Erica Paige Carter aka Dj Daisy Dukes was born on Dec 8th in Silver Spring, Maryland. She fell in love with music and entertainment at a very early age in life. She spent her early years dancing, telling jokes, or listening to music. Her parents saw her love of music and put her in Violin lessons at the age of 9. Her first musical influences while growing up were Michael Jackson, Prince, McHammer, Salt-n-Pepa but most of All DJ Spinderella.
As a teen, her family relocated to California where teenage Erica got even more involved into music and began playing in her High School Orchestra eventually mastering several instruments, and the ability to read and write sheet music.
It was during her first college years, while working at a coffee shop he owned in Oakland, California, that the young Dukes was encouraged to Model and pursue her dreams by Grammy Award Winning Producer & Member of Tone Toni Tony D’Wayne Wiggins. She initially became a full time promotional model for liquor companies such as 1800 tequila, Remy Martin, Smirnoff, Budweiser and more. Eventually, Erica started up her own website, began modeling in local fashion shows, promoted parties and events all while freelancing as a make up artist and a stylist.
While working as a stylist for a local television show called Club Jackn, a series that went to clubs and parties and interviewed the hottest Celebrities that came to town and aired on KRON 4 In the Bay Area, Erica was thrown on as a host/VJ and the show boomed after.
While on the Show Club Jackn, Erica Interviewed artists such as Method Man, Redman, Supernatural, Talib Kweli, MosDef, E-40,Too Short, and Danity Kane just to name a few. Erica soon became a successful host doing red carpets, award shows all over the country as well as the bay. While being in front of the camera Erica learned how to do things behind the scenes as well. Working as a stylist, make up artist and an assistant Erica wanted more.
She began taking DJ lessons from DJ Slowpoke the best street DJ in the bay and Raphael Saadiq’s nephew. After continuous practice and dedication Erica became comfortable in her skills. Erica then became DJ Diva E and started doing local parties and gigs. It was when DJ Diva E was improving her skills at a known strip club in the Bay area, the ladies found a new name for the curvaceous young woman. With her flare for style, makeup and DJ’n DJ Daisy Dukes was born. Not satisfied with DJ’n on the local scene of the Bay area, Daisy Dukes found her way to Las Vegas in 2009 to the Semi Annual National Core DJ Retreat. It was there that her DJ Daisy Dukes presents 2010 calender gained the attention of CEO and Founder of The Core DJs Tony Neal.
When approaching the Core regarding her desire to be a part of the Coalition, she did not just want to do it from the DJ aspect. DJ Daisy Dukes wanted to show not only the men of the DJ industry but the world that she was a beautiful woman who could not only look good hosting and modeling, but could rock a party behind the turn tables as well. DJ Daisy Dukes, the same young girl who mastered several instruments, read and wrote music, went to college was now in a fast paced COREDJ Boot Camp with the nationally known Tony Neal.
Since then COREDJ DaisyDukes has toured with the top recording rapper Trina. Opened up shows for Plies,Bun B, and Webbie to name a few. She has hosted parties for Nicki Minaj and Monstercable dj’d and hosted events all over the country. She won 2011 female DJ of the Year for the Southern Entertainment Awards beating out top female djs all across the country.
DJ DaisyDukes was made a Monster Dj in 2011 also has also been sponsered by Traktor Pro. The end of 2011 Daisy went on underground hip hop tour in Europe. Visiting Switzerland, France, Germany, and Austria. After being published in Straight Stuntin twice, and sweets magazine with frequent features on popular urban eye candy sites such as Dynastyseries.com, and wiz dailydose, GGurls, and All American dimes Plus Many Many MORE Website Features. She has also been featured in Black Men’s Magazine in Jan 2013, was selected to participate in a BestBuy Commerical in 2014 and was most recently seen DJing for Too $hort at SXSW.
Erica Carter ak.a. DJ Daisy Dukes is a nationally known published model, spokesperson, and COREDJ looking to make her way to being the biggest female DJ of all times.