Today is an exciting article for you! This will detail how I juggle my Kitten and DJ life all at once! for this we go a long way back! So gather up your blankeys and wiggle those ears: IT BEGINS!
So I have been interested in music since I was young. My mother DJ'd around me and I was always raised with listening to music. Wether I came home and it was already playing, sis and I making silly dances with each other or me playing it on my tape player. Yes,Cassettes are a thing! This was before CD's , internet and downloads were a thing! :)
Stemming from this I always wondered what it would feel like to DJ. To have people hear what you play and dance, scream when you play their jam and just be in the moment. And also; how would my Neko girl fit into this equation! But most importantly; how on earth would i learn to DJ nyuuu! ?!?
THE START OF THE LEARNING & ADAPTING!
Time moves forward (about a good 10+years!) and I finally get the chance to cat. I learnt about my inner catgirl and started the journey of discovering her. I had always had a connection to the egyptian culture and the feline form and as a result of this became known as the catgirl of the group.(Which was a compliment btw!) I started by attending a convention dressed as a catgirl with ears I got from a random online store (they were so lovely! ) and people were so accepting and this humbled me. It was then I decided to give my catgirl a chance to shine! My first catgirl outfit is below!
Over time I became more comfy and just forgot about the catgirl being a set of cat ears on my head and this led to me discovering she is always there (with invisible ears to boot where if you scratch the head it makes me all giggle!) I purr in my sleep and tend to become a window cat when the sun is out! (not a lie!) who wouldn't? I get to steal all the warms! The photo above was in 2010. Fast forward another year to where I get to attend an event called Neko Nation. At the time I didn't know what this would entail. But when I entered: it was a fanciful affair with catgirls serving sushi, music and people dressed in cosplay/their outer furry selves! I WAS IN HEAVEN! it was then that I knew i wasn't the only one!
meet 2011 me! see below! (im the one on the left giving kitty hugs!)
This was just the beginning as my journey as a catgirl!
(read my other article: what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-neko)
ADDING DJ'ING INTO MY CAT LIFE!
Let's go further into the future mew! (we clearly hired a Tardis for this article nyaa!) we are now in 2013, a couple of years after meeting the owner of neko nation (see this website for more info on what that is: Nekon nation website
We had somehow met again on the night of one of their shows and a few months later were together. I had expressed interest in learning to DJ and he made the suggestion of maybe learning to DJ for his event. So I picked the KPOP genre and started learning about a year later (2014!)
This made me blissfully happy as I was able to be a catgirl AND DJ! This was a dream come true for me! And now I am getting known as the catgirl Kpop DJ (along with the title of supreme neko queen O_o) I am beyond excited at this stage meow! Nothing could prepare me for completing a dream I never thought would come to fruition!
I taught myself using tutorials, doing research and just having fun! The moral of this story is you can have fun doing what you love while being your gorgeous kitten self! And now because of all this I have been able to DJ with big names such as S3RL, Teddyloid, Yui Kanan and more! I have also played other events such as Strictly Kpop and Furwag in Perth and played at Neko Nation Australia wide! I cannot be more thankful! =^_^=
If you would like to listen to any of my past sets i upload a few to mixcloud so you can listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/sandy-lecat/
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MEOW! I hope you too can combine your love for something & your kitten life because it is a beautiful feeling! MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE! it might take time but it's worth it miiiiw! =^_^=