Dj Monica, born in Umeå is regarded as Sweden's first female Dj. She began dj-ing professionally 1983 and works at the biggest and funkiest clubs in Sweden. She´s a royal warrant and has also hanged out with George Clinton, who is as good as royalty - if you ask her. But what is most important, Dj Monica has dedicated her deepest love and respect to music,
Dj Monica has her musical roots in Disco and American Funk music with artists like George Clinton and Bootsy Collins plus in the R&B and Hip Hop that was developed during the 80's and 90's. Her Swedish musical mentors are Sydney "Big Brother" Onayemi and Sveriges Radio profile Mats Nileskär. Artists and producers that Dj Monica admires are Missy Elliot, Ice Cube, Timbaland, Neptunes, Gang Starr, Joe, Angie Stone, Lil Kim, Ryan Leslie, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq, D'Angelo and many others. Her favorite tune of all time is "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" with The Brides Of Funkenstein, produced by George Clinton.
Dj Monica has been an active member in Sister Stockholm which was a Dj collective with Swedish female dj's with interest in music and technology. Dj Monica has also been a member of the Dj collectives Love Boat and Soul Train, the later, she was one of the founders of in 2010.
Since 1996, Dj Monica is working as a sound engineer and producer at Swedish Radio. She has made radio documentaries about world famous American artists and has held her own radio shows. She has worked in several editorial offices at Swedish Radio and with post productions and radio drama. Dj Monica has got "Stora Radio Priset" on numerous occasions for her audio skills.
In her spare time produces and composes Dj Monica her own music and helps new artists / young Dj´s with coaching. She has a new Dj project on the go called 1 Nation.
Dj Monica´s motto:
If you cant dance to it - Dont do it!
photo: Annika Falkuggla