Czech born Klaudie Roberts (previous Klaudie Kovac) gained an interest in music at six years old, when she picked up the violin and played in an orchestra throughout her teen years. When a career in modeling presented itself, Klaudie left her hometown of Mnichovo Hradiste at the age of fifteen to enter the world of fashion, where her work took her throughout Europe, Asia and the states. After being featured in top leading lifestyle outlets, including Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Votre Beute, Roberts’ artistic mind led her to a career in photography and a passion for music. As one of Miami’s most exciting creative talents, Roberts can be seen behind the camera lens capturing moments and creating them in Miami’s most renowned DJ booths.
When did you start DJing and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I started dj-ing about 3.5 years ago. I used to play violin for 12 years when I was younger and have always been attached to music in some type of way. Dj-ing felt like something so natural to me and a place where I can express myself. My husband has been the biggest influence and he was the one who introduced me to electronic music, which I will forever be grateful for. The moment when it all clicked in my head was the moment when I found Art Department’s Boiler Room set on SoundCloud and I thought to myself, “Yes. This music is going to become the other love of my life. Of course, I must not forget Burning Man, which was life changing in that way as well. The biggest change I’ve noticed was when I gave birth to my daughter; that’s when my creativity and desire to play kicked in the most.
What do you consider to be the most special and high-impact moments in your career?
The most special moment was when I found out that I was opening for Art Department and Serge Devant during Art Basel at Joia Beach. I definitely cried from happiness 🙂
Can you give us your thoughts on what makes an amazing set?
It’s all about reading and feeling people’s vibe and reacting to it with music. You can have thousands and thousands of songs but what matters is how you respond to the energy in the crowd. It’s a beautiful thing which takes you to different places all the time.
Who is your favorite artist on the scene right now and why?
Michael Bibi. I like to play deep house, Afro house and tech house, but when I go out myself and want to zone out and dance like never before, it has got to be Michael Bibi. Tech house is where my heart is and, in my opinion, he’s the king of it.
Where do you think music is heading next?
Music is constantly evolving and is limitless. I believe that electronic music is constantly attracting more and more people than ever before and it’s just going to keep going.
When it comes to artists, I think in the current DJ scene a perfect example of music evolution and creativity is Rony Seikaly.
What’s your perfect Miami night?
Late afternoon spent on a boat, sunset at Joia Beach, and sunrise at Space.
What are your some of the off-the-radar hidden gems in Miami?
I wouldn’t call these hidden gems but few of my favorite spots are sushi bar at uchi, diving off our boat into the open water at Key biscayne and of course the ultimate hidden gem is Rony Seikaly’s playroom
Favorite quote to live by?
“Maybe the poets are right. Love is the only answer”. By Woody Allen