Tiffany Houser began her DJ journey in New York City in 2003. During that time, she fell in love with the art of making music happen from the booth. She decided that while working in VIP services within the nightlife industry she would use each night to educate herself in spinning.
'New York has some of the best local, resident DJs who are so passionate about their work, and have played all over the world. I felt lucky to listen to them night-after-night, and watch them do their thing in the booth and watching the crowd move.'
She became friends with Erick Morillo, and was amazed by his ways. He wasn’t just DJing, he was connecting with the crowd and creating an experience beyond music. During a phone conversation she had with Morillo they talked about the EDM Industry (back then referred to as House Music) and how it was predominately promoted in clubs and that there was an absent in the US Radio market. Being a music lover and new DJ, Tiffany knew what she wanted to play but had a hard time finding the name of artists, tracks, and remixes. Morillo whimsically said, ‘you think beyond the normal music talk. You should be a DJ!’ Tiffany took that to heart! After that conversation, she bought her equipment and got to work.
It wasn’t until Rachel Starr’s song, ‘Til There Was You’, that made her think seriously about spinning. “When I actually saw a female who was not only a DJ, but also a producer and a vocalist, with an amazing voice by the way, I felt it. I began to not just think about it and fool around on the equipment, I wanted to make the crowd feel the way Rachel’s song made me feel.’
Tiffany has always been shaped and moved by music and 'performs' rather than just plays music. 'I've always thought of the DJ as the maestro of the night, who orchestrates whether or not people will be dancing or standing around. When I work, I want to incorporate myself and the crowd into the songs, so we feel what the artist is conveying in the music.'
Traveling between New York and Miami, Tiffany has played at Le Souk (NY), Pink Elephant (NY), Nikki Beach (NY/Miami), Funkshion (Miami), Prive (Miami), Astor Hotel/The Metro (Miami), Sanctuary Hotel (Miami), Casa Tua (Miami), Guest House (NY), Hotel Victor (Miami) and W Hotel (Miami) and La Zarza (NY).
Tiffany also had the honor of playing at Pat Riley’s championship party when he and the Miami Heat celebrated their 2006 title. Tiffany also went on a national tour as the DJ for singer, writer and producer, The Dream, and was chosen for the Bud Light & Maxim promotional tour.
Although Tiffany Houser is an Open-Format DJ, her love for EDM prevails. One of her goals is developing sets where she brings together house, hip-hop, rock & roll and everything in between. 'I am just as much a party-goer as I am a DJ, and it's frustrating when I hear people say, I can't stand EDM, I don’t want to hear hip-hop, and refuse to go to certain parties or venues because of the type of music or stigma that goes with the music genre.'
By playing fun, sexy, and high energy sets, Tiffany creates a vibe that most people can relate to- no matter what music they're looking to hear.