GRUNGECAKE shares the fourth 'Person of the Month', DJ Nolita, from our new monthly series with Lomography.
In an interview with DJ Nolita, we talked about various topics, but to me, the ones that stood out include demanding respect in the music industry as a woman, the myth of the ‘male groupie’, what she finds most beautiful, her creative process and the role she feels film photography plays in 2018.
Before she concluded on the name she uses now, her name on Instagram was Nolita Señorita. She attended The High School of Fashion Industries in New York City where she learned how to make clothes, but she’s not someone who likes deadlines. She creates without limits. She’s lived in multiple places such as Los Angeles, Queens, Virginia and originates from Brooklyn, New York.
Early on, she produced music first. She didn’t start DJing until a friend tricked her to play at a party for forty-five minutes. He said he wanted to use the bathroom. She credits him for pushing her to DJ. Later, she made a Travis Scott and Metallica project and a gang of other mixes. She has also hosted mixtapes for budding artists.
Without further ado, listen to the audio from our conversation. As of today, DJ Nolita has extensive touring experience. She’s performed at Rolling Loud Festival this year, the Barclays Center to DJ for TIDAL, Red Bull Music Festival, and more. She is also working with Tequila and Nike.