DJ Kitty Cash

DJ Kitty Cash is a force to be reckoned with. Seriously, she’s easily one of the coolest women we’ve met recently, a true New Yorker through and through – and a self-proclaimed modern day Carmen Sandiego. If you haven’t heard of her before, listen up: Cash started her career as a fashion stylist, so it’s safe to say she has good taste in both clothes and music. We met up with her recently in NYC to discuss everything from her current musical obsessions, to her favorite foods, as well as her dream dinner guests and menu…

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From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

Ackee with salt fish and dumplings would be my breakfast. I’d have the vegan taco salad from By Chloe for lunch, and salmon with rice pilaf and string beans for dinner. I’d probably have some oatmeal raisin cookies, fruit, and Cheetos for my snack.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

I journal everyday, meditate everyday, listen to chakra bowls before going to bed to calm my spirit, and workout at least four times a week. Lately, I’ve taken red meat out of my diet, as well.

A few things you can’t stop listening to right now…

Sza – Ctrl

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Issa – 21 Savage 

Blonde – Frank Ocean 

Tyler The Creator – Flower Boy 

Fin – Syd

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How do you always start your day? What’s your go to breakfast?

I roll over and turn on my computer, check my text messages and emails, turn on some music and pace around for a bit just thinking and reflecting on everything I need to do. After my shower, I’ll journal for a bit and then get my day going. I usually have boiled eggs, toast, avocado and chamomile tea for breakfast.

What’s the one music app you can’t live without?

Shazam 

What’s your drink?

Henessey & Coke 

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When in doubt, your go-to song is X…

One, Two, Step – Ciara 

What is always in your handbag? 

Headphones, computer, body oil, water, q-tips, tea bags, and Edge control 

What beauty products can’t you live without?

Glossier balm dot com, Kiehl’s under eye cream, Caudalie beauty elixir, NARS concealer, Chanel bronzer

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What’s always in your fridge?

I’ve been traveling so much that my fridge is pretty dry. Right now, there is pesto sauce, water, butter, eggs, and that’s about it! 

What are some of your pre- and post-gig routines?

Pre-gig, I usually just spend that time kicking it with my friends, lots of laughs, and try to be in a positive mental space. Post-gig, I usually end up on the dance floor.

If you could host a dinner party with any five people living or dead, who would be there, what would you cook and what would be your playlist?

I would invite Prince, Ava Duvernay, the Obamas, Rihanna, and Richard Prior. For this dinner my new health rules go out the window. I would definitely make a true Caribbean “Sunday Style” dinner of stewed chicken, oxtail, lentils, rice and peas, macaroni pie, potato salad, callaloo, and dumplings. For drinks, I’d serve sorrel and mauby. The playlist would be a lot of Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and all the other soul music in my library! 

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Where do you like to travel? What won’t you travel without?

This one is kind of hard. As long as there is good food and great weather, it is a destination for me, but I always love traveling to Italy and Trinidad. I can’t travel without my phone, computer, and a Polaroid camera. 

What one issue are you particularly passionate about right now? Why?

Intersectional feminism is something that is truly important to me. In today’s climate, it’s important to make sure that while we as women are coming together to protect and fight for our rights, we have to make sure that we are inclusive and aren’t moving in an exclusionary manner while taking action. 

In the same vein as ‘what is the new black’ in fashion, what’s the new potato in music right now?  

I think Donald Glover said it best: “Migos are the Beatles of this generation.” 

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*Kitty Cash, photographed at The Jane Hotel in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann. Kitty wear a vintage top, vintage Levi’s, Saint Laurent shoes and Gucci sunglasses