DJ Kamala

DJ Kamala is one of the pioneering female DJs to emerge from the New York City Club scene. Professionally DJing since 1997, Kamala has played hundreds of venues in New York and has also played in Miami, Puerto Rico, Berlin, London, & Ibiza. She began her career spinning when Vinyl was yet the only format available and thru the years honed her skills via multi-formats. As daughter of legendary Jazz Musician, Carter Jefferson who toured with the likes of Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw and Fort Apache Band, Kamala was endowed with a rich and prolific musical origin. A 4th generation Chelsea ­Manhattan native of African American, Puerto­Rican and Cuban roots, Kamala’s multi­cultural upbringing provided an early introduction to Downtown culture and led her into New York’s vibrant nightlife community which laid the foundation for her musical expertise and flavorful edge. Specializing in music spanning 70’s, 80’s, 90s to present and many genres, most notably Soulful House music, Indie Dance, Disco & Soul, classic Hip Hop, Global Lounge, Jazz & more, Kamala masterfully mixes and weaves her sets together with passion and grace. Conjuring moods that speak to her musical journey. Kamala has shared the bill and played events with some of the most notable and Legendary DJs and Producers in the business including: Louie Vega, Jellybean Benitez, QTIP, Todd Terry, Questlove, Red Alert, Timmy Regisford, Quentin Harris, Sting International, Merlin Bobb, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Richard Vasquez, Ron Trent , Ruben Toro, Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong & More.