New York native Shlizk brings the party with her everywhere she plays in her high-
energy, tropi-cool progressive house sets infused with a healthy dose of pop
throwbacks. Her infectious positive energy manifests itself in every aspect of her
production, aesthetic and performance – 23 year old Ashley Haenel adopted a
childhood nickname as her DJ moniker 6 years ago and started channeling her own
brand of sass and class into music. Last year she took the leap every true artist must
take, leaving behind her position as CFO of a digital media company to pursue her
music career full time.
Since then she’s been popping up all over the NYC club circuit playing at legendary
clubs like Lavo and Marquee. Shlizk’s background playing piano, guitar, singing and
going to rock shows gave her the foundation on which she’s built her performance
chops. This girl has proven she knows how to put on a show and pack any
dancefloor, but next frontier for Shlizk is original productions, which she’s currently
amassing an arsenal of for release early next year.
When she’s not working on music or playing shows, Ashley is very involved in local
philanthropy including volunteering at a nursing home and managing an initiative
focused on childhood education in low income areas. Expect the continued spread of
positive vibes both in her daily life and in the club as Shlizk, check out her mixes
here www.soundcloud.com/shlizk and follow Shlizk on Instagram.