Lady Gaga, Daddy Yankee, Selena, Juan Gabriel, Kanye West, No Doubt, Missy Elliott, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Los Angeles Azules, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Three 6 Mafia, Calle 13, Kendrick Lamar, Juanes, Shakira, J Balvin, Bad Bunny
When she was 16, Karen won Chicago KISS FM’s radio contest and got to meet her favorite band Fall Out Boy!
These are just a few samples to give you a snapshot of what we have to offer. We are always happy to customize our mixing and song selection to suit your style.
Karen is a first generation Mexican-American Artist, DJ, MC, and all-around firecracker, ready to bring tons of infectious energy to your dance party. An ambitious creative and scholar, Karen studied English and Media Studies at Northwestern, while simultaneously performing all over Chicago, Milwaukee, Mexico City, and Los Angeles. She currently has a DJ residency at Osito’s Tap, a cocktail lounge in Little Village, where she is known for infusing her trademark Latin flair into her seamless mixes.
Growing up on the southside of Chicago, Karen was exposed to a myriad of different sounds and musical styles. The youngest of three, she soaked in everything her siblings were into: 90’s Hip-Hop, 80’s Pop, Classic Rock, Ska, Grunge, House Music, and more. Her parents were equally as influential, exposing her to Latin genres like Cumbia, Mariachi, Banda, Bolero, and household names like Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernandez, and Marco Antonio Solis. Her music taste continues to evolve today, as she strongly believes there is no such thing as a “guilty pleasure.” Life is too short to pretend you don’t wanna dance!
Karen’s DJ style is fun, eclectic, and full of surprises. She has a vibrant personality and loves engaging the audience during her performances. She’s known for catering to her clients and improvising fun solutions when the moment calls for it. She specializes in mixing all types of Latin music and particularly enjoys showcasing Reggaetón and its many beautiful evolutions and imaginings.
At her core, Karen is passionate about storytelling. She believes everyone deserves to tell their story, be it on a printed page, a TV screen, or a busy dance floor. Karen is super excited to be part of the Green Line Talent family and is ready to craft the perfect entertainment experience for you and your guests.