DJ DAKOTA's Biography

DJ DAKOTA
www.djdakota.com

“DJ Dakota” (Stephany Lobban) was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida to a long line of family musicians. As her passion for music grew, she began dj-ing as a hobby in 1988. Dakota got her start as a radio disc-jockey for Florida International University’s “WUFI Radio” and continued to dj the university radio station circuit in Florida on Florida State University’s “WVFS, The Voice of FSU” and Rollins College, “WPRK”.

As she finished school, Dakota slowly built up her 12” vinyl collection and eventually got her Technic 1200’s. After graduating from college, Dakota backpacked throughout seven countries in Europe and the UK which helped seal her passion for the Electronic Dance Music scene.

Her club appearances and weekly sets began in her hometown of Miami. She has also supported the Winter Music Conference and has DJed several years at the renown Ultra Music Festival, both held annually in her hometown of Miami Beach. Dakota has also been involved in the television industry, dj-ing live on Telemundo’s “The Roof’s, ‘No Cover’”, with the likes of Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto. She was also in the hit series, “Single in The City-South Beach”.

Her residencies have included “Satine Lounge” in The Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, FL; before spinning in Las Vegas for “Nirvana”, at Green Valley Ranch; “Acid Jazz Night” at The Artisan Hotel, and other appearances at Club Ice for Godskitchen, “Late-Night” at Empire Ballroom for Vegas Alliance; “House of Style” at Tabu for Angel Management Group; “Risque” at Paris for Nightlife Guru, Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay, and various national and international appearances in San Diego, LA; San Francisco, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Ibiza, Spain!

When she isn’t spinning at clubs and private parties throughout the United States and beyond, she’s in the recording studio producing music and mixing new compilations. DJ Dakota recently earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Music Production at Full Sail University in FL.

Stay tuned to her website for upcoming appearances, music productions, travel, events, and new mixed compilation downloads! DJ Dakota will be coming to a club or lounge near you! Thanks for your support and Always Feel The Music!

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Equipment/Gear: Technic 1200’s; CDJ 1000’s; Pioneer DJM 300 & 600 mixers
Ableton Live 8; Traktor DJ Scratch Pro

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DJ DAKOTA

DJING:

CLUBS/LOUNGES/EVENTS:
• Sticky Fingers; Coconut Grove, FL (resident ’94) Format: Acid Jazz
• GrooveJet; Miami Beach, FL (‘94-‘95) Format: Techno-House
• Liquid; Miami Beach, FL (’94) Format: Techno-House
• Star Grille; Jupiter, FL (resident ‘01) Format: 80’s
• Satine; Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, FL (resident ’02-’03) Formats: Lounge/ House/Progressive-House
• Belltown Billiards; Seattle, WA (’02) Format: House
• Club Nerve; Miami Beach, FL (Ocean Drive Magazine Party ’03) Format: Deep, Funky-House
H2O; West Palm Beach, FL (resident ’03) Format: Progressive/Deep House
• The Whisky Bar; Austin, Texas (’03)
• Speakeasy; Austin, TX (’03)
• Truman’s; Austin, TX (’03)
• Club Nerve; Miami Beach, FL (’04) Format: Progressive/Deep-House
• Gloria Estefan's restaurant "Larios"-Cardozo Hotel-Miami Beach, FL (Volleypalooza-‘04)
• Ocean Drive Magazine Website Launch Party-Club Nerve ; Miami Beach, FL (’04) Format: Lounge/Progressive-House
• Club Nerve ; Miami Beach, FL (’04) Format: 80's Classics & Late-night Progressive-House
• Ziggy's ; Albany, New York ('04) Format: Progressive House
• Resort ; West Palm Beach, FL (‘04) Format: Lounge/Funky House
• The Creek Hotel ; Miami Beach, FL ('04) Format: House/Progressive/Deep House
• Il Trullo's ; Jupiter, FL ('04) Format: Lounge/Progressive
• Off The Vine Wine Bar & Cafe; Jupiter, FL (‘05) Format: Lounge/Funky House/Progressive
• Spin; Miami Beach, FL ( WMC ‘05) Format: Progressive/Deep House
Ultrafest 7; Miami Beach, FL (WMC ‘05) Format: Progressive House/Progressive Breaks
Ultrafest 8; Miami Beach, FL (WMC ‘06) Format: Progressive House/Progressive Breaks
The Lounge; West Palm Beach, FL (’05) Format: Progressive/Deep House/Trance
“Nirvana” pool party at Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, Nevada (resident Summer ‘05) Format: Funky-House/Progressive House
• Nikki Beach; Atlantic City, NJ ('05)
• Club Ice for Godskitchen, Las Vegas, NV ('05)
• Angel Nightclub during Winter Music Conference; Miami Beach, FL (WMC '06)
• The Guess Store; Collins Avenue; Miami Beach, FL (WMC '06)
• Club Seven; Las Vegas, NV ('06)
• The Asylum; Las Vegas, NV ('06)
• Marciano by Guess Grand Opening; Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV ('07)
• OPM; Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV ('07)
• Empire Ballroom; Las Vegas, NV ('06-'07)
• John Colins; San Francisco, CA: Funky-Lounge House ('07)
• San Luis Potosi; Mexico ('07)
• The Aruba; Downtown Las Vegas, NV ('08)
• The Brass Lounge; Downtown Las Vegas, NV ('08)
• The Guess Store; Factory Outlet; Las Vegas, NV ('08)
• Shine; San Francisco, CA ('08)
• Cathouse; Luxor; Las Vegas, NV ('08)
• San Luis Potosi; Mexico ('08)
• The Artisan Hotel; Las Vegas, NV ('09) - Residency-Acid Jazz/Lounge
• “ House of Style” at Tabu, MGM Grand, for Angel Management Group: Las Vegas, NV ('09)
• “ Risque” at Paris for Nightlife Guru: Las Vegas, NV ('09)
• “ Foundation Room" in Mandalay Bay
: Las Vegas, NV ('09)
• Rain Cosmetics Grand Opening: Boca Park, Las Vegas, NV ('09)
• Eccoci Fashion Shows: Boca Park, Las Vegas, NV ('10)
• Artisan Afterhours: Las Vegas, NV ('10)
• Guess Stores; Prime Factory Outlet, Orlando, FL ('10)
• Guess Stores; Outlet Malls, Orlando, FL ('10)
• Park Plaza Gardens; Winter Park, FL ('13-'14)
• Yuki Hana Japanese Fusion; Oviedo, FL ('13-'14)
• Oviedo Chamber of Commerce; Oviedo, FL ('14)
• OLV Cafe, Orlando, SoDo (South of Downtown Orlando), FL ('14)

PRODUCTION:
"Mumbai Dreaming": by Dj Dakota, Lee Dagger & Marc JB of Bimbo Jones
"Tribal Miami": Dj Dakota & Dj Vyk

TV:
• “On The Roof”, Live dance television show syndicated nationally throughout the U.S and Latin America; One of 3 featured djs (aired lived June 13, ‘03); (Telemundo Network)
• “Single In South Beach”, Television series syndicated internationally; Women’s Entertainment Television/September Films, London England

RADIO SHOWS (FCC-Licensed):
• WFIU; Florida International University; Miami, FL (’88)
• WVFS; Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL (’88-‘91)
• WPRK; Rollins College; Winter Park, FL (’92; '13, '14)
• The WOMB; Miami Beach, FL (’97-‘98)
• The Electronic Buzz; 103.1FM; West Palm Beach, FL (’01)

ONLINE RADIO SHOWS:
• XRadio.Biz (www.xradio.biz); Las Vegas, NV ('10)
• "Electronic Music Cafe" (www.ElectronicMusicCafe.com); Las Vegas, NV ('10-Present)

CONTESTS:
• Party 93.1fm, “ South Florida ’s Pure Dance Channel: Wanna Be a Mixologist Contest”; (May ’04): Top 20 Semi-finalists, Top 10 Finalists.

OTHER MEDIA:
Global Alliance "DJ of The Month" (April 2004)
DJ Dakota quoted in New Times, (May 2004): "Life After WMC" (May 2004)
Las Vegas City Life: Fear and Lounging: "Buddhist Bliss" (June 2005)
• Clubplanet Nightlife Community Board: "Rehab vs. Nirvana" Discussion (July-August 2005)
VegasClubScout.com Featured Party Review (July 2005)
Backyard Boogie Radio Show Interview (August 2005)
CityLife NightClub Issue (September 2005)
Dj Dakota-Featured in Germany (October 2005)
• CD Review of Dj Dakota's "Steady On"- CityLife (March 2006)
CD Review of Dj Dakota's "Going Up"- CityLife (July 2007)
San Luis Potosi, Mexico-Interview pre-event on SISALI.COM (September 2007)!
CityLife-Fear & Lounging-"A Scene From A Hotel" (May 2009)
Vegas Grooves-"DJ Dakota" (February 2011)
• The Current Vibe - "Interview With International Artist DJ Dakota" (October 2012)

 

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