Press Quotes

“DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ!!” GRAMMY FOUNDATION

“The ultra-versatile DJ Shortee has become queen of the scratch world. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.” DJ TIMES

“Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee’s versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship she has created a turntable style all her own & has grown from obscurity to acclaim” URB

“DJs that know what time it is cut it up, switch up genres on the drop of a dime and have you leave a party with your head spun. LA’s DJ Shortee is one of those DJs. Basically, think of her like your favorite EDM DJ but with skills.” MAGNETIC



Recognized as one of most diverse and technically skilled female DJs worldwide, Shortee’s 20+ year career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, Shortee’s pioneering spirit, inspiring talent and long resume of accomplishments are enough to spark awed envy in any DJ, gender aside.

Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times and the “#1 Female EDM DJ” by Miami New Times,  Shortee is a Multi-Genre DJ, Turntablist, Music Producer, Record Label CEO, Actor, Voice Over Artist, DJ Instructor, and Published Author. Her unique contribution to the art of DJing earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray’s critically acclaimed movie “SCRATCH“.

There are few DJs that are truly respected globally in such a wide variety of genres like Shortee. She spins everything from Electro House, Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock and more. Her fast paced mixing style, expert scratching skills and energetic stage presence has made her one of the most in demand DJs touring worldwide in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

From underground massives to high profile events, Shortee has performed for corporate giants such as New Line Cinemas, Tiffany, Sprite, Frito Lay, Activision and was the official Playboy 50th Anniversary Club Tour DJ. She has also shared the stage alongside world class artists such as KRS One, Method Man, Andy C, Craze, Q-bert, Z-Trip, The Roots and countless others. She was the opening act of the first and widely popular Pendulum Live Tour and has DJed for Bahamadia and legendary Hip Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew fame (Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane etc).

In addition to being a veteran globetrotter, Shortee has also made the rounds on the silver screen, starring in an countless documentary movies as well as TV appearances including NBC’s “Hip Hop Nation”, The Tyra Banks Show, The Arsenio Hall Show and commercials including Sony PSP and Toyota. Aside from appearing as DJ Shortee, she has also been credited as an actress aka Shannon Ames, portraying various fictional characters in Films, TV Shows, Web Series Theatre Productions. Recently she won the “Outstanding Acting Performance” Award” at the ZedFest Film Festival for her performance in the role of “Marnie” in the suspense thriller “The Long Way Home“.

Making her production debut in 1998, Shortee appeared on Faust’s critically lauded “Man or Myth”, the first turntablist album ever released. The following year, Shortee’s full length solo debut “The Dreamer” became the first and only turntablist album produced by a female. Shortee has since produced multiple albums, singles, eps, battle records, remixes, appeared on numerous compilations and released a ton of DJ mixes. Her skills as a DJ & Producer have earned her acclaim in countless publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, DJ Times, Urb,  Remix and more as well as licensing features airing on networks such as NBC, ESPN, CNN, MTV & HBO.

In addition to being a solo artist, she produces alongside her partner Faust as “Urban Assault“. In 2006, the duo launched their first two record labels: 5 Star Records (Hip Hop | DJ Tools) and Heavy Artillery Recordings (House | Dubstep | Drum & Bass | Drumstep | Glitch Hop | Trap). In 2008, their single “Away” was nominated for best jungle/dnb track at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2009 Urban Assault’s infamous “Red Raider” EP not only held the #1 spot on both Beatport & TrackItDown, it was also honored by TrackItDown’s Drum & Bass Awards as one of the top 10 releases of the year alongside such artists as Subfocus, Deadmau5, Chase & Status and The Prodigy.

In 2013 the couple was honored with Symphonic Distribution’s “Best DJ/Production Duo” award and their influential Heavy Artillery Recordings imprint, which has licensed music to blockbuster films such as “Elysium” with Matt Damon & Jodi Foster, has made such a lasting mark on the global electronic music scene that it has been voted Symphonic Distribution’s “Hardest Working Label” and “Label of the Year”. Continuing to contribute quality music to the EDM landscape,  in 2015 Shortee and Faust  launched their third record label entitled “Arkade Records” which caters exclusively to the Electro House genre.

Four years as a head professor at The Scratch DJ Academy co-founded by RUN DMC’s Jam Master Jay, Shortee has also taught DJ/Remix courses for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, online lessons for Turntable U, tours the world teaching DJ equipment seminars for Rane/Serato and has taught workshops for the SAE Institute, Channel One News, and Sprite.

In addition to her classes, Shortee has produced a popular series of instructional DVDs: Shortee’s DJ Series and in 2012 she became the first & only female DJ to write an instructional book on DJing. Her critically acclaimed book/ DVD set “Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook” (Hal Leonard Publishing Co.) is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions. Most recently, Shortee is in the ongoing process of producing a brand new massive online DJ instructional video series entitled “Shortee’s Complete DJ Method” (Hal Leonard Publishing Co.) which launched in January 2016 on with new courses added regularly over the span of the next few years. Boxed versions of her DJ Method are also soon to be available in a stores worldwide.

Up next: Be on the lookout for Top Billin’ — a fictional DJ-inspired half-hour comedy series of which Shortee co-wrote and will also be starring in, allowing her to merge her passions for DJing, Acting and Writing all in one hilarious, heartfelt and exciting TV project that has never been done before. This is the first of it’s kind! To learn more and stay in the loop on the show’s development visit:

It is impossible to paint a complete picture of an ever evolving artist like Shortee with words alone, so please visit her websites for more info, music, videos, tour dates & free downloads! | | | | |