Vicky Edwards

Biography

Vicki Edwards started her career in 1984 at Legends in London. She moved on to run some of the inaugural warehouse parties throughout the late eighties and started her first and longest residency at Heaven in 1986 which ran for ten years. Other residencies include five years at the legendary Downbeat at Browns, seven years at Venus Rising at The Fridge and later Café de Paris alongside regular sets at all of London’s most prestigious night clubs including Ministry of Sound, The End, Turnmills, The Wag, SW1, The Limelight, The Astoria, Maximus, Hippodrome, Emporium and Voodoo Lounge. Vicki was also asked to DJ for Prince at his Lovesexy Tour party at The Roof Gardens.

The advent of house music led to Vicki joining Centreforce Radio, a widely respected London pirate radio station for two regular weekly slots. Combining this with DJing extensively on the underground warehouse/rave circuit up and down the UK, particularly for Raindance, Vicki fast became a household name on the scene. She later joined Interface Radio, one of the first webcasters. Internationally Vicki has received regular bookings to play in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Turkey, Australia and Zimbabwe.

In 1996 Vicki moved to Johannesburg and after a debut appearance at ESP she swiftly netted residencies at Krypton, Decadence, Hideout and later Therapy. She has played for all the big rave organizations in SA including Mother, Pharcyde, H20 and ICE and has guested at the top nightclubs in all the major cities. She contributed music reviews to EPIC magazine and was chosen to represent South Africa on Danny Rampling’s millennium show on BBC Radio One with a half hour mix and interview that was broadcast in five countries.

Journeys by DJ signed Vicki to their books in 1996 on her departure from the UK. She joined them three times a year on their UK club tour and also on their SA club tours. They continued to look after her UK interests until their demise in 1998.

Somewhere in between all of this Vicki has also danced her way through several pop promos including those for David Bowie, Eddie Grant & The BeeGees. She has worked in the A&R department of Sony Records, done a stint as a television stage manager, was the model in a Ford Fiesta campaign across Europe and was the Assistant Food Editor for Wallpaper* magazine. She was voted the Best Club DJ, beating both Mr Rampling and Norman Jay, by the readers of City Limits and one of the most shaggable DJs by DJ magazine!

Now back in the UK permanently she is resident at Heaven, The Edge and Point 101 and guests at Folies Pigalle and Red Light in Paris.