DISCWOMAN #12: ARIELE MAX

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When did you start DJing?
I’ve been VJing and throwing parties for a while but didn’t really dive in as a DJ until 2013!

First gig in NYC?
There was this monthly show/ party I did at the Body Actualized Center called ACCESS.

Favorite party ever played?
I think the most fun I’ve had Djing was at this party I put together at Bossa Nova Civic Club called SPLASH FX consisting of an awesome crew of female/ female identified DJs. So good! Some fellow DISCWOMEN played that night. It’s just one more reason why I’m especially excited about this event and everyone involved in it

Favorite woman DJ
I have so many favorites; there are so many influential women djing right now.  Asma (Nguzunguzu) has been on my top 3 for a while. Tigga Calore and Juliana Huxtable always thrown down amazing sets, too.

Best record you’ve ever bought 
I just bought an amazing record from A1 but I don’t know who it’s by or what it’s called because it’s blank except for some illegible scribble that was written on it.

How would you define the term Discwoman?
That’s pretty self explanatory, right?

Pet peeve when DJing
People who accidentally spill their entire drink on my gear while I am DJing or VJing.

Do you dance when you DJ?
Yes

Can you DJ when wasted?
I have, but…I wouldn’t recommend it.

What’s best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
I think it’s sweet when people approach me to tell me they are fans of what I do, but just watching people dance is a compliment in itself. Place you’d like to play?
The Museum of Natural History
Something you want everyone to know about you
I also go by dollargem.