ELEDA is a non-binary, queer event producer, educator, artivist, and DJ. She was trained under Oakland's hottest DJ, Gstar, and in 2014 got her first gig at their monthly party, Hella Gay.
Since, she has DJ'd several parties and special events in the San Francisco Bay area including SomArts' "Night Light", "We Love Letters", and Oakland Pride. In addition to being a regular at Hella Gay, she also produced a monthly QTPOC Day Party in Oakland called Awon Funka.
She currently lives in Long Beach, CA with her wife and two dogs, creating art and mixes in her spare time.
In her own words, she describes herself as a St. Louis-born, Oakland-bred artist and DJ who uses African culture to cross international waters and imaginary boundaries. With her musical blends of soca, hip hop, Brazilian funk, dancehall, and deep soul tribal, she keeps her intentions in line with the African tradition of spiritual movement, spreading love and building community.
Real Name: Arnetta Villela-Smith
Location: Long Beach, CA
DJ Since: 2014
Category: Afrocentric Open-Format
Available for: Private and Corporate Events, Parties, Clubs, Bars, Restaurant, Festivals
Set: 2-8 hours
Pay Range: Inquire
Equipment: Pioneer DDJ-SR Controller, Macbook Pro, Serato DJ
Bridging the Gap (Leimert Park Village)
The Turn Up! (Long Beach)
VeganFest (Long Beach)
Panama Joes (Long Beach)
Lez Do Brunch ( West Hollywood)
Night Light 2017 (San Francisco)
Hella Gay (Oakland)
LB Pride on Cherry (Long Beach)
Ladies First Festival (Fullerton)
Awon Funka (Oakland)
We Love Letters (Oakland)