In the second installment of our Musical Muse campaign, we bring you Lee K, an infectious up-and-coming DJ. She's the second of three in this campaign, designed to nurture the creativity and talent of women artists everywhere. We hand-selected three female musicians with the goal of giving them the opportunity to create music that they've always dreamed of making. Learn more about the campaign here.
Lee K, DJs in venues in Southern California and produced a tech-house club track called "Tunnel" for the initiative that landed her a record deal and will now be her debut release on Disco Pinata Music. We chose Lee K because female DJs are rare, and she has a very fun and unique sound. Her idea of beauty is simple and natural, just like ours. Plus her music just really, really makes you want to dance.
Read on for an exclusive interview with Lee K, and enjoy!
1. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?
Mark and I went into the studio with an idea of where we wanted to go with the track, but basically let loose after that. We didn't set too many boundaries for the direction of the song.
2. How would you describe your beauty style in relation to your music? Are there any themes you follow that help define your style?
I would say a common theme in my style in general - whether in beauty, music, or anything else - is simple but bold.
3. What is your favorite color palette right now and how do you use those colors with your look and with your art?
As far as my makeup goes I usually keep it simple with earth tones and black liner. I guess this relates to my taste in music, as I'm very drawn towards dark, organic sounds.
4. We are so thrilled to be collaborating with you in such a creative way, can you tell us future past or present someone that you’d love to collaborate with?
Wehbba or Maetrik/Maceo Plex. Both producers have impeccable skills production-wise, and their style is right up my alley.
5. We believe all women are artists by nature, and love to hear about personal achievements in a creative lifestyle, can you recall when you first realized that you were inspired to perform and create music?
My mom is a musician, so I've been exposed to music since I can remember. I think my "aha" moment was when I saw a DJ live for the first time. I had been in love with electronic music for so long, but hadn't yet started going out to clubs or festivals. I had no idea there was this scene where people would come together on such a large scale and dance for hours. Experiencing that for the first time was surreal - It drove that seed that had already been planted years before even deeper.
6. What are your favorite beauty products for when you are on the road or even during your performance?
A strong, dark eyeliner and lightly tinted, hydrated lips.
7. Do you have any helpful words or advice you can give to other women who want to further pursue the arts?
Figure out exactly what you want, and then apply yourself 110%. No one wants your dreams fulfilled as badly as you do. And don't give up when things get difficult, that just means things are about to get really freakin' amazing.
Here's a link to her new single. Check it out and love her as much as we do.