CAT LA CHAPPELLE
ur first cover-star of the year and featured ALT-MU for this issue is the gorgeous and abundantly talented DJ, musician and alternative performer, Cat La Chappelle. Cat is primarily a DJ / live remixer and percussionist who specialises in bespoke music sets for commercial events. However, this girl doesn’t stop there – she has also been a circus and fire performer for nearly a decade travelling the world. We catch up with the lovely Cat La Chappelle to find out what inspires her, how it feels to make a living doing what she loves every day and what her plans are for 2014.
Let’s make sure we have this right… You are a musician, percussionist and DJ who looks like a model and can make fire dance? That is quite a combination, what came first? And how do these talents work together? I’ve always been a musician and been making noise from a very young age - burning things didn’t follow too long after that! Music, dancing and fire to me is a natural amalgamation of things I enjoy. They go hand in hand for me and I’ve even composed my own music for some of my fire performances.
Bjork, 2manyDJs, Plump DJ’s, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Chic, Stanton Warriors, Bill Cobham, KJ Sawka – I could go on for hours and hours... You’ve taken the underground scene by storm! What would you say sets you apart from your peers musically and creatively? I try to be as creative as I can with the songs I select and what parts I use, so there’s a mystery and also the element of surprise in my sets.
What is it about music that inspires you?
What was your first DJ gig like?
It’s universal it speaks to the world.
F*ckin scary! But seeing the crowd go crazy made me feel like I was home.... Behind decks is where I belong.
Who or what would you say your biggest influence has been within and outside music? Just listening to so many great people like, 10
Published on Mar 26, 2014
ALT-MU is a music careers magazine that will engage, entertain and educate musos with alternative careers and ideas. This issue is packed wi...