Get Ready with mi-el

January 2024

We catch up with London-based DJ and Multidisciplinary Creative mi-el who shares the perfect soundtrack to get ready to.

What’s your name and where are you from? 
mi-el (like honey in French). From North London.

What do you do?
I DJ, I have a radio show on nts, I'm a set designer and I design digital content.

Describe your style in 3 words?
1. colourful 2. whimsical 3. fun

What was the first record you played on repeat?
It was probably something within the realm of My Chemical Romance or Paramore.

What is your ‘get ready’ ritual?
Get clean, get calm, get fed, get dressed - with a lot of dancing and distractions in between.

You have the aux in a cab, what do you play?
‘Sad Girlz Luv Money’ - Amaarae

Talk us through a typical night out in London, start to finish
I usually find myself zig-zagging around the city, going to bars, playing shows, seeing a friend perform or going to parties they're hosting, then heading back to someone's in the early hours for a civilised afters.

What is your favourite independent venue in London, and why?
Dalston Superstore! It's one of the only queer venues in London. So so soooo needed.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
‘Oooh, Baby’ - Pamoja