She Can DJ on ITM-FM: Elly K

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NAME: Laura Kirkwood
GENRE: Disco meets electronic

Armed with an enviable record collection and a penchant for all things soul and groove, Elly K is delightfully enigmatic on the decks – preferring to blend old school disco sounds with modern influences. Taking inspiration from Nile Rodgers and Chic, Barry White, Bee Gees and Donna Summer, Elly K pairs old school flavour with her love of New York and Parisian sounds, which lead the dancefloor on a sequenced journey through all things disco, house and electronica.

Elly K’s unique influences mean she has become the DJ of choice for many media and lifestyle brands including MTV, Network 10, HTC/Beat By Dre, Dunhill, and fashion houses David Jones, Nicola Finetti, Sportsgirl, Willow and more. So with all this promise in such a short time, why enter She Can DJ in 2012? Elly K tells us it’s all about the fast lane to the top – and perhaps popping a few more influences into that every growing list: “I think it’s a unique opportunity and a good platform to get to the next level in my career. It’s also a great experience and I’m so excited to get to know some of the other girls!”

So what’s the one thing she wants the judges to know? Well, it all comes back to that record collection. “I think I’d have to be one of the very few (and probably the youngest) DJs that still carries records with her to every gig. I stay true to tradition!”

Elly K ITM exclusive mix tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Gazeebo – El Diablo
3. Cyclist – On The Floor
4. Lawrence Guy – In Love
5. Andy Hart – Devoted
6. Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe – Seventh
7. Storm Queen – Let’s Make Mistakes
8. LeSale – We Go Straight Ahead
9. Fantastic Man – It’s Essential
10. Isaac Tichauer – Doing What I Got
11. Chez Carmen – Central Station
12. Sare Havlicek – Let The Sound
13. DJ Kaos – Hands Up (Munk Remix)
14. Faze Action – Freak For Your Love (ST house mix)
15. Moon Runner – House Track One (Pete Herbert version)
16. Pat Lok – Remember (Wayving remix)
17. Good Guy Mikesh/Filburt – No Other (feat The Drifter – Permanent Vacation remix)
18. Odyssey – Inside Out (Crispin J Glover Boogie dub)