We had the good fortune of connecting with HoneyLuv and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi HoneyLuv, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My ultimate end goal is to be a well known DJ/Producer not only here in the United States but in Europe as well. I want to be owning my own record label to help develop and showcase artist like myself. I want to have traveled all around the world playing for the most beautiful venues and locations. I want to have had a few singles charting on the billboard in the Dance/electronic music genre. I also want to be a great producer, mastering all the skills and goals with producing that I had set for myself.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
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 the fact that 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 have overcome these challenges by my ambitious spirit and never giving up and not allowing the answer “NO” stop me from chasing my dream. I have learned that, especially in the music business, its not going to be a walk in he park If you really want to be great, you are going to have to work nonstop because its a very slim chance a person makes it and I want to be that chance. I want the world to know that you can achieve anything in life, and I am a prime example of that. Living out my dream to be a DJ, is something not everyone can do. I have made it my full-time job and the process of getting to the top, is just as rewarding as being at the top. 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. I am just a women from Cleveland, Ohio who started off playing basketball all into college, then joining the military, to now being a DJ. Anything is possible if you really want it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them all over LA and we would definitely need a week to do it because LA is so big. I would take them to Roscoes chicken and waffles because that’s a food landmark here in LA, Bossa Nova, Ruen Pair, the best authentic Thai food in LA. I could go on and on because I am a foodie, but just know we would be eating really good on their trip. I love rooftop bars, so we would go to Broken Shaker in DTLA for drinks and god music and to catch a vibe. Even head over to Hollywood to do the same at Mama Shelter. I am a very chill person so for me I like to vibe out and just be around good energy so, we would definitely head down to Manhattan beach and just grab drinks and ride bikes on the beach. I love a good day party, so would have to sop by Bungalow in Santa Monica for vibey tunes and good views. Honestly, after their trip with me, they wouldn’t feel exhausted but they would feel relaxed and filled with good vibes and energy. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicated my shoutout to my two friends who kept pushing me to become a DJ. I also want to shoutout Alyssa Johnson who saw the passion inside me and gave me a helping hand to get into the House music world. Lastly I want to shoutout my team (Amanda &Andrea) who have helped and shaped me into a brand, so that I can market myself in the music industry.
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