LadyHouse aka Karlyn Neel began her experience in the deep basements of San Francisco in the exploding house scene in 1992. Attending a party in the basement of Big Heart City, which has recently been demolished, listening to the pulsing rhythms while dancing in the dark, Karlyn was immediately addicted. She began collecting what has now become more than a decade’s thick collection of vinyl and hasn’t stopped since. Of course, all the while LadyHouse amassed what would become a decade-thick stack of records. She learned her craft and her history from an amazing association with LA’s Radio 92.3 (the Beat) House DJ and SF Release Resident DJ, Terrence Toy, who dubbed her “LadyHouse” even before she ever attempted a mix.
Ladies and Germs, LadyHouse makes her solo debut at Kelly’s Mission Rock. Then, pure blur at electrified spots throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: 1015 Folsom, 111 Minna, 11th Street Cafe, Azie, Azul, Bambuddha Lounge, Butter, Cloud 9, Club Bas, Club V, Fluid, The Forum, Le Colonial, Mezzanine, The Monkey Club, Paradise Lounge, Red Eye Lounge, Snodrift, Sublounge, Suede, The W Hotel, Zendo and the infamous San Francisco parties; 92.7 The Party’s Construction, Euphoria Dreams, Feelgood’s Goddess, Martel & Nabiel’s Release, Mystery Girl Production Fashion Shows & Events, Sebastien’s Heaven, Zendo’s Vain Afterhours. Super special nights at the Sony Metreon for MEANDRA: The San Francisco Design Museum and CNET TV Studios sets followed. Naturally Ian Schrager’s Redwood Room had to have her. You’ll find her in residence right now at Butter, The Bubble Lounge and The Red Eye Lounge and with Late Night Events, Femme DJs, Deep Frisco and Sound Palette.
Miss House has been jet setting the globe with guest spots at Pangaea & Cafe de Ville in New York, Planet Splash N’ Play in Virginia, The Cafe in Wyoming, The Standard Rooftop in Los Angeles, Lima, Peru, the first ever Love Parade in the US held in San Francisco and special performances at the Winter Music Conference 2004 at The Creek, The Leslie Hotel, Mirage and the brand new, all retro gear, Adidas Store in Miami.
In the Fall of 2003, Miss House, was chosen as a finalist for the Women Who Rock the Numark Turntables in New York City to represent the West Coast. Her energetic style and sharp skills secured her a spot in the top five in the competition taking home fabulous Numark goodies and was featured in the Jan/Feb 2004 edition of Women Who Rock. The following summer, Miss House was featured in URB Magazine with fellow house heads Justin Martin & DJ Heather.
After coming home from the Women Who Rock contest, seeking camaraderie and getting constant requests for all female dj lineups, LadyHouse put together a group of women who were both incredibly talented and stylish behind the decks. In November of 2003, LadyHouse co-founded Femme DJs in San Francisco, an all female dj collective of talented artists that are creating a buzz among the underground dance scene. In 2005, the group that once started as a head turning all-female group is now a powerhouse femme talent agency.
In December 2003, LadyHouse was selected to audition for MTV’s new game show Your Face or Mine by the American Idol producers. Unfortunately, the producers changed their format and decided not to use a dj as their host. Soon thereafter, Ladyhouse was selected for the brand new reality show The Club on Spike TV, featuring her in a dj contest at the Meta club ICE.
New horizons loom in her future. We Are House, her first track featuring her vocal stylings, just released on Plastic City Records in January 2005, has been off the charts. New releases are slated to appear regularly in the coming year. Her countless hours spent in the studio and on the decks will soon bear fruit in the form of her own label. But it’s her love for House (deep, garage, classic, funky, tribally, hard & tech) that keeps her hands on the decks and ours in the air. Ladyhouse’s feminine touch and energetic style insure that this is only the beginning of a fierce career, and a wonderful contribution to the story that is House.
Miss House is currently sponsored by Nomad Clothing / LBGC / Sexy Fresh and does promotions for the Adidas, Diesel, Oakley, and Puma retail stores and for Odyssey DJ Gear and Stila Cosmetics. Look for her in the brand new 2005-2006 Odyssey DJ Gear Catalog!