LadyK is a unique DJ, producer and pole athlete based on Vancouver Island. She consistently delights crowds with her internationally-flavoured, syncopation-forward tribal house. LadyK is “The World's First Pole Dancing DJ,” and in 2022 she created the Sexy Lady Show involving multiple pole (and other) dancers and choreographies throughout. They dazzled a sold out show at The Waverly Hotel in Cumberland, BC on October 21.
LadyK's musical background includes completing a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Education at University of Toronto. There she was exposed to a myriad of genres of world music and discovered a passion for West African dance. LadyK also lived in Trinidad and Tobago for several months in 2010, which contributed to her love of soca music, steel pan drumming and syncopated rhythms.
LadyK also has a release coming out in 2023, Umusa, with her production partner em.ash. Remixes by Aspen King and Rennie Foster are part of this EP. She has previous releases on Union Records (IT) and ISAVIS Records (IT).
LadyK has played festivals including Cumberland Wild, Pachena Bay, Woodstove Festival, Tall Tree, Song and Surf, Atmosphere Gathering, Diversity and Carrington Bay. She has shared the stage with the Librarian, Tanya Taqak, Dakini, Erica Dee, SNRK and many more. She also was a part of an all-girl DJ collective, The Electrolytes in 2012-13 and held a residency during that time at The Flying Canoe in Courtenay, BC. She has performed all over the west coast of Canada and the U.S., including Hawaii and Mexico and Amsterdam during ADE in October 2019.
LadyK is grateful to dance and work on the unceded territory of the Komok's First Nation.