DJ Maria Gajardo

Born in Chile and raised in Palm Springs, Maria moved to the Bay at 22 to pursue a career in sculpture. An artist by trade, Maria prefers to compare building the perfect playlist to working with clay, layering the perfect mix of elements while experimenting with juxtaposing images (or in this case, sounds) to see which sequence elicits the response she's looking for. In the case of DJing, that response is a raging dance floor. Maria claims The Cure as her "first best friend" and counts a recent Solange concert as one of her favorite music experiences to date.