Check out our interview with LA based House DJ and Producer DJ Elle, who also got international recognition last year during Paris Fashion week due to her true House style of DJing.
Follow DJ Elle @ellembennett
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Funny, introverted, ambitious
Name one your strengths?
I am dedicated to my craft.
How’s a typical day in your life?
Wake up, remind myself what I’m thankful for, reflect…Monday -Friday I am a personal assistant. I am also a full time mom and DJ.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My son, my manager, my friends and family.
How did you get started in the industry?
I started DJing as a hobby with my childhood friends, and had so much fun doing it so, I decided to turn it into a career.
What are currently your main challenges as a DJ and Producer?
As a DJ, COVID has canceled live gigs making it more difficult to DJ at venues. As a producer, figuring out the style of music I’m wanting to work on.
Which artists and styles inspired/influenced you?
Solomun and Walker&Royce as house DJs. Rod Wave and Drake’s music inspire me in Hip Hop production.
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
With a blunt, starring at the stars on my patio
Best stage you have ever play?
Jamaica Paradise Challenge
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Euro, House, Dance
What is the feeling to have international buzz after spinning in Europe and during Paris Fashion Week, that’s amazing!
I take pride in my International relationships. It feels great to be able to perform all over the world.
Can you tell us any differences between other places in the world and the US music scenes?
House music in Europe, but specifically Ibiza is definitely the primary genre to listen to. It’s in every restaurant, every club, every radio station.
I don’t have a favorite song, It changes all the time.
Top 3 festivals?
EDC & Art of the Wild are two festivals that own my heart.
What was the first record that you bought?
Nina Sky, Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys, Cherish
What’s your favorite club to DJ in?
I’ve only been DJing for a year so I’ve only done events. I had a couple clubs lined up for me to DJ in before Covid hit so, I am looking forward to fulfilling those gigs once it’s safe to do so again.
What advice would you give to aspiring Producers or DJs?
Invest in yourself…invest time and money into yourself as much as you can.
What is next for DJ Elle in the last months of 2020?
I have a new mix coming out! Dre Rois ft Rich The Kid! It’s called turn tables. It’s really lit!
Best and worst thing of your job?
Best thing is the music, worst thing I would say is the amount of effort you have to put into it in all aspects, such as social media, music platforms, booking gigs, preparations on the music end and on the fashion end, (the back work). It’s a lot.
How would your best friend describe you?
Corky, funny, crazy, loyal. These are the exact words. She’s sitting in front of me answering this. 🙂
Who would be your dream to work with?
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Drake, I think he’s super talented and I’m a big fan of his music.
How important is Social Media for you?
For my business it has become very important. To me personally, it’s not important at all.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Financial freedom, so I am able to put my mind elsewhere. Such as health and my boy.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
Being on the beach with my boy.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
I don’t watch tv, I’ll watch a movie maybe once a month, but I am so picky. It needs to be funny and entertaining for both me and my son.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Juicing, and sandwiches
And your favorite cheat food?
Pizza, Doritos, chocolate 🙂
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Accomplished in my career producing, writing, and DJing on the beach, in Vegas, with my girls and my son by my side
Do you support any charities?
Boys and Girls Club of Lompoc through the Lady Rocket Space Foundation
Where we can follow you?
Quote: “ When you can’t control what’s happening, Challenge yourself to control how you respond to what’s happening. That where your power is”
Holiday Destination: Spain
Drink: Detox detox
Celebrity Crush: Machine gun Kelly
Sports Team: The Rams
Movie: The Town