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Jennifer Rene brings a new dimension of trance to the city 

At age ten, Jennifer Rene was already on her way to becoming a music professional, writing songs and performing to an appreciative home crowd. But once she caught German trance duo Blank & Jones in Chicago when she was 21, she said ‘this is what I want to do’. Rene has since traveled the world ‘embracing cultures through her music’. We catch up with the diva who will be playing at Pebble tonight.

EDM and women
Since there are not many women in EDM, people do take notice. The not-so-good parts are that you might not be taken seriously as an artiste. If a woman wants to be a recognised DJ, she has to know her stuff. Her priorities should not be wearing tight clothes.

Guilty pleasures
Bollywood music and films. I have fallen in love with Bollywood from all my recent visits to India, as well as Indian fashion. Oh, and chocolate. I also enjoy cartoons like Family Guy and South Park.

On resurrecting stars
American singer-songwriter Selena. She died way too young. I would ask her to teach me all her Latin dance moves!

The key factor
Being in love with yourself is key. Not everyone has family, or true friends, and not everyone has money, but everyone can learn to love themselves. When you love yourself you will find happiness from the inside.

Style statement
My style is something of a boho Indian-Egyptian meets native American Latina.

The worst pick-up line
I can spot those guys miles away. I am gone too quick to give them anytime to use any!

Key qualities in a man
Sense of humor — someone who loves to play and laugh. He should adore his mom and believe in God.

On songwriting
I come up with song ideas everywhere, so I always record snippets on my phone. I start with simple chords on the piano or write a simple beat and see where it goes.

Rs. 500 upwards. 7 pm. At Sadashivnagar. Details: 9886600585

—Avinash Kumai

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