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I’m a DJ… in the Maldives! What it’s like spinning sunset tracks in paradise for honeymooners (clue -it’s very nice indeed)

  • Lera Tarulina, who is originally from Belarus, landed a job at the luxury Lux South Ari Atoll resort
  • The blonde, who goes by the name DJ Yara, says it took her while to get used to living on a tiny island
  • She says her aim as a resort DJ is to ‘get people in a good mood’ and to ‘help them celebrate life’

The 29-year-old, who is originally from the colder reaches of Belarus, landed a job at the luxury Lux South Ari Atoll resort, which is a haven for honeymooners, with romantic over-water villas, white beaches and a remote setting.

Lera, known better as DJ Yara, says it took her a while to get used to living on a tiny island and learn about the Maldivian Muslim culture, but now she’s fully embraced the tropical lifestyle.

In-between playing sets, she enjoys the sunny weather and takes advantage of the glistening Indian Ocean on her doorstep.

The outgoing blonde says her aim as a resort DJ is to ‘get people in a good mood’ and to ‘help them celebrate life’.

As she plays music outdoors, one her favourite times to DJ is during sunset, with the Maldives home to some stunning end-of-the-day skies, with oranges and pinks melting on the horizon into an ocean of endless blue.

Lera says she feels like an ‘international DJ’ because she meets such a mix of people from different countries.

She continues: ‘Now I know what kind of music will give good power to British people and ignite some passion among the Spaniards.

‘Being from Belarus, I understand what kind of music will get the Russians moving their bodies too.’

Lera, who goes by the name DJ Yara , says it took her while to get used to living on a tiny island (the Lux resort pictured above) and learning about the Maldivian Muslim culture - but now she's fully embraced the tropical lifestyle

Lera, who goes by the name DJ Yara , says it took her while to get used to living on a tiny island (the Lux resort pictured above) and learning about the Maldivian Muslim culture – but now she’s fully embraced the tropical lifestyle

The outgoing blonde says her aim as a resort DJ is to 'get people in a good mood' and to 'help them celebrate life'

 

The outgoing blonde says her aim as a resort DJ is to ‘get people in a good mood’ and to ‘help them celebrate life’

But Lera highlights that being a resort DJ isn’t a walk in the park.

She’s required to play almost every day, with different types of music needed for different times of the day.

She also has to be knowledgeable about all kinds of music from the ’70s and 80s to what is popular now, even reggae and funk’.

The music fanatic continues: ‘To do the job I do, you need understand music psychology, what fits the time of day and the clients you’re playing to, taking into account their nationalities and ages.’

But Lera does admit the one thing that’s easy in the Maldives when it comes to work is ‘smiling 24 hours’.

The Belarusian concludes, before heading off to spin another set: ‘I’m on this island to help people celebrate life and be in a good mood, which isn’t difficult at a place like this.

‘The first time I came here and landed by seaplane it was one of the best moments of my life. My eyes were full of tears!’

Lera highlights that being a resort DJ isn't a walk in the park. She's required to play almost every day, with different types of music needed for different times of day

Lera highlights that being a resort DJ isn’t a walk in the park. She’s required to play almost every day, with different types of music needed for different times of day

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