Also known by her handle, afroDJiak, Jamica El believes in the power of music and technology to tell stories.
Over the last decade, Jamica has curated DJ sets at events for Facebook, Apple, Google, Macy’s, Cadillac, Almay, and Radio One (to name a few).
In her five years at Apple, she worked with designers and engineers to ship mobile devices, wearables, and software. Later she spent a year prototyping embedded, wearable cameras at BuzzFeed. Whether she’s designing for dance floors, pixels, or products, her process remains the same: research, observe, quickly prototype, collaborate, and test.
A new mother, when she’s not spinning, prototyping, or collaborating, Jamica loves talking about black cultural production, spending time with her new family and cooking global comfort food. Sometimes even at the same time.
A Vibe Called Yes - 2019
(weekly curated playlists)
Sound Traveler Series #24 - 2017
A Tribute to Questlove - 2014
Guilty Pleasures Party - 2017
Brunch Jawn (Promo Mix) - 2016
I have been deejaying for over ten years. I have a solid reputation for my professionalism, talent, event production expertise and vast knowledge of sound and lighting. And let’s not forget my charm! *wink*
I have healthy relationships with sound and lighting vendors who are able to reinforce my sound requirements should your event require that extra boom! I am also a new mother proud to be making a living as a creative professional.
I require the following information in order to provide a rate quote.
Individual, Organization or Corporation
Event type - Wedding, Conference, Party, etc.
Event details - Venue, Location, Duration, Number of attendees
Indoor vs. Outdoor
Sound requirements & Equipment requirements
Talent and Equipment Budget
I’m happy to help you figure out some of these things, too!