Utopia, a native New Yorker, born and raised in the South Bronx presently residing in Baltimore, MD, with her mentor and partner, Speedy, has never abandoned her New York City roots or the significant impact it made on the genre now called "house music". Rewinding back in time, utopia was fortunate to meet, hear and dance to phenomenal and famous DJs like, Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Tee Scott, Larry Paterson, Kenny Carpenter, Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Merlin Bob, David Morales, John "Jellybean' Benetiz, and so many more. And, as a member of the legendary Paradise Garage and Loft, she saw first-hand how a DJ can mesmerize and ‘werk’ a crowd.
As a dancer, she not only saw, but experienced the importance of a DJ keeping their thumb on the pulse of their audience while also, paying attention to their selection, tempo and vibe being delivered. In her opinion, "all music is the same regardless of who has it, anyone can download music and with the software programs available now just about anyone can play it…but it’s the delivery that’s important - it is the message in the music and how your audience responds to that message.
My dream is to deliver music in a way that touches a person’s heart while ‘werking’ the dancer in them the way, I have been werked." So far, utopia has had the opportunity to DJ on WEA Radio Station (Baltimore, MD) and at several of the Coney Island Dancers (CID) summer parties on the Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn, NYC).
She has also played at, "Salsa meets House" parties at the Coffee Cave in Newark, N) Hampton Roads HouseHeadz' "Makossa" parties in Virginia Beach, VA, “Global Influence” parties in Philadelphia, PA, Extreme House Nation Parties and at Club 347 in Baltimore, MD and several other notable parties in the Washington DC tri-state area