Already an avid club-goer and lover of any music that made her dance, DJ NineLives learned the trade in late 2006 after she heard her first sweet sounds of Drum and Bass, stumbling into a random room at a very random house party. Instantly curious, ths fearless feline DJ was born. Watching the great DnB turntablists such as Marky, Andy C, DJ Hype, as well as her amazing friends, she gained a love and respect for vinyl and the old school feel of the underground scene, falling in love with the sounds of the Hospital, Viper, and RAM labels.
Starting off her career in the grimy basement of the Underdog, in Peterborough, Ontario, and under the influence of the Epic Academy crew, she spread her dancefloor vibes and began throwing regular shows at The Ossia and The Trash with her Sub-Culture crew. She then moved on to tackle the Toronto scene, becoming a resident DJ at Toi Bar, and regularly rinsing under Misfit Productions and Psychoactive Soundscapes productions, while attending the amazing shows of Destiny, Future Sound, and Soul In Motion, to name a few. She also began to explore DJing House, and a new love was born.
After moving to Whistler, BC in late summer of last year, she was privileged to quickly become a resident DJ with the Whistler Junglists and Solartribe promotion groups, as well as a appearing as a regular guest on the Whistler Media Network (wmn.fm) for the Whistler Junglist Podcast, eventually becoming the host herself (http://www.whistlerjunglists.com/).
Over this last summer, she began to further explore her love of all things House, focussing mainly on Electro and shook dancefloors all summer at the infamous Solartribe Full Moon parties. This past fall, she and her friend and fellow-DJ, Phroh, hosted a season of ‘Ladies Night Thursdays’ at the Savage Beagle in Whistler, playing a range of genres from house and breaks, to liquid dnb, reggae, and everything guaranteed to make you get up and dance. This past January she also had the privilege to open for SPY with the Whistler Junglists.
Keep your eye out for this one-of-a-kind kitty, rocking the dancefloors of beautiful BC...
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