American DJ specializing in house/techno who's performed throughout the world, sharing the stage w/the likes of Sasha, Kerri Chandler, Radio Slave, John Tejada, Coyu, Chus+Ceballos, DVS1, Volvox, DJ Hyperactive, Paul Johnson, Woody McBride, MK, CamelPhat.
Full bio, portfolio and music at: www.mojaveofficial.com
MOJAVE (female:pressure / MDA / PANC) is an American DJ and producer who specializes in soulful house and techno, dIrawing inspiration from the beauty and decay of Southern California's Mojave Desert. A multi-instrumentalist with a foundation in classical, jazz and music theory, formal training in sound design and production, MOJAVE brings a sharp ear, unique sound and open mind to the decks.
Mojave has performed top nightclubs, festivals and the underground circuit throughout the U.S. and Europe, headlining Berlin’s famed Suicide Circus and SchwuZ, supporting the likes of Sasha and Skream at Minimal Effort festival (L.A.); DVS1, Volvox, DJ Hyperactive, Paul Johnson, Woody McBride at the legendary Even Furthur festival; Radio Slave, The Advent at 6AM x INCOGNITO (L.A.); John Tejada at The Liquor Store (Portland); Kerri Chandler, Sonny Fodera, CamelPhat, Coyu, Mark Kinchen, Prok & Fitch, Harvey McKay, Noir, Danny Howard at Exchange (L.A); Matt Lange at Clinic Wednesdays (L.A.); Francesca Lombardo, Chus & Ceballos at La Cave.
Locally in Los Angeles, she is a resident DJ at MDA's La Cave and PANIC, and is a regular performer at ExchangeLA. Internationally, she holds a residency on Barcelona City FM radio (peak time, 25k listeners) and appears regularly on prominent radio shows like Data Transmission and others in the U.K., U.S., Germany, and Canada. She serves as a social media manager for female:pressure, a Berlin-based international collective advocating for women-identifying and non-binary artists in electronic music.
Her passion for discovering and sharing new music began as a kid growing up in Boston, exploring her parents' vinyl collection and digging in local record shops. After spending her formative years playing in orchestras and Boston’s punk/hardcore scene, she moved to Los Angeles and New York and found herself quickly immersed in both cities’ dance music scenes. Her love for house and techno, and the warm social inclusion of these communities—the idea of the dance floor as a safe haven—inspired her to become a DJ, producer and event organizer to bring people together and promote these values.
Influenced by her classical training and upbringing on metal, classic rock, hip-hop, post-rock and ambient music, Mojave delivers exciting, genre-blurring live sets and compositions, moving fluidly between soulful house, jackin’ techno, dark techno, ethereal ambient stretches and breaks. As the sources for new music evolve, she is on top of it, exhilarated by selecting fresh, diverse, emotionally evocative tunes that elevate the energy of the room, fill the dance floor and keep audiences guessing. With a busy international gig schedule and new productions on the way, 2019 is looking bright for Mojave.