Today we’d like to introduce you to DJ Elle.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been in the music industry for over 25 years. I started my career at indie and major record labels, spanning retail promotion and new media management. After coming up through the infamous Nyc drum & bass/rave scene, learning to DJ with Drum & bass & hip hop records. I set out on a ten year Nyc DJ career, which 12 years ago brought me to Miami.
Has it been a smooth road?
When I first started, seeing a female DJ was an anomaly. There was a presumption that we were only booked to promote the party or be a pretty face. I had to work twice as hard to prove myself as a skilled DJ and Curator. Moving to Miami from New York was also a big challenge. After building a local following for ten years, a new city can feel like starting over. I was incredibly lucky to have built some amazing Miami relationships from Nyc, so I really hit the ground running in the 305.
Alright – so let’s talk business. What else should we know about you and your career so far?
My business centers around two different skill set: Music curation & Pilates training. On a weekly basis in addition to djing parties, private events, and corporate engagements, I utilize my 530 hours of comprehensive Pilates certification to teach classes and private sessions throughout greater Miami. As a company, I am most proud of the work I’ve done as a six-year resident DJ at The Fontainebleau hotel. At the Fontainebleau, I provided music curation and DJ services for a number of different venues, including Club Liv and Gotham and Stripsteak.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love living in the tropics and being surrounded by nature, I also love the culture and that we’re close to NYC and basically the 6th borrow. haha
Hear her latest house mix here: https://www.mixcloud.com/DjElle/house-mix-13023/