Sowelu / Resident DJ
Originally hailing from Northern California, SOWELU transported to the Los Angeles area in 1991 and was introduced to the LA Underground music scene almost immediately.
Over the past 24 years she has spent most of her young adult life, dancing in a warehouse or underneath the desert stars as her recreational past time. Once in LA, she discovered an environment that cultivated a spiritual union with the music, which seemed to evolve at a rate, faster than any musical genre ever had! It was here that she was able to maintain a connection with her love for music by expressing herself through ritualistic dancing.
In March of 2004, she decided DJing was the next step in her effort to express herself with music. By July of that same year, she had put together her first tech-house promo mix and landed a residency at a bi-monthly event in Hollywood, called Residence.
Over the last 12 years she has played in venues all over North America. She has been featured on numerous radio shows and podcasts including: KX 93.5 Laguna LimeLight, TribalUnderworld.com, Disciples of House, My House-Your House.net, Funk the System Radio, Electronic Dance Music Radio, In Soul We Trust.com, SAB Entertainment, Future Funk Collective, Hushradio.com, Homesick Radio and HouseWreckaz Radio where she Is currently a resident DJ and Co-Host of the show.
She joined the HouseWreckaz team in January of 2012 and it airs weekly on Fridays from 11 AM – 12 PM (LA) / 7 PM – 8 PM (UK) on Subliminal Radio.
Although her predominant genre is and always has been Tech House, she has done mixes in many genres and can fluctuate from Dub Step to Rock to Minimal Techno to Hip Hop.
Over the last two years, she has also joined forces with Animal Factory(now known as Proper Channels) an LA based promotion group that has been throwing underground events, locally since 2003.
As one of the first female DJs to emerge on the LA scene, she is known for her “story telling” mixes, blending melodic vocals and heavy hitting bass lines, with a touch of her own spiritual energy. She’s definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Listen, as she continues to evolve in her skills of programming, blending and track selection. Don’t be surprised to see her producing tracks in the near future!