Dj Zel has always had a profound love for music, a born and raised Filipina from the suburbs of Chicago. From a young age she was never without music. From jamming out to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, to having various artists posters from “Word Up” magazine up on her wall, and joining various dance groups, she loved to showcase her love for music. She grew up influenced by many genres and artists but was specifically drawn to the B96 Mixmasters and was heavily influenced in the Hip-Hop and R&B.
In 2010, she began looking for an outlet to express herself artistically since she had stopped dancing after college. Leo a close friend offered her a new outlet and taught her the fundamentals of DJ’ing. What started as an outlet quickly became her main focus and passion. Not only was it an adrenaline rush to be able to creatively try new things with different types of music but seeing how people reacted is what drove her to continue on to learn more.
Currently she is making her way thru large scale venues, bars, and events throughout Chicago and is gaining recognition in her career during her high energy sets and is making it known that she loves to show everyone a good time.
“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music”
Big City Tap
Sky Rooftop at Epic
Deuces & Diamonds
Cunas Sports Lounge
Bull & Bear
Altitude at SLS Hotel in LA
CAS Music Group
Method Music LLC