Dre Ovalle + Linda Leigh = Brown/Sugar DJ’s
The duo formed in early 2013, on a night the guest Djs for Linda’s legendary Liberty Party in Philadelphia cancelled at the last minute. Dre joined Linda behind the decks, and Brown/Sugar was formed. After that successful outing Dre became co-resident of the Liberty Party and Brown/Sugar DJ’s began getting gigs as a duo. Dre and Linda are great friends, Djs, artists, promoters and above all else, music lovers! All music deserves a listen, and Dre and Linda dig deep into the past to blend with the sounds of now and the future. With their musical knowledge and experience, they can perform as open format Djs or be genre specific according to your event’s needs.
Brown/Sugar Djs have performed at Festivals, Raves, Clubs, After Hours venues, TEDx Talks, Lounges/Bars, Anime Conventions, Parks, Gardens, Radio (broadcast live over-the-air and Internet), and many house parties/private functions. Their weekly Sunday Social (and monthly Saturday Social Underground) party at Trenton’s best bar, The Trenton Social, has been a big part of the burgeoning Trenton Sound for over 2 years running. In addition to being featured at popular parties and clubs in the area such as Trilogy, the Stone Pony, Kung Fu Necktie, Lit, Rumor, M Room, the Barbary, Grape Room, The Saint, Mill Hill, Raven Lounge, Trenton’s Art All Night, Rho, Buzz, the two have produced their own events as well, including several successful Silent Disco parties. In 2015, Dre and Linda took over the reins as producers of Under’s legendary Hang Free – Philadelphia’s Free Bi-Annual Music Festival in Fairmount Park. You can listen to their weekly mix show, Brown/Sugar Bumps! on EDM JAM Radio out of Amsterdam, online every Wednesday.
Both Dre and Linda deliver a dynamic, upbeat presence on stage, reflecting their happy, positive personalities – they enjoy performing and sharing their joy in the music. If music is the universal language then Trenton NJ native, Dre Ovalle, is surely multilingual. With his interest in music from around the world, there isn’t a style or genre Dre Ovalle hasn’t touched. A Dj, musician, sound/light tech, teacher, promoter, and supporter of all music. He is always after new and refreshing sounds, sounds found in the biggest clubs to the poorest slums in the world. Linda is a Dj, mom, artist, muse, gadabout, bon vivant, and motivational speaker. She has a storied past in the scene, starting as a Rave Dj in the mid-90’s, a journalist, and host of one of the first online broadcasts. Linda is known for her passion for music, dancing, good attitude and smiles! She presents a highly anticipated seminar at the DJ Times DJ Expo every year. In 2001, Linda was chosen as participant 2001 Red Bull Music Academy. Currently her weekly mix show can be heard on Detroit’s Burst Radio on Tuesdays.