Alix Brown is a musician and DJ living in New York City, and can often be found spinning at Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand alongside fellow DJ and friend Tennessee Thomas. Whether it's vinyl records or vintage clothes, Alix is into the classics, and has been a member of several musical groups since moving to New York City. With her musical knowledge, developed from a young age thanks to music-loving parents, she can be found DJing throughout the city on a regular basis.
Photo: Eric White
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Life on Mars”
What can’t you travel without?
I can’t travel without a silk scarf. I love wrapping it around my head while I sleep on the plane or in the car.
What’s your favorite travel destination?
Definitely New Orleans, Louisiana. Halloween and Mardi Gras are the best times to go. That city has the best food and such good vibes.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon in NYC?
Just like most New Yorkers, I love walking through Central Park.
Who would you choose to show you “their” New York City?
I’d love to walk around NYC with Joey Ramone and listen to his stories from the days of CBGB and all the crazy times he had.
What or who has inspired you recently?
I saw Yoko Ono play recently, and it was truly inspiring. She’s 80 years old and just released an album and still performs live. Her energy is really a force to be reckoned with.
What are your favorite NYC restaurants?
Keen’s for a mutton chop, Omen for shabu shabu, and Joe’s Shanghai for soup dumplings.
Do you have a favorite artist?
Raul de Nieves is my favorite local artist. His insane plastic beaded platform shoes have been featured recently in a shoot styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Harpers Bazaar.
What are some of your favorite late-night hangouts in NYC?
French Roast on 6th Avenue and 11th Street and Coffee Shop in Union Square have great food and are open 24 hours!
What are some of your favorite NYC stores?
Opening Ceremony for new independent designers and their women and men’s collection is always super fun and so well made.
What music are you listening to these days, and who are some of your favorite musicians?
Tame Impala is really just the best band around right now. Their live performance and light show is a super psychedelic, once in a lifetime experience. The Black Lips are my homies from Atlanta. They’ve been playing killer rock n roll music for 13 years going strong. Also, looking forward to Sean Lennon’s and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s band Ghost of the Sabre Tooth Tiger’s new album. I’ve heard a few tracks and it’s pretty killer. And of course my boyfriend, Will Berman.
What album or song would you consider your personal soundtrack to NYC?
“New York Groove” by Ace Frehley
When you think of NYC, are there any particular memories that immediately come to mind?