Accolades and Press

Featured DJ at San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2014

Featured DJ at Electronic Sriracha Music Festival 2014

Featured DJ at SXSW for 99designs Booth 2014

Puma sponsored DJ for the America’s Cup 2013

Official Eden DJ for San Francisco Pride 2013

Finalist for Eden DJ Mix-off Competition 2013

Interview for SF Weekly 2012

Featured DJ on Mind Body Flo Radio 2012

Official Butterfly Promotions DJ at Dinah Shore 2010

Featured DJ at Left Coast Live Music Festival 2010

Mention in San Jose Mercury News 2010

Official Tour DJ for Sisterz of the Underground 2005

Stage DJ for SF Carnival Street Festival 2004

Stage DJ for SF Pride 2004

“Baselines & Bodyrolls” featured mix on MixCrate.com

Interview and feature on Socialush Blog 2010

Featured guest DJ on Limelight Radio Podcast Episode #67

Featured guest DJ on The Need to Calm Podcast Episode #1

“Holidaze” featured mix in Urb Magazine



DJ'd at (venues)

Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

111 Minna – San Francisco, CA

Club 6 – San Francisco, CA

Ruby Skye – San Francisco, CA

Double Dutch – San Francisco, CA

City Nights – San Francisco, CA

Sound Factory – San Francisco, CA

Sloane – San Francisco, CA

Beatbox – San Francisco, CA

Mercer – San Francisco, CA

John Collins – San Francisco, CA

The Cellar – San Francisco, CA

Supperclub – San Francisco, CA

Harlot – San Francisco, CA

Kelly’s Mission Rock – San Francisco, CA

Milk – San Francisco, CA

Eve Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Madrone – San Francisco, CA

Skylark – San Francisco, CA

Poleng Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Bruno’s – San Francisco, CA

Alchemist Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Levende – San Francisco, CA

Rouge – San Francisco, CA

Tunnel Top – San Francisco, CA

Anu – San Francisco, CA

Mayes – San Francisco, CA

Parc 55 Hotel – San Francisco, CA

Rebel – San Francisco, CA

Oasis – Oakland, CA

The Den – Oakland, CA

Air Lounge – Oakland, CA

Legionaire – Oakland, CA

Ozumo – Oakland, CA

New Parish – Oakland, CA

Parliament – Oakland, CA

Shattuck Down Low – Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Underground – Berkeley, CA

The Continental – San Jose, CA

Hotel Valencia – San Jose, CA

The V Bar – San Jose, CA

SP12 – San Jose, CA

Sabor – San Jose, CA

Blush – San Jose, CA

Agenda – San Jose, CA

Pagoda – San Jose, CA

Smoke Tiki – San Jose, CA

Sake Lounge – San Jose, CA

The Cellar – San Jose, CA

The Loft – San Jose, CA

Sofa Lounge – San Jose, CA

Back Bar – San Jose, CA

Motif – San Jose, CA

B412 – Palo Alto, CA

Faces – Sacramento, CA

Wente Vinyards – Livermore, CA

Thomas Fogarty Winery – Woodside, CA

Sea Ranch Lodge – Sonoma, CA

The Derby – Los Angeles, CA

The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

Funky Buddha Lounge – Chicago, IL

The Living Room – Honolulu, HI

Thirtynine Hotel – Honolulu, HI

Moana Surfrider Hotel – Honolulu, HI

Club Lotus – Honolulu, HI 

 



Discography

Night Moves (2014)

Holidaze (2013)

A Love Supreme (2012)

Baselines & Bodyrolls (2010)

gLoBaSouLtroNiCa (2010)

Michael Jackson Tribute (2009)

The Need to Calm (2006)

Summer Love (2005)

B-Girl Stance (1999)

OPENED UP FOR

 Raphael Saddiq  |  Aloe Blacc

Goapele  |  Yuna  |  Quadron

KRS One  |  Electric Wire Hustle  |  Thundercat

Tortured Soul  |  Jose James  |  Sonny Moon

J*Davey  |  Mara Hruby  |  Mark De Clive-Lowe

Daz-I-Kue  |  Kim Hill  |  Van Hunt

Mystic  |  MC Lyte  |  Medusa

Atmosphere  |  Samantha Ronson  |  Rich Medina

 



TESTIMONIALS

I’ve hired ThatGirl continuously throughout the years for her ability to mix the old with the new and keep the crowd engaged. She digs deep with her selections to introduce new music and is also able to party rock with familiar anthems. Her look and sound complement my brand. If you’re looking to raise the bar for your events and branding, you definitely want to have ThatGirl on your roster.

-Thomas Aguilar, Universal Grammar  

I’ve had the pleasure of working ThatGirl for about 6 years. Her talent, diverse fan base, and beauty as an artist have valuably contributed to the longevity of my party. I affectionately call ThatGirl “The Bridge” as both her persona and sound defies any pigeon-holing and bridges the gap between smooth and edgy, gay and straight, commercial and avant-garde. Music aficionados, dance floor divas, party-goers and lovers alike find their unique soundtrack with Melanie’s soul-vibrant selections. House, Hip Hop, Dance Hall, R&B, Pop, Underground; whatever the genre or occasion, her sound provides the crowd with a silky canvas to create memories from. Whenever Melanie steps behind the turntables I am assured the guests are in for an uplifting experience. Her mixes provide a great sample of Melanie’s talents—its as if she’s whispering in the ear to the listener, controlling the mood whether it be soothing down or hyping up, she finesses crowd control like a true professional.

-Masaye Waugh, Peaches Lady DJ Crew  

Melanie was phenomenal! Would rate here a 10 out of 10! Not only was she excellent to work with leading up to the event, she was fantastic the day of the wedding! She was very professional throughout the entire process, and organized several meetings along the way to make sure we were all on the same page. On the day of the event, the music she selected was even better than I could have imagined! She really listened to what we wanted, and somehow timed each song perfectly to the ceremony. When it came time for the receptions, she had the dance floor was packed the entire time! Our guests were even begging her to play longer! We were beyond thrilled with Melanie, and have recommended her to everyone I know looking for a DJ! Thanks again Mel, don’t know what we would have done without you!

-Jenna & Bobby Quinlan,   

We were connected to ThatGirl through a mutual friend who highly recommended her for our wedding. After meeting with her for lunch, my husband and I were completely set at ease. She showed such genuine interest in us as a couple and really took time to get to know us which is one of many reasons she is so incredible. We left feeling confident in her and even more excited about our big day! Everything leading up to the wedding day was simple and fun. She provided sample playlists for each phase of the evening that were open for us to add to as well (although she pretty much nailed it with no help from us)! We still jam out to those playlists! When the day finally came, she on point and prepared. She literally created the dream soundtrack to a dream day, start to finish. After dinner, she got everyone to the dancefloor right away. We basically decided to ditch the rest of the “schedule” because all of our friends and family were out there having way too much fun! I cannot even count how many guests came over to me raving about our DJ (this is everyone from the 15 year old cousins to my mother in law). Not only is ThatGirl highly talented, she’s just an overall great person. I’m so lucky to have had her for our wedding and now as our friend!

Quinn & Ando Caulfield,

Melanie DJ’ed my wedding and not only was she a delight to work with but she kicked serious ass on the music. Meeting with her before the event I knew right away I found the right DJ. She cared about our music tastes and was never judgmental even when we requested cheesy pop music. At the wedding she incorporated the songs we choose with ease, was welcoming to requests, interacted cheerfully with our guests, and was happy to MC the the reception with her trademark cool. She was so cool in fact I’m certain she made our wedding 200% cooler just by being a part of it. Can’t
recommend ThatGirl enough.

Brian Anderson & Preston Nesbit,

It’s important for RYSE to support high quality, people of color owned businesses that strongly align with our values. ThatGirl not only aligns with our values but is also flexible and creative in working with us to create the very best music to enhance our community events. I highly recommend her to other organizations that are committed to fun and justice-driven spaces!

Kimberly Aceves, Ryse Center




past gigs