DJ Lissa Monet eats, breathes & sleeps music.
Lissa Monet brings all the necessary ingredients for an excellent DJ with her. She is talented, ambitious, blessed with a great deal of charisma and a thirst for knowledge. She shows up at special events wearing fabulous shoes that you have to look around the DJ booth to see and a statement piece from a designer you haven’t heard of yet. With bold nail polish and a huge, sparkling smile as she enters the room, she definitely exudes star appeal, and not just from the outside.
There’s no mistaking, DJ Lissa Monet rocks parties. And although she’s somewhat selective of the events she spins at, she’s pretty versatile and open minded about the events she is hired for. In one week, Lissa will spin at an exclusive event for Moet on the Thompson Hotel Rooftop, DJ an in-store event for will.i.am, travel to New York to DJ a close friends birthday party, return to Toronto to spin an art show then conclude her week at her weekly residency on Saturday nights.
Lissa has been influenced by such musical legends as Jay-Z, Frank Sinatra, Aaliyah, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates mixed along with music from her Caribbean upbringing and a unique passion for reading album liner notes.
Utilizing social media such as Facebook, Tumblr & Twitter, Lissa discovers new artists and creates outlets such as mini mix tapes and her growing social network of friends to connect people to new music. For this, Lissa is simply dubbed ‘the go to girl’ for all things new, innovative and exclusive.
“When you discover and believe in a specific artist, person or brand, and it’s the only thing that matters to you, sharing what you have found is only the right thing to do..” With her popularity spreading through word of mouth, Lissa started spinning popular nightclubs across Toronto. She has became a fixture for highly anticipated and exclusive events hosted by Hennessy and Moët & Chandon. Lissa has spun in clubs in New York, Atlanta & LA, as well as overseas in the UK, Dubai & Africa.
Inventive and energetic, Lissa pleases crowds while controlling the vibe of the party mixing musical genres such as r&b, hip hop, soul, house/dance, rock, reggae and her favourite, 80s classics.
DJ Lissa Monét was recently awarded the 2011 Stylus Female DJ Award which recognizes the achievements of DJs across Canada. A one of a kind talent, DJ Lissa Monét has captivated taste makers, party goers and music lovers with ego-free talent that delivers the right music and vibe to events that she has spun at with modesty and intelligence. Her branded mixtapes such as Love Letters and Broken Hearts and the 4 Beyonce mix are still very popular and can be found on her blog for download. Lissa’s mandate as a DJ is simple: “Good music is good music, no matter what your genre preference.”