Debbie Adebwale – known as DJ Chillz – moved to Longley Road in Harrow in February and, after completing a computing degree and a diploma in music, she is hoping to take on the world as a professional DJ.
The 29-year-old has already secured a residency position at the Bootlicious event in Club Colosseum, Vauxhall, playing at weekly hiphop and R’n’B club nights.
She told the Observer: “Music has always been a passion of mine, I went to University to keep the family happy but really but I love DJ’ing.
“I learnt how it all works because I used to follow a DJ crew around the West End, I used to carry their vinyls and things like that. After a while they let me do some gigs and I just went from there.”
DJ Chillz specialises in party music including, hiphop, R’n’B and afrobeats.
She recently released her mixtape series called ‘Am Still in Love with H.E.R (Hearing Every Rhyme)’, and is currently working on a series of mix CDs called, Music Without A Pause.
“I haven’t played in Harrow or Brent yet, but I am hoping to soon – I am hoping to spread the word about me in the local area.
“The vision is to DJ professionally full time and hopefully travel the world with my music, and maybe even set up a teaching school one day.
“I have only been doing it on my own for a couple of months now, as I only finished studying in June. It’s been great so far, but we will have to see how it goes. I would love to play at festivals and things like that.”
DJ Chillz also has a weekly show on Shoreditch radio station from 8 to 10pm on Fridays and has organised street team promotions for club events and major artists such as Taio Cruz, Estelle, Kano and Tinchy Stryder.
She added: “Being a female DJ has been interesting, people are often surprised but they are interested too, they often want to know how I got into it.”
As an insight into her life as a DJ, Debbie has started ‘Hustle of a Female DJ’, is a mini diary-documentary that follows her journey as a Female DJ in the UK.