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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


DJ Mia Moretti has been absorbed by music her entire life but it wasn’t until she was 18 and got a taste of the LA nightlife scene, that she realized two turntables and a mixer were the most valuable instrument she would lay her hands on. Mia was introduced to “the art of DJing” by mixing extraordinaire DJ AM and since then, DJ Mia has become one of the first successful female djs to bring "electro" to the forefront of a constantly evolving music scene. With residencies from LA to NYC, Moretti has deejayed alongside music sensations Debbie Harry (Blondie), MGMT, Mark Ronson, Justice, and has performed for numerous celebrity guests including Oprah Winfrey, Prince and Justin Timberlake to name a few. Recently branching out into music production, Mia’s remix of the hit single ‘Hot N Cold’ (Katy Perry) landed on the Billboard Dance Music Charts for 10 weeks straight. Mia is now working on a musical collaboration known as PROJECT BABY GRAND with singer/producer Voomz. The duo is set to release an original EP under the title "NIGHTSHADES" in 2009. Moretti continues to maintain a balance of innovative and eclectic deejaying mixed with dance beats that make you shake it to the 1…shake it to the 2! Whom You Know is pleased to present Mia Moretti as our latest Mover and Shaker!

Peachy Deegan interviewed Mia Moretti for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: When did you decide to pursue a career as a DJ?
Mia Moretti: I've always loved music and was always collecting records, but it wasn't until i met Luke (of Cut Chemist) that i decided to make a career of it. I was in his music video for 'What's The Altitude' and we just hit it off, he taught me how to beat match and scratch, and he would take me digging at all his secret spots. Ever since then I've been obsessed.

What do you like most about your profession?
I get to listen to music all day, nothing beats that.

What kind of sounds do you think will be the hottest this summer?
Dark disco for those late late summer nights that turn to mornings.

What are your future ambitions?
I actually just recently attended the Dsquared show in Milan and the way they did the mix was incredible. To collaborate with another artistic outlet, like fashion, is really inspiring for me, I would love to start doing the music for fashion shows.

What is your favorite place to be in NYC?
One of my favorite places right now is Ella on Ave A, mostly because they always have great new musicians playing downstairs. It's a pleasant surprise when you stop by a bar for a drink and there is good live music playing.

What is your favorite shop?
Pat Field's always.

What is your favorite drink?
An old fashioned if it's made properly, if not then I stick to vodka soda. I drink way too much to fuss with anything other than water in my liquor.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Lovely Day if it ever opens again. Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn is a new favorite.

What is your favorite NYC book?
I don't have a favorite NYC book... maybe someone can recommend one!

What is your favorite thing to do in NYC that you can do nowhere else?
Go to Central Park.

What do you think is most underrated and overrated here?
Everyone says the people in New York are mean, I think the most underrated thing about New York is how FRIENDLY everyone is! What's the most overrated thing? The Beatrice.

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you?
What i sound like...

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?
They can email me from my website:

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