New York based DJ and music stylist, Kamala has professionally provided sounds for over a decade, with experience playing to many of New York City's best venues, diverse audiences, underground parties and special events. Combined with a variety of music projects and production endeavors, Kamala lives up to her reputation as a gifted and prolific music selector.
Heavily influenced by music at a young age and endowed with a rich musical legacy as a daughter of Jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist Carter Jefferson, Kamala also credits her multi-cultural Chelsea / Manhattan upbringing and years of downtown night-clubbing for giving her a flavor-full edge in her music direction.
While Kamala is best known for her deep soulful house music sets, her musical ear and music programming covers many genres from nu-soul, global lounge, broken beats, trip hop, hip hop, dub, afrobeat, dance and soul classics, jazz, latin jazz and beyond.
Kamala has been a featured DJ in the PS1 Warm Up DJ Series, Raindance/ Speigelworld events at Pier 17, the Winter Music Conference in Southbeach and dance parties presented by The Melting Pot NYC and Giant Step. Kamala has also played events with many great and respected DJs and music producers within the New York dance and house music arenas, most notably DJ legends like Jellybean Benitez, Louie Vega and Nicky Siano and musical Artists Amel Larrieaux, Antibalas, Ryuchi Sakamoto and others.
Besides having DJ'd many New York city venues including, Joe's Pub, Pacha, The Shelter,The Park, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as various boutique hotels including Soho House, 60 Thompson, Night Hotel and Hotel on Rivington, Kamala has also provided music for fashion labels like Issey Miyaki, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Epperson to name a few.
Kamala conjures moods with her sets and her rhythmic selections not only get people dancing but weave a story. "I know I had a great set when people feel like I took them on a journey". Travels included, Kamala continues to inspire, passionately cultivate and provide memorable experiences through music.