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.
After promoting her own parties in Dublin, Cici began DJing in 2009. Fast forward to now, and Cici spends her time between Ibiza and London. In Ibiza she regularly plays the infamous Pikes for Cosmic Pineapple, alongside Josh Wink and Ida Engberg and The Zoo Project amongst more. In London she has played room one and two at London’s infamous fabric – a lifelong dream realised –and has also played in Berlin, India (playing a Mixmag Lab ), Toronto and Iceland - playing alongside Italo Johnson, Mr G, Mr C and Luciano. “I love to play a more intimate room with wild energy - where you can feel and connect closer with everyone in the space." A recent show at The Warehouse Project was also one for the books.
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 – with countless plays already from Jaguar on BBC Radio 1 and she’s just been asked to create a special music of her own productions for BBC. 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.