Known as The First Lady of House, Carita La Nina is one of the most popular
female DJ’s Holland’s got to offer. With her joyful appearance and superb skills, she stands her ground in the Dutch Dance scene, setting an example for all women who are trying to survive in this manly world. Carita nowadays performs at the biggest venues in the country, giving the visitors a tasteful mix of all sorts of house music. She has a natural instinct when it comes to working the crowd and isn’t afraid of challenging people to walk the side paths of mysterious minimal and deep techhouse. Adding her own smashing productions to her sets, Carita has the complete package to shake things up and let the club bounce to powerful house beats!
At a young age she knew that this was the road she needed to take. Before her ambitions led her to become a DJ, she was working at Fat Beats Amsterdam, a famous record store for the Hip Hop community. It was during this time that she came in touch with all-round DJ Melly Mel, who taught her the basics of mixing. It turned out to be the beginning of a new career, which soon brought her a position on TV! The Dutch comedian Dolf Janssen asked young Carita to assist in his program “Later Wordt Het Leuk!” (Later It Will Be Fun!). In the show Carita was responsible for the opening music and funny tunes to suite the subjects talked about by Dolf and his guests. It is this very show which leads to her getting discovered by Pierre Papa, who asks Carita to host her own radio show on FunX. Alongside DJ Chuckie, Carita presented FunX Club everyFriday night for about a year. Afterwards, Carita moved on to work fulltime at the well known party organization ID&T, where she became responsible for the promotion of several big events. The job revealed many insights about working behind the scenes, which eventually turned out to be of great use to her following career.
Inspired by Carita’s lifestyle as a DJ the sports label Nike decided to build up a campaign theme around her. The campaign is titled Nike Rebel Girl – Girl at daytime, Rebel at night. This year (June, 2009) Nike Rebel Girl was presented at the Nike World Conference in Punta Umbria, Spain, which Carita attended.
LOVE & DESTRUCTION
Carita La Niña has made history in The Netherlands by becoming the first female DJ at LuxuRush, Dirty Dutch and a lot more quality concepts. She is classed as the most promising female DJ of The Netherlands and after a killer set at Dirty Dutch Aftershock B2B with Chuckie she hosted her own area at Luxurush 2009 in the HMH, called “Love & Destruction”.
CARITA LA NIÑA ON THE PRODUCING SIDE
Cool fact to know is that Carita got accepted into the exclusive Red Bull Music Acadamy in 2006. With loads of knowledge and experience obtained, Carita seemed ready to jump in the deep end and fulfil her dreams as a professional DJ. Ever since, she has worked her way to the top by constantly proving herself in the clubs, which soonwas noticed by the famous booking agency ACE. As a member of the ACE family,Carita continues to rock the club scene with love and passion. And using her creativity in the studio also seems to be paying off, resulting in pumping house tracks like “Permission Granted” (released on the Dirty Dutch Label and Pleasure Island Compilation) and “Halfway There” (released on The HRMNN Compilation) and her remix of “It’s The Beat” (released on Dancetunes).
Performances atLuxuRush, Dance4Life, Extrema Outdoor Festival, Mysteryland festival, Defqon,Dirty Dutch, Nope Is Dope, Paradiso, Club London, Off_Corso, Bloomingdale, Matrixx, Las Palmas, FFWD Parade, Paradiso, Melkweg
Abroad performances at -NYC, London, Antwerp, Burning Man Festival 2008 – USA, Switserland, Spain, Crete, Surinam, Bahrein, Ibiza, 5 city ‘She DJ Tour’ Turkey. Stay tuned for this promising natural talent, because even now… with weekly gigs and banging releases, you still ain’t seen nothing yet!