Steph talks about DJ-ing at Sundance and SXSW that led her to her duo STASH
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DOWNLOAD STASH´s song “Tear Me Down” HERE
Why should male electro-pop duos have all the fun? That’s what Steph Prost, the multi-talented L.A. based DJ/rapper/songwriter behind the emerging two-girl outfit group STASH thought when she heard LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” and saw them become global EDM sensations. A master at creating fresh mash-ups, the San Antonio native had built a great rep producing and DJing for exclusive private parties and events ranging from big film premieres to RedBull Spring Break, the Sundance Festival and South By Southwest. But music had always been part of the multi-instrumentalist’s family DNA, and she was restless to expand.
A few years later, Steph’s vision, ambition and funky way with a rap sets the groove for the powerhouse vocals of classically trained pop singer Amanda Maze. With a musical partnership driven by natural chemistry and a playful, laid back friendship, they’re having a blast as STASH, gearing up to unleash their high energy pop meets electro-pop (or, as they like to dub it, “poppy house”) on the world. They write their (happy) songs with a guitar and their clean but spirited lifestyle creates a perfect backdrop for their music.
Steph’s killer DJ sets at Sundance brought a ton of new opportunities, and she ultimately joined forces and started working with producer Nick James, whose credits include arranging and producing on Justin Bieber’s Under The Mistletoe. The EP will also feature tracks produced and co-written by David Kidd and STASH’s current musical director Nick Annis.
IN THIS INTERVIEW WE TALK TO STEPH ABOUT
- The story behind the name STASH
- Trouble finding singing partner
- DJ-ing at Sundance and SXSW
- How she got her start
- Tear Me Down song
- How she writes her songs
- Working with David Kidd and Nick Annis
It gets tiring
She seemed to know what she was doing, was reliable, had experience
You have to have been in the music industry a few years to know how it is
She´s been screwed over enough to appreciate it.
We´re both pretty chill and mellow
LACasting and Facebook were a lot better than Craigslist
I was DJ-ing a lot and got picked up by Redbull
I had a few friends that were promoters that let me open at the clubs
There are specific DJ agencies that deal with DJ-s
We had a dance party all down downtown LA and Hollywood
We had the girl that won BET Born to Dance competition and Lady Gaga´s main dancer
I start everything on the guitar
Having a FRIENDS marathon helps get you through a rough time
I also get a on a Grey´s Anatomy binge. Grey´s Anatomy is such a great show!
If a song is not working just let it sit for a week or two and then get back to it
Keep going. Everything is gonna be ok!
Be Current! See what everybody is doing, their music videos and new music coming out.
Losing partners two times
everything we worked on we worked on together. I was left with nothing.
SONG OF THE SHOW
Tear Me Down by STASH