DJ Soul Sister
DJ Soul Sister, known as the queen of rare groove and funk, is a well-respected live DJ artist, veteran radio programmer, vinyl collector, crate digger, party promoter and tastemaker not only in her native New Orleans, but worldwide. As founder and host of her 15+ year-running "Soul Power" show on WWOZ FM in New Orleans and well-respected "right on party situations," Soul Sister stays true to the music that she loves: 1970s and 1980s funk, rare groove, underground disco, D.C. go-go, soul and R&B, fusion jazz and old school hip hop. Voted "Best DJ in New Orleans" for the past several years, and featured on MTV UK and in Spin, Wax Poetics, URB and OffBeat magazines, Soul Sister has thrown down her seamlessly blended funk/soul/rare groove/discotheque/jazz fusion/true school hip hop (vinyl only) sets in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and London, and for over a decade in her hometown of New Orleans. The first DJ to ever win both a Big Easy Entertainment Award and OffBeat Best of the Beat Award, Soul Sister has also opened and been invited to open for a number of legendary acts, including George Clinton and P-Funk, The Isley Brothers, ConFunkShun, Teena Marie, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, The funky Meters, Living Colour, The Roots, George Duke, Isaac Hayes, Galactic and many more. Dubbed "the queen of rare groove" by one of her overseas "Soul Power" listeners, she has taken the nightlife by storm in her hometown, known more for its top-notch live musicians than its top-notch underground DJ scene. To her credit, Soul Sister's parties and live DJ sets are now regarded and respected alongside those of her jazz, blues, rock, R&B and funk musician colleagues, many of them fans.