An artistic soul with a rebellious spirit, Irish born DJ and producer, Cici, is here to vibrate magic.
Growing up in Dublin, Cici studied fine arts and dance and explored a deep love for minerals and crystals. Musically she absorbed artists ranging from Bjork to The Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. At 11 she bought her first albums Nirvana (‘Nevermind’) and Daft Punk (‘Homework’), the latter opened the doorways to the world of electronic music. That passion for music has always been there.
Cici began to produce in 2015, wanting to delve deeper into her passion and express herself further. She trained in Ableton before moving over to analogue synths and borrowing synths on rotation from friends who produce. ‘Extraneous’ is her first production effort realised – which has now dropped on Mella Dee’s label Warehouse Music. The 4 track EP, named after the title track, flew with regular Radio1 plays, plus an RA mix and glowing reviews on mixmag, Resident Advisor and DJ Mag.
She regularly plays radio shows in the UK and across Ibiza, having delivered flawless mixes for the likes of Sonica, Rinse FM and Noods in Bristol. Alongside her music, she expresses her creativity through art and crystals and is also a budding artist in her own right, having used lockdown as an excuse to go wild with the paints: several of her pieces have already been requested by key dance music tastemakers, and with good reason: her art resonates with the music she makes.
And the labels she loves? Everything from R&S and Ninja Tune to Rekids, Kompakt and Clone: Cici is an electronic tastemaker who also happens to know the history of acid house. In terms of parties, her favourites include Circo Loco, Klubnacht and Panorama Bar. Her ultimate collaboration would be with someone she’s always admired and has a similarly creative Ibiza energy: Róisín Murphy.
A cosmic creatrix merging artistic worlds together to bring something different to new to electronic music, Cici’s currently spending her summer season in Ibiza where the state of play may be in flux but Cici’s own creativity looks set to reach new (crystalline) heights.