If you haven't heard Kimberly Venetz, aka DJ Alkimist, spinning in DC, Baltimore, or New York City, then you probably have heard her on the radio. She mixes it up on DC's 107.3 every Friday night and makes several weekly appearances on online radio station electricheart.fm.
She also has residencies at the W Hotels in DC and New York City, Public Bar, Lost Society, The Gryphon, Heist, STK, and the MGM Horseshoe Casino. Her private clients include famous names in fashion such as Diane von Furstenberg, Armani, Saks Fifth Ave, Madewell, Kate Spade, Nike, and Fashions Night Out. She is the founder and host of the Wrapped In Plastic Party at the Black Cat and Pharmacy at Science Club, and was the first female DJ to spin the Crate Apes and Chop Shop radio shows and the second female DJ to be featured on DJcity's Friday Fix podcast. She has DJ'd for the Pussycat Dolls and alongside Au Revoir Simone. She has been featured in the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, as well as on Voices of America and on oribe.com.
DJ Alkimist began her career in music as a classically trained violist. She studied under several well known teachers, including nationally renown Misha Rosenker. She later discovered electric viola and taught herself to play violin as well. She has sat first chair in dozens of symphonies, orchestras, and chamber groups, including an electric string trio. She competed as a soloist and won several recognitions in viola. After moving to Washington, DC, she continued her musical education and jumped on the decks at the Beat Refinery DJ School. She was in the very first graduating class which led her to become a full-time DJ, and later, the Assistant Director of the Beat Refinery.
From the orchestra to the DJ booth, DJ Alkimist brings a lifetime of experience and love of music to her work. Whether it's spinning hip clubs, performing on radio shows, playing the viola at weddings and special events, or teaching violin, viola, cello, and DJing, she always brings passion, professionalism, and positive energy.