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By Michael White

Queens, NY - June 20, 2006 - As an up-and-coming mixmaster in New York City's club scene, disc jockey Patricia Starr didn't like the attention she got for her good looks.

"I would meet with someone and they whould just take a look at me and say, 'You're hired,' "the Middle Village woman told the Queens News. "They didn't even want to hear what I had to say."

Starr, who was 11 when she moved from Poland to Astoria in 1990 and exploded on the nightclub scene 13 years later, doesn't think of herself as a female deejay, even in an industry dominated by men.

"I'm a deejay, first and foremost," she explained in a soft Polish accent. "I had to take the fact that I'm a female and use it to my advantage. I got angry [over discrimination], but I turned that anger into motivation to work extra hard to prove that I can do it. That I will do it."

Today, Starr's music speaks for itself. The silver-eyed beauty works the hottest dance clubs from New York to Paris to Greece, and has recently spun at private parties for actress Tara Reid and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.

In February 2003, her remix of Aria's "Ti Amo" reached number 2 in the world on Billboard's hot dance breakout chart. "I don't look back and regret anything," Starr said as she dined on a turkey wrap and carrot juice at a Forest Hills cafe last week. "I just look at it as part of life. It really didn't stop me."

She said she knew she had the smarts, and the talent, to be successful in any career she chose. It was when she first laid eyes on legendary deejay Junior Vasquez during a night of partying ast the Palladium dance club that she scrapped her initial career plan of becoming a lawyer.

"I saw him and I was just mesmerized," she said. "I thought, maybe my mom isn't going to approve of this, but I want to be a deejay."

Starr shifted gears quickly. She left St. John's University with an associate's degree and enrolled in NYU, where she earned a bachelor's in music technology. "My mom thought it was a hobby," she said.

After years of practice, and many late nights, her reputation grew. Her international shows now command $5,000-$10,000 a pop. But that's not enough for Starr, who also produces and writes songs. She keeps a list of goals in a book that is always by her side. At the top of the list?

"I certanly want to have a Grammy," she said, "And to be on 'Oprah' and be an inspiration to women." - New York Daily News


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Listening to the very talented young DJ Patricia Starr is like listening to your new favorite album that takes you on an emotional journey and leaves you off with a tingle in your stomach wanting more. New York’s No. 1 female DJ and huge talent in her own right is a self described “music maniac” breaking down musical barriers between genres of electronic music. DJ Patricia Starr is an equal opportunity Mixmaster –Tribal, Progressive, Vocal & Tech House music get mixed, blended and perfectly layered onto one another yet somehow it all makes sense like an interesting story with surprising twists and turns.

First being drown to turntables after being inspired by one of her favorite DJs Junior Vasquez, Patricia Started playing in the NYC club circuit in the late 90’s and very quickly became a key player working with major DJs in the early stages of her career. Subsequently she has landed residencies at NYC chic downtown hotspots NV and Chaos, making her one of the first ever female DJs to hold multiple residencies at the busiest celebrity infested parties and gaining her popularity among promoters. Moving on to reside on the main floor of the legendary China Club and DJing parties for celebrities like Tara Reid, Wycleff Jean, Julez Santana, Busta Rythmes, Tommy Hilfeiger, Fabolous & Janice Dickinson of Americas Next Top Model just to name a few Patricia Starr was becoming a well known face on the New York music scene. In 1999 she was featured with Funkmaster Flex and Eddie Baez in 411 Magazine and later in other key industry publications like DJ Times, Hamptons Magazine and page 6 of the New York Post. Patricia has also worked alongside many celebrity DJs like Robbie Rivera, Sizzahandz, Junior Jack, Funkmaster Flex, Pete Tong, Boris and Skribbles and extensively by herself throughout United States, Europe and Canada.

Nevertheless Patricia Starr aims to make her mark as a producer having one of her remixes contribute to reaching a #2 spot on Billboard hot dance breakouts chart for maxi singles sales for Aria “Ti Amo” OH Music in February 2003. For production Patricia chooses Apple Logic Pro 7 which she says fits her needs perfectly enabling her to express her musical personality. Having classical training in piano as well as New York University Music Technology training creates a perfect combination for an inspired young producer who is also her own recording engineer and DJ making a complete lethal package.

To truly take in the DJ Patricia Starr experience it’s a must to catch her live, which these days seems to be in New York City’s hottest mega clubs and lounges like Crobar, Quo or Butter, or on festival stages scattered throughout the world, where she works her magic in front of thousands of fans. Patricia’s setup is more complex then a traditional DJ setup including: Technics SL-1200 Mk2 turntables, usually a Rane mixer, Pioneer CDJ 1000 DJ CD Players or Denon 4000 & up supporting MP3 playback, Pioneer EFX 500 a Apple G4 laptop and her favorite toy Rane Serato System. “Serato is a real quality system” Starr says “It’s got the feel of real vinyl making it possible to make the switch from vinyl to MP3 technology among many other benefits.” Patricia’s secret weapon however is her versatile music collection; her loaded G4 laptop has a music arsenal of a true pro. So with the upcoming release of Starr’s DVD and launching of her new club site RockTheClub.com which she had recently formed with her partner a hot NYC Promoter Pepsi Boucher an ongoing project incorporating event planning, a new record label and furthermore a clothing line, 2006 will be an interesting year to watch this multitalented DJ on her eager quest for success.