URBAN lady show by DJ MEL_A #1 LADY IN FRANCE AKA DJ Mel-A: Born in Montbéliard, Amel, aka DJ Mel-A, discovers DJing at the age of 23. Determined, she leaves her job as a watchmaker to commit herself to her passion. Influences by Old School, she invests in a set of turntables, takes an interest in vinyl and works on mixing and scratching. Perseverant, rigorous and precise Amel becomes DJ Mel-A in 2003. Being one of the only female DJs who scratch, she is soon approached to present a Radio Sud show in Besançon. This « ghetto Pearl » show allows her to meet, among others, Kool Shen, Kossity, DJ Snipe… This is shortly followed with her first DJ residency at KGB club in Besançon. In 2005, meeting DJ Coshmar opens the door for her to mix in Paris at Batofar club. This is how their close collaboration within the Compos-it label started. Having released her first street CD in 2006, her unexpected encounters increase… DJ Poska, DJ Maze, DJ Rhum, DJ Skeez 101, DJ Daddy K (Belgium). Her experiences follow on from Paris to Strasbourg, going as far as Switzerland (Afterclub or Bikini), or in Germany (Universal). Today, Mel-A has showed what she is capable of, collaborating with numerous DJs from the European scene (DJ Emiliot, DJ Daddy K, DJ Skeez101, DJ C.Finest…) and signing a partnership with LRG, Davis, and KWatts Energy Drink. You can find her work on various mix tapes (Aaliyah Special, Diamond girl, Urban Lady Tape Vol.1, Rock Star Vol.1) Always looking for new challenges, DJ Mel-A lays down her own style in Hip Hop battles such as Just 4 Ladies – Paris (official DJ since 2007), Only for Ladies - Lille (qualifying at the official DJ battle of the year since 2008). Urban Lady Show is today one of the most popular iTunes podcasts and downloaded every week. Likewise, her Urban Lady show is broadcast in New York every Sunday on The Cut Cafe Radio.