This is What a Lesbian Looks Like: DJ Carmin Wong
San Francisco-based soulful spinner, DJ Carmin Wong, talks about her musical muses, being out to the crowd and setting the mood for her newest album.
ON HER INSPIRATION: We would have to go way back to when Darude was around spinning the track “Sandstorm” which got me into trance when I was a kid. Music is my soul and my therapy. I’m passionate about what I do. Being a DJ is part of sharing me and my music with the masses.
ON MEETING HER MATCH: I was at the Playboy Mansion with my date on Halloween. I saw DJ Ella and ditched my date and we started to flirt. We talked and then realized we both DJ and love the same music. Next thing you know, we’re playing at events and making music together ever since.
ON BEING AN OUT DJ: Coming out is quite an issue for some in more serious careers and I can respect that. But I don’t think that my performance in my career should be judged based on my sexual orientation.
ON HER UPCOMING ALBUM: I have been in the studio almost every night composing my songs. All the songs are self-written and currently in the studio with my producers to get this album out in time! I came up with the album title when I was sharing the tracks with my best friends, and I realized I wanted my worldwide album to be called Cooling like the effect the ocean gives—music that is not only relaxing, but has moving and motivating effect on the listener. I’m excited to launch my album hopefully before the end of this year to be shared with the world one moment at a time. Recently, we launched our hot new dance single “We Control The Night.” (carminwong.com) [Rosanna Rios Spicer]