Getting her start DJing in Washington, DC’s hottest venues, DJ Lil’ Elle recently moved to San Francisco and is excited to bring her upbeat stylings to the West Coast. She has a deep knowledge of music spanning across many genres, spinning a mix of anything from hip hop, house, funk and soul, rock and roll, pop, and more. Outside the club setting DJ Lil’ Elle has taken her skills to a number of concerts and special events: opening for Wale, Amanda Blank and K.flay, spinning alongside turntable masters like Mad Decent’s DJ Sega, playing the USA Polo Cup Kickoff party, and providing the tunes for a Sak’s Fifth Avenue fashion show as some examples. Whether in clubs, at outdoor venues, or private parties for tech companies like Dropbox, AirBnB and SFNewTech, DJ Lil’ Elle always brings her A game and the event to life. Recently she has been working on her DJ and production duo Hella Flow as well as music branding with several different companies and individuals.
A little background:
Grew up on a farm in PA and played the flute as well as dabbling in sax, piano, violin, picolo, guitar, djembe, etc. I was on the MD line so I listened to 92Q (Bmore club and hip hop) religiously as well as WHFS (“alternative” rock, R.I.P.) with parents really into older rock, funk, and soul music. I went to Penn State and dabbled in the jam band scene but started putting out monthly hip hop mixtapes from 2005-2007. Played around on friends turntables for a while before buying my own in early 2008 and going in on the DC DJ scene as well as the entire east coast. Really want to start getting into production but I have so much fun making mixes, that takes up most of my time. Recently moved to the San Francisco bay area and I’m getting started DJing on the West Coast and working to get things going global. I listen to approx 5,000 songs monthly to find the best of all genres.
I’m a journalist, DJ and multimedia producer based in San Francisco for the past year after 5 years in Washington, DC. I write for a variety of websites covering events, food & drink, lifestyle and most often, music journalism.
I am currently focusing on brand content creation; working with a number of companies and agencies to produce top quality video, photo or written material to help highlight the brand and bring attention to the product.
I’m easygoing, friendly, have music contacts throughout the country as well as globally and am extremely knowledgeable in several genres of indie and pop music, specifically electronic and hip hop.
Let’s link if you’re looking for fresh, exciting content for your website or work in music in the SF Bay Area!
I play mostly house, funk, rock, and hip hop during my sets and you can check some of this out in my mixes posted on this site. I also do custom mixes for any event or purpose so if you are interested in that or for booking, shoot me an email.
Special Events DJed
James Bond Monte Carlo Party – SF 2012
Redpoint VC Event at Lolinda – SF 2012
Thea Selby for District 5 at DStructure – SF 2012
The Right Blend & Google Boat Event – SF 2012
Thumbtack & Uber Nightmix Party – Treasure Island, SF 2012
Mad Decent Monday – Philadelphia 2012
Coast 2 Coast Tour – SF, OC, SD, NY, Philadelphia, DC 2012
Thrive-Gulu Relaunch with Eliza Dushku, Joss Whedon and Rick Fox – SF 2012
Girlfriend’s Getaway Weekend – Sonoma 2012
Lomography Gallery Food Photography Event – SF 2012
St. Patrick’s Day – Danny Coyle’s, SF 2012
Von Church Holiday Party – SF 2011
Dropbox Holiday Party – SF 2011
The INTL moombahton party w/ gLAdiator – Public Works, SF 2011
Startup School Afterparty with Dropbox & AirBnB 2011 – Jillians, SF
SF Twestival 2011 – Atmosphere A3, SF
SF NewTech Holiday Party 2010 – Twilio HQ, SF
Sak’s Fifth Avenue Fall Fashion Preview 2010 – Policy, DC
HBO’s Bored to Death Season Premiere Party 2010 – Science Club, DC
Brightest Young Things ‘French Riviera’ Pool Party 2010 – Capitol Skyline Hotel, DC
Tigerlily Fundraiser to Empower Her World With Every Twirl 2010 – Josephine, DC
Amanda Blank & Maluca (Opening DJ) 2010 – Rock & Roll Hotel
DC Twestival 2010 – Shadowroom, DC
International Social Media Day 2010 – Science Club, DC
USA Polo Cup Kickoff Party ft. The Real Housewives’ Michaele Salahi 2010 – Science Club, DC
MNMT Snowboards Season Kickoff Party 2010 – Policy, DC
Tabi Bonney & Diamond District 2010 – U St. Music Hall, DC
$weat$hop ft. DJ Sega 2010 – 9:30 Club Backbar, DC
Wize Guyz Summer Kickoff Party 2009 – Cafe Japone, DC
Bliss Dance Party 2009 – Black Cat, DC
Double Dutch Dance Party 2009 – The Barbary, Philadelphia
Red Phone Inauguration Party 2009 – Red Lounge, DC
NASA (Opening DJ) 2009 – Rock & Roll Hotel, DC
The Panty Raid Dance Party 2009 – Savalas, Brooklyn, NY
Santigold Official Afterparty w/ Amanda Blank 2009 – DC9, DC
Brightest Young Things ‘Pipe Camp’ Pool Party 2009 – Capitol Skyline Hotel, DC
Solstice – SF
Milk Bar – SF
Comet Club – SF
Showdown – SF
Science Club – DC
Policy – DC
Rock & Roll Hotel – DC
Little Miss Whiskeys – DC
Jimmy Valentine’s – DC
DC9 – DC
Heaven & Hell – DC
Red Lounge – DC
Sova Wine & Espresso Bar – DC