DJ Kelly grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan and spent her early career at raves and in the underground DJ scene, spending most weekends at Motor as well as driving back and forth to Toronto and Chicago. Her influence comes from DJ's such as Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, Deep Dish, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Mistress Barbara, Colette, Bad Boy Bill and Richard (Humpty) Vission. These were late and sleepless nights, dancing, traveling, record shopping and honing in her signature Chicago and disco style house sound.
DJ Kelly's San Francisco DJ career began in 2004 and has included events at Space Gallery, Retox, Wish, Raven, weeklies at Vertigo and Asiento as well as a residency at the W Hotel playing vinyl. She also enjoys Burning Man events such as Precompression, the Disorient Dome at Burning Man and Decompression as well as great fundraisers for the Bottlecap Gazebo, Eggs Bar and most recently the San Francisco Zoo.