Underground sensation Roses Gabor is known to clubbers and international deejay’s as the voice of dance floor after collaborating with an impressive repertoire of artists from Gorillaz to SBTRK while performing everywhere from Madison Square Gardens to the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage. CL’s Felicia Mancini chats with the UK stylistic songbird on her style, sound and secret gems…
FELICIA: What would best describe your sound?
ROSES:Dulcet Tones and banging beats.
FELICIA:What would you call your personal style?
ROSES: Like a Lychee Martini! Sexaaay n’ smooove! Ha! Seriously, probably carelessly cool with lots of interesting jewels.
FELICIA:You recently dropped ‘The Wonderful World of Roses Gabor Vol 1′ , what was the process like for creating this mix tape and what can you tell us about it?
ROSES: Gosh ….. a lot of back and forth with Martelo (@iammartelo) my amazing DJ. It was fun seeing it take shape and incredibly exciting.
FELICIA: What influences you most in life whether its music or fashion?
ROSES: Hmmm I guess I’m influenced by stuff I love for example I’ve just seen my friend Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts new video “SuperCool” its a sick vid and great song and that sh*t makes me feel excited. That’s the feeling I aim to give my fans.
FELICIA:How important is a sense of style and image for artists?
ROSES:I’m not sure for new artists but for me it’s really important. I’ve always loved clothes, sneaks and jewelry so no matter what my job was I would want to look what a friend of mine who is a hairdresser calls “casually fabulous”
FELICIA:If you had a daily uniform what would it consist of?
ROSES:Mawi&KTZ and probably some Super Sunnies (sunglasses).
FELICIA:Any secret gems in the UK or on your worldly travels you can dish out to us as far as where to shop/party/dance/eat?
ROSES: Ooohhhh! Shopping for Vintage is Shag in Victoria/Melbourne Australia. Austin Texas was great for vintage too. As far as partying there is Sky Bar in Lebanon, they really know how to look after you in the Middle East. I had THE best time there. As far as eating – I was a vegetarian for a while but started eating lamb/chicken in South America a couple of years back because it has the BEST and tastiest although can’t remember the name of my favorite place . When I’m in London or the USA, everyone knows I love Wholefoods alldayerryday!
FELICIA: What was it like filming the Pharaohs video for your collaboration with SBTRKT where it was basically just you, a bunch of cameras and some amazing tribal face paint?
ROSES: I jumped in head first! I worked with a director called Tim Brown who has made a few videos that I love and he’s a really nice guy so I just submitted myself to the art I guess!
FELICIA: What do you feel most confident in while on stage?
ROSES: Clothes that fit right….
ROSES: Not sure whether its guilty or not but I really love ‘Moves like Jagger’ by Maroon 5 and there is a soap here in the UK called Eastenders that I’ve watched since I was young. The story lines are generally ridiculous and depressing but I absolutely LOVE it !
FELICIA:What is next for Roses Gabor?
ROSES: I just released my first mixtape a couple months ago and then lots of fantastic music!
MUSIC VIDEO: SBTRKT – Pharaohs ft. Roses Gabor