Mia Moretti20 Questions for the Music Maven, Disco Nerd, and Pop Aficionado
ISSUE No 3
20 Questions for the Music Maven, Disco Nerd, and Pop Aficionado
Portrait by Janell Shirtcliff
When just one of your year’s highlights is meeting with Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton on the road in Iowa, it’s safe to say your future looks bright. Such is the case with Mia Moretti, DJ, nightlife personality, and half of the DJ/violin duo The Dolls. The California-born musical mastermind—who is known for her inimitable style, and keeping crowds dancing until the wee morning hours—was in the middle of a six-week tour around the world with Perry when we caught up with her to play 20 questions.
ISSUE No 3
One thing you can’t get on a plane without? Socks.
Best way to avoid chatty neighbors on a long night? A bagel and lox.
Is it ever okay to wear comfortable clothes (aka sweat pants) on a plane? Comfortable clothes on a plane are ok, sweat pants on men are not ok.
Does anyone have better burritos than California? Mexico does.
Best way to get into a guest list-only spot when you’re not on the list? Say you’re with the DJ.
What descriptor do you wish people would use instead of “It” girl? Call her a successful business woman or an entrepreneur.
Who is underrated right now? Hillary Clinton.
What does Hillary Clinton smell like? Compassion.
Best way to deal with overzealous song requesters? A loud booth monitor.
Best way to get someone’s attention? Write them a poem.
Best way to heal a broken heart? Get back to being the badass self you were before. Self love is the best kind of love.
Weirdest thing in your closet? Caftans, MuMus, turbans, kimonos, a wedding dress from the early 1900s.
What’s important to you? Peace.
Last time you were un- apologetic? Every day I go to work.
Last time you were nervous walking on stage? In front of 50,000 people on tour with Katy Perry.
Last song that made you cry? “Long Black Veil” by Lefty Frizzell.
Last song that made your heart race? “Isn’t She Lovely” by Margot.
What makes a great DJ? Trust.
What’s more important, love or a career? Both, always.
What is the future of nightlife? Whatever you want it to be. You can find anything you want in nightlife if you just look outside your world.
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WHAT TO DRINKMartini
WHAT TO WEARAll black everything
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