DJ Lisa Lashes, sometimes known as the Queen of Hard House, is one of the top DJs in the world. With her mix albums and busy schedule of performances, she has attracted a global following.
Lisa is the first and only female to be considered among the top ten DJs in the world by DJ Magazine, ranking ninth in 2000 and continuing as the top-ranking female DJ in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Her mix albums, Hard House Euphoria (2002) and Extreme Euphoria Vol. 2 (2003), have been the highest selling hard house compilations in the world. Lisa conquered Ibiza with her own Lashed in Ibiza nights at Eden, packing in the crowds with her superb technical skills and explosive musical style.
According to Lashes, “Whatever style of house it is, I play it hard and dirty; it’s my favorite way!”
Lisa Lashes’s first gig was at a boat party on the River Severn in 1996, where she was discovered and quickly given her first residency. From there, Lisa added further residencies and regular club nights at the most prestigious clubs in the UK. Since 2000, Lisa has headlined at top festivals, including Godskitchen Global Gathering, Homelands, Tidyweekender, Tidy Magna, Creamfields UK and Ireland, Homelands, Knebworth, Escape Into the Park, and Gatecrasher Summer Sound Systems.
Recently, Lisa has taken her DJ skills around the globe. On the Slinky in Heineken Tour in China she played to a crowd of over 5,000. In South Africa, Lisa performed at sold-out shows of 12,000 in Cape Town and 20,000 in Johannesburg as part of the Camel Cigarettes Tour. Lisa has also toured the United States, Canada, and Australia, while making appearances in Brazil with Guess Clothing, Tenerife, and Corfu.
In 2003, DJ Lisa Lashes launched Lashed in Ibiza. For several years, Lisa has held residencies in Ibiza, playing Godskitchen, Judgement Sunday’s, Slinky, and Tonic, to name a few. Lisa, however, wanted to create something completely unique, “to put the fun back into the party.” For 15 weeks in summer 2003, Lisa did just that, bringing her furious brand of music to legions of grateful clubbers. For Lisa, “It has to be the most amazing project I have ever been involved with.”
Now Lashes is working to bring Lashed to an even greater global audience. She has teamed with Nettwerk Management to promote Lashed as a premiere dance event. Lashed will travel to China, Korea, Canada, New York City, Miami, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
To all UK fans, however, Lisa says, “I’m not leaving anyone, because hard house and the stuff I play in the UK is still massive here, so there’s no reason for me to go away. I just want to go abroad to show them our style.” In fact, Lisa has already brought Lashed back home to the UK. In December of 2003, Lashed in Coalville was a sold-out event, and she followed it with London and Liverpool shows in early 2004.
In addition to her DJ work, Lisa Lashes has produced Tidy’s two biggest-ever selling hard house tracks, “Unbelievable” and “What Can You Do 4 Me”, along with “Lookin’ Good” and “Dance 2 The House (Don’t Go)” for Tidy, “We Came We Saw” for Sundissential, and “Give It All You’ve Got” for The Originator. In addition, Lisa’s mixed albums for Tidy, Slinky, Mixmag, and Euphoria, which include a gold disc for Hard House Euphoria and a silver disc for Extreme Euphoria Vol. 2, have been well received by critics and fans.
DJ Lisa Lashes plans to keep bringing house music to the world, and she promises to keep it hard and dirty!
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