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Here is an undisputed fact: DJs love cats. Known for being easy-going creatures that can take care of themselves while their owners jet to nightclubs and fancy hotels, felines are natural companions for artists on the go. It’s well known that many DJs belong to the cat club, because a ton of them are incessantly pimping their kitties out on social media. Deadmau5 has Professor Meowingtons and Miss Nyan Cat, Wolfgang Gartner has Mr. Bigglesworth, and Dillon Francis has his face digitally pasted on thousands and thousands of cat memes.

What you might not be aware of is that so many more DJs have cats, and that quite a few of these cats are internet famous in their own right. Let’s meet them.

The DJs: GTA
The Cats: Waffle (aka Waffle Butt), Pancake (aka Pank) and Bug (aka Bug-a-roonie)


Between the two of them, Miami duo GTA has three ultra-spoiled rescue cats. Waffle was the first feline the guys rescued, and according to them, her ability to do a barrel roll and then lie down and expose her furry belly continually melts their hearts. (We have tried this same move with different results.) Pancake is the resident ninja—afraid of everything and sometimes not seen for days at a time. The guys say that this is because Pancake leaves the house each night to fight crime, which definitely strikes us as a real thing that is actually happening. Last is Bug, the resident snuggler who, amazingly, also knows how to fetch. GTA rescued Bug from the median of the Dolphin Expressway in Miami, where they found him sitting between eight lanes of traffic, which makes us like these guys even more than we did before.


The DJ: Pretty Lights
The Cats: Neko and Minxy


Pretty Lights’ Scottish Fold kitties go on tour with him and have travelled via plane, train, jet and bus and even have their own private backseat kitty condo for road trips. Neko is adept at playing peek-a-boo and “scaring the crap” out of Pretty Lights on the regular and also loves spinning on empty Technique turntable platters, because who wouldn’t? Pretty Lights has said that while Neko is frisky, she also has a way of putting a paw out on your arm while snuggling that displays a softer side (kind of like Pretty Lights’ last album). When happy, Minxy makes kitty biscuits (that’s when cats knead their paws on you like a baker plays with dough), and PL returns the favor by giving her massages with his feet under the desk while he works on music. Because the world is a strange place, Neko and Minxy have more than 40,000 followers on Instagram.


The DJ: Flinch
The Cats: Miss Kitty and Meowser


L.A.-based DJ Flinch—part of 12th Planet’s SMOG Records crew—has two cats, Miss Kitty and Meowser. (The DJ says their alter egos are Sir Eats a Lot and Catnip Pimp.) Miss Kitty, the tabby, and Meowser, the black cat, are both middle-aged, and Flinch says he simply loves everything about them. He suspects that they get annoyed when the music is played too loud at home, which is an unavoidable hazard of being the pet of a person who plays loud music for a living.


The DJ: AC Slater
The Cat: Crackers

AC Slater’s cat, Crackers, is a rescue that the DJ suspects is half Turkish Angora. Not just an incredibly cute puffball with piercing blue eyes and a speckled black nose, Crackers is a very talented feline, as AC taught Crackers to sit and come when anyone whistles (check the video here). When she’s not doing tricks on command—like women at a Diplo set—Crackers, like so many of us, enjoys hunting for toys and hiding under a black bath mat. See all of Crackers’ antics on Instagram.


The DJ: MUST DIE!
The Cat: Kitana


German DJ MUST DIE! has an unusual love/hate relationship with his cat, Kitana. He affectionately refers to her breed as “fat sack of shit” and says her special talents are peeing on things and breathing heavily (reminds us of an ex-boyfriend). When Kitana isn’t shedding dead skin flakes on MUST DIE!’s sheets and pillows, she’s power-morphing into a puddle of fur and wedging herself into strange places. He swears her alter ego is Kirstie Alley, comparing the cat to a KFC DoubleDown and noting that if he had to guess what Kitana was thinking, it’s probably: “I hear Golden Corral has a fountain of chocolate.” In all honesty, though, MUST DIE! loves Kitana, and he just likes giving his little kitty a hard time every once in a while.


The DJ: Reid Speed
The Cats: Becky, Oscar and Moquet


Cat goddess of the DJ interwebs, Reid Speed is the proud owner of three rescues: Becky, Oscar and Moquet. Becky is the rough-and-tumble one who recently left the house to temporarily join what Reid called a “cat street gang.” (Don’t worry though, the prodigal pussy returned home after a few days.) Oscar is all about cuddles, and Reid frequently wakes up in the middle of the night to find him curled up around her face. Moquet, the resident talker, is a snuggle king who knows how to cozy up just right, no matter how you’re sitting or sleeping.


The DJ: Revolvr
The Cats: Nola and Pookie


Nola and Pookie are completely in love with their owner and tend to stick by his side no matter where he is in the house. Nola is a bit like Eeyore, big and a little slow, and is Revolvr’s studio mascot, who can usually be found sitting on top of the studio subwoofer or on the floor with his head inside of it (we pray he has tiny cat-size earplugs). Pookie is a bit of a show-off, and her super talkative and demanding nature has Revolvr calling her the house princess. She’s not too much of a girly-girl, though, as she’s mastered the art of ally-ooping paper balls into trashcans. For real.


The DJs: Krewella
The Cat: Captain Doom

The trio calls their orange-and-white kitty a “macaroni and cheese” breed. When Captain Doom is not busy being derpy and trying to hump his twin brother, this thick-furred love bug can be found eating earwax. Yes, Captain Doom likes to eat earwax. He also loves to lie around on his back with all legs splayed out, which might be why Krewella says his other name should be Horny. Basically, this kitty deserves mad props for being a total G.


The DJ: Autoerotique
The Cat: Goose


Dim Mak’s Autoerotique is the proud owner of Goose, a chill Russian Blue/domestic shorthair mix. Autoerotique says his favorite thing about Goose is that he isn’t an asshole and DGAFOS about anything except finding food and then eating it. We’re guessing from the photo that Goose does fairly well with the ladies. He can also high-five on command (we’ve seen the video, and yup, it’s impressive). When asked if Goose ever gets jealous of his relationship with Felix Cartal, AE says, “He’s too brain dead to really comprehend the fact that other creatures exist in the world except for him, so no. I hear Felix’s cat is a bitch, though.” Shots fired.


The DJ: HeRobust
The Cat: Shiva Cheebers


HeRobust’s Maine Coone mix rescue was originally named Scarlet, but the DJ renamed her Shiva Cheebers upon adoption because of her great beauty and fierce power. (She has, for example, chewed through 15 computer chargers to date.) She makes up for it by being an extreme cuddle monster and knowing how to sit, roll over and fetch on command. When asked what HeRobust thought Shiva Cheebers would say if she could talk, he insisted that, “She can already and talks about how dubstep is coming back. You should trust her; she transcends time and space, so she kinda knows what’s good.” Sounds accurate to us.


The DJ: Treasure Fingers
The Cats: Bird Man and Skoochee Mane


Treasure Fingers has two Bombay brothers named Bird Man and Skoochee Mane. Bird Man not only enjoys obsessively watching Treasure Fingers’ girlfriend cook, he has the unusual and amazing quirk of always growling/grunting after someone sneezes. Skoochee Mane is the ultimate feline example of giving zero fucks, as he sits absolutely still when dogs twice his size run up to say hello while Skoochee Mane is out on a walk (yes, this guy is leash-trained). Like so many siblings with opposite tendencies, Bird is self-conscious and awkward, while Skoochee is the type that will look at you like you’re an asshole and walk away when you bring home a new cat toy. Find them both on Instagram.


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