MILWAUKEE — The DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks is sharing how her experiences during the pandemic have inspired her.
TMJ4 News spoke to the Milwaukee Bucks’ DJ and producer about her new outlook after living two months in the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida.
DJ Shawna’s energy is infectious. From PRIDE events to opening for Lizzo at Summerfest last year, the Milwaukee Bucks DJ & Producer suddenly had the stage ripped from under her when the pandemic hit.
She pivoted by during the pandemic by creating sets at home and uploading them onto Mixcloud saying, “I think its just been incredible, even if it's just four people.”
She got the opportunity to go to Orlando to be one of four DJs to live in the NBA Bubble and bring music to the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
DJ Shawna said, “The Bubble changed me, and I grew a lot.”
Her high-tempo beats were a hit on the court. For millions of people watching at home, the piped-in crowd noise only added to the intensity, “It’s just a part of the culture of basketball. When the Bucks were the home team, you would hear the drum… and crowd noise with it where you would hear people saying ‘Defense!’”
Witnessing the Milwaukee Bucks take a stand in the social justice movement proved to be a life-changing movement, “I was working the game that the Bucks boycotted, and it really really lit a fire in me to want to do more.”
DJ Shawna is now back in Milwaukee, working alongside an organization called Mix4Change to encourage people to register to vote. Click here to learn more.