Turntable Queenpins: Pinays Dominating the Decks

Turntable Queenpins: Pinays Dominating the Decks

Turntable Queenpins: Pinays Dominating the Decks

By Andrea Miralles 

In the male-dominated DJ industry, female DJ bookings for global events barely scrapes 10%. These Filipino American DJs are breaking stereotypes through community and soundwaves, bringing their unique personalities on stage and inspiring others by being themselves. Be sure to check out these dope Pinays and book them for your next event!

DJ Wenluv

DJ Wenluv is the sound healer and bgirl (breakdancer) turned DJ ready to inspire others in a male-dominated industry. She specializes in hip hop, R&B, disco, soul, funk, breaks, and more. A Beat Junkie Institute of Sound alumni, she is known for her diverse musical catalog and ability to read the crowd.

A dynamic performer, DJ Wenluv has played at concerts, clubs, private events, community events, night markets, sports tournaments, and the list continues to grow.

Midi Riperton

Pioneering and community-focused DJ and producer Midi Riperton is committed to empowering and supporting women and non-binary folks in the DJ and music industry with the co-founding of Ladies of Sound, the women’s division of the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound. This LA-based DJ is an Art institute of California Audio Engineering grad with 12 years of experience, whose mastery was developed by years of mentorship by the world renowned Beat Junkies DJ crew.

With a diverse musical palette, her music has foundations in hip hop and soul, adding vibrance with electric and house sounds. She has DJed at notable venues including Dodger and BMO Stadiums and collaborated with brands like Soundcloud, Volkswagen, Samsung, and Buzzfeed. Other performances include SXSW and events for Def Jam, Apple, Serato, and more. She commanded a triumphant North American tour alongside Grammy award-winning artists Lucky Day and Joyce Wrice.

DJ Rosé

Creative and multi-talented, you can find DJ Rosé DJing at Barry’s, Nike Studios, and Peonies & Bliss Events where she also emcees. An Academy of DJ graduate in 2016, DJ Rosé is gracing local stages and events like Filipino Heritage Night at the Staples Center, Cal State Fullerton LGBTQ+ celebration, and Claremont Colleges Asian Pacific Islander Desi American graduation celebration, crafting electrifying mixes as a dynamic DJ.

DJ Umami

Bay Area native DJ Umami is ready to inspire the next generation of women DJs and bring visibility to the craft. This Filipina-American juggernaut channels music as healing and vibes with the energy of the crowd to offer a tasteful mix of sounds. She prefers R&B, soul, and hip hop, and stans P-Lo and Bay music.

DJ Umami is the San Francisco Giants’ resident DJ (formerly Golden State Warriors DJ 2012-2021). She was pushed into DJing at a club nearly 15 years ago, later quitting her tech sales job to dedicate to the art. Now, she DJs ~162 games/season (New York Magazine).

With a star spangled resume, has opened for Dua Lipa, Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Big Boi and graced the stages of Outside Lands, SXSW, and more. A sought after corporate talent, select clients include: Google, Meta, Nike, and Twitter. A Bacardi Ocho Reserve Creative Collective member, past partnerships also include Heineken and Oaklandish.

DJ Bella Fiasco

Always pushing herself to raise the bar for female DJs and create a name for herself among DJs at large regardless of gender classification, LA and Las Vegas based DJ Bella Fiasco lights up crowds and Twitch streams with her energy and music.

This eclectic DJ comes from a family of musicians but was taken by a set of turntables gifted by her father (DJane Top). Now she is an esteemed Serato collaborator, ranked among the top music Twitch streamers (check out her stream!), ambassador for the Beat Junkies, resident DJ at The 444 Party in LA, and has ignited stages for Cardi B, Travis Scott, U2, and more. Her mixes have been heard on airwaves from 93.5 KDAY to LA’s #1 hip hop stationPower 106, Hawaii’s hit music station 102.7, and more (3 Day Weekend).

One of the most in-demand DJs today, Bella Fiasco brings the noise, dexterously covering the classics, 80s, 90s, r&b, hip hop, and mainstream with unforgettable charisma.


Andrea Miralles ⎮ Follow me on Instagram or LinkedIn . Checkout my website for other work here.

A Filipina-American artist, web designer, and writer, I cover art, culture, personal development, lifestyle, and other topics that interest me. When I’m not creating, I’m venturing outdoors, tuning in to Mother Earth. Email me at [email protected].

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