DISCWOMAN #4: CIARRA BLACK

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When did you start DJing?
Around 4 years ago while living in Philly

First gig in NYC:
It was at the Flat when it first opened. I was still living in Philly at the time, but I guest DJ’d my best friend DJ Jane Pain’s party called Sickening.

Favorite party ever played:
Probably this past 4th of July at Palisades. The night was a collab between the Ascetic House label, No-Tech (my monthly with JR Nelson) and Ad Hoc. Marshstepper, Profligate, Person of Interest, Jerome, and Rosemary Arp played. Everyone’s live sets were incredible, perfect amount of fog and overall vibes. Pretty much all of my favorite people were there. Very good night.

Favorite woman DJ:
I’ve never seen her DJ in person but i’d have to say Helena Hauff. I think she is fierce, has incredible selection and technique and I’m also a big fan of her as a producer.

Best record you’ve ever bought:
Most recently Final Exposure – Vortex

How would you define the term DISCWOMAN?

I’d like to imagine it as a cyborg feminist related term.

Pet peeve when DJing:
Drunk people with no boundaries hovering in or around the booth.

Do you dance when you DJ?
Usually just a head bob but when the time is right I occasionally bring out Robin S-“Show Me Love” and then things can get a little crazy.

Can you DJ when wasted?
Usually not very well… but it has happened. I try not to.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
Being asked to DJ Discwoman 😉

Place you’d like to play:
Europe

Something you want everyone to know about you:

I am a twin.