The mercury is pushing into the mid-30s when we arrive at Kristy Lee Peters' Sydney pad. With a portable air-conditioner struggling to combat the heat we are shown around KLP's comfortable studio workspace and home. This is where the majority of the athletic, upbeat dance-music boffin's day takes place. Whether it's producing her much-loved weekly dance music radio show, compiling her popular mix-tapes or working in her studio writing bangers of her own, KLP is one of the busiest creators on the Aussie electronic music scene.
Recently, KLP incorporated a new Sonos system into her daily routine, and it seamlessly fits with her obsessive mixtape creation. "Spotify is linked up to the Sonos system so it's just all there. My playlists – you can have a playlist for the morning for your alarm to wake up to. And then I have a playlist called 'KLPower' which is my workout playlist. That's mostly bangers and some throwback stuff as well that I just kind of put on to work out and exercise with. And then I also have a playlist which is just all the new music that I really like. I like playlists."
KLP's main music source is a Sonos PLAY:5. "I have two speakers that are linked up in the house. I have the big Play:5 in the main living area connected to some decks so I can play vinyl. It's also connected to the TV. And then I have a Play:1 in the studio, which is kind of like a reference speaker. I have a set of monitors and then I have the Play:1 next to them. It's kind of nice to reference how it's going to sound to everyone, because not everyone has studio monitors. They're all connected throughout the house and I really want to get another one for the bathroom so I can sing in the shower (laughs).
That would be pretty good!"
KLP's main loves, music and keeping fit, come together when she heads out to her small backyard for an ill-advised heatwave skipping-rope workout. "When I'm at home there's always some sort of music playing," she says. "From the alarm that I have programmed into my Sonos, to the funny form of exercise that I do. I like to call it 'Yogadonna'."