Passionate about making music, Lady Lea has been in the music and DJ industry for 16 years. Getting to know cd players and vinyls at the young age of 14 with her first residency at DNA in Pretoria, Lea’s talent was spotted quickly which landed her a second residency at ESP in Johannesburg. Since then Lea has been DJing around the world at various clubs, parties, raves, corporate events, fashion shows, festivals, parades, and sports games.
A few years later, on the 1st of March 1999, Lea opened a record shop in Pretoria, called Flipside Records, which really became a loved addition to the Pretoria music and DJ community. After that Lea successfully made the brand into a recording studio and record label, Flipside Recordings, and was soon producing her own music and recording her own albums.
In 2003 Lea arrived back in South Africa from spinning in top clubs in the UK and working in the world’s top music retail store, HMV, as a singles and vinyl buyer.
One of Lea’s dreams is to inspire people to do what they are passionate about and Lea in 2009 Lea launched a female DJ agency called Divas on Decks, which main aims are to promote young, up and coming female DJ’s in a big way, help them grow as artists and reach their full potential and their dreams. Originally Lea was part of a group with 3 female DJs called Divas on Decks. Since Lea was the only Diva from the group still DJing full time, she decided to revive the brand and start the Divas on Decks agency, which now represents some of the best South African female DJs in South Africa and around the world.
Lea is a versatile House DJ and plays house music ranging from electro, funky, deep, tech, minimal and progressive house. In early 2009, Lea also added Drum ‘n Bass to her repertoire to the delight to many a Drum ‘n Bass fan in SA. Lea has extensive DJing experience internationally and with the South African market in particular… Being able to play the right groove for any party and getting the crowd going is what Lea loves doing!
In mid 2009, Flipside Recordings became Beat Boutique, Lea’s new record label under which 4 successful albums have been released thus far – Divas on Decks Vol. 1 Mixed by Lady Lea, Divas on Decks Vol. 2 Mixed by Tune Raider, Divas on Decks Vol. 3 Mixed by Boipelo and DJ Morgan: The King Edition. Lea appeared on television as a contestant on M-Net’s Survivor SA: Santa Carolina – Celebrity Edition in early this year and was also voted no. 994 in the world in DJ Mag’s Top DJs Poll 2010, making her one of only 2 South African DJs to make the list.
Lea did European tours in 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 which included Amsterdam, Ibiza and the UK. In 2007 she played at the German Love Parade to over 1.2 million people, as well as at the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket matches. On a weekly basis, Lea is featured on various TV and radio shows, newspapers, magazines, websites and flyers.
Currently, Lea is one of the most booked DJ’s in South Africa. She has had over 20 residencies, and has been a guest DJ at almost every club in South Africa as well as various other countries. Lea blends old & new sounds to create her trademark House sets that crowds love!