We are...Angel + Dren, twin DJ/ Producers

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We’re inspired by…our actual love for music—we listen to it for hours a day!  Spinning allows us to connect with people while sharing that love. It’s a dream. —Angel

Our personal mission…is to never stop learning and to keep improving our craft. —Angel

We empower others by…trying as much as possible to let people know that it’s never too late to switch your career and try something new! Three years ago we’d never DJ’d before and I was working in media. When something strikes a chord with you (pun intended!) you should pursue it! —Dren

Our inspiration changes every day…Our inspiration changes every day…one day it’s a song or /music, another day it’s seeing friends progress and grind.  Friends like: [Chefs @ghettogasto], [Jewelry Designers @bernardjames], [Ethiopian wine brand owner @axumtej], [Social media maven/blogger @julialang], [Manager of the year (3 years unchallenged) @chasefreeman], [Activist/Fitfam @chelswhoelse], and [Stylist/fashion queen @bianca_arielle_bailey].  I’m honestly really lucky to have so many inspirational people in my life. That’s not even all of them, they keep me motivated and I want to see them all win. —Dren

Style is…whatever individual flair you add to something. Even though we’re twins, we have different styles and we wear things differently. We both put our personal spin on every look.  —Angel

Our personal style is…Polished with an edge.  I gravitate to sporty looks also.  Some of my favs are Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang, and  Acne. —Angel

A play on a sporty but clean, chic look. I love brands like Off-White and FW’16 Versace collection. — Dren

Our role model is…our mom. No one works harder than her, period. She really instilled in us the importance of education and seeing projects through. She’s a tough crowd sometimes (lol), but I wouldn’t have it any other way. —Dren

Our biggest accomplishment so far is…  working with Nike. We’ve actually shot some running campaigns with them and we’ve DJ’ed some Nike women’s events in collaboration with Bandier.  It’s an accomplishment to work with such an iconic, global brand, especially knowing that they are 100% supportive of our fitness and music goals. I was actually featured on the Nike homepage recently, it felt like a dream! Growing up I always admired Nike and to be included in the brand family, which includes the greatest in sports and music is actually humbling. We grew up playing sports and it’s been a part of who we are. Being active is a pillar in our lives.  —Angel

Our biggest challenge is…we can be hard on ourselves sometimes, but it’s important to remember all that you’ve accomplished just as much as it’s important to think about what you want to accomplish. —Dren

In 10 years…we would have more music out, we will have collaborated with more creatives like A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Seu Jorge, Skepta, Chronixx, Diplo and we’d still be having fun! These are some of our favorite artists because they each have a unique sound but are unafraid to push the boundaries of genre.  —Angel

In five words, we are…passionate, ambitious, resilient, independent, bad gyals. —Dren

Our happy place is…home in NYC!  We’re not home a lot so it’s nice when we finally get some downtime to be there. We have our turntables at our [shared] apartment and we’ve recently been really into decorating our place, see here. It’s very DIY but we like to have fun with it. lol   — Dren

Right now we’re loving…”We Can” by Kranium Ft. Tory Lanez. We’ve always loved a good riddim since our family is Jamaican.  —Angel

Our ideal weekend includes…getting food at a good spots like Bunna Cafe or Stonefruit (both in Brooklyn), catching up on my shows, and spinning. — Dren

If we could be anywhere in the world…it would be Brazil. Angel and I lived there for a year and we speak Portuguese. Salvador, Brazil feels like my second home to New York.— Dren

Our guilty pleasure is…Jamaican food. The best Jamaican food in NYC is definitely in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx where we grew up.  Can never say no. Actually, pizza too!  —Dren

Our fashion + beauty must haves are right now…

Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil…to “glow up” even though it’s no longer summer.sunshine-oil-hero-cap1

Nike Pro Training Tops…for staying warm, working out and running errands all in the same top!

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Maison Margiela Boots…all the boots are so cute in bright colors for a bright pop in the fall.  From day to night, night to day, DJ booth to the rest of the world—we love them.

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YSL Lip Gloss…when we’re not rocking a matte lipstick, we love to create a glossy lip with YSL Golden Gloss.

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