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Without a doubt, DJ ICON has become an iconic figure in the U.S. dance music industry and beyond. With a career spanning a quarter century, she has captivated audiences the world over with her genre-spanning heavy hitting sound. Her magnetic stage presence, unmatched skill behind the decks and widely supported productions, have led her to be dubbed one of the leading ladies of this domain.

She discovered the world of raves and electronic music in 1996 at age 16 and quickly found herself being pulled behind the decks. She diligently rose through the ranks of the legendary San Francisco underground at a time when female DJs and promoters were few. In just a few years, she found herself at the center of the growing electronic music phenomenon with a steady stream of local residencies as well as an expansive amount of stateside and international bookings. Her unmatched ability to make a crowd move has taken her on tours throughout the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe. ICON has blessed the festival stages of such world renowned events as Ultra, Coachella, Shambhala and is an integral member of the legendary Opulent Temple sound camp at Burning Man where she created a massive dusty fan base at OT as well as every major stage in Black Rock City.

Her 3-year stint in New York catapulted her into the national television spotlight. In 2001 she was featured alongside Reid Speed, DJ Craze and 10 other DJ’s on the 12-part Showtime documentary “Disc Jockey.” And then in 2003 she was cast as the on-air DJ for MTV’s internationally syndicated dance competition “The Wade Robson Project.” Over the years she has also held down features on international radio stations like Sirius FM; Radio Record, Russia’s largest radio station; and KROK NYC.

Her releases on Illeven Eleven Records and Hot Cakes have made their way into the playlists of DJs far and wide and earned her spots on Beatport’s top 10 multiple times. Her most recent collaboration with Deekline, “Hey DJ” reached the number 2 spot on Beatport Breaks charts and received support from The Dub Pistols, Smookie Illson and Fort Knox 5.

Most recently, she co-founded PLUR:AF, a collective of powerhouse Asian-American women DJs who joined forces to stand against Asian hate. by raising awareness and funds to support AAPI charities through the uniting and healing art of music.

So what’s next for this unstoppable bass queen? More productions, remixes and mixes are in the works, as she continues to solidify her mark in the worldwide dance music industry. And if the last twenty-five years have proven anything, the future will continue to bring big things from this driven and versatile artist.