DJ Skeez is not your typical DJ. When she’s not day trading, rehabbing her neighborhood homes, keeping up with her bees or sailing, she can be found around Detroit and beyond hosting, promoting and DJing parties all while rocking her signature green hair and tattoos.
It was 20 years ago when Skeez bought her first pair of turntables. Before that, her first job in the industry was in 1996 being a street team leader for Okayplayer (the Root’s online fan site,) and Detroit’s storied St. Andrews Hall, establishing her footing in Detroit’s hip-hop, electronic, and techno communities. As she built relationships in those music circles—she found her own voice through the 1s and 2s.
Purpose and passion define Skeez and it’s evident in her work and in her vast music knowledge. A lifelong record collector & digger, her sets can flow genrelessly from throwback 70’s disco, soul and funk to 80’s pop and hip-hop, to Dilla laced Detroit gems, to the hottest house releases and exclusives. She currently spins as a Saturday resident at Detroit’s hottest new venue, Spot Lite, alongside her mentor Dez Andrez of Mahogani Music—as well as playing events at Marble Bar, SPKRBOX, Willis Show Bar and other venues including downtown parks, galas, and private events in and around Detroit.
She has thrown parties featuring legends – Moodymann, Rich Medina, Waajeed, Cosmo Baker, Tall Black Guy, Amp Fiddler & Dames Brown, Dwele, Kyle Hall, DJ Minx, Dajae, Stacy Hotwaxx, DJ Godfather, Nick Speed & Houseshoes and played alongside Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Slum Village, Danny Brown, Phat Kat, Black Milk, Tank & The Bangas, Boo Williams, Chances With Wolves, Ryan Leslie, Monica Blaire, Guilty Simpson, Elzhi, Bahamadia, Rick Wilhite, Karizma, Z*Trip & Dam Funk.
Skeez has also been a featured DJ on Trick Trick’s Shade45 show on Sirius Radio and she held down 2 hip-hop showcases at SXSW in 2010. The diversity of her DJ work throughout the years has her equally comfortable rocking anything from roller rinks to clubs, late night afters to vinyl lounges, Burningman day parties to galas, 8 mile strip clubs to Moodymann’s legendary Memorial Day BBQ, a true Detroit badass on and off the decks.