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With all the djs that are out there today, Empress` pure talent and passion shines like a light through the bleek haze of egos and mediocrity.

Something of a prodigy, Empress graduated college at the age of 17. She was the first American to be invited to play at V Recording`s prestigious party —- Movement in 1999. Her collaboration with Djs Ufo! and Sage spawned “Hydroxy”, which was released on Skunkrock Recordings with a Digital and Spirit Rmx on the flip. Following the release she completed a monstrocity of a tour in Europe and the continental US. In between her hectic dj schedule, she managed to work full time at Satellite Records for 2 years, as the head buyer of drum n bass for the stores 3 locations— New York, Boston and Atlanta —resulting in the quadrupling of the sales. Believe it or not, these feats were accomplished before she was even 20!

In 1993, Empress started attending clubs and raves in NYC. “From the first time I ever stepped into a club and felt that free, passionate energy, I knew I had to be involved. I loved all of it, the intense music, the passionate dancing, the outrageous costumes and attire. I felt like I belonged in the alternative reality of being truly free and accepted.”

In 1994, Empress started working her first record store job; managing shop, taking orders and buying at Joey D`s Records. She sought out the job because of her absolute obsession for the underground dance music. “I needed to learn as much as I could about the music and the store was a great catalyst for that.” While at work, Empress practiced mixing religiously and made tons of contacts with all the promoters and djs in the area. This later proved beneficial to her career.

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  • kyphi

    only love

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • nv8dr

    We can't wait to bring you her new stuff!

    4 Nov 2008 Reply
  • be_ill

    see her spin live man its fuckin dope. and your right, jungle djs need to be really good for junglists to like them. they aint gonna just like someone cuz they look good.

    16 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mindcrusher

    never heard of her before the DOA mix, but this mix is really good. I really believe that a dnb dj must have skills first to get noticed. This is not naked dj chicks house music.

    10 Dec 2007 Reply
  • be_ill

    get the fuck outta here empress is bumpin, she could spin with a bag over her head and get more than just a second look. the DOA mix was off the hook too. to each his own i suppose though.

    22 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Jsu5

    Let's be honest yeah, the only reason she's getting a second look on the scene is because she's smoking hot. Just listened to the DOA Mix and it's nothing special imo, quite poor mixing in parts actually. Good track selection though.

    16 Oct 2007 Reply