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Meet Debby Sanden of Star DJ Agency in The Highlands

Today we’d like to introduce you to Debby Sanden. She and her team share her story with us below.

Please kick things off for us with some background on the story.
DJ DSRE (DJ Desire) is a Dutch-born and US-based International.DJ + Sound Designer from Amsterdam, she is admired for her warm and approachable personality to her craft.

She played in places such as St Barth, to Vegas, Amsterdam to NYC. She has spun for Madonna, Missy Elliott, Carmelo Anthony and Old Dirty Bastard. She was also featured in R&R magazine, a sister publication to Billboard Magazine.

“ Growing up, Music, Dance, and Travel were my biggest passions,” says DSRE, whose parents are from Surinam (South America) and Indonesia.

DJ DSRE is a very adventurous & vibrant person, and she knew Amsterdam was not going to be her only home. Her love for music brought her to St Martin, where she was offered a radio show.

Unfortunately, she felt the tropical island was too small for her dreams, so she packed her bags and flew to the Big Apple: New York City, where her best friend lived at the time. In NYC they got in contact with Prince Paul (producer De La Soul) and started creating mixtapes. The duo from Amsterdam created a buzz in NYC and dubbed themselves HYPNOTIXX.

This lead to numerous upscale club gigs, and it did not stop there. One of her dreams was to accomplish radio presence. She accomplished this in 2005 and got offered a radio slot on KS107.5 as an on-air personality In Denver CO. Her charisma and knowledge for music also landed her a daily show on ManiaTV!, where she hosted a music and lifestyle show called Rapper’s Delite and later Flipside.

Brands/Celebrities :
Madonna | Louis Vuitton | Chanel | Versace | Dolce & Gabanna | Karl Lagerfeld | Valentino | Missy Elliott | Sean Jean | Chloe | MCM | Mercedes Benz | Ritz Carton Hotel | Four Seasons Hotel | ART Hotel | JW Marriott Hotel | Teen Vogue |Revlon | Redbull | Puma | Nordstrom | GAP |Instyle Magazine | Diesel | Trace |

In 2009, she launched Star DJ Agency a boutique DJ bookings agency, and in 2019 she launched Kids Dream Party with her business partner Molly Dean. They create magically themed slumber parties for kids

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Definitely not a smooth road especially being a female DJ in a male-dominated world, I feel that you always have to push harder.

Please tell us about Star DJ Agency.
Star DJ Agency: We specialize in corporate events, product launches/brand activations, school events, fashion shows, weddings, school events, and private parties. We make sure our DJs are the right fit for our client’s brand and vision and we try to think out of the box and come up with ideas to make the event memorable, Customer Service is key.

Kids Dream Party: This is our new baby, we launched the company in March 2019. Since me and my business partner are both mums, I have a 9-year-old daughter Jaelle. 🙂 Molly has two kids herself. Needless to say, we are always looking for kids entertainment and this was just a perfect concept.

Who doesn’t want to have a magical themed unicorn or batman Slumber party adventure with all the bells and whistles?

At the moment we offer :
-Unicorn Dream
-Mermaid Dream
-Batman Dream
-Wakanda Dream
-Queen B Dream
-Sugar Land Dream
-Glamour Dream
-Sports Dream

We also offer party-extras such as Mani & Pedi packages, Selfie Station, Soap making workshop, Scrub Making workshop, Game Rental, Disco Lighting Rental and of course a DJ.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would not stress as much over things I have no control over. 🙂

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