Even though I've landed impressive residencies and major productions, I feellike a bit of a new comer to the present electronic music scene. Music hassplintered, and segmented into so many sub-genre's it can make your head spin. Butone constant in all this change is house music. It's my foundation for my sets, myproduction, and the energy I give to the crowd."With production credits that include remixes for multi-platinum acts like BANANARAMAand the DOORS, it's hard to understand how Brenda Cornell (also known as BrendaArquette) could be mistaken for a "newcomer."Originally from the Midwest, Brenda's roots reflect her fondness for the Chicagohouse music scene. Her marathon dj sets and productions reflect her history in theMidwest as well as her love for New York. I have always enjoyed music. It's something that makes me smile and puts me in agreat mood. It can set a mood or be an escape from reality - it can be anything Iwant it to be. Most of all, it's just a lot of fun!When asked recently by an interviewer about how Brenda expresses herself in herproductions and DJ sets she replied: "I express myself by being creative. I like tolink past with present. I like to mix multiple songs and/or samples at a time. Ilove to sample and tease people and give them a preview of what they hope may becoming. I like to explore all styles of music and enjoy trying to expand thehorizons of my audience, if even for a night. I get lost in what I am doing."Here, Brenda describes some of her musical influences: "My initial influences stemfrom being engrossed in music at a very early age. I recall listening to 45's on asmall phonograph player for hours on end. I never outgrew my lust for hearing newmusic. Beyond those personal references, I would say Junior Vasquez, FrankieKnuckles and Danny Tenaglia have left their imprint on me." Brenda is no stranger to versatility either. Her fan base runs the gamut between gaycircuit boys and the party people of the underground scene. She has played most ofNew York's premier venues, including: The Tunnel, Life, Mother, Hell, Lot 61, andLemon, among others.Prior to being involved in the New York music scene, Brenda was heavily involved inthe Midwest's underground and gay scene. From playing to thousands of ravers inabandoned warehouses to the packed velvet ropes of the Midwest's hottest gayclubs...Brenda has done it all. During such times, she played alongside the likes ofKimball Collins, Terry Mullan, and Eddie Baez. >She has also been no stranger to the world of celebrities and fashion, performing>at various events in New York. Some of the special events include performing for>the Elite Modeling Agency's Annual Look of the Year Finals, private party for Sean "Puffy" Combs, aka "Puff Daddy" himself, Broadway show>openings, numerous underground fashion shows, as well as being one of Diesel's>favorite in-house dj's for the past several years. Current residencies include one of New York's current hotspots, Lemon, another NYCresidency in the works, as well as a Chicago residency slated for 2003. She is currently in the studio working on a new house mix for singer LONNIE GORDON,entitled "I know he knows." 2003 looks to be a fun-filled busy year with somepromising new songs from the studio, as well as a few surprises. Brenda always hassomething up her sleeve. We just sit back and wait with excitement.