In comparing life experience, Whitney Fierce has a pretty impressive resume. For starters, she was kidnapped in Egypt by camelback at age 11, held hostage in Ethiopia years later, and has been proposed to nearly a dozen times, thrice engaged. She’s been a college drop-out and graduate, model, magazine editor, fashion entrepreneur, cultural curator, publicist, and photographer. She’s studied Swahili in Zanzibar, backpacked through nine countries, lived over seas and stateside on both coasts and in between and has performed at some of the world’s most massive festivals, venues and events, thanks to the clout of her name, a little clever scheming and free-spirited swagger. And while that all hardly covers the full biography of Whitney Fierce, it is enough to make you feel a tad jealous and wonder what it is you’ve been doing with your life.

Refinery29 says, “[this girl’s] about to break, big time” and Rolling Stone calls her “A Must See Act” — perhaps this is one of those moments when you should believe the hype. After cutting her disc jockey teeth in the basements and on the runways of NYC, Whitney Fierce joined Hercules and Love Affair, and since has joined New Order as their tour DJ. She has toured the globe playing mega clubs in Ibiza and Berlin, for Dior in Paris, the mayor in Los Angeles, and publications like Nylon and Vogue. If you haven’t heard of her yet, the coming months may prove it’s impossible to do that any longer. On the decks and in the studio, Fierce blends her background of classical musicianship with a powerful flair for the eccentric, bearing sexy bangers pumped-full with catharsis and a stylish humor that basks in the dance-floor madness. Recently releasing two EPs, and with more in store, she is quickly accumulating critical acclaim. She is very proud to play non-shitty tunes, and is still stoked about not being universally hated. Also, important people say she’s cool (and that’s the point at which you should start questioning the hype.)

Specialty: Whitney can whip up a dance floor at a warehouse party or a branded cocktail event. Her personal brand of blending classics with fresh beats, brings everyone to their feet, or keeps them grooving in their chairs. She is known for curating sounds for events from (art) openings, fashion shows, formal soirees, product launches, and awards shows, to clubs, festivals and lounges across the globe.

Style: Building on a solid foundation of house and disco, she breathes new air into classics, while expanding horizons with exciting contemporary jams. Her references span from Motown and rock and roll to hip hop and indie.

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