Female DJs

 

MAV Music work with London’s best female DJs to provide incredible musical experiences. Whether it’s a beach party in Ibiza or a corporate event in Frankfurt our DJs know how to create the perfect atmosphere.

 

Our experienced and professional female DJs work from an expansive musical palette. Spanning genres and generations, all DJs on our roster are vibe specialists, responding to the subtleties of the occasion in real-time, and never failing to pull out the perfect tune for each moment.

Live DJ Experiences

 

Nothing beats the energy of a live DJ. Music is vital for any event. And armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, our DJs take it to the next level.

From disco, to pop, to hip-hop, to bossa, to techno, our experienced DJs know how to read and respond to the room. Shifting the tempo, energy, and style to suit your needs, we work with you to understand your brand, and provide exactly what you want for your event.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re in need of our expert musical advice, we’d love to talk to you about what you need, and create the perfect musical experience for your event.

Getting to Know… DJ Ella Durston

 

MAV DJ Ella Durston has been bringing the vibe at events all over London. Find out about her inspirations, her music career, and her experiences of DJing at music hotspots around the world.

How long have you been deejaying?
Professionally 5 years, but it was my hobby for 3 years before I made it my profession.

 

What got you into deejaying, was it a record, a live performance or a mix?
I saw a guy Deejaying at a beach bar on Koh Chang in Thailand, back in 2010, when I used to travel a lot. I was a professional dancer at the time, but for me, combining music, outside, in the sunshine and being able to travel seemed like the dream profession.

 

What was your first gig like? And where was it?
My first ever gig was a 30 minute warm up at the old ‘Movida’ Nightclub in London, at a night called ‘Shabba Dabba Rah’. It was my friend (who taught me how to DJ) Buster’s night and was full of some of London’s most eccentric fashionistas. I was ridiculously nervous.

 

Who are your inspirations?
My music taste is quite broad. During lockdown I have found myself listening to a lot more downtempo music and have a newfound respect for a lot of the original Ibiza DJ’s like Pippi & Jon Sa Trinxa, and ‘The Brothers Grim’ always leave me inspired with the records they play.
DJ wise Sasha is probably the most seamless DJ, and how he puts records together is nothing short of genius.

 

What is the best DJ gig you have seen in London?
Bicep at Printworks. I’ve been a big fan of their music for sometime, but that gig was sublime! I still get goosebumps when I watch the footage back.

 

What is your favourite venue?
Printworks & Fabric in London, and Pikes in Ibiza.

 

What’s it like being a young DJ in London?
There are a lot of opportunities to DJ in London. There are always parties & events, whether it be London Fashion week/Design week or at bars, there’s a lot of fun to be had.
I find London can, however, be quite restrictive as a DJ unless you aim to produce music and push yourself as an artist.

 

What is your favourite MAV venue to play in and why?
Duke Street has always been a fun venue to play, the manager has confidence to let me play what I like and some weeks I get to play more funk, soul/disco and other weeks more deep house/house music.

 

Do you have any favourite moments or stories from your years of deejaying?
Last year I played in Ibiza at Pikes for the first time. I found out 10 mins into my set the DJ Harvey was there. I have a huge amount of respect for him. He complimented my set and even asked what one of my records was! Buzzing! I love playing at Pikes as I get to play the most eclectic music. The more obscure and rare the better.

 

What are your favourite songs to play out at the moment?
With the clubs and late night venues being shut and the state the world is in, I feel there is more emphasis on day parties and spreading good vibes.
‘Master Blaster’ by Stevie Wonder, for me, is one of those records that does exactly that!

Getting to know… DJ Lulah Francs

 

Growing up in Ibiza and now living there for half the year, MAV DJ Lulah Francs is immersed in DJ culture. We spoke to her about her music journey.

 

How long have you been deejaying?

I have been DJing for fun for about two years and professionally… well, about two years! My pathway between doing it for a hobby and a career happened pretty quickly.

 

What got you into deejaying – was it a record, a live performance or a mix?

There have definitely been moments when I’ve been out and gigs and looked up at the DJs thinking, or hoping that I would do that one day! One of those times was Fatboy Slim b2b Eats Everything playing an Elrow set at Glastonbury. I’ll never forget it, it was epic.

 

What was your first gig like? And where was it?

I remember feeling like a total fraud, ha! It was really unbelievable to me that I was actually being paid to do what I love, when I would probably do it for free!

 

Who are your inspirations? 

I have a lot of different inspirations for really different reasons. But my biggest probably has to be Honey Dijon. Her depth of understanding on how to intertwine music from all different genres at one time is so impressive. I also love her boldness and strength about being a black trans woman. Honey is inspirational to so many people, and in so many different aspects of life, not just the music scene.

 

What is the best DJ gig you have seen in London?

To be honest, I haven’t been to that many big nights in London. I grew up and now live half the year in Ibiza… so I’m pretty spoiled for choice over there! But if I had to pick, I’d say Dan Shake did an ace job for Glitterbox at Printworks. His sound is really fresh and new, whilst also giving a slightly old school hip hop edge to disco house.

 

What is your favourite venue?

I couldn’t possibly choose one over the other on this one. Watergate in Berlin or DC10 in Ibiza. Both hold very special places in my heart.

 

What’s it like being a young DJ in London?

It’s an incredible job, one that I feel very lucky to call a ‘job’, a lot of the time it doesn’t feel like it! But, I would say there is a huge amount of competition. It’s hard sometimes to see what all the other DJs are doing and to not feel bad if you’re not quite there yet. I also think social media doesn’t help with comparing yourself to others too.

 

What is your favourite MAV venue to play in and why?

No.32 in Clapham Old Town, it’s always packed in there and very buzzy. Me and my boyfriend also met there a couple of years ago so that makes me feel very sentimental about the venue!

 

Do you have any favourite moments or stories from your years of deejaying for MAV (either for us or outside)?

Someone tipped me a Dairy milk chocolate bar once because they didn’t have cash! If you’re reading this, thank you.

 

What are your favourite 5 set-closers at the moment?

These selections change literally every week but right now, I’m alternating between these five!

‘Wish I didn’t miss you’ – Angie Stone

‘Black Water’ – Octave One, Ann Saunderson

‘The Scene’ – Audio Bullys

‘Key Lime’ – D’Arabia

‘Dub Be Good To Me’ – Beats International

Live DJ Experiences

Nothing beats the energy of a live DJ. Music is vital for any event. And armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, our DJs take it to the next level.

From disco, to pop, to hip-hop, to bossa, to techno, our experienced DJs know how to read and respond to the room. Shifting the tempo, energy, and style to suit your needs, we work with you to understand your brand, and provide exactly what you want for your event.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re in need of our expert musical advice, we’d love to talk to you about what you need, and create the perfect musical experience for your event.

Getting to Know… DJ Ella Durston

 

MAV DJ Ella Durston has been bringing the vibe at events all over London. Find out about her inspirations, her music career, and her experiences of DJing at music hotspots around the world.

How long have you been deejaying?
Professionally 5 years, but it was my hobby for 3 years before I made it my profession.

 

What got you into deejaying, was it a record, a live performance or a mix?
I saw a guy Deejaying at a beach bar on Koh Chang in Thailand, back in 2010, when I used to travel a lot. I was a professional dancer at the time, but for me, combining music, outside, in the sunshine and being able to travel seemed like the dream profession.

 

What was your first gig like? And where was it?
My first ever gig was a 30 minute warm up at the old ‘Movida’ Nightclub in London, at a night called ‘Shabba Dabba Rah’. It was my friend (who taught me how to DJ) Buster’s night and was full of some of London’s most eccentric fashionistas. I was ridiculously nervous.

 

Who are your inspirations?
My music taste is quite broad. During lockdown I have found myself listening to a lot more downtempo music and have a newfound respect for a lot of the original Ibiza DJ’s like Pippi & Jon Sa Trinxa, and ‘The Brothers Grim’ always leave me inspired with the records they play.
DJ wise Sasha is probably the most seamless DJ, and how he puts records together is nothing short of genius.

 

What is the best DJ gig you have seen in London?
Bicep at Printworks. I’ve been a big fan of their music for sometime, but that gig was sublime! I still get goosebumps when I watch the footage back.

 

What is your favourite venue?
Printworks & Fabric in London, and Pikes in Ibiza.

 

What’s it like being a young DJ in London?
There are a lot of opportunities to DJ in London. There are always parties & events, whether it be London Fashion week/Design week or at bars, there’s a lot of fun to be had.
I find London can, however, be quite restrictive as a DJ unless you aim to produce music and push yourself as an artist.

 

What is your favourite MAV venue to play in and why?
Duke Street has always been a fun venue to play, the manager has confidence to let me play what I like and some weeks I get to play more funk, soul/disco and other weeks more deep house/house music.

 

Do you have any favourite moments or stories from your years of deejaying?
Last year I played in Ibiza at Pikes for the first time. I found out 10 mins into my set the DJ Harvey was there. I have a huge amount of respect for him. He complimented my set and even asked what one of my records was! Buzzing! I love playing at Pikes as I get to play the most eclectic music. The more obscure and rare the better.

 

What are your favourite songs to play out at the moment?
With the clubs and late night venues being shut and the state the world is in, I feel there is more emphasis on day parties and spreading good vibes.
‘Master Blaster’ by Stevie Wonder, for me, is one of those records that does exactly that!

Getting to know… DJ Lulah Francs

 

Growing up in Ibiza and now living there for half the year, MAV DJ Lulah Francs is immersed in DJ culture. We spoke to her about her music journey.

 

How long have you been deejaying?

I have been DJing for fun for about two years and professionally… well, about two years! My pathway between doing it for a hobby and a career happened pretty quickly.

 

What got you into deejaying – was it a record, a live performance or a mix?

There have definitely been moments when I’ve been out and gigs and looked up at the DJs thinking, or hoping that I would do that one day! One of those times was Fatboy Slim b2b Eats Everything playing an Elrow set at Glastonbury. I’ll never forget it, it was epic.

 

What was your first gig like? And where was it?

I remember feeling like a total fraud, ha! It was really unbelievable to me that I was actually being paid to do what I love, when I would probably do it for free!

 

Who are your inspirations? 

I have a lot of different inspirations for really different reasons. But my biggest probably has to be Honey Dijon. Her depth of understanding on how to intertwine music from all different genres at one time is so impressive. I also love her boldness and strength about being a black trans woman. Honey is inspirational to so many people, and in so many different aspects of life, not just the music scene.

 

What is the best DJ gig you have seen in London?

To be honest, I haven’t been to that many big nights in London. I grew up and now live half the year in Ibiza… so I’m pretty spoiled for choice over there! But if I had to pick, I’d say Dan Shake did an ace job for Glitterbox at Printworks. His sound is really fresh and new, whilst also giving a slightly old school hip hop edge to disco house.

 

What is your favourite venue?

I couldn’t possibly choose one over the other on this one. Watergate in Berlin or DC10 in Ibiza. Both hold very special places in my heart.

 

What’s it like being a young DJ in London?

It’s an incredible job, one that I feel very lucky to call a ‘job’, a lot of the time it doesn’t feel like it! But, I would say there is a huge amount of competition. It’s hard sometimes to see what all the other DJs are doing and to not feel bad if you’re not quite there yet. I also think social media doesn’t help with comparing yourself to others too.

 

What is your favourite MAV venue to play in and why?

No.32 in Clapham Old Town, it’s always packed in there and very buzzy. Me and my boyfriend also met there a couple of years ago so that makes me feel very sentimental about the venue!

 

Do you have any favourite moments or stories from your years of deejaying for MAV (either for us or outside)?

Someone tipped me a Dairy milk chocolate bar once because they didn’t have cash! If you’re reading this, thank you.

 

What are your favourite 5 set-closers at the moment?

These selections change literally every week but right now, I’m alternating between these five!

‘Wish I didn’t miss you’ – Angie Stone

‘Black Water’ – Octave One, Ann Saunderson

‘The Scene’ – Audio Bullys

‘Key Lime’ – D’Arabia

‘Dub Be Good To Me’ – Beats International

Hire a Leading Female DJ

 

Give your event the edge by hiring London’s top female DJ talent. Get in touch with MAV Live today to find out more about our services and hire a DJ for your event.