#BeatsGeekChic w/ DJ Amy Robbins, DJ Shai’La + Shaina Evoniuk

It’s the season for dancing the nights away and for finding the perfect soundtrack to go along with it, so it only makes sense that we’d kick it off by talking to musicians who help make that happen. In this episode, we dive into the worlds of female DJ Amy Robbins, DJ and model Shai’la Yvonne, as well as aerial violinist Shaina Evoniuk. These rad ladies share their stories on how they found their way into living their passions and what working as creatives means to them.

Episode Notes:

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Production Credits:  Sound Design by Courtney Grace with Hosts Becca, LT, Christianne Harder and j-
                                 Guest Relations by Andrea Rush with Production Assistance by Jen Huynh
                                 Content Development by Sophia Cross
                                 360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Photo Credit: Elle Aime Photography

Guest Profiles


Shaina Evoniuk, Violinist, Aerialist
Born and raised in Ashland, OR, Shaina began classical violin studies at the age of five. She performed with her father's band as a child, fiddling at bluegrass festivals and camps. She moved to California to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, earning her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. Upon graduating, and inspired by the San Francisco music scene, Shaina began branching out stylistically. Shaina currently tours with William Close & the Earth Harp Collective. When she’s home in the Bay Area, she leads the Jazz Mafia string section, Cosa Nostra, several hip-hop & soul projects, and plays with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra. Highlights of her performance career include appearances at Kennedy Center, The Super Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and featured sets at the Montreal & Playboy Jazz Festivals and Beijing’s Spring Festival. Shaina runs her own violin studio and is on faculty at the San Domenico School. Website | Facebook | IG | YouTube


Shai’La Yvonne Stiggers, DJ, Model, Actress
Shai'La Yvonne is a model, actress, and DJ, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, now living in Los Angeles, California. DjShai (pronounced dee-jay-shay) has been quite successful in her three years as a DJ. After moving to LA, DjShai began spinning at luxury, private events all over the city. She is resident DJ with Talent Resources and Kia Motors at their private Malibu Beach House and has spun for brands such as Saks Fifth, New York & Co., Athleta, Jetsetter, BET, and Coca-Cola. On the modeling side, Shai'La’s photos have been published in Essence, New African Woman, Focus of New York, VOLO, Elegant, and PUMP magazines (to name a few). She participated in San Francisco Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. Shai’La hopes that she inspires people to stay true to themselves and what they love. You can check out her playlists here: SoundCloud, MixCloud. DJ Website |Modeling Website | DJ: Facebook |Modeling: Facebook | IG


DJ Amy Robbins , DJ
DJ Amy Robbins began her career as a wedding and college radio DJ in 2009. Now, she’s taken over the Bay Area scene as a headliner for the best clubs,radio personality/mixshow DJ for the #1 Top 40 station in SF and a DJ for the San Francisco 49ers. She holds monthly DJ residencies in three cities and produces exclusive compositions, edits and mixes. Amy has shared the stage with well known artists and DJs such as John Legend, Tiesto, and Calvin Harris. DJ Amy has appeared on nationally broadcasted television, while DJing events such as San Francisco 49ers home games. You can check out her playlists and mixes here: MixCloud and a favorite mix on SoundCloud. You can catch her spinning the first Saturday night of the month at 1:30 a.m. on 99.7 [Now]Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | IG

Curator Profiles


Christianne Harder, Ambassador for Child Hunger
Christianne or C-Harder as we like to call her, oversees social media and partnerships for 360BayArea. She’s also one of the many voices you hear and has spent the previous seven years in collegiate and professional athletics, with stops overseeing digital for Copa America Centenario on behalf of U.S. Soccer, and being the first social media strategist for Notre Dame Athletics and Football. A graduate of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), Christianne also earned her Master in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington in 2010. 

What’s the 411:

Top 5 Events:

  • Bastille Day Celebration at Belden Place, July 14 in San Francisco. The heart of the old French Quarter of San Francisco is the place to be to celebrate French Independence Day!
  • In the Heights, July 15 at the Contra Costa Civic Theater in El Cerrito. Before there was Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda won a Tony for this exuberant celebration of family and community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams, and told in the rhythms of three generations of music.
  • Dita Von Teese's "The Art of the Teese" Burlesque Revue, July 16 at the Fillmore. The Queen of Burlesque will be performing 4 of her iconic routines, including the “Martini Glass!”
  • W. Kamau Bell at the New Parish, July 20 in Oakland. W. Kamau Bell is back in the Bay Area with his live KALW talk show/podcast, Kamau Right Now! Kamau aims to create a "three ring circus of relevance" as he and his guests and a live audience try to figure out what is going on right now. There will be provocative conversation and awkward talks. There will be respectful debates. There will be much laughter (and probably a few hugs, too).
  • Cosa Nostra Strings at Black Cat on July 25, 9:30 pm - 12:30 am.

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Featured Music:

Ask Rickey theme song by Courtney Grace
DjShai “Vibey” & “Down in the eDM
DJ Amy Robbins
The Grouch “We Want the World (Feat. Shaina Evoniuk)
Zhane “Hey Mr. DJ (Special Remix)
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Marcos H “Beach House
Major Lazor “Be Together (feat. Wild Belle) Beats Antique Remake
Lana Inspired “Soliel
Milton “Asphalt
Cosa Nostra Strings “Core Knot
Valdi Sabev “Make It Happen
Binary Love “Binary Love
Worakls “Nocturne
Perfect Muse “Black Goldie
Blossom Learning “Run All Night
Steve Howe “Mood For A Day
Disclosure “Feel Like I Do (Feat. Al Green)
Milton “Relato Pop
Yanvivi “Monkey Funk
K. Solis “Creator
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