dj silkee

Saturday, September 21, 2024

supporting CupcakKe with Queen Key + A$AVV + Mousepad + DJ Rollie

Presented in partnership with Hip Hop Innovation Center

Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm | 18+

Ja’Naea Modest, A.K.A., DJ Silkee is an up and coming DJ in the Midwest area. She was born in Danville, IL but grew up in Urbana. Her love for music has introduced her to many opportunities. She has been able to open up for local artists and well-known artists such as Ava Max, Mystikal, DJ Self, Young Dro and more. She has also DJ’d for many University of Illinois events, Champaign Unit 4, Urbana District 116, Urbana Sweet Corn festival, Urbana Get Down, and many other great events. These opportunities have allowed for her to also be able to teach DJ-ing at her own camp, ;She Spins DJCamp.

Silkee always had a love for music and the fascination of DJ-ing. He mother introduced her to music at a young age and it has helped her to get to the point
of where she is now. Later on, her best friend urged her to start DJ-ing for a singing group called Prince Night. From there, many doors were opened to DJ- ing in the community, from parties to residences.

People such as Arisca “Doc-A” Hampton, Ramondo “Mondo” Youngblood, and countless others began to mentor Silkee and show her the ropes. From each of
them, she was able to learn different skills that helped her develop her own style of blending old music with new music.

You can find DJ Silkee at many local festivals and events during summer and fall. Interested in listening to any of Dj Silkee’s mixes? Head here or check her out on Saturdays from 7pm-8pm on 97.9 The Vibe.