This Former Navy Drone Operator Now Works With Lizzo

In 2018, Taylor Character, aka HoneyLuv, operated drones for the Navy from a base in Malibu, California.

“Be in the military made me a lot more organized,” the Cleveland native said. Billboard. “I would also say be more diligent, not allow myself to slack off and be on top of everything – a starter and a motivator.”

She used her new discipline to learn how to DJ, a skill that would pay off big time. In just two years, HoneyLuv toured EDM festivals across the country and produced remixes for artists such as Diplo and Lizzo.

“Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not possible. Everything in this world is doable,” HoneyLuv said.

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From drones to dancefloors

After leaving the military, HoneyLuv got her start spinning Hip Hop and R&B music on Dash Radio as a guest DJ for celebrity trainer Corey Calliet’s “Issa Lifestyle” radio show. She also started touring regularly at the Flamingo Deck, a club in San Diego.

Her sets caught the eye of a former talent agent who booked her at the Day Trip Festival in Los Angeles. His career started to take off from there.

HoneyLuv has hired a business manager, which she says is one of the wisest decisions she’s ever made.

“Having someone to walk you through the business makes it a lot easier,” she said. Billboard.

Her manager booked huge HoneyLuv tours, such as Desert Hearts and the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, where she was the only black performer in the entire lineup.

In July, HoneyLuv released an impossible-titled tech house single called “Thr33 6ix 5ive”. The song has been streamed on Spotify over 5 million times.

This month, HoneyLuv will be releasing a remix of Lizzo’s song, “Everybody’s Gay.”

“I’m a huge Lizzo fan. Exactly what she stands for,” HoneyLuv said in an online profile. The New York Times.

She hopes her success will inspire more black female DJs to join the party.

“It’s up to us to continue the legacy in hopes that we can inspire more and more people to join this community and enjoy music.”

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