My new funky DJ alter-ego, Nellie Shakes
Soul, Funk and Disco... music that has always been close to me. It's always lifted me and got me grooving faster than anything else. About 7 years ago, I started DJing for weekly sunsets in beach bars in San Antonio (anyone remember Canguiri?) and running my own night; "Superfly" in tribute to one of my favourites, Curtis Mayfield.
Well, after a little hiatus while I got all my musical projects sounding great and getting to know the music business... I am back behind the decks and just loving it!
Living on Ibiza, I wasn't sure if I would be joining the biggest group of wannabe DJ's on the planet but once I started selecting groovy tracks, the reaction spoke for itself. Whether it was a boat party, a restaurant or a late night dance floor; more than toe's were tapping and the audience were loving it!
Combined with live vocals and percussion... it's an sound exploration that takes you from a 1960's New Orleans, to the birth of disco in New York, to early electronic vibes from different parts of Africa, much celebrated Northern Soul, re-edits from legends like Todd Terje and The Reflex, of course all those amazing party classics that have always rocked a dance-floor... It really makes me excited!
I've performed at monthly party "Fonoteca" at Malanga Cafe in Ibiza Town. Renowned for their impeccable taste in music, it was truly an honour to get those people moving! I sang Spanky Wilson's remix of "Sunshine of Your Love"... yes!
I'm taking bookings for beach bars, weddings and restaurants for this year and just can't wait to play more and more!
Listen to my first mix here -- on Soundcloud -- Recorded at chic restaurant and party venue, Lamuella for Jo Mill's new night, I was the first on the decks warming up for some incredible DJs... enjoy!