She Can DJ on ITM-FM: Leah Mencel

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DJ NAME: Leah Mencel
NAME: Leah Mencel
GENRE: Dubstep/Party/Hip Hop
HOMETOWN: Adelaide

You may remember She Can DJ Top 10 2012 finalist Leah Mencel as a fierce contender from last year’s competition. As the only 2011 finalist to gain a spot in 2012, Leah knows what’s at stake this time around – and this year, she has her eye on the prize.

With a freshly acquired fire in her eyes, she knows what she’s here for this year. “I think we all entered to win it,” says Mencel. “The prize is phenomenal…There’s so much talent [in this competition], it’s overwhelming. Last year I was the youngest and found myself in a Top 10 with all these girls I really looked up to. It was a little intimidating!”

Leah has been working relentlessly as a professional in the industry for two and a half years, but since last year’s competition the dubstep queen has been riding the wave of She Can DJ notoriety and has caught the attention of promoters and audiences around the country.

It’s fair to say she’s killing the festival circuit, booked for every major festival event in the last year. Although scoring herself massive sets at Parklife (2011), Stereosonic (2011) and Summadayze (2011), the festival circuit still hadn’t seen enough of Mencel, booking her for sets at Big Day Out (2012) and Future Music Festival (2012), as well asPlanet Cream (Creamfields, 2012). She was also recently added to the Adelaide stop of Parklife in October.

So what’s changed for Leah in the last year, besides the spike in well deserved attention? Well, her sound has matured – and whilst staying true to her mash-up/party/hip hop style, Leah has also been strongly influenced by the likes of dubstep big-shots Skrillex, Flux Pavillion, Nero and Bassnectar.

Leah Mencel tracklisting

1. Feeling Good – Muse (Booty)
2. Stars Come Out (Datsik Remix) – Zedd
3. Crave You (Adventure Club Remix) – Flight Facilites
4. Must Be The Feeling (Kill The Noise Remix) – Nero
5. You’ve Got The Love (Revovlr Remix) – Florence And The Machine
6. Slam The Door (glAdiator Remix) – Zedd
7. To Be With You – Mr Big (Booty)
8. Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Nero
9. Born To Die (Gemini Remix) – Lana Del Rey
10. Breathe (Numbernin6 Remix) – The Prodigy
11. X Files Theme vs ET (Skrillex Remix) – Katy Perry
12. Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker (Datsik Remix) – Dada Life
13. Champagne Showers (Arion Remix) – LMFAO
14. Levels (Skrillex Remix) – Avicii
15. Masta Blasta (The Rebirth) – Dillion Francis
16. Mercy – Kanye West
17. Get Free (What So Not Remix) – Major Lazer feat Amber
18. Goin’ In (Skrillex ‘Goin Down’ Remix) – Birdy Nam Nam
19. Da Funk (Schoolboy Remix) – Daft Punk
20. Make It Bun Dem – Skrillex
21. Rattle (Candyland Remix) – Bingo Players
22. Lick Shots (Jay Robinson Remix) – Missy Elliot
23. Niggas In Paris (Optix Remix) – Kanye & Jay Z
24. Who Is Ready To Jump (Dillion Francis Remix) – Chuckie vs. Jump – Kriss Kross vs. Who Is Ready To Jump (Revovlr Remix) – Chuckie
25. No Good – The Prodigy (Booty)
26. A$$ – Big Sean vs Kyoto – Skrillex

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