(she/they) b.1986 Sarasota, FL
C Powers' sound is informed by years spent collecting records in Chicago, honing crowd control skills in the foggy clubs of London, and helping foster a small yet prolific community in the marshes of Savannah GA. Cici is the resident DJ for Savannah's own legendary House Of Gunt, a performance group challenging the culture and aesthetics of drag.
Cici's sets and releases combine elements of gay camp, anti-sophistication, extended turntable technique, and a sense of juxtaposition molded by a DJ career that has strayed from the traditional "club" spaces. Imagine a person that grew up in 90's Atlanta GA with Florida Breaks & Drum and Bass then went on to join one of the most chaotic drag families of the east coast while also paying bills as a wedding dj in the coastal region of Georgia. If you can conjure this crowd-pleasing combination then you have a clue: not much point in going into a C Powers set with expectations.
Cici has been heavily active in anti-displacement organizing. When she moved to LA in 2019, she joined the Los Angeles Tenants Union, helping working class and undocumented families organize against unethical landlords and gentrification in North Hollywood. Upon moving to Portland a year later, they became a... Read More|
... co-founding member of Don’t Evict Portland, a tenant-lead organization that is working to build tenant power and delay, reduce, or eliminate the harm and violence of evictions. Cici's work in organizing blends into their work as an electronic musician and DJ. The experiences they've had behind the decks and in organizing spaces have begun to meld. She has found ways to weaponize composition and audio in the contexts of organizing, protesting and disrupting. In turn, this work is informing their audio production, bringing the theme and energy of collective action into their music production and collaborations.