DJ Miss Milan
Hometown/Current City: New York City (Queens/Brooklyn)
Genre: Open Format
Tag Line: The Fairy Vibemother
rolling out recently caught up with DJ Miss Milan. Read the interview below to learn more about this vibrant female DJ, how she got started with her career and how she engages her audience with her great dance moves and music.
Read her exclusive interview with rolling out below.
When did you start DJing?
I started spinning four years ago after I finally had the courage to quit my job and say that I’m going to do this DJ thing full time and see where it takes me.
What or who were your early passions and influences?
Definitely legends like Mister Cee and hearing him turn up the airwaves on Hot 97 at the time as far as DJs; but my overall major influence as a performer was and still is Queen Bey, also known as Beyoncé.
How would you define your style of DJing?
My style of DJing would be straight vibes. I love the feeling of music and catering to the crowd rather than just playing for myself. I’m open format, so my style is very universal because the music itself is universal.
What’s your process for selecting a song to play during your sets, or at a gig?
My process for song selection starts with the vibe of the crowd always. I like to pull up early enough to hear the other DJs and feel the people. I want to have a good time outside of spinning; so I try to enjoy myself with the people first. Then, when it’s time to play, I have a gauge on what song to go to.
How far has music taken you around the world?
So far, music has taken me internationally to Bermuda, Montreal and recently Tanzania, Africa. Looking to definitely travel more in the near future.
How did music inspire you to become who you are today?
Music has not only inspired me, but saved me as well. Growing up, I suffered a lot with depression and not knowing what it was, or much less how to handle it. I would sing, dance, write my emotions into songs and perform them. [Music] has helped a lot.
Name three musicians who you believe changed the world.
Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Quincy Jones
What’s one musical experience that changed your life?
One musical experience that had an impact on my life didn’t involve me actually spinning, but was more for my musical opinion. Being featured in Billboard with my take on women in the rap game was super important and also needed, as we have so many talented females that should be pushed among the top two. Having that experience has really opened my eyes to the influence that I have in music and how far I can take it.
Where can our audience follow you?
Twitter: @DJMissMilan | Instagram: @DJMissMilan