DJ Donna Edwards | Shades Of Dance



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October 15, 2019

From Donna’s first encounters with music mixing thanks to former neighbor legendary DJ & Promoter Don Welch (Sound Factory Bar/Underground Network), Edwards was smitten with the idea of blending beats and rhythms to make people move! Encouraged by weekly family outings to Brooklyn’s revered Empire skating rink, Donna was influenced by innovative talents like Tee Scott and DJ Big Bob who helped motivate her decision to learn the craft and pursue gigs.

Armed with that can-do attitude and a simple mobile set, Donna performed her first paying gig in a Queens, New York bar in 1982. Donna’s first club residency began in 1991 with Tracy Pridgen of Trey’s Productions at the Jane St. CafÈ. From there she went on to play at New York city Mega clubs Silver Shadow, Roxy, Octagon, Warehouse & Shelter for various promoters! Donna also traveled making guest appearances in D.C.’s Dance circuit @ club Tracks & the Edge. One of her favorite residencies was @ The Warehouse in the Bronx, NY from 1998 until 2002 – with promoters Tracy Pridgen, Charles Jackson, the late Mike Stone, Dj Andre Collins, Missy B, Dj Trini & MK during the venue’s hey day. Back home in Brooklyn from 2002-2005, she was a third of the trio (with partners liL Ray and Tyrone Francis) anchoring the thriving BKNY event at the 667 Lounge on Wednesday nights with Kayo. She also started her residency at the borough’s other classic spot, Frank’s Lounge for their Friday FFun soiree. In 2002, she continued to stretch the boundaries of her fame with gender-bashing appearance prime time, 8 hour set at Club Shelter in December. The first woman ever to play at Club Shelter, Timmy Regisford & Freddy Sanon’s underground haven for club goers. Her place in club lore is assured but less for her sex and more for her classic commitment to delivering a satisfying dance party that’s tailor-made for specific audiences. “It’s about making sure the people that come through the door are happy, the promoters are happy and the club owner is happy. If you can’t do that, then you won’t be working,” she states simply. “The key to a good party is how you play the music – the selection and the programming.”

She has traveled the world gracing the turntables in New York, New Jersey, Orlando, Miami @ the Winter Music Conference, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Germany, London @ club Fabric and club Shelter in Leeds, England and her latest Tour @ Ultra Nate’s Deep Sugar Party @ club Paradox in Baltimore held July 12, 2014 bringing her special blend of dance to enthusiastic crowds. During her career she has played with NYC’s Legends Timmy Regisford, Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, Andre Collins, Don Welch, Freddy Sanon, Anthony Nicholson, Glenn Underground, Tyrone Francis, DJ Minx, Cocoa Chanel & more! Donna opened for the Maestro Timmy Regisford of Club Shelter from September thru November during  that year. She currently has residencies @ Frank’s Lounge in Brooklyn, NY & Club Elevation in NJ & also tours worldwide, her latest tour Ryo Watanabe’s “Face” in Japan presents “Shades of Dance” Donna Edwards at club Eleven, Tokyo, Space @ Niigata & Precious Hall, Sapporo March 2013 was a dance marathon for music lovers of all ages!  Donna’s “Shades of Dance” radio show was on air from 2003-2010 at and has returned to every Tuesday 1pm-2pm EST ! She is also a member of Judy Weinstein’s record pool “For The Record” & currently working A&R for Freddy Sanon’s Shelter records! “Shades of Dance”….I live, love & share Music through various channels for most of my existence..that’s who I am….nothing more nothing less!

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  • Posted July 19, 2012 3:03 PM 0Likes
    Eileen Colon

    Donna you always play the best music!!!!!!!!! I also appreciate that you post them – don’t have the time to listen live. looking forward to more Fabulous music. 🙂

  • Posted June 12, 2012 9:40 AM 0Likes
    Eileen Colon

    Having a hectic day and is only 10:30am. Your show is keeping me sane!!!! The only problem that i am having is that i want to get up and dance lol.

  • Posted April 28, 2012 4:01 PM 0Likes

    wow i love a of your music. im from the nyc moved to ga in 1995 . missed house badly until i found you keep up the great work boo love u and your music . god bless

  • Posted April 23, 2012 12:01 PM 0Likes


    Loving the show- you are working it girl. Looking forward to more shows like this!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2012 5:13 PM 0Likes
    Larry STERiO

    ” DAMN, NICE SET Donna & thanks For The ” 2-222″ PUSH< I Loved IT ! Larry & Andrew

  • Posted April 15, 2012 4:16 PM 0Likes
    donna edwards

    Mike, Thomas & Aaron thanks for tuning in & your is appreciated!

    Mike I’ll give you a shout this week!

  • Posted April 13, 2012 11:52 AM 0Likes
    dj mike c

    i hear you this is brooklyn i go back to grand master flowers and the plummer, moboya,larry lavan tee scott. so i have seen the best of new york and even more we need to talk. 315 386 8490. dj mike c

  • Posted April 6, 2012 12:25 AM 0Likes

    How can i be down on this site with my mixes…I was DISCO K back in the day on the south side of Chi-Town…Been a Mixology DJ for 30 years. Now my name is Thomas ChicagoKid Braxton

  • Posted March 25, 2012 9:18 PM 0Likes
    Dj David Aaron

    Beautiful set Donna…..Love Your Flow!!

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