About DJ Soul Sister
With a flair for the rare and desire to mix funky music “with your behind in mind,” DJ Soul Sister has been rocking parties and radios since 1994, when she took her love of “crate digging” and collecting vintage funk vinyl LPs and 45s to another level becoming, then, the youngest DJ/programmer on WWOZ 90.7 FM Community Radio in New Orleans (www.wwoz.org). Well over a decade later, “Soul Sister” (as she is known to her faithful radio listeners) still holds down Saturday nights from 8-10pm, featuring the best in rare groove and deep funk from the late 1960s through early 1980s. Her “Soul Power” show is the longest-running rare groove radio show in the US.
Also a well-known local club and event “DJ artist,” Soul Sister stays true to the format and music that she collects and loves – deep funk, rare groove, underground disco, D.C. go-go, boogaloo, Afro funk, groove jazz and old school hip hop. Despite the fact that Soul Sister is a rarity herself in DJ circles (She’s one of the few women internationally to strictly specialize in vintage funky styles on 100% vinyl), she holds down several club residencies where fans flock to her “right on party situations” and has earned the respect of her DJ peers, international fan base and even several of the original artists/musicians themselves. She has also opened and been invited to open for a number of legendary acts, including George Clinton & P-Funk, Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers, The Roots, Jurassic 5, Isaac Hayes and many more.
As a tastemaker and recognized authority on funk, soul, disco, hip hop & rare groove music and musicians, her opinions are welcomed in articles, reviews and broadcast media programs about music and DJ culture. The highlight of her “opinion leader” status was interviewing the Ohio Players live on the Music Heritage Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2006.
She’s been profiled in the local publications OffBeat Magazine, Gambit Weekly (“Best of New Orleans” ’02 Writer’s Pick and ’07 Readers Poll), New Orleans Magazine, Where Y’at (“Best of the Big Easy” ’07) and Antigravity Magazine to name a few. And her parties were recently shouted out nationally via Fusicology.com (DJ Top 5, January 2007), Spin magazine’s “Spin 101: America’s Best Nights Out” section (June & July, 2006), in URB magazine (September, 2006), and was the first woman to be given a “Record Rundown” feature in the “globally popular” Wax Poetics (Aug/Sep ’07).
She continues to produce & promote events, DJ parties, write music reviews, interview classic artists, host her radio program and inspire soulful people everywhere with the intention of “sharing this music that I love so much with everyone.”