You can’t go to any kind of event without some kind of music playing in the background. Whether it’s a live band, a symphony, or most commonly the DJ. The DJ usually makes the event. They carefully discover the temperament of the crowd and creates a more lively environment. DJ Stacye J is one of the best at making a regular event into a spectacular one.
Not only is she known for her amazing DJ skills, but she’s known for her lovely spirit, positive energy, and giving artists of all kinds opportunities with her collective Liquid Flow. People like Stacye J are one in a million.
What inspired you to become a DJ?
I’ve always been a fan of music and finding new music growing up. Plus I was always fascinated with how DJs were able to keep parties going with mixing and scratching especially when they would play booty mixes on the radio.
What is your favorite kind of events to DJ for?
Anywhere I can throw in some ratchet-ness with local [Detroit] music and people will dance.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened at an event?
I’d have to say getting twerked on mid-transition while scratching and still getting the clean blend might have been the craziest.
You have a collective called Liquid Flow? Describe your mission.
Our mission is to bring people of like minds together to create a safe environment for others who like to explore their talents and have a judgment free zone to do it all in.
What things can we look forward to with Liquid Flow?
Liquid Flow is planning a few free shows this year [in Detroit] for all of our supporters this summer.
You were just recently married, how is married life?
Married life is LIT. We have become a whole different kind of crazy because we know neither one of us is going anywhere.
Being a female DJ in a male-dominated industry has to be challenging. What is the biggest challenge you face?
The biggest challenge I face is trying to prove that I do know what I’m doing especially during my setup time.
Who do you wish to work with one day?
I want to do sets with Erykah Badu and Solange who also DJ.
What does Stacye J as a DJ, have coming up?
Plenty parties for spring and summer.
Where do you see yourself in a year?
The goal is to get overseas.