About DJ Lisa Love™
In spite of many trials and tribulations as a young teen, DJ LisaLove® dreamt of greater things. After spending the first years of her life in Philadelphia LisaLove moved to Loch Sheldrake, New York where she learned the art of DJ'ing in 1984. There she also shined as a member of the Fallsburg High School girl’s basketball team, leading them to a sectional play-off. Though recruited by many, DJ LisaLove® accepted a basketball scholarship to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. With excellence on as well as off the court she graduated with a BA in Sociology/Psychology May 1988.
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Once graduated Lisa Love worked as a Social Worker, Basketball Coach and as a Recreation Specialist (retired February 29, 2016), where she became certified in Physical Fitness and Nutrition. During the search for a career path that would allow her to help others, DJ LisaLove® never abandoned her love of music. DJ’ing part-time since college, she was ready to take her skills to the next level.
In 2000 Lisa Love moved back to Philadelphia where she took a course in music production in pursuit of DJ’ing professionally; soon after she was hired as a sound technician for the former Brave New World Nightclub which hosted a weekly event (House of Soul) by Come Kleen Productions. As fate would have it, DJ LisaLove® was given the chance to shine when Come Kleen’s CEO John Barber took a chance and put her on the “wheels” when his regular DJ failed to show. Needless to say, he was impressed with her skills. Neither one has looked back since.
Since then DJ Lisa Love® has opened for celebrities and recording artists such as LL Cool J, Joe, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Fields, Terrence Howard, Kenny Lattimore, Jadakiss, Styles P, Faith Evans, Kindred The Family Soul, Jon B, Tank, Lenny Williams, Will Downing, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Black Sheep, Eric Roberson, Glenn Lewis, Cedric the Entertainer and many others. She was the first female DJ in Philadelphia on a major radio station (Power 99 FM), ”spinnin” for Tiffany Bacon and Golden Girl 2001-2003. She shot a cameo for the film Scene Not Heard and has appeared in several publications touting her prowess as a DJ. She also had the number 1 show on WPEB Community Radio the three years she was there with weekly celebrity interviews such as Jon B, Arsin and Carol Riddick.
Currently LisaLove is a talent booking agent for YardOut Entertainment under CEO Jamal Williams. She has booked Lenny Williams, Denise Williams, T.I., Dru Hill, SWV, Keith Washington, Estelle, as well as booking many comedians. She also hosted the More Than Music DJ Battle in Philadelphia with Danielle DeShields. DJ LisaLove owns and operates the More Than Music DJ Institute. Founded in 2007. DJ Lisa Love® instructs private individual and group classes of “everyday people” who want to learn. She was also a volunteer for the Ayuda Orange Corner Community Arts Program in North Philadelphia, a volunteer for the Girls DJ Collective from 2003-2006 and a volunteer for the University Arts League of Philadelphia from 2007-2008. She is also a volunteer for the annual National Night Out since 2013 (driving from Philadelphia before moving back).
With perseverance, determination and an unquestionable passion for music DJ LisaLove® has provided outreach to many; trailblazing a path for those who love the art of DJ’ing.
February 2016, she relocated back upstate NY after retiring from the Federal Department of Justice and currently works as a Character Education Coordinator at Fallsburg High School. Very active in youth community activities, she received the Sullivan County Chapter NAACP Youth Engagement Award April 2018 and the Monticello First Baptist Church Appreciation Award November 2019. She was also inducted into the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame May 4, 2018.
She continues to help her community everyday! You can also catch her in the summer months selling Philadelphia Italian Ice. She says, "I can't stop til my heart stops."
Don’t believe me? Just Google the name “DJ LisaLove”…and see for yourself!