I was born singing instead of crying. It’s a gift from a higher power and it’s my honor to share that gift with the world. In 1988 I started singing and playing bass in a Ska Punk Band called The Conspiracy. In 1993. Finding power in creating original music and songwriting I formed and managed a group called Stereotypes in 1994 and performed in the Midwest rave circuit working with groups like VBNTS Chicago and Eclectic Grooves. I’ve produced, sang, played violin, bass and samples. I’ve played with the greats like, Del The Funky Homosapien, Maseo of De La Sol and opened for Ms. Lady Kier of Delight at the Metro. A decision to start Djing in 1998 came from my passionate love for House music. Finding a niche in Singing and DJing, DJ Carla Starla was born.
For the past 25 years I have been doing just that. I’ve played all over the Chicago area for 20 years alongside DJs, Paul Johnson, Kaskade and DJ Heather, Lady D, DJ Collette, DJ Fortune and Kaminanda, all who still inspire me to this day. I have also been a consistent guest DJ for the Freakeasy Crew in Chicago, Club Divine, Burningman Festivals and several Regionals, I held space as the resident DJ and Co Facilitator for Chi Ka Go. An event that fuses dance, music, art, healing, and poetry. That event ran for 10 years strong. Now living on the West Coast I’m in the midst of expanding my performances far and wide. My passion is music. My healing is my love for sharing it.