A long time ago in a far away land……. Dee Jai had a love for music and dancing from an early age. She was a dancer and singer for a few Macedonian Folk Dancing groups spanning over 5 years, dancing and singing to traditional Macedonian music. She also had a love for various instruments such as the “Selski Tapan”, a traditional wooden/animal skin hand made bass/snare drum, the “Gajda”, a traditional wooden hand crafter flute which can be attached to a bag-pipe. As the years went by, she learnt how to play the recorder keyboard in primary school. Unsatisfied by the general teachings of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, she decided to teach herself a song she loved at the time, No Limit by 2 Unlimited. She became the envy of all her friends and enemies but thought nothing of it, I mean she was only 10 years old. When she entered high-school, she was a drummer in her class band and played alternative music agreed upon by all members. She also had private drumming lessons during lunch which helped her along the way. She also had a moment of embarrassing stardom as the singer for the band which wasn’t by choice. From as little as 10, and as the years passed Dee Jai learned to play various instruments and songs in various styles by using the Suzuki Method. This is all achieved by listening, imitation and repetition. A method founded by Dr Shinichi Suzuki of Nagoya, Japan and adapted by many worldwide. Even still, Dee Jai cannot read music notes and relies on her ability to learn music by using her only known method. In 2004, Dee Jai decided to further her knowledge and fuel her fascination for DJ-ing by doing the beginners DJ course at DMC Records in South Yarra. The following year Dee Jai and fellow musically minded friend Dan (a.k.a Mz Rizk) decided to create, host and DJ their own event at Cherry Bomb in Collingwood which catered for the Gay & Lesbian community. It was a success and it was all uphill from that point on. Dee Jai is a resident and guest for various events over the years, including Midsumma Carnival 2006, Sapphic, Cheeky Meow, Dial M for Murmur, Bent, Hired Goons, Pitch Bitch, All Sorts and more. Her latest residency is for All Sorts at Opium Den on Saturday nights. She’s also making her debut international guest spot at Gazebo in Bangkok, Thailand this June 2008. She loves playing a blended mash of Minimal, Tech, and Crunchy Electro throughout her sets because she likes to hear change and see the looks on the crowd’s faces. She’s a huge supporter of the underground music scene and wants to show the Gay & Lesbian crowd what they’re missing out on.
Quote: “Take it easy, givvit HARD!!!” Dee Jai