April 2015 Monki Friends

This is how we…party!

With Mapei and Marawa



Marawa_Mapei
How do you get ready for a party?

Mapei: Music is essential. It sets you in the right mood. Right now I'm listening to Beyoncé’s 7/11 a lot. Marawa: PLAYLISTS! I have lots of playlists on Spotify - I am always amazed at how much listening to a song can make me go from couch potato to READY TO PARTY. Music is everything! I really like getting ready at home with friends and then going out all together. !


What’s your go-to party outfit?

Mapei: Often something high waisted as it makes me look curvy. I love the Marilyn Monroe-esque boyish look! Marawa: Brightly coloured stretchy things. I only like to go out if there is going to be dancing and you need to be able to move!


Which song always gets you in the mood for party?

Mapei: Right now it is Jeremih - Don't Tell 'Em produced by DJ Mustard.
Marawa: Nothing – N.O.R.E.


What is your favourite kind of party?

Mapei: A party where everyone is nice to each other; one with a musical trip where love is in the air.
Marawa: One that has so much dancing you get to watch the sunrise and hug your friends and listen to amazing music and go home with your legs feeling like jelly.


What’s your go-to party outfit?

Mapei: Often something high waisted as it makes me look curvy. I love the Marilyn Monroe-esque boyish look! Marawa: Brightly coloured stretchy things. I only like to go out if there is going to be dancing and you need to be able to move!


What are your top 5 party tracks?

Mapei:
Ince Ince - Selda Bagcan
Into the Groove - Madonna
Olive - You’re Not Alone
Take it Easy - Mad Lion
More Than a Woman - Bee Gees
Marawa:
Bring ‘Em Out - TI
Grindin’ - Clipse
Pass the Courvoisier – Busta Rhymes
Honey - Mariah Carey
Roll Out - Ludacris


What are you most excited about with the upcoming Monki DJ competition?

Mapei: To see the different mixes the DJs put together.
Marawa: Discovering new songs! It’s always great to see what other people love and find new great tunes.


What do you look for in a good DJ?

Mapei: They have to have a good selection. To most people it's about mixing but to me it's about the songs they select.
Marawa: Someone that can read the party - knows when to play the party tunes and doesn’t mess up the songs with lots of cutting and mixing - I hate that! Stick to the beat and make the crowd get sweaty.


Pre-party or after party?

Mapei: Both!
Marawa: Pre-party


Favourite place to party

Mapei: A friend’s house because it's always comfortable
Marawa: Anywhere - as long as there is space to dance...


Who are you at the party?

Mapei: The talker. I love joking and seeing how everyone is doing. I’m often the DJ as well.
Marawa: First on the dance-floor! Probably the last too…


The best party you’ve been to?

Mapei: A party at Coachella at Frank Sinatras’s house!
Marawa: In Melbourne we used to go to these parties called Ghetto Fabulous or Player’s Ball - they were the best - I was so fit from all the dancing! My crew Wamp Nation would all go and we would dance all night.


The best thing that’s ever happened at a party?

Mapei: Everyone jumping into the pool! A total classic but so great.
Marawa: I met Pusha T from Clipse and then took him out to eat pancakes. He is a genius. I was so happy!



Find out how you can enter the competition to
become our next DJ of the month here!