Rachel D started out as a bedroom DJ seven years ago at the age of 22, on two old Numark turntables, and an outdated, near antique Numark mixer. She would play nonstop, anytime she got a chance, always trying to perfect her style and choice of music. As an Orange County native, Rachel would spend a lot of her spare time (and money) at Dr. Freecloud’s Mixing Lab, where she developed an everlasting love for Progressive House. Over the years, Rachel has carefully listened, and been very selective of her sound. She only picks the most suitable tracks to fit in her music bag. Her style of music usually depends on the vibes she picks up, but generally all stays within the same range of deep, funky, bassy, but most important, melody and percussion. A few of her influences to date are Matthew Dekay, Jaytech, 16 Bit Lolitas, V-Sag, Inkfish, Espen, and Andre Absolut.
For the past 2-and-a-half years, Rachel D has been playing in some of the most well know Hollywood clubs and events such as The Key Club, Lava Lounge, Spundae @ Circus, Circus, The Arena, Flight 317, and Funxion. She has aggressively built an idea (United DJs of L.A., which is now Paradigm Shift Productions), that indigenous DJs, no matter what genre, can unite and play together in a collaboration of support for local talent. Rachel D was able to turn her idea into reality by including EOS (Engineer of Sound), and Zan (DJs of opposite spectrums) as partners in United DJs of L.A. Together they were able to host many successful events at Spundae and Circus. In her spare time now, Rachel D loves to tag with EOS. Fusing his uplifting edge with her darker and funkier tones, the two have been making heads turn. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s their hope to open all EDM fans up to the idea that different genres of dance music can coexist harmoniously in the same set.
Rachel currently spins on vinyl and cd turntables, and is equally competent on the Allen & Heath and Pioneer platforms of mixers. Her adeptness with her equipment is what allows her sets to move so fluidly as she spins track after track of funky or dark, melodic Progressive House. If you are in the LA area, look for Rachel D every now and then on flyers. She gives an excellent live performance.
Rachel D’s latest mix has been posted on ShakedownPodCast.com, hosted by DJ Christopher Reddick, episode # 49.