"In the growing contingent of female D.J.’s commanding the dance floor and building cults on the Web, she has an avid following. Scores of young women have picked up on her sound, and with it, her style."
-The New York Times
The original. The tastemaker. The first. All of these are terms that have been applied to DJ Justine D. more than once by the media and nightlife royalty. As the consummate professional, she is often thought of as one of the best female DJs working in New York City.
Equally at home DJing a chic press cocktail or a sweaty dance party, she is a native New Yorker who honed her skills on the most infamous dance floors over two decades ago. Having this depth and versatility for both corporate events and parties has made Justine an essential choice for any client looking for just the right mix of cool and fun at their next event.
Her impressive client list includes Mercedes-Benz, Apple, Martin Margiela, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum, Nike, NBC, Ray-Ban, Absolut, MAC Cosmetics, Warby Parker, J. Crew, Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line, Refinery29 and many others. She has also worked with and opened for such talent as Patti LaBelle, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Phoenix, LCD Soundsystem, Moby, The Cramps, The New York Dolls, and many others.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a party-hungry New Yorker who would deny the ongoing sanitization of the city’s nightlife. But thankfully… there are people like Justine D.” said i-D Magazine. In the early 00s Justine rose to prominence as a DJ, scene maker, and style arbiter creating and managing nightlife institutions like the traveling Motherf**ker parties, Tiswas, and the pioneering Williamsburg venue Studio B. She quickly became known for her exceptional taste and Djing prowess as well as an essential part of the collision between the Rock n' Roll and dance music worlds that would change dance floors forever.
In recent years Justine studied Classic Pastry Arts at the French Culinary Institute and became a classically trained pastry chef with recipes featured in Martha Stewart Living, Food & Wine, and the Cherry Bombe cookbook. She has also created custom cakes for an impressive client list including Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, Karen O. of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne, and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
As The New York Times Ruth LaFerla stated, “Justine Delaney speaks fashion like a native, her conversation studded with insider argot and references… Listening, you would peg her as an indie designer. In fact, Justine D., as she is known to her public, is on cozier terms with a turntable than she is with a cutting table; her medium is vinyl — the kind that spins.”
"Justine Delaney set the stage for a whole generation of stylish and smart, self-promoting party girls. She was (and remains) the original."