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Mar 11, 2013
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The idea of DJs being the new rock stars has been tossed around as much as that annoyingly infectious FUN track: you know, the one that screams about being young and setting the world on fire. Well, some may disagree, but female DJ duo Deuce Manila, fronted by the disarmingly talented Patty Tiu and Kat DJ–who are as easy on the eyes as they are on the ears–are quickly spinning their seductive sound web on the Manila club scene.

Not only are they mainstays in the Metro’s most killer joints (like URBN, Republiq, and Imperial Ice Bar), prompting raging club-kids to fist pump and hip-shake till the wee-hours of the morning, but they’ve also been invited to spin at a number of important events like the opening of American Eagle Apparel in The Fort, and were even sequestered to infect visitors of the most recent Sinulog Festival, lording over the crowd with their electrifying beats. It would be in your best interest to not write-off these young girls as merely press-and-play artists before having to experience one of their ecstatic sets. Because once you do, you’ll be hypnotized, spinning on the dance floor to an endless track that knows no pause button.  

What’s the history behind female DJ duo, Deuce Manila?
Kat: We started out as individual DJs. After awhile we decided to give something different to the market. There aren’t a lot of female DJ duos so we researched and brainstormed on it. We decided to do it, to spin together and then after awhile we got good feedback and the jobs became continuous.

What made you come up with the name and what do you guys represent?
Patty: I actually came up with the branding. Before it was really hard to think of a name that was catchy and that would be easy to remember. It started with the word “duo” which can also be “deuce”. I felt it was still lacking, so I added the “Manila” at the end to show that this is the city we represent.

Patty, we understand you won the San Mig Light Spin-off competition.
Patty: Yes, that was June 2012. Deuce Manila already existed prior to the competition, but we weren’t known yet.

But now you guys have spun at festivals like Sinulog in Cebu. What was that like?
Kat: It was such an honor and I guess you can call it the perks of the job. You go there and aside from working you have a mini-vacation. It’s a totally different feel and environment.


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