DJ MIM puts some spring in your step
If there’s one thing that DC’s queer girl community doesn’t lack for is awesome DJs, and DJ MIM is no exception.
MIM, who’s been working as a professional DJ for nearly four years now, has loved music ever since she was a kid, idolizing Salt-N-Pepa’s DJ Spinderella. “She was the first female DJ I ever saw, and I wanted to be her,” says the DC native. “I scratched on my first record at the age of 8.” And she still prefers turntables to laptops today.
Today she prides herself on being a versatile DJ. Her setlists often include multiple genres of music, including Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Moombahton, and Techno. “I like to mix it up because I’ve always been very passionate about music!”
Together with her partner-in-crime—aka her wife, Marisol—they’ve created MimSol Entertainment. “We have monthly parties, happy hours, and other specialty events that support LGBTQ women, as well as women's organizations,” says MIM.
Like all full-time artists, MIM—who’s a “Certified Female DJ”— can be found in a plethora of spaces. Besides Mimsol Entertainment, she has three online radio-shows, and is both the Urban Rock Records DJ and the official DJ of SoapboxX Magazine.
But don’t accuse her of complaining about the busy schedule she keeps. “I’m very blessed to be able to pursue my dreams every day of my life,” she exclaims. “I love being a DJ and wouldn't trade it for any other profession in the world.” She also uses her radio presence and Mimsol Entertainment to help introduce other local DJs and LGBTQ artists to wider audiences.
As a Gemini, spring is her favorite season- in fact she’s a MayDay baby. And this spring the DJ is excited about all the things she has planned. “I have some amazing gigs lined up, including tour events with artists and retail store performances!” Including Luminous Ladies 500 Watt, for Black Pride happening the night May 26 at Bistro Bistro, and she can always be found at MimSol's Provocative Fridays every 1st Friday at Lace.
But why else does she love spring? It’s the weather, obviously. “I love when it’s just on the brink of summer, with slightly warmer days and cool evenings.” Hence, her fans can look forward to seeing the results of her outdoor photo shoots.
Born and raised in DC MIM loves lots of things about living in the District especially the melting pot of different races, ethnicities and cultures. But, like many people she still remembers 9/11. “After witnessing the immediate aftermath of the attacks terrorism is always on the side of my mind.”
Wanna hear more about MIM? Tune into her radio shows "Crack The Crate with DJ MIM," for uncut Hip-Hop every Mondays at 3, and her R&B show "DJ MIM's Chocolate City Mix" Tuesdays at 4. Both are aired on Fleet DJ Radio. MIM is also an On-Air Personality and DJ for WEDC Radio's morning show - "Elite Morning Mix" - which broadcasts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter @DJMIMDC