New York-based DJ Coco Robert aka Colleen Robertson Murray is gaining notice for her skill for creating a popping party vibe, skillfully mixing the most jumping hits while also mixing in her personal ’90s era rap and r&b faves.
A Connecticut native and a NYU alum with a degree in business and entertainment, Robert has parlayed her talent into global cities, including Berlin, Tokyo and Bali to name a few.
Robert was styled here by Bianca Arielle Bailey wearing Kim Shui, an apt choice given the New York label’s flair for capturing the cool vibe of the City’s party and club scene. Photography by Derek Anthony Welte.
Check out our exchange with the 25-year old Robert below.
Snobette: What would you say is the summer anthem of 2017?
Robert: “‘Unforgettable’ by French Montana.”
Snobette: Do you take requests?
Robert: “I generally don’t take requests. It kind of feels like being told what to do by a backseat driver who doesn’t have a license. At the same time, I am always working with the crowd to create the experience.”
Snobette: What is your personal anthem/fave song of all time?
Robert: “I find a way to work TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ into nearly every set.”
Snobette: What’s been your favorite album this year?
Robert: “Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Damn.”
Snobette: If you had the chance to collaborate with any performer who would it be?
Robert: “If it could be any performer, I would’ve loved to have worked with some of the bigger names from the ’90s: TLC, Big Pun, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, to name a few. I’m really into the beats, the melodies and the energy of the music from that decade. I also like the idea of shows that are a bit more about living in the moment, pre-smart phone era.”
Snobette: As for style, Snobette is all about the duality women can express through style. Are you more into sneakers or heels?
Robert:”I go back and forth between sneakers and heels, but being comfortable enough to focus on my set is a priority. When I find a really comfortable heel, I’ll get it in multiple colors and styles and exhaust the look.”
Snobette: In terms of fashion designers, had you worn Kim Shui before the shoot?
Robert: “The jumpsuit was the first piece I’ve worn by Kim Shui. I’m definitely into the combination of the playful silhouette and classic, elegant red lace. It doesn’t hurt that it was originally worn by Solange.”
Snobette: Do you have a go to look or piece you find yourself drawn to?
Robert: “My closet has a lot of black. Maybe it’s just because I live in New York. In any case, it’s neutral and makes it easy to put something together and get out the door.”
Snobette: What can we expect from from Coco Robert in 2018?
Robert: “A wise friend once told me to speak on only what has already been done… stay tuned.”