Carlita Delivers a Cinematic Cercle Debut

Oct 8, 2022

Luca Rizzello

2 min read

Turkish-Italian DJ and producer Carlita served a spellbinding set for Cercle in Rome’s Cinecittà. Nestled in Europe’s largest movie studio and the hub of Italian cinema, imposing replicas of ancient roman temples surrounded the decks. Evolving from classy house to spellbinding melodic techno and beyond, Carlita succeeded in blending a variety of different emotions into her memorable performance.

Carlita packed her set full of unreleased heaters, including a stunning collaboration between herself and andhim, as well as tracks from LP Giobbi, Jasper James & Wallace, and more. Carnival vibes came courtesy of Sean Finn, DJ Wady & MoonDark, while a classic 80s spirit flowed from the likes of Arno Cost & Norman Doray. The set also featured the stunning lead track from Carlita’s most recent EP, Bon Trip.

To calm her nerves, Carlita always meditates for five minutes before she steps behind the decks. And unlike most of her other shows where she never preplans a set, she chose to prepare her tracklist in advance for her Cercle debut. The results speak for themselves: a crowd ecstatic and bubbling with life from start to finish. “The people were just amazing,” she explains. “It was very, very special.”

Born in Istanbul, Carlita is a classically-trained musician and multi-instrumentalist. First learning piano at the age of three before moving on to cello, bass, drums, and electric guitar, she experiments with a mix of live and electronic instruments in her productions. She first fell in love with DJing while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. From Israeli pop to 90s rock, Turkish psychedelia, and more, her musical influences continue to be broad, diverse, and exploratory.

In the coming months, Carlita will play at an array of clubs and festivals, including Brunch-In the Park #14 in BarcelonaParadiso in Amsterdam for ADE, and III Points 2022 in Miami.

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