Scope out some dope shots taken the night of the Soulection showcase: More here!
Get to know Bonnie.
New York City born Bonnie Beats is a modern day renaissance woman (scientist, musical chameleon, and fashionista). The tech nerd turned – tastemaker – turned – super talent, in just 3 short years is one of Miami’s rising stars.Raised on the sounds of Caribbean soul, Latin Jazz, and Motown, this young and ambitious DJ/Producer is all about taking you to that “feel good place.” A craftsman whose ambivalent to the term “commercial,” draws her inspiration from the first sightings of House including French House, Deep House and Jack, straight to earlier dance influences such as old funk, and early dubs. All of course, tying into a night of dance reminiscent to the early undergrounds sounds of New York disco-style clubs.
Tagged by The New Times as a “local powerhouse” she’s played alongside The Smith’s, Andy Rourke and has shared nights with artists of all walks such as Talib Kweli,Terrible Record’s Jacques Renault and Neon Indian, Icona Pop, Thievery Corporation, Fred Falke and more.
Her impeccable sense of style only adds to her audacious flare which is why companies such as MTV Networks, Bacardi USA, Redbull Soundstage, and Oceandrive Magazine, to name a few, all hail her as their “go to“ DJ for private Miami events.
In 2010 Bonnie began her music and fashion blog, Behind Color Bars to continue to educate her local community and abroad about all things cutting edge. It was this consistent message that gained Bonnie the street cred reserved for only those who create movements. Recognition of her unique style got her an invitation to join the independent cast and crew of Nightdrive Miami, and Wynwood Radio where she was asked to pilot her own show called, “ BCB presents: The Bailout” and “Sample City.”
In the past, Bonnie Beats has held residencies at renowned venues such as The Vagabond, Purdy Lounge, and W Hotels among others, and can currently be found throughout Miami playing at spots such as Bardot, Electric Pickle and Grand Central.