Meet Nora, Boston’s best female DJ of the moment and founder of DJour Entertainment, a company equipped to DJ events and bring that modern style and fresh vibe into any space! She’s also my swavey coworker who is not only a music buff, but has a love of all things fitness. You can find her DJing anything from spinning classes to fashion shows, yoga events to weddings, this girl knows how to entertain!
One amazing place you can find her around this city is DJing local spin classes at RECYCLE SPIN STUDIO!!!!! Spinning + Nora DJing = BEST THING EVER!!!!!
Click below to learn more about her and see some pictures!
So of course we had to meet up for lunch for this interview at the cutest spot in Allston, MA, called Root, which serves delicious healthy vegetarian food and fresh juices! The pic below is of our salads and my mason jar filled with Honey Lindenflower Iced Tea!
The interview begins….
When did you start DJing? What inspired you to get into it?
“There wasn’t one moment where I knew I wanted to be a DJ, it was a lot of little experiences and interests that fell into place and led up to my love of DJing.
1. It all started with public speaking. I went to a small high school so there were a lot of opportunities for public speaking. The school actually encouraged it! For me, DJing is like speaking through music to a crowd. It can change the tone and vibe of any event.
2. Interning for a radio station allowed me to bring my passion for public speaking and music together. I loved working at the radio station so much, but realized that it’s very competetive and there are not a lot of opportunities in radio.
3. The first time I truly thought about DJing was when the radio station I was interning for threw a party on the Spirit of Boston . There was a boy DJ that I talked to who really inspired me to pursue my love of music and being in front of people through Djing. Then it all started and I landed a job as a DJ on the Spirit of Boston!”
How did your company, DJour Entertainment, begin?
“I always knew I wanted to work for myself and in college I took an entrepreneur studies minor. One of our projects was to create a small business. My Dad said to me during this project, ‘Nora, you’re already a DJ, why don’t you make that into a company and business for your project!’ So there it began! And I thought how unique it was to be a female DJ. I was excited to start not only building a DJ career but a brand.
As I thought about DJing I wanted my brand to focus on fitting into different venues and settings as a DJ. I wanted to incorporate a minimalist MC style while making sure we are not just playing music, but mixing most of our music and being really good at that! For weddings, I knew I wanted to cater to the changing wedding industry and make being a wedding DJ more modern and one that can mesh with unique venues. DJour Entertainment has.”
What are some things DJ Nora of DJour Entertainment has been up to?
DJour recently DJ’d and planned a fashion show called, Altered, which showcased lingerie and headpieces. You can also find Nora at times DJing in the window at Lululemon Athletica on Newbury street in Boston. Nora DJ’d a sweaty spin class at Recycle Spin Studio in Boston. She also DJ’d at three different rock climbing gyms. And of course DJour Entertainment is one of the most sought out wedding entertainment companies in Boston!
Where do you see your company, DJour Entertainment heading?
“I’ve been loving building this company as not just DJ’s, but a brand. I am not just DJ Nora but I am part of DJour Entertainment. A company that brings modern DJing to all types of events. Our brand focuses on having fun with music and relating to our clients. At Djour Entertainment we come with our own hip style but we also loves being able to get to know our audience, cater to what they like, and mix music rather than having a set DJ list.
I see our company adding some event planning to it as well! I am not sure what that means for me right now, if it’s wedding planning or something different, but it’s something that I really love. I also love being able to DJ for athletic events like yoga, spinning classes ect. Music is everything to me when I work out, so to have someone curate that is so fun and I find that a gift. I put a lot of thought into what I’m playing to make it match what the instructor is doing and whats going on in the room.”
Favorite quote of the interview….
“I specifically am very picky about music. It can be hard to find songs that I really love but when I do, I just love the shit out of them. It’s like falling in love, I love how it doesn’t happen very often because then it wouldn’t be as special.”