Location: East Village, NYC
Years Active: 7
Genres of Choice: 90s and 2000s Hip-Hop and R&B
Notable Venues/Appearances: DJ’ing for Drake at Sothebys, Opening at The Orpheum in Paris for Asap Rocky, weekly residency at Webster Hall, Boiler Room set opening alongside A-Trak and Stretch Armstrong, DJ’ing for fashion brands such as Chloe, Kenzo, Public School and America’s Next Top Model.
Style of DJing: "I like to lighten the room for a good time and try to play to the girls as much as possible. It’s always a good time if you can get the girls dancing."
She moves easily among Fashion, Film and Music; she has emerged as “a role model for young tastemakers,” as the The New York Times titled her when they wrote about her in a Style section profile. Black Enterprise coined her “Vashtie Kola: Curator of Cool.” She is easily one of the hardest working creatives in the industry and has the chops to back it up. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts where she studied film and has directed videos for Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Kid Cudi, Gym Class Heroes, Theophilus London, Solange, & Jadakiss. If you think that's impressive, and we're sure you do, she just didn't stop there though. She started her own fashion brand, Violette New York, which is carried at boutiques, such as Colette in Paris. Violette New York has collaborated with various companies on custom lines & products, such as Brand Jordan, Puma Premium, Beats by Dre, G-Shock & more. Vashtie became the first woman in history to design a Brand Jordan Sneaker, and as a sneaker head I will say, they are dope as f*ck! She grew up in Albany, NY (what up 518) as a first generation American of Trinidadian heritage and is by far one of the most down to earth and sweetest human beings we've ever known.
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