In August 1999, Lady Duracell stood in Es Paradis (Ibiza) and made a decision that would completely change her life. When she returned to the UK, she borrowed a pair of Technics 1210’s from her friend DJ Chill, and for the next few months took every opportunity to teach herself to mix. Her dedication & late nights paid off, and within 6 months, she had landed her first radio show, and played at the legendary Strawberry Sundae to 1500 people, where some years later landed a weekly residency.

After being invited to join one of the UK’s leading underground radio stations, Passion fm, she shared her love of house music through her prime time shows, gaining respect and a loyal fan base.

Over the years she played at every major club in London, and her residencies included FunkIn You at Koko & Ibiza, and Bobby & Steve Presents at Herbal, and many others.  Lady Duracell has played for some of the best house music brands, and alongside some of the world’s major players, including Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Grant Nelson, Sandy Riviera, Tiger Stripes, Paul Trouble Anderson, Soul Avengerz, CJ Mackintosh, Timmy Regisford, DJ Spen, Booker T, Bob Sinclar, David Guetta, Martin Solvieg, Jamie Lewis and vocalists including Peyton, Ron Carroll, Michael Watford, Robert Owens, Joe Smooth, Keith Thompson, Margaret Grace, Barbara Tucker, Natasha Watts, Ce Ce Rogers, Robin S, Dajae and many more. Through her stellar uplifting dj sets, she made her mark as one of the UK’s finest.

Around 2005, the Get Lifted parties and podcast were born, which came about through wanting to share the spirit and the vibes of house with like-minded souls. They often joined forces with other house major music brands including My Fairytale and Precious People at Pacha, and in conjunction with Roger Sanchez’ ‘Release Yourself’ party at Koko, and with the Swedish House Mafia – Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso at Koko, as well as a few parties at the White House, The End & Raduno.

Lady Duracell was also invited to choose & mix the backing track music for one of Nell McAndrew’s highly acclaimed fitness DVD’s – Cardio, Core and Stretch.

Her first track under the Queen of Funk (UK) guise. “Es Paradis” was released on vinyl in 2006 and was played all over London’s airwaves and clubs. It reached number 9 on the in-house charts in HMV Oxford Street, and is featured on Nell McAndrew’s fitness DVD ‘Cardio, Core and Stretch’, and was used in the TV & online advertising.

On she was voted 15th in a top female DJ poll, and in 2004, she was placed 4th in the UK People’s Choice Awards, a massive accolade after a relatively short time as a DJ.

As well as a busy DJ, LD helped create “Powerful DJ” teaching and mentoring aspiring DJ’s to mix. She has also contributed to various online magazines including SheJay and RPM Magazine, and is renowned as an influential tastemaker.

Eventually she moved on and joined Push FM presenting a prime time radio show with guest mixes & interviews from Audiowhores, Alix Alvarez (Sole Channel), Marlon D (Underground Collective, Booker T (Kings of Soul) KlevaKeys, Pete DaFeet (Lost My Dog), Rasmus Faber (Farplane) & many more.

Lady Duracell has a collaboration with clothing / accessories store – Jack Fresh Online. An exciting concept in apparel, which includes the Get Lifted range, and bringing ideas to the design team. 

2020 saw the launch of WGLR – We Get Lifted Radio, a house music radio station, based in London, UK.  Created by Lady Duracell this unique global platform is dedicated to delivering all the freshest sounds of cutting edge underground house music, melodic techno and trance. WGLR has a growing loyal global fanbase, and is licenced with PRS and PPL.

“I feel like my journey has naturally led me here, and it’s such a vibe! My life has always revolved around the music, and that’s not going to change any time soon! The best part about this whole journey? The friends for life that I’ve met along the way, through this thing called house!”


Mixcloud Sets

~ Es Paradis // Queen of Funk Orig. Latin Vibe Mix (2006)
~ Es Paradis // Queen of Funk & Lucarelli Tribal Remix (2006)
~ The Red Zone // Shan-esque (2008)
~ Love 4 Love // Lucarelli ft. Shelley Nelson (Queen of Funk Love 4 Dub Mix) // Deep Red Records

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