By Myki Angeline
At just 15 years old, DJ Eve is making quite the name for herself in her hometown city of Sacramento. The California native had the crowd dancing all night during her sets as the youngest DJ to play Concerts In The Park (CIP) on May 17. CIP is Sacramento’s longest running local music outdoor party since 1991 – a free, all ages music series that features the best musicians boasting nearly 7,000 in attendance every Friday night.
See DJ Eve’s interview with Fox 40 here.
Her desire to pursue a career in music happened by chance. It was her mother Melissa Ann who wanted to learn how to be a deejay and one day brought home music equipment. She took an interest in what her mother was learning and asked to learn with her. That was two years ago. Now a freshman in high school, DJ Eve has already performed at several events in Sacramento including: THIS Midtown Block Party, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration, Crocker Art Museum’s Noon Years Eve Party, Wide Open Walls with Shepard Fairy, Art Openings, Second Saturday, and Concerts In The Park.
I asked DJ Eve how she prepares for a performance and who are some of her influences. “Depending on the gig, the age of the people there, and type of crowd, I start finding songs. Then I create my set around that based on how long I’m playing.” she says. Her musical influences range from DJs like Little Boots, RAC, Dillion Francis, along with artists like Miami Horror, Cut Copy, and Chromeo.
Listen to her mixes on Soundcloud.
DJ Eve is looking forward to performing more shows in the Sacramento area this year, and is working on expanding her travel to Los Angeles. Follow DJ Eve on Facebook and Instagram. Visit her website at djevebeats.com.