DJ Carmin Wong is a rising star, known for her unique mix of progressive house and trance. Currently prepping her first album release ‘Cooling,’ she rocks the house every Tuesday night’s in Hollywood, serving as house DJ at the exclusive Avalon Club, where performers such as Madonna, Britney Spears, and Kylie Monique have taken stage. With its dance floors at capacities of 2000’s. When people watch and listen to the music emanating from the sexy turntablist behind the decks, they immediately discover “You can’t go wrong with DJ Wong!”
Staying busy with DJ performances, and penning more dates into her heavily booked schedule, Wong says, “DJing allows me to share music with the masses.” Noting her audiences, she says, “In a melting pot like Los Angeles, you are going to have everybody. You are going to play a room with people in it from every ethnic group. You can’t just play one specific genre of progressive house and trance. You have to create a style for who you are. For me, I am really into international. I play music that everyone can relate to, enjoy, dance to, move to and groove to.”
Wong, who has also worked behind the turntables for Universal Studios, says she enjoys performing at a diverse range of events.
In June 2012, DJ Carmin Wong DJ’d in front of 2 Million people and also served as emcee at the famed Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival at the Main Stage at the Civic Center of San Francisco, the 5th Largest pride celebration in the World.
Wong lives in Los Angeles, in its world-famous Chinatown. She explains, “The people in Chinatown are very traditional, which makes it hard for me as a Chinese American, who is not only a female DJ in a male dominant scene, but also because I am a lesbian.”
She adds, “It is ironic to me that other cultures are more accepting of me.”
Born in 7 Mile, Detroit, Michigan, DJ Carmin Wong moved to Los Angeles as a young teen, and became obsessed with the trance scene when she began attending underground parties. She eventually began hanging out with producers whenever she could to learn the tricks of the trade. “I have every music software you can get,” she notes. “I know how to use all of them and how they work. Ableton, Omishpehere, Sonic, FL Studio. The list goes on. I have every single synthesizer every DJ and producer in this town uses in this new age of music. I have spent so much money on software, it’s ridiculous. I can literally compose anything I want. I am always hearing tunes in my head.”