed 3 vintage outfit changes over 4 hours of DJ set and had the audience forming a soul train line. She is super excited to be a part of the Very Vintage Day Out music experience!