“DJ Mary Mac of NYC” Biography

Mary was introduced to the art of turntables and mixing by her older brother while he practiced daily in the basement of their family’s Rosedale, Queens home. Barely a teen, yet highly intrigued by the techniques of the many notable DJ’s of that era, Mary began working diligently to hone and perfect her skills to also become a talented disc jockey. With a combination of natural talent, passion and cultural music influences from her Haitian background, this would quickly lead to Mary Mac becoming a highly sought-after female DJ.

During the early 90’s, Mac’s career was ignited during her full-time enrollment as a student at Mitchell College in New London, CT.  She quickly gained popularity by spinning music for many of the college parties in the surrounding areas. This would lead to Mary earning the coveted position of Music Director at Eastern Connecticut State University’s radio station for the next two years. Following her reign at the radio station, Mary Mac’s credibility flourished and started to become solid, as evidenced by the many doors which would begin to open for her.

Over the course of time, Mary Mac continued to make quite the name for herself.  In the beginning, she was booked as a DJ for the celebrity birthday parties of the legendary Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Queen Pen; promotional release parties for Cassidy, Fatty Koo, Dead Prez, Hush Magazine, Monica, Clipse and Kimora Lee Simmons’ launch party for the “Beautiful” fragrance; events hosted by Brooklyn Museum, Miss Jones, Monie Love, DJ Kid Capri and America’s Top Model winner Eva Pigford. In addition, she’s played alongside recording artists such as Red Café of Def Jam West, Cheri Dennis of Bad Boy Records, Jimmy Cozier of J Records, Da Brat of So So Def, Black Buddafly and Teairra Marì of Def Jam and Robin Thicke of Interscope Records. Mary continued to impress the world with her talent by spinning special events such as the “Tribute to Luther Vandross” and Hot 97 Radio Station’s annual concert for non-profit organization Rockcorps.

DJ Mary Mac has spun with the likes of many other deejays such as Clue, Enuff, Funkmaster Flex, Jazzy Joyce, Mad Linx, Mister Cee, Spinderella, SNS and several other influential DJs in the industry. As of 2013, she has been well-known as the resident DJ for the iconic entertainer Madonna.  Mac has rocked out as the headlining DJ for Madonna and Guy Oseary’s Oscar After Party as well as the Opening Act for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, Prince and The Revolution; and Ashton Kutcher’s South By Southwest SXSW After Party.

In 2013, Mary Mac was featured in the Huffington Post online article “23 Inspiring Women Who Are Blazing Trails for the LGBT Community” recognized for all of her accomplishments over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, Mary Mac remains humble and just wants the world to feel good through reflections of her sound and energy each and every time she spins.

 

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