DJ Havana Brown
DJ HAVANA BROWN PERFORMS AT CORPORATE EVENTS ONLY, NOT WEDDINGS OR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS. Since firmly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian DJ world, Havana Browns hustle hasn’t slowed down for a minute! As the only female DJ to sign a major label recording deal in Australia.
Havana Brown is a modern-day renaissance woman; perfect for the #dreamchaser generation. Since she went supernova with her first single as a pop artist, the already phenomenally successful DJ has steadily taken over the charts as well as the dance floors.
If Havana didn’t keep such a level head in this cutthroat industry, she would have burned out by now. Instead, she’s in possession of a laser-beam focus, chipping away at her list of goals. As a Melbourne schoolgirl, born Angelique Meunier to Rodriguen parents, she grew up an enthusiastic mixture of pop, techno and grunge. Convinced from a young age that she wanted to be a performer, she bypassed university to go to London and front a band.
Her R&B/dance act, Fishbowl, was stirring up interest before in-fighting between the guys marked their demise. It was a low point for Havana, stuck in London with no money, but it marked a major turning point in her life. After having the dance-floor epiphany that the DJ has the best job in the house, she persuaded Panos Liassi of Fishbowl and Supafly Inc. to show her the ropes – and found she had a natural aptitude.
Learning to DJ felt like destiny, but Havana wasn’t about to accept a club residency and become part of the furniture. Instead, her ceaseless energy, talent and glamour looks got her booked as a guest DJ. She took her decks on tour with Britney Spears, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, and to events such as Singapore’s F1 Grand Prix (alongside Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas), and the 2010 Grammy Awards After Party, at which she partied with Gaga and Dr Dre.
Now considering herself to be fifty percent DJ, fifty percent recording artist, Havana has amassed more than 400,000 loyal Facebook fans, and sold over 2.5 million singles worldwide.
“When you’re so involved in music as a DJ every single day, you get more sensitive to what is trending and what people are reacting to,” Havana explains. “As long as your mind is open, it becomes a sixth sense.”
Now living in LA, with regular trips back to Melbourne, she’s working harder than ever, getting by on four hours of sleep to hit the studio. Combine that with playing shows across Europe with Afrojack and R3hab, US tours with Pitbull, as well as her own shows, and a feature on Pitbull’s track ‘Last night’, there is seemingly nothing Havana can’t tackle.
“When it comes to the concept of taking it easy,” she says, “I think, well, what am I taking it easy from? I have a great life. I’m working, doing what I love to do.”
Based in NSW/LA, travels Australia wide (extra fees involved). PLEASE BE AWARE, DJ HAVANA BROWN PERFORMS AT CORPORATE EVENTS ONLY, NOT WEDDINGS OR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS.
Based in LA