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AGENCY : Global Roster : dj Mea  
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dj Mea

DJ, Producer, Vocalist / los angeles, California, USA
MUSIC:
AFFILIATION: Numark, Caffiene, Volcom, Shure

BOOKING CONTACT:
The Agency Groupattn: Stephanie ext.231
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BIOGRAPHY
Mixing expertise with innovation, combining her powerful voice with a dazzling stage presence, Méa pioneers a new place for women in the dj world. Her bold style and turntable mastery prompted DMA magazine to hail this petite performer \"The Madonna of the New Millennium\" on its July 2001cover. In an always exciting show this dynamic diva combines live freestyle vocals over a versatile set ranging from tech house to hard trance to intelligent breaks, often introducing a new single with catchy lyrics written by Méa herself.

Although she spent several dedicated years in Chicago launching her career and now travels worldwide from a home base in Los Angeles, her roots are in Kansas City. She grew up in a musical household: her father played in various jazz bands and has always been Méa\'s foremost source of inspiration. From her youth Méa was schooled in violin, guitar, drums, dance, and, of course, voice; but she gives Madonna credit for motivating her to take on music as a career. One considerable obstacle was earning the right to be taken seriously as a female in the dj profession. She is proud to have long since overcome doubts and will never again be underestimated, due to the skills that surpass pretty packaging, and the hard work that won her the success she now enjoys.

For Méa, the long and winding road to success began in the mid nineties when she was seduced by her first Chicago rave during the heyday of that scene on a weekend trip. She returned to Kansas City, sold out her partnership in the clothing boutique she had founded two years prior, and moved to the Windy City, where she immediately established a role for herself in the famous Chicago club scene. With her fashion background and fiercely unique style she landed jobs as a club host at key underground nightspots like Shelter and Crobar, proving she could contend with the highly competitive host circuit. While djing was still a hobby, her nights in the heart of the club scene allowed her to make important contacts in the music industry. A job with Thousand Words magazine garnered her an introduction to the SHR group, an umbrella for record companies that included the Dialogue, Colossal, and Afterhours labels that would first put Méa on wax. Her dedication soon aroused the interest of Spero Pagos and Ron Carroll, known as the production team Ministers of Sound, who would mentor Méa to fruition, produce her first singles, and build a solid foundation for her musical career.

Her first globally distributed CD was released, entitled \"Shaken, Not Stirred\" on July 11, 2000 on the Afterhours label, featuring the handiwork of Rick Garcia (check out the track “Everything”) alongside Méa\'s vocals layered over a house mix, creating a unique effect that would become her trademark. As a rising star of the new millennium, she earned the honor of playing alongside world famous dj talent that included the incomparable Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, DJ Sneak, and DJ Rap as the sole female resident on the Bay-area based Funky Tekno Tribe tour. Her next CD, \"Welcome to My House\" was released through FTT in January of 2001, a vibrant live recording from the Metro in Chicago where she played the final show of that tour.

Having established her reputation on the West Coast, she fused with Los Angeles producer Nynex to create the dance floor hit \"The Simplest of Things\", which showcases Méa\'s vocal strengths while demonstrating a new maturity in her musical evolution.


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