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Meet HoneyLuv

Today we’d like to introduce you to HoneyLuv.

Hi HoneyLuv, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was in love with music at a very young age. I remember in high school, I made my mom buy me this portable studio and I would go and find beats, write to them and record it. So I knew at a very early age that music was something I really loved and enjoyed. I had moved to LA from Virginia a few years after finishing my first two years of college with the U.S Navy. At the time, I knew being stationed in LA was a dream come true and at the time, I wasn’t really doing music. My friends that I met out here (Rayna McClinton, Mondrea Webber) saw something in me that I didn’t. They would hound me about becoming a DJ because I was always playing the perfect songs on the aux cord. I eventually took their advice and bought my first DJ controller and I began to teach myself how to spin. I wasn’t good in the begging but I was very consistent with learning how to be better. I guess my hard work paid off because, not even 3 or 4 months after I started, I was getting booked to play at the hottest Hip n R&B clubs, lounges and hotels in LA. I was doing so well, I was asked by celebrity trainer Corey Calliet to come spin for his show on DASH radio, “Issa Lifestyle” radio show. I was becoming a sought out figure for parties in the hip-hop community. I wasn’t satisfied though because I started DJing to play Dance/electronic but I didn’t know anyone in that scene. It wasn’t till I was reaching out to people on IG that I had found that was in the scene. Only a few responded back but only one person really took me under their wing and introduced me to so many people in the dance world and I was finally in the scene. From then on, I’ve been taking the EDM world by storm; playing for Desert Hearts, Groove Cruise, Femme House, House Nation; all on livestream due to the pandemic but it’s been very successful. I eventually landed my own radio show on iLL Donuts radio called “House of Honey.” On that show, I showcased the underground dance music culture and shedded light on the culture of where House music originated. Now I am getting ready to release my first ever single called, “F R E E” on PopGang Records by the end of March and continue to learn more about producing and eventually become one of the top DJ/Producers in the Dance world, sort of like a female Diplo.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My journey has not been a smooth one, but no journey is ever smooth, especially one that’s considered to be a low success rate. I am a very ambitious, driven, and determined individual; so no matter the obstacles or challenges in my way, I am going make way to get through them. Since I am in a field where Dance/electronic music is dominated by Caucasian males, me being an African American women, I am fighting two battles when it comes to this industry. I feel that is a challenge because I have to be twice as good to make an impression and for people to see that I am just as good or even better.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a dance/electronic DJ, heavy concentration on House and Tech house. I am known for being super energetic in all my sets that I do, many people love to see that the DJ is just as into the music as they are while we are playing. I am proud of that fact I am going against all the odds held against me and making a name for myself in the EDM world. I feel the things that set me apart are that I am a black woman, I am very ambitious to the point where that energy is filtered to the ones around me. I play the right choice of songs and I’m versatile with the types of genre that I play. I pour my all into a set, blood, sweat and tears and not to mention I am a brand. When you see me, you know that’s HoneyLuv, by the way I dress and carry myself.

What does success mean to you?
I define success as being able to help and give opportunities to the people around me, to help them reach their goals as well. I feel if I am able to do that, then I must have accomplished all the goals I have set out for myself.

Pricing:

  • 200hr 2hr minimum for local sets

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Niki Cram, Saif Rehman, Brendon Kerr, Stella Marie

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