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DJ RAE proves to be one of the few females in the house music scene with such a dynamic career, carving out her unique path as a DJ, Singer, Songwriter and Producer. Starting her career with Defected Records, her first self-penned release ‘Can’t Stop’ with Kings of Tomorrow became a house anthem and Rae’s multifaceted talent lead to her fast becoming an artist in demand.
Many confident productions followed, landing Rae an MTV #1 dance chart position and a UK Top 20 hit. Rae went on to compile and mix the prestigious Defected in the House compilation and headline global tours and festivals, such as Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Together, and held summer and winter Ibiza residencies at Pacha, Ushuaia and Lio.
With many consecutive years at Amsterdam Dance Event and the Miami Winter Music Conference with Defected, Undr The Radr, and Pacha establishing herself as a respected artist with house music’s most influential names, playing alongside Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kevin Saunderson, Erick Morillo and MK, Rae continues to champion the way for females in the dance world. From running her own label RATED and representing at this year’s Brighton Music Conference, to a full UK tour with the Hacienda Classical, Rae is one of the most prominent female artists in the game.
A striking artist and an undeniably skilled DJ who has worked from her roots
of vinyl with a passion for selection and mixing, Rae has developed her craft with unique vocal performance which has become her USP.
Rarely out of the studio, delivering a stream of clubland anthems which stand the test of time, such as ‘Hide U’ with Sandy Rivera and the huge Top 20 release ‘Take Me Away’ with DJ S.K.T.
Rae’s definitive sound resonates through the genres, her voice has a unique quality that can transport you to the beginnings of house music, and yet remains fresh and relevant. Her sharp production style is in the same way reminiscent, fuelled by influences from the early New York and Chicago house scenes.
With solo productions and collaborations Rae has released on many of the biggest dance labels like Toolroom, Spinnin’ and Armada, also majors Sony, Atlantic and Columbia with chart success across the dance charts and the UK official charts.
Her recent productions continue to build momentum with fresh collaborations ‘Reachin’ with Lupe Fuentes on In The Loop; The ‘Good Times’ EP with Deepshakerz on Toolroom; ‘Get Me Down’ with ATFC & Duane Harden on Armada; ‘Make Me Better’ with Marc Vedo on Milk & Sugar, ‘I Just Wanna’ with Vanilla Ace on New State, and ‘Let Me Try’ with Kry Wolf on Toolroom.
In 2017, DJ RAE launched her own label, RATED. Her singles ‘My Soul’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Crazy’ – an exhilarating reworking of the classic GoldTrix ft Andrea Brown ‘It’s Love (Trippin)’ with long-term collaborator Sandy Rivera – plus Kamereon’s ‘Watch You’, have set a benchmark for great things to come and won support from such leading selectors and tastemakers as Mark Knight, Marco Carola, Luciano, MistaJam, Crookers, and Horse Meat Disco.
Signed to Ultra Music Publishing as Rae Hall, she is a sought after topline writer, collaborating and penning songs for major artists across the genres. Recent features include ‘Lose Myself’ from Kharfi; ‘You & Me’ with Ryan Blyth & Scrufizzer; ‘Sundown/Loving Me’ with KC Lights on Nothing Else Matters; ‘Feel My Love’ with Jack Wins on AFTR HRS.
Rae is currently on tour for the second year as guest vocalist with the hugely successful Hacienda Classical, which has seen her take on such iconic stages as the Royal Albert Hall and on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, cementing Rae’s status as a unique artist to be reckoned with.
Some of DJ Rae’s favorite clubs she performed: