When have you ever peeped a fly sister smashing classic records all night long with shine, authority and pure flair? Don't trip, that baddest mamma jamma is Bay Area veteran lady DJ Zita, who brings her unforgettable mix of versatility and femininity to the turntables every time she puts needle to vinyl. And she does spin strictly vinyl. Her sound spans the eras and blends genres of body-rockin' music; she'll seamlessly segue from boombox classic hip hop to mothership trunk funk, spin smooth R&B treats along with timeless soul heroines and heroes, flip reggae dancehall riddims, throwback to '80s pop freestyle, all the while rocking a gardenia in her hair and grooving like Prince made that jam especially for her to dance to…and you too will have no choice but move if MamaZita's on the decks. Since 2000, the incomparable DJ Zita has shocked dancefloors from Honolulu to New York to Sactown, the Bay Area and back down to LA and San Diego.
From that first brown plastic Fisher-Price record player she rocked her Salt-N-Pepa and Lisa Lisa 12" singles on as a girl, to over 10 years of training in various forms of dance, to establishing Hawaii's first all-female DJ collective in 2003 – the URB Magazine-lauded Sisters in Sound, to becoming a staple (and one of few women) in the San Francisco Bay Area club scene, to being the founder and promoter of the Bay Area Sistah Sound (B.A.S.S.) The Bay's Premier Lady DJ crew, DJ Zita has been putting it down for hip hop, artistry, and sisterhood, and she continues to grace the game and the wheels of steel with her golden touch.
DJ Zita can be heard and seen regularly as resident dj and promoter at her brainchild, BAY AREA SISTAH SOUND (B.A.S.S.), the Bay's Premier Lady DJ Crew, at their monthly jumpoff EVERLASTING B.A.S.S. 1st Saturdays at 330 Ritch SF.
She also holds down a residency at GOLDEN 3rd Saturdays at the Laszlo Bar in SF's Mission District together with her GOLDEN SOUNDSCAPES crew partner Dmadness.
You can also catch her at another GOLDEN SOUNDSCAPES event alongside DJ Dmadness 5th Fridays at Luka's Oakland for WE LOVE THE TOWN.
She is a frequent player at Club 6 SF, Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, 111 Minna, and everywhere in between: she might be seen blazing an event at Club 6 one weekend and dropping a signature CD release party the next.
DJ Zita's ever-growing catalog of vinyl-only live mixes includes: Contagious, Night Flight, Blu Soul, One, Mama Mix 1, Mama Mix 2, Mama Mix 4: Reggae Dancehall Classics, GET UP ON THIS! Throwback Party Mix, and TOOOOO FUNKY! Old School Funk Mix. Her latest mixes are a collaborative series with her Golden Soundscapes crew-partner, Dmadness: GOLDEN MIXES VOL.1 Soul Sisters & Brothers and GOLDEN MIXES VOL.2: Hip Hop Heroes .
SHARED THE STAGE
She has spun alongside renowned artists and selectors including Q-Bert, Apollo (Triple Threat), ShortKut (Triple Threat/BeatJunkies), Neil Armstrong (5th Platoon), Lyrics Born & Joyo Velarde (Quannum), DJ Vadim & Yarah Bravo (One Self, BBE Records), Medusa (Feline Science), Sake 1 (Local 1200), Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, Mr. E (Papalote Hi-Fi), Spair & Platurn (Oakland Faders), Goldenchyld (Fingerbangers), Pam the Funkstress (The Coup), Neta (Ital Selection Hi-Fi), J-Boogie (Om Records), Agua Libre, Jennifer Johns (Nayo Movement Music), Mark Farina (OM Records), and Miguel Migs & Lisa Shaw (Naked Music). View DJ Zita's flyer archives here.
She is sponsored by two San Francisco-based streetwear designers: Mama and Mixerfriendly.