This month we're happy to share our interview with DJ Celskiii. Aside from being incredibly talented, she is amazingly humble. Anais, Maricel (aka Dj Celskiii) and I got on the phone together to talk about music, female artists and Ancestors, among other things. In our usual format, Anais and I made way for Spirit to have a voice in our conversation. This month we decided to switch from written interviews to audio. Please enjoy listening to our session together!
DJ Celskiii, a member of La Femme Deadly Venoms, has been perfecting her craft for the past fourteen years. For her, being a well-rounded DJ is important, having a strong Hip Hop foundation. So besides mixing, she skratches, beat-juggles, battles, dabbles in production, and has deejayed for KRS-ONE. She was heavily influenced by the late 1990s Beat Lounge Deco DJs, including the Invisbl Skratch Pikzl, whom inspired her to find her niche as a DJ. She's competed in the US DMC Team Battles twice, once with Deeandroid in 2009, followed by the 2010 battle, placing second with her crew members, Deeandroid & Lady Fingaz. She is constantly training and building her skills as a DJ and feels that she is a lifelong student of Hip Hop.DJ Celskiii's down with La Femme Deadly Venoms, Skratchpad, Mighty 4, and the Accepted Eclectic Crew. Keep up with her on http://lafemmedeadlyvenoms.com, http://skratchpad.tumblr.com, and http://www.alldayplay.fm/acceptedeclectic