Ciel, born Cindy Li, is a producer, DJ, promoter, and radio programmer based out of Toronto, Canada. She currently runs two of the country’s most forward-thinking party series (It’s Not U It’s Me and Work in Progress) and hosts a femme & queer - prioritizing radio show each month on n10.as.
Ciel has used every ounce of influence created by her career advocating for the safety and presence of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Her undying efforts have significantly raised the safety standards of underground parties in Canada and have played a key role in the music community enforcing a 0 tolerance policy against individuals who have abused others.
With Red Bull Music naming her alongside acts like The Black Madonna and Marie Davidson, with her absolutely stellar performance in August at Toronto’s Boiler Room, and with a release on Shanti Celeste’s Peach Disks on the near horizon, it’s not a matter of how Ciel will break out, but simply a question of when.