Hailing from Toronto, DJ MelBoogie is one of the country’s best-known female DJs. For 30 years, her roots have been deeply embedded in radio, both as a host, and mixshow format DJ. She has also hosted several events including Canadian Music Week, North By North East Indie Showcase, and has been a speaker/panelist at a variety of music industry conferences. Mel has also made several television appearances, including CBC Television, CP24, Much Music, New Music, MTV Canada, Toronto Life, and more. She’s also opened for some of the most respected performers in the world of entertainment, including Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Nick Cannon (MTV’s Wild ‘N Out) Major Lazer, Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, and more.
Because of her ability to engage the crowd and her passion for all genres of music, Mel is often called upon to DJ/Host a range of corporate events. Companies such as Guess, Roots Canada, Victoria’s Secret, H&M Canada, CBC Canada, Ralph Lauren, Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation (MPCF), House of Hoops, YWCA/Girls Action Foundation, and more have included Mel as an integral part of their conferences and special events.
MelBoogie has been the resident DJ for Honey Jam, Canada’s longest-running all female showcase (www.honeyjam.com), since it launched in 1995, and is Canada’s first female CORE DJ.
In 2008, Mel won the Stylus Female DJ of the Year Award, naming her the top female DJ in Canada, and was the only DJ selected to participate in Luminato’s Mille Femmes Exhibit, dedicated to Toronto’s most inspiring women in the creative arts, presented by L’Oreal. In 2011, she was the only female DJ nominated in 3 categories, and took home two awards: one for Underground DJ of the Year, and the other for College Radio Show of the Year. She was also recognized by Manifesto as a pioneer in Canadian Hip Hop, as part of their WombManifesto event. In 2015, she was awarded DJ of the Year, by the Black Canadian Awards.
DJ MelBoogie continues to show her dedication as an on-air Host and DJ on VIBE105 (www.VIBE105TO.com). 2023 marks her 30th year as a DJ and host on Canadian radio.
At a Glance
• Hip Hop Pioneer Award, 2019
• Black Canadian Awards, DJ of the Year, 2015
• Stylus Underground DJ of the Year, 2011 Winner
• Stylus College Radio Show of the Year, 2011 Winner
• Manifesto (WombManifesto) – Hip Hop Pioneer, 2011
• Stylus Female DJ of the Year, 2008 Winner
• Luminato / L’Oreal Mille Femmes, Toronto’s Most Inspiring Woman in the Creative Arts, 2008
TD Canada Trust // Staples Canada // Youth Special Olympic Games // FootAction // Hudson’s Bay Company // Forever 21 // Guess // Victoria’s Secret // Ralph Lauren // H&M Canada // Stoli Vodka Canada // MarketWire // New Balance // World Vision // Harbourfront // Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation // NABFEME: National Association of Black Female Executives in Music (Canadian Chapter) // YWCA / Girls Action Foundation // CBC Radio / CBC Television
VIBE105 // 2015 to Present
CHRY 105.5FM / CKLN 88.1FM // Droppin’ Dimez Radio 2001 to 2014
FLOW 93.5FM (Guest DJ) /// Midday Mix, The Real Frequency, OTA Live 2008 to 2011
CHRY 105.5 FM // Break-a-Dawn (with DJ Manifest) 1993-1999
The L.I.F.E. Project, 2018 ft. Eternia, Rah Digga, Keysha Freshh, Lola Bunz + More
Vapors 2012, w/ Kish, Dan-e-o & Maestro Fresh Wes Released 2011
TSN (National) // Breakfast Television // CP24 // Much Music (National) // CBC Television (National) // MTV Canada // Toronto Life // Ooh-La-La // E-Talk Daily
TOUR / SHOW DJ
The Sorority // Keysha Freshh // Lex Leosis // Maestro Fresh Wes // Eternia // Freedom Writers // Sean Leon + More
Music to vibe to
HERstory in Black: Melissa Langley — DJ MelBoogie | CBC News Toronto
February 24, 2017
queens of the game
revival // March 7th @ 9PM
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Queen’s of the Game! Curated by Gabz Rubaine, this event features an informational panel with key players in Toronto’s Music Industry from Socan, Manifesto, and more. The night is rounded out by a showcase featuring Haviah Mighty, Witch Prophet, Rosie Monday, Rootz K and more! Music provided by DJ MelBoogie ALL NIGHT! Tickets available at the door,