Shawna began her experience of the Midwest Electronica scene at the tender age of 16. Attending a party at the Armory in Wichita, KS, the pulsating rhythms surrounded her. She could feel the bass in her heart. Her eyes immediately saw a new world that she wanted to immerse herself in. Going to as many events as she could, she became addicted. The sweet sounds of House Music made her dance. It became the story of her life.
She has always had a musical background. Her grandfather was a very talented musician. He played in the club scene along with her grandmother. He was nicknamed the Music Man. Shawna always looked up to him. She played the piano and the flute during her younger years.
In 2001, she began collecting records. With the help from the love of her life, she began her journey. Shawna made her first live performance at a little coffee shop in Wichita, KS. Soon after, she became a resident DJ on a local web cast called House of the Holy. The show aired for two years. Breakfast Klub Productions hosted this show and asked her to become part of the crew. Shawna gladly accepted. She has played events along side many talented DJs such as Pat Nice, Miss Michaela, and Ariel Cybana. Shawna also had the privilege of being featured on The Launchpad, which is a radio show based out of Washington, DC.
Breakfast Klub Productions became Deep Fried Gold in 2006. This label has many original tracks by her husband, Jon-Jon (www.myspace.com/deepfriedgold) along with many other talented producers/DJs. Her husband and her have headlined many events as a husband and wife tag team. Together, they are able to create a vibe that is thick and sweet. She also plays a bi-weekly radio show on Saturdays called The Deep Fried Gold Show on My House Your House Radio (www.myhouse-yourhouse.net) from 4 pm cst to 6 pm cst. This station is based out of Nottingham, England.
Her style has a wide range of flavas. She can take it from deep to funky; add some acid and some boompty-boomp rhythms to top things off. When people ask what she plays. she says House because it depends on the vibe she wants to create. With great programming and track selection abilities, she can manipulate the crowd with her groovin beats to make their bodies jack! This girl will make you WORK!
The future holds many opportunities for this Deep Fried Gold diva.
For information about where Shawna will be playing next, please go to http://www.deepfriedgold.com, check out her blogs and schedule on myspace.
Affiliations: Deep Fried Gold, My House - Your House Radio and Iconoclast Crew (OKC)