Interview with Abigail Rana (@abby.hk)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’ve always had a passion for music. I’m not a talented singer or playing instruments. I found DJing when I was 16 and I’ve been DJing at clubs in Hong Kong, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Shang Hai, and even Miami ever since.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Definitely when I DJ’d at “The Key” nightclub in Paris because it was my first gig outside of Asia and it really occurred to me how much I had made my dream work. 

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Always remember to work for the music that you love, not for the money. Remember your dream, don’t get caught up in money. Because when you keep getting gigs you just get tired and the magic moment happens less and less. 

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I am grateful for my dad. He has always stood by me and he has always done everything he can to support me. I told my dad I was passionate and wanted to DJ when I was 15. And because I was so young all I could do was really practice, I couldn’t actually book gigs. He bought me all the equipment I would need to remix songs and I practiced for him almost every night. When I turned 16 I finally got to DJ at one of his friend’s clubs in Hong Kong, FLY. He came with me, and I made him cry because he saw how good I was and how much fun I was having and how I was living my dream. I DJed at FLY for about a month and then I started booking at many other clubs in Hong Kong. And then when I turned 18 I went on a trip to Europe for the summer and got to play music at The Key in Paris, Opium I’m Barcelona, Carpe Diem in Barcelona, and HIVE in Copenhagen. 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

The moments I experience when the crowd loves and is lost in what I’ve remixed. That’s magic to me. 

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

All you can give it is your best, Chase the dream, nothing else. This is highly relevant to me. If I focus on the gigs that will get me the most money, and not the ones that will let me play the type of music that I wanna play I wouldn’t love what I do anymore. 

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

@abby.hk on Instagram. 

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