Red Sonya has consistently been DJing at electronic dance music events, festivals, lounges and clubs in Southern California and Mexico, ever since she put the needle on her first record in 2001. She has kept a busy social calendar over the years with several weekly and monthly residencies, special appearances in Los Angeles and Baja California, also while producing her own Lady Lush events and supporting other local promoters and DJs. She has made her presence known in San Diego as an inspiring artist and dedicated supporter of the dance music community.
House Music was her first vinyl fetish, and DJs like Mark Farina, Donald Glaude and DJ Dan were her inspiration. Spending her first years as a DJ working as an opening DJ, her music collection quickly grew to include Down Tempo, Trip Hop, Funk, Soul, as well as Tech House, Techno and Drum & Bass. Her diversity and wide range of musical taste scored her a variety of gigs, and learning how to play multiple genres helped mold her into the DJ she is today. Whether she’s rocking a banging tech house set to a moving dance floor or playing a downbeat set at a sushi restaurant or art gallery, she never disappoints. Whatever style of music she’s playing, Red Sonya plays from her heart and soul.
Red Sonya’s solo music production career is off to a great start as she released her first original track titled “Black Friday” on Stripped Recordings in 2014, and it was later played by one of her idols, Richie Hawtin.
As a side project, Red Sonya performs with Alien Tom as Red Alien and has released several “Red Alien Invasion” remixes on Stripped Digital, Hype Musik, and Stripped Off record labels. Together, they also co-produce Native Alien annual events, Contact and Dia de Los Muertos.