“You have to meet my friend Sheila,” a friend said to me a few weeks ago.
Now, I always try to surround myself with good people and learn to trust their judgment but it always intrigues me when friends say that I “have to” meet someone. Who is this person and what is it about them that makes their friends tell others they “have to” meet him or her?
…and then you meet them and their very energy makes you smile and you feel almost enlightened as you realize, “Ahhh, this is why I had to meet this person.”
That’s what went down with Sheila Red aka Shred One.
We were introduced and within an hour of meeting her, I said to myself, “People need to know about Shred One!”
So who is she? Get introduced to Shred One after the jump!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sheila Red aka Shred One was constantly surrounded and heavily influenced by music at a very young age as she tagged along with her record collecting brothers and cousins. In 1984, she found her life’s path when she met, and fell in love with Hip Hop. But it wasn’t until she moved to Brooklyn in ’98 where she began collecting records and learned the elements in their truest form. She began djing when she moved back to Los Angeles in 2004 and rocked parties like the infamous Root Down and Soul Sessions. Now residing in SF, she has since played alongside cutting edge artists such as Daz-i-Kue, 45 King, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Kim Hill, Blu & Exile, Medusa, & more.
Check the run-down:
Shred One recently did her thing with her fellow Bay Area lady DJs, Bay Area Sistah Sound (B.A.S.S.), at Everlasting B.A.S.S. If you didn’t catch her there, you can find her spinnin’ soul, hip hop, funk, disco, house, and instrumental face melters at Royale on Beatfix Tuesdays, Duplex on Solid Gold Wednesdays, & Shoe Biz on Haight St. Check the flyers below for more details:
So there you have a little on Sheila Red aka Shred One but that’s definitely not the last time you’ll see her name. This lady is making big moves and this is exactly why we featured her!
To stay up with Shred One’s gigs and happenings, check the sites below:
- Ask MISSter Simms – I Have a Crush On My Friend’s Crush
- “Best friends” aren’t for everyone
- Sat. June 7th: Everlasting B.A.S.S. @ Milk!
- M.I.S.S. Muses: Open to What We Really Want
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Sheila Frank Fall 2010 Collection