Francesca’s journey to becoming a DJ started out as a hobby in college, one that quickly escalated into her career choice. “I had no intention of becoming a DJ. I simply got into mixing because I was a club kid, who developed an addiction to house music. I got my turntables so I could make mixed tapes of this music I loved, which back then was only available on vinyl.” She spent several years behind her turntables, playing for fun before she ever spun out at a club. This enabled her to develop and master her mixing skills. Something she now prides herself on. Her dream was to spin at a club just once, though she didn’t think it would ever really happen. But it did. And once she did it, she just had to do it again.
12 years later her extreme determination, unique mixing ability, and infectious energy has earned her guest spots at such NYC clubs as Centro-fly, Speed, Aria, Twirl, OHM, Stonewall, China Club, Happy Valley and Ice Palace, that’s just to name a few. She has held residencies at Escuelita, Cheetah, and for SheScape and Lovergirl, which are NYC biggest female parties. Her passion for music has taken her to Philadelphia, California, Texas, and Florida where she received rave revues in 2002 at the prestigious White Party. In 2003 and 2004 she hosted and spun on her weekly Internet show ’Francesca’s Fever’ on downshiftradio.com, where she still does guest spots when time allows. Anyone who hears Francesca spin instantly falls in love with her. She plays a wide variety of music and doesn’t like to narrow her selection to any one genre. She’ll bring together deep soulful tribal and progressive house sounds to build the energy on the dance floor into a frenzy, which always leaves the club children screaming for more.
Presently DJ Francesca is working hard to accomplish bigger goals reaching far beyond the turntables. When Francesca is not making people dance, she’s hard at work in the studio working on remixes as well as original productions. She is currently working on her first album, which will consist of original house tracks ranging from soulful groovy house to progressive tribal beats.
Check out Francesca’s DJ mixes at djfrancesca.podomatic.com