Cosmicat is an aspiring DJ, the first female DJ in the underground electronic music scene in Saudi Arabia, originally a medical professional and an abstract artist who also worked in music event management, currently fully devoted to music and arts.
After the Saudi government relaxed its social and entertainment laws a few years back, Cosmicat told Gulf News, “a lot of talented Saudi musicians rose to the surface and are finally got the attention they truly deserve from locals and worldwide.”
The Jeddah-based DJ however keeps her music and personal worlds at bay and wants to be only known by her stage name Cosmicat — a fun fusion of her profound interest in cosmology and love for cats.
Music has been a big part of Cosmicat’s life ever since she was a child.
Cosmicat also revealed that while she was fortunate enough to enjoy the strong support of her father and friends in pursuing an unconventional career path in Saudi Arabia, there were some who heavily criticised her.
Undeterred, the self-taught DJ learnt how to deejay through online research by observing some of her Saudi male deejay friends, after which she spent hours honing her skills.
Saudi music producer Vinyl Mode was the first person to believe in Cosmicat’s talent, encouraging her to pursue it as a career.
Cosmicat debuted as a deejay with Jeddah Musicians last year, and since then has bagged gigs at fashion shows, international consulates, and private events at lounges.
Cosmicat’s best gig was when she was lucky enough to share the stage with visiting female German DJs Charlotte Spiegelfed, Piloka and Gudrun Gut, and Saudi DJ Desert Fish.
The works of international female deejays Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Peggy Gou and Deborah de Luca inspire her.
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