A spotlight of positivity in the literal and figurative darkness of nightclub culture, DJ Heat is a champion of Washington, DC area music as well as a noted national DJ. For 10 years, she made a name for herself at well-reknowned radio station WPGC 95.5. Starting off as intern for Big Tigger, she worked her way up to an on-air personality and mixshow DJ. In 2015 she ended her tenure at the radio station in order to focus on the next phase of her career. Since then, she has done guest radio appearances on stations such New York's Hot 97 and SiriusXM's Shade 45. Most notably, DJ Heat is now the official DJ for multi-platinum recording artist Mya.
DJ Heat's ever-filling plate of high-profile positions has also rewarded her well in the awards department. 2014 saw her become the first female to ever be crowned DC DJ of the Year at the Fab Awards. She also took home the DC DJ of the Year honors again in 2015. At the DMV Awards, she has been a multiple-time recipient of awards for having the best blog (DCMumboSauce.com), as well as being the Most Supportive Media Person, Most Supportive Radio Personality and Most Supportive DJ. With features in the Washington Post, Complex Magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly, and a number of other journals, the impressive spread of her excellence continues to gain larger and more diverse audiences. It's no surprise that major companies such as McDonald's, the Washington Redskins, Revlon, Nike and more have reached out to DJ Heat to spin at their events. Forever breaking the glass ceiling, she placed a respective 3rd in the DC leg of the 2013 Red Bull Thre3style DJ Battle. She was the only female out of 5 DJs competing, and only the second female DJ in the battle's history to compete in the Red Bull competition.
Like many music professionals in the current generation, DJ Heat understands the necessity of navigating the space between excellent live performances and translating success to the digital realm. In this aim she has succeeded, and is a noteworthy figure in the progression of DJ culture in the 21st century.
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Lightshow Talks New Album, Drake, His Future & More
DMV based rapper Lightshow just recently released his new project, If These Walls Could Talk. The young artist spoke to DJ Heat about his music, meeting Drake, plans for the future, and much more.
Sevyn Gets Surprised With "Eggplant"; Talks B.O.B., Writing Proc
Sevyn Streeter made a stop in the DMV for a private meet & greet. I had the chance to interview Sevyn and talk about her beginnings in 2 different girl groups, her songwriting process...and of course I had to whip out the eggplant as we talked about Sevyn's "bae", rapper B.O.B.
RapAboutTV Presents: Ab Judah x DJ Heat Part I
Crowned the DC DJ of the Year by The Fab Awards. DJ Heat sits down with host Ab Judah to talk on falling in love with Hip-Hop , WPGC , artist empowerment, blog sites and wealth of more information.
Tray Chaney On Starring As Poot on HBO's The Wire
The Wire HD marathon on HBO had everyone buzzing and reminiscing about the classic television series. DJ Heat linked up with actor Tray Chaney who played the character Poot. Chaney revealed how he got the role, what infamous character he originally auditioned for, and what he's been up to since the end of the series.
Fresh Daily Inc Interviews DJ Heat
Pusha T Denies Clipse Reunion, Talks MNIM Praises & More
Pusha T made a stop into DC on Saturday, January 11th for a packed out show at EchoStage. DJ Heat caught up with him before he took the stage. Pusha dished on the rumors of a Clipse reunion album, being back in the studio with The Neptunes, the DC area music scene, and much more.
MMG's Fat Trel & Tracy T Talk Life After Signing With Rick Ross
Maybach Music Group's latests signees came to DC and did a very productive promo run throughout the area. They talked about their recent signing, what's next, and much more.
Black Cobain 'Perfect Contradiction' Interview
On November 3rd, Black Cobain dropped his LRG backed Perfect Contradiction mixtape. This marks the 5th mixtape for the artist signed to Wale's label, The Board of Administration. DJ Heat linked up with Black Cobain 2 days after the project dropped to break down the mixtape and address the often mentioned statement of him sounding like Wale.
DJ Heat Interviews Shy Glizzy
A rare interview with one of the biggest, but mysterious, upcoming artists in DC.
Interview w/Fat Trel
I caught up with Fat Trel before his show with Dom Kennedy at Howard University. Trel spoke about being one of the most loved artists to come out of DC, his ways with the ladies, label situations, and much more.