DJ Paola Shea follows her own rhythm

In New York City’s male dominated DJ scene you will find a woman who is turning the nightlife upside down to navigate her rise to national acclaim. DJ Paola Shea has been featured on entertainment’s top networks and media outlets such as MTV, E Online, and Entertainment Weekly, as well OK and Maxim magazine. I decided to learn more about the talented DJ and asked her some hard hitting questions.

1) What is your full name and where were you born and raised?

Paola Shea. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Queens, New York at a young age then lived in Massachusetts for two years and then Connecticut.

2) What is your favorite hobby outside of music?

I love my dogs! Does being around them count as a hobby? haha. I also like watching movies and reading books. I’m always at a club DJing and meeting people so I enjoy the quiet stuff.

3)What is your favorite food?

Filipino and Italian

4) What made you get into the music industry? Who are some of your biggest influences?

Music has always been a part of my life since I was a young girl. My mom used to be a jazz dancer and my dad played the guitar. I was a dancer before becoming a DJ. One day my friend was mixing in his living room, and I asked him to teach me. I got obsessed right away and bought equipment at Guitar Center the next day. The rest is history. Some of my influences are Yoko Ono, DJ Qbert, Celine Dion, Cher and Tina Turner.

5) Who are some big names you worked with?

Bruno Mars, Fat Joe, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Ice T and many more.

6) Are you a comic fan? If so, do you have a favorite superhero?

Does Thor count? Because he’s super hot.

7) My Superhero Double Shot has the ability to create and manipulate coffee, what powers would you want as Superhero?

Oh my god that’s hilarious haha. I would want to be invisible, but I don’t think I would call it a superhero power because I want to be able to play tricks on people and steal money from banks (I am kidding) hope that last sentence doesn’t send me to jail haha.

8) If you had to give all the young people out there some advice, what would you give?

I would say to take care of yourself mentally and don’t worry about what people think of you. Social media gives a lot of people anxiety and not everything that you see online is real. Don’t ever compare your life with anyone else’ and try to appreciate everything that you have. Be kind to people. You don’t know what they are going through. And lastly, follow your dreams. I know that sounds cliche but if you believe in yourself, it will happen.

Do you want to know more about Paola Shea? Check out her website

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