During the last week of May, a few friends and I made our way down to Costa Mesa as a farewell trip for our friend, Karla. Some highlights were hanging out at the beach and catching a performance by Satin Jackets–an electronic pop duo based out of Germany.
Here’s a photo diary of some moments during our adventure.
Who has ever made a living doing everything they love? Local DJ, breakdancer, and online clothing shop owner, Crykit (Cricket) is one of them. Her story began on a dairy farm in a humble city in Wisconsin and continues to flourish in Las Vegas.
Getting to know DJ Crykit
Meeting Dj Crykit is something like an infectious boost in spirits. Her lively personality resonates in her animated movements and all-around positive vibes. That positivity is exactly what has driven her to the be the successful DJ and entrepreneur she is today. Born Michelle Kolnik of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Crykit first found her passion of dance through ice skating. “It was my life from 6 to 12 years old” said Crykit. Her love for floating on the ice was the foundation for the talented woman she would become.
Beginning her DJ career
Moving to San Francisco, Crykit was inspired by the underground rave scene and began her DJ career playing drum & bass. She continued broadening her musical tastes when breakdancing became another passion she began to master. Integrating her experience with playing drum & bass, hip-hop and later EDM helped develop her unique multi-genre sound. She was name “Best Local DJ 2013” by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine shortly after she broke into the DJ scene in Las Vegas.
Passion for fashion
Always having a deep love for fashion and thrift shopping, Crykit recently opened Crykit’s Playhouse. Her unique pieces directly reflects her own colorful and quirky sense of style. “My main goal is to find and circulate pieces that make people smile” said Crykit. She is also an advocate for reducing waste by recycling second hand clothes. One day she hopes to build a celebrity clientele and is also currently working on launching a fashion app call Parallel Hive.
Join Crykit for July’s First Friday where she’ll be vending clothes at Femme Friday inside of The Metroplex. The event will include artist exhibitions, performance installations, live music, and local fashion vendors. Crykit will also be playing a DJ set for Bruno Mars at the T-Mobile Arena on August 24.