Being known for genre bending and crowd pleasing, she has mastered the art of reading the crowd and fitting the mood and setting of any party while always maintaining her musical integrity. Growing up listening to break beats, techno, and house music along with discovering classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, and funk music she learned how to incorporate all of these elements together to create some serious flavor. Her parents were both opera singers so she has raised with a great appreciation and passion for music. Her first gig was in 1998 at X.O.X. 2 at the infamous 2nd and Jackson in Oakland, California. In March 2008 Elz graduated Ex'pression College with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sound Arts and after graduation she spent the summer interning for DJ Shadow. She assisted in preparation for the launch of DJ Shadow Digital (The DJ Shadow Digital Store) and processed sound samples for the Dj Shadow digital store.

In 2009 Elz and Denise released their remix track "Get Back into The Groove Again" on Muzimo Records shortly followed by their original track "All Night" feat. Audio Angel, a remix of Sue Cho's "Bad Girl" and a remix of Denise and Dawn of Sound's "Death by Mary Jane" feat. Elise on Look Out Records. “Soul Power” and "Useless" produced by DJ Elz and performed by Elise were picked up by Chris Lum and David Harness for their label, Harlum Muziq in 2010. And a year later remixes were released by Master Kev and Tony Loreto, Stephen Rigmaiden, Rubien Mancias, Grand High Priest, and Reelsoul. In 2015 she studied Ableton at Sequence One in Oakland and also worked as a Music Curator and Audio Engineer at the DJ app, Crossfader. Be on the look out for her newest productions with lyrist Louis Hale from LA to be released in the upcoming months. In addition to her solo gigs she has also joined forces with another Kazbah resident DJ, Lawson Terrell, as the duo Something Dope, which incorporates Ableton and live bass performance to create a truly unique live set. She has performed gigs in Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Member's Only in New York, Coachella, WMC in Miami, L.A., Tahoe, Vegas, Sunset Campout, Burning Man and all over the bay area including SF's 2nd Sunday, Mezzanine, Temple, Mighty, Monarch, DNA Lounge, Ruby Skye, The End Up, 1015 Folsom, The Clift Hotel, and Audio SF. She has opened for such acts as Bob Moses, Thugfucker, Detroit Swindle, Huxley, Bill Kenny, Terry Frances, Giom, German Brigante, Justin Martin, Doc Martin, Colette & Heather, Fred Everything, Sonny Fodera, and Session Victim to name a few. She is currently a resident DJ with the Burning Man camp The Kazbah and monthly party Common Ground with Joey Alaniz.


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