DJ Melody Kane
DJ Melody Kane has gained a solid reputation amongst her peers in the music industry as being one of the most professional and talented female DJ’s on the scene. From special guest appearances or at her own DJ residencies in London; Melody always brings the house down with her unique energy, technical skill & crowd reading ability.
Melody hosts her own radio show every Thursday & Friday 12-2pm on London’s BANG 103.6FM (www.wearebang.com) and has also made several guest appearances on BBC1Xtra, Rinse FM & Choice FM, where her killer club mix was chosen from thousands of entries to be runner up in the 2011 Decks-Factor challenge.
Soon after her BBC1xtra appearances, SBTV founder Jamal Edwards, asked Melody to DJ at the SBTV web-launch party, where she played to a packed house alongside some of the most hyped artists around today including Ed Sheeran, Loick Essien & Keri Hilson. The event was filmed by Channel 4 and has been featured in the T4 program ‘Bedroom To The Boardroom’, and on the SBTV television commercial for Google Chrome. Melody has now been given the prestigious title of ‘SBTV Official DJ’ where she regularly performs at and hosts events such as their awesome 2011 Xmas Party alongside Roll Deep, Wretch 32, Labrinth, Rizzle Kicks & Ms Dynamite and the SBTV Live stage at 2012’s Camden Crawl Festival, where she also appeared for Red Bull Live on their outside sound-stage. Also in association with SBTV, Melody has a started the hugely successful mixtape series called ‘SBTV presents Strictly Homegrown’, which receives thousands of downloads.
For information/mixes/gallery/booking check www.djmelodykane.com
1. Top three (or more) tips for new and emerging talent to stay afloat and last long term.
a) Learn as much about each aspect of the business as you can. The more you know, the less people can lie to you.
b) Surround yourself with people you can trust, not just YES people or mini-fans, these people do not care about your career, they are just interested in theirs.
c) Learn to take constructive criticism for what it is, you will get a lot of opinions in music industry, and you don’t have time to sit on the corner crying if someone criticizes your work.
2. What has been one of the toughest music related experiences you’ve faced?
Being taken seriously as a DJ when I started. I never wanted to be “good for a girl,” I wanted to be an awesome DJ period.
3. How did you get through or deal with it?
Professionalism, thick skin and becoming better than my male counterparts.
4. What did you learn?
That if you want something bad enough, really bad enough, you can get it if you stay focused and don’t get involved with all the bullshit trimmings of this business.