Introducing Izzi Cocks aka DJ MUM a lovely lass thats making some seriously huge moves down here in Melbourne, an absolute force to be reckoned with she is quickly marking herself into the scene and does so with a hot new flavour. Get to known this deep dark JUngle Lady below…
Hey Izzi how are you feeling right now?
I’m feeling pretty relaxed and warm right now.
If you had three words to best describe yourself what would they be?
A (really) turbulent ENFP.
When is your birthday and how old will you be ?
I’m turning 21 on the 30th of October
Are you close with your family?? Is it just yourself of other siblings? Anyone in the family have any involvement in music??
My family happens to be made up of some of my favourite people on the planet, so I definitely feel close with them. I was lucky enough to grow up with two beautiful big bros, both of whom informed my musical taste, although in very different ways. Most of my dance music knowledge originated from my brother Seb, and early days of listening to Kraftwerk in each other’s bedrooms. He’s a much more chill, ‘life’s a beach’ kinda guy though so we tend to diverge when it comes to my taste for jungle/dnb. My older brother spends most of his days writing poetry and listens to only classical music, but a lot of influence has come from that world as well.
I believe you come from quite the music background yourself, dabbling in a little bit of jazz when you where younger??? Do you still play anything?
Yeah! I don’t know if I ever reached a particularly proficient level in any instrument, but I actually grew up as a classical pianist and spent most of my time as a kid training up on that. In high school I played a lot of jazz on the sax because somehow we managed to find a pretty bustling culture of it within my close friends. I owe so much to my teachers and friends from that school, we got some pretty incredible opportunities playing music with each other. I still play piano sometimes as a sort of self-indulgent therapy session. Although, I must admit sometimes I get frustrated by how much my skills have deteriorated so it might not be all that therapeutic.
Growing up in Melbourne, the best and the worst parts?
Best parts – surrounded by dope people who actually think about things a lot (I might’ve just found a particularly good bubble though), and a really, really special music industry. I think Melbourne does an amazing job of nurturing and encouraging so many different growing musical scenes and acts, it’s small but I think I like that bit the best.
Worst parts – myki fares, lack of appreciation for/understanding of Indigenous Australia, constant building of big highways on beautiful land.
Could you see yourself living in another country/city and why??
Last year I went to Buenos Aires by myself for a couple weeks and pretty much fell in love. There’s book shops that sell wine at every corner, and a really cool underground electronic music thing going on. Sort of like Melbourne, but with extra tango and empañadas, I’d love to be there for a while.
Describe DJ Mum’s sound in a couple of words or less.
Uncomfortable but I like it?