DJ Whitney - Seratocast 73
DJ Whitney comes through for this episode of Seratocast with her latest mix 'Sweet Heat'. The NYC DJ drops us a great 67-track long mix of Hip Hop, Rap, Trap and Reggae. Check out the tracklist below.
Get It Girl - Brianna Perry ft. Rick Ross
No Limit - G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B
Bang Bang - Troy Ave ft. 50 Cent
Plain Jane - A$AP Ferg
Juice - Yo Gotti
Pull Up Wit Ah Stick - SahBabii ft. Loso Loaded
Sauce It Up - Lil Uzi Vert
Childs Play - Drake
Regula - Teemonee
Flex - Rich Homie Quan
Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy ft Akon
Whoa! - Black Rob
Teach Me How To Dougie - Cali Swag District
It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc ft. Nitti
6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz
Check On It - Beyonce ft. Bun B & Slim Thug
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Throw Some D's - Rich Boy
Beamer, Benz or Bentley - Lloyd Banks ft. Juelz Santana
Ooouuu - Young M.A
I'm A Boss - Meek Mill
Body Party (Remix) - Ciara
Nobody Has To Know - Kranium
Come Into My Room - Mavado ft. Stacious
Wine Slow - Gyptian
Bashment Party - Rayvon & Red Foxy
So Mi Like It - Spice
Work - Rihanna ft. Drake
No Games - Serani
Radar - Tory Lanez
Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers
Good Hole - Lexxus
Tight Up Skirt - Red Rat
Luv - Tory Lanez
Find Your Love (Remix) - Drake
Rich Girl - Louchie Lou & Michie One
Fever - Vybz Kartel
Your Number - Ayo Jay
Your Number (Remix) - Ayo Jay ft. Chris Brown & Kid Ink
Bedroom Bully - Busy SIgnal
Popalik - Cho
Bunx Up - DeeWunn ft. Marcy Chin
Let Me Blow Your Mind (Remix) - Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
Jookie - O-Skeez
No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
Gyal You A Party Animal - Charly Black
I Like The Way - Timaya
Ashawo (Remix) - Flavour
Mi Gente - J Balvin & Willy William
No Scrubs (Remix) - TLC
Needed Me (Remix) - Rihanna
My Woman My Everything - Patoranking ft. Wande Coal
Do Like That - Korede Bello
Kontrol - Maleek Berry
Personally - P-Square
Caro - Starboy ft. Wizkid & L.A.X
Culo - Pitbull ft. Lil Jon
Mete Mete - Ceky Viciny & Tali
The Anthem - Pitbull ft. Lil Jon
Move Ya Body - Nina Sky ft. Jabba
Turnin' Me On - Nina Sky ft. Pitbull
Pop That (Freestyle) - Gunplay
Satisfaction (Remix) - Benny Benassi
7/11 (Remix) - Beyonce
Nice & Slow (Remix) - Usher
Bartier Cardi - 21 Savage ft. Cardi B
Motor Sport - Migos ft. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
What are three words that describe DJ Whitney?
Driven, inclusive, energetic.
You believe strongly in empowering young girls and women through music with DJing and production. What is some of the programming you have done to achieve this?
Together with my team IMG Agency & Records, we have held workshops at various homeless shelters where I have taught DJ lessons to some awesome young women (and young adults in general). I believe strongly that we can't always control our circumstances, but we can always improve our quality of life and that's what I have hoped to provide through these workshops. At each workshop, the girls in the room have said it was really awesome to see a woman doing the deejaying -- I love that. Representation is so important!
You recently taught a DJ class to homeless youth in NYC. How was that experience and how did the youth take to the class?
It has been amazing. For myself, teaching the workshops have been challenging and new, but super humbling and rewarding. I believe inclusivity is one of the most important things always, so for us to bring programming like this to homeless shelters around the city is a huge blessing. The youth have been incredibly receptive and they love getting the opportunity to have the hands-on experience that we've been able to provide for them. After teaching the basics of mixing, I've given all of them all the opportunity to try themselves. When they do it seamlessly, their reactions are priceless.
How do you feel about the term "Female DJ"?
It's as silly to me as saying a "male DJ" -- why are we making it gendered? To me it's like, "ok...and?" As a culture, we've been socialized to associate "dj" with male-ness or masculinity. I'm trying to shift the culture and shatter that association. The future is female.
Tell us about your relationship with IMG Records and working with artist Tangina Stone.
When I met Anastasia (in a totally non-music setting), she told me about Tangina and I started listening to her music, following her on socials and I immediately loved her sound, her brand and what she stands for. One day Anastasia asked me if I had a passport and if I'd be interested in spinning for Tangina at Canadian Music Festival -- I said yes and the rest is history. After working with Tangina and the whole IMG team on a few occasions, Anastasia reached out to me and asked if I'd want to sign with them. It was a no-brainer for me. All female-owned and operated? They hustle and they're not about the BS? Yes.