Ciel is a DJ, producer, radio host, creator of Toronto's Work in Progress party series, & co-founder of collective It's Not U It's Me. She's a long-time resident at Bambi's & a member of Discwoman. She released her first EP on Peach Discs in 2017.
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 events, It’s Not U It’s Me and Work in Progress, and has produced for the past three years a femme - prioritizing radio show, also named Work in Progress, which currently broadcasts monthly on Montreal's n10.as radio.
After making her Boiler Room debut with a heady & kinetic set in August 2017 in Toronto alongside Nick Holder, Basic Soul Unit, and Funkineven, she's continued to make waves as one of the most exciting additions to the Discwoman roster, touted by Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Crack, and Red Bull Music Academy as one to watch, all of which followed her superb debut EP, Electrical Encounters, on Shanti Celeste’s Peach Discs at the end of 2017, which landed on numerous year end lists.
She's since been on a nonstop tour through Europe and the United States, performing at some of the world's best clubs like Berghain (Berlin), De School (Amsterdam), Lux Fragil (Lisbon), Nowadays (NYC), Club Toilet during Movement Detroit, Concrete (Paris), Piknic Electronik (Montreal), Smart Bar (Chicago), and Corsica Studios (London). In her time off, she still finds time to writes music for future records and remixes including her next EP Hundred Flowers for Coastal Haze, put out a seemingly endless stream of eclectic mixes for platforms like The Fader, Acid Camp, Zeezout, and Rinse FM, all while continuing to bring her favourite artists to Toronto to perform for her beloved parties.