Spin City: Becka Diamond

Friday, October 7, 2011

from the pages of AVENUE’s September issue

Along with Alexandra Richards,

these six girls get the party started—

                        and make it last all night

by Carson Griffith. photographed by Juan Algarin. styled by Cricket Burns

Becka Diamond’s ‘It’ girl status is as solid as the music she plays. If you haven’t seen the tatted-up DJ doll at work at some of her usual spots (Soho Grand and Westway), expect to hear the sweet-voiced blond spin everything from French band M83 to Lady Gaga to Hole. Diamond, who sports a tattoo of—what else—a diamond, on her wrist, calls Hole singer Courtney Love a friend and a “good girl.” But that’s no surprise from this Fashion Week front-row staple, party host and occasional model. Diamond says her most memorable deejaying gig was last New Year’s Eve at the now defunct Don Hill’s, playing with her pal Greg Krelenstein of the DJ trio the MisShapes. “I really miss that place,” Diamond, who is lauded for her punk style as much as her playlists, admits forlornly. “Don Hill [who died this year] loved music, not a lot of club-owners seem to. It wasn’t just about the models.”


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