The UCW Radio Host Louis Velazquez had the opportunity to have
International Sensation DJ Neekola on the Show.
Born in New York and educated in Virginia, Neekola currently resides in
Washington DC where she works as a full time international DJ. Inspired by her
parents musical talents, Neekola has been involved in music since childhood. The
early years were spent in rock bands as a lead singer, keyboard player and
songwriter. However, upon moving to Germany in 1997, Neekola was introduced to
her soulmate, electronic dance music. She spent so much of her time dancing in
the nightclubs within Europe. It was during this time she was inspired to pursue
music production. After having a bit of trouble, she was advised by her mentors
in the industry that she should first learn to DJ, and then her production
skills would come naturally soon after. So she headed on out to NYC's Scratch
Academy, learned the basic skills, acquired her own turntable setup, and then
her life changed forever.....
"DJing has given me the ability to share my passion with people all over the
world, whether we speak the same language or not, and it has helped me to
inspire others as music has inspired me throughout my life" -Neekola
Neekola is not only one of Washington DC's most recognizable names
in the club scene, but she is now capturing the attention of audiences by
performing worldwide in Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Peru. In the
United States, she has played all over the East Coast to include Miami for the
Winter Music Conference, New York City, Virginia Beach and Baltimore Maryland.
She has performed alongside some of her favorite artists such as Robbie Riviera,
BT, Quivver, Menno De Jong, Serge Devant, DJ Rap and Steve Smooth just to name a
few. She also works hard to give back to the community and donates a lot of her
own time to help raise funds and awareness for charity, and is an advocate for
living a healthy lifestyle.
"Music is such a powerful tool. The best way to use this power is
to promote good messages, such as having fun, dancing, and positive attitude
with the best beats and lyrics I can find as well as create myself. This
positivity, enthusiasm, and good spirit comes from within and is recognized by
those on the dance floor, and in turn I am rewarded by happy faces, pumping
fists and dancing feet." -Neekola
Neekola is currently working very hard on releasing her first original
electronic album, "All of You", dedicated to all of the people in her life that
have inspired and helped her become the person, and the artist she is today.
"This is one of those people that you know will rise to the top due to not
only their abilities but how they carry themselves, her humbleness and
appreciation beyond her exceptional skill is what separates her from the rest,"
said Louis Velazquez, UCW Radio Show Host