With over 15 years in the music industry, DJ Alicia has no limits when it comes to House music. With training as a pianist, violinist and also on the clarinet and drums, her education was strongly influenced by classical music growing up. Although she loved expressing her feelings through each instrument, improvisation was never her cup of tea.
While in junior college, she went to her first underground party and knew that there was something she related to in the continuous beats and melodic rhythms.
Alicia began throwing her own raves and parties in hopes of exposing herself to more talented artists and producers in the underground music scene.
After buying her first set of tables and a quick lesson in mixing from a friend, she began experimenting with the harder sounds of dance music including gabberhouse, hardcore, techno and trance. In the beginning, such influences as Donald Glaude, Garth, Kimball Collins, Chris Fortier, Diesel Boy, John Debo and many others influenced her style as a Funky progressive house DJ.
Alicia moved to Los Angeles to finish a Fashion Design Degree and with this move, new friends and music were all around her. As she had primarily been exposed to the harder sounds of the underground music scene, she would soon discover the deeper sides of house music including such labels as Naked Music,Om records, Giant Step and Chez from New York.
After graduating in an accelerated program, Alicia threw herself into music and the LA nightlife. Through a friend she caught the attention of Dlish Productions, which threw parties at Hollywood hotspots such as Luna Park and The Sunset Room. As a resident DJ at these spots, she teamed up with Grooveradio’s DJ Holly Adams and developed the highly successful “Chicks In The Mix” monthlies-which featured an all female house DJ line-up. With the exposure she received thru her residencies, she began to work with many different promoters and clubs and began her conquest of the LA house scene. In no time at all she was traveling to many cites all over the US and sharing her vibe and vision of housemusic.
DJ Alicia has no limits when it comes to playing records. Her only requirement is that the music has soul. She is sensitive to a variety of vibes and is famous for weaving many styles of house music together according to the venue and crowd. With a residency at Spundae- LA with Chicks in the Mix, she has established herself as a leading female DJ in the Los Angeles club scene.
Next to her solo performances as a DJ, several musicians including a saxophonist and percussionist will be used to accompany her. Together, they create a unique and distinct presentation thru the intertwining of the live and electronica rhythms. This year you will see her in cities across the US along with many European cities including Ibiza at the infamous El Divino in August.
Along with DJ’ing, this year will catch her releasing her own signature tracks along with several new cd’s worldwide.
West Coast Residencies: Performances with Artists & DJ’s such as:
Spundae @ Circus – LA The Marcus Shelby Quartet
Flawless @ Calibar – LA Electric Skychurch
JetSet Lounge @ 360 penthouse – LA Soulstice
The Spot @ Sunset Room – LA Ozomatli
Exit Visa @ Tangier – LA Hybrid
Onyx Room – SD Little Louie Vega
Glass Kat – SF Freddy Fresh
Jay Hannah “ Lazy Dog”
These are but a few of the many talented artists and DJ’s that Alicia has worked with.
all styles of house: deep, tribal, funky,disco,latin,balearic,proggressive, tech