DJ Denise is no stranger to electronic music. She first cut her teeth in the San Francisco underground scene in the late-1990s. A natural talent behind the decks, she was instantly recognized for both her technical abilities and unique energy. Her nonchalant fader flicks and mixer tricks combined with seemingly effortless beatmatching skills were intriguing to many trainspotting fans. Word of her success spread quickly and soon she was being booked for gigs spanning the San Francisco Bay Area and across North America and Hawaii. In the early 2000s she worked as a vinyl buyer for Skills DJ Workshop, which has evolved into one of the most successful EDM production companies on the West Coast.
In 2004, eager to develop as an artist, Denise began engineering her own music. She launched a vinyl record label in 2006 named Mizumo Music, and within the first year, Mizumo had established itself as a quality brand for house music. Always one step ahead, Denise transitioned the label from vinyl to digital format in order to keep up with the ever-changing technology in the industry. This Bay Area homegrown label currently boasts over 160 releases from local and international artists including Donald Glaude, Angel Alanis, Calvertron, Stupid Fresh, Mike Balance, SpekrFreks, The Sloppy 5th’s, Robert Ortiz and many more. Mizumo Music has naturally also become a home for many of Denise’s original productions, remixes and collaborations. It is evident that her talents in the studio successfully equate to her ability for moving dance floors.
In addition to managing Mizumo Music, Denise has steadily refined her production and engineering skills and has releases on over 50 international labels including but not limited to: Cubic (UK), A-Squared Muzik (US), CRUX (US), Clubstream (Sweden), Champion Beats (Canada), Electrotypo (Spain), Industry of House (Brazil), Big Poppa (South Africa) and Sequential Sounds (Australia). DJ Denise’s music has been selected by well-respected and top EDM artists including DJ Shortee, Simply Jeff, and SOS (from the British super-club Ministry of Sound), who have all licensed songs for mix compilations. In an original collaboration with the legendary DRC, “Sassy Frass” was selected for release on Epiphyte Record’s “LovEvolution,” the official 2009 CD for San Francisco’s street festival modeled after Germany’s famous Love Parade.
At present, you will find Denise delicately balancing her time between DJ bookings, the production studio, and managing the Mizumo Music label. She continues to perform in venues – both intimate and massive – in the San Francisco EDM community, as well as at major camp-outs and festivals such as Burning Man (Nevada desert). For her tour schedule, free downloads, merchandise, photos, and more, please visit www.djdenise.com.
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