DJ of the Month for April 2022
Influenced from her youth by a wide variety of music and growing up in New York City, Erika the DJ, the stage name for Erika Hamilton, is one of the most sought-out DJs in her hometown. She has been booked by countless high-profile brands and celebrities at some of the most famous clubs, venues, and arenas in New York City and worldwide.
Featured in several publications like Vogue, The New York Times, and Fader Magazine, Erika has also been dubbed “The NYC Queen of Clubs” by her industry comrades for her authenticity and longevity as a headlining club DJ.
During her early life, the influence of the “golden era” days of hip-hop music and culture contributed to Erika’s fascination with New York City’s nightlife scene. In the early 2000s, Erika started to DJ professionally at lounges and bars throughout the city after learning “beat matching from her DJ friends. Throughout Erika’s career, she’s developed and hones an unparallel rage and skill set from DJing a diverse range of events from block parties in the Bronx and Harlem to private events in the Hamptons and St Tropez, beach parties in San Juan and Negril to major clubs in Tokyo, Osaka, London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
Her passion and appreciation for her art and the many different genres like hip-hop, house, reggae, trap, disco, pop, afro beats, and Latin music are why she’s become popular amongst planners, club owners, high-profile brands, and promoters worldwide. Check out her interview and performance from The Funktion House.