Stephanie was born in 1985 on the beautiful Island of Curaçao (Antilles). She comes from a very creative family, which awakened a love for dancing and singing at an early age. At the age of 10 she moved to the Netherlands with her mother and little sister. Of all places in the Netherlands, they ended up in Friesland where she finished her high school.
Stephanie made a decision to move to The Hague in 2004, to broaden her horizon; She completed her European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Science and also her second study in 2009, Media & Entertainment Management at Inholland, also in The Hague. Stephanie decided to follow her dream and use the talents she inherited from her family. In 2006 she started her career as DivineMelody aka DiVine, a vocal MC.
Next to singing on lounge, soulful house, deep house, nu house, house classics, future house, disco, tech house and house music, DiVine used to perform in a gospel band in Friesland in 2001. In 2002 she was part of the rock band called “Divine Melody” and in 2007/2008 she rocked in the Dutch Hip Hop group called “Vadis Music”.
Finally, DiVine came to that point in life where she wanted to be. After a huge success as MC in Madrid and winning third prize in the Fresh Cotton/Sneakerz MC Contest in 2008 for a contract at 1Management. This was one of the biggest agencies in the Netherlands, back in the days. Baby steps became giant steps! Nowadays DiVine transformed herself into an amazing vocal-dj and started producing her own tracks with other talented producers.
DiVine has performed with big names like Quintino, Larry Tee, Ron Caroll, Tommie Sunshine, La Fuente, Mr Belt & Wezol, Ferreck Dawn, Dennis Quin, Simon Dunmore, Biggi, Fedde Le Grand, The Shapeshifters, Stonebridge, Hardwell, Franky Rizardo, The Bingo Players, Dirtcaps, Lucien Foort, Baggi Begovic, Gregor Salto, Sidney Samson, Erick E, Roog, Carita la Nina, Tony Cha Cha, Miss Monica, Jean, D-Rashid, Billy the Kit, Michael Mendoza, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Faya to name a few.
She performed at big events and clubs like Sneakerz, DODO Festival, Lakedance, Loveland, Framebusters, Toffler: The Boom Room|SLAM!, ADE, Betty Ford Memorial, Flirtation, Terug Naar Toen, Happy Feelings, Solar, Guilty Pleasure Festival, Oerol Festival, Kwaku Festival, Pillar Festival, Milkshake Festival, Club Versuz, Dutchweek/SLAM!, Valtifest, Bungalup, Prides (in the Netherlands and abroad), Mysteryland, True Colors, Ploegendienst, Sparkling, Roze Zaterdag, HIM Festival, Liquid Kiddy, WTF, Kiss Bang, Amsterdams Verbond Festival, Oranje Bitter Festival, Club NYX, Cornelis Borrel, Chin Chin Club, Whoosah, Colorado Charlie, Toffler, and many more. You can admire DiVine as the resident lounge DJ at Minglemush in Den Haag.
She also had international performances in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, France, Curaçao, Aruba, Norway, Vienna, Austria, Sitges BCN, Ibiza & Madrid.
DiVine has also worked on a couple of tracks with talented producers and released them on Simma Black (Leon Benesty/UK), Phoenix Music (Nicolas Nox /USA), Actuation (Christian Lukes/NL), GOONS Music (Rowen Reecks/NL), IAMM Music (Rowen Reecks/NL), Ensis Records (Rowen Reecks/ROE), Vamos Music (MoLoY/GER), Dutch Antillean League (Menasa/NL), Riotmaker Records (Fare Soldi/IT), Big Boss Records (Jody Bernal & Nicolas Nox /NL), Flashover Recordings (Lucky Charmes/NL), Housepital Records (Djeem/NL), Spinnin’ Records (Baramuda & Row Sunshine/NL), BIP (Cliff Jones/BE), Big Boss Records, NL & NEWS Records (Rob Boskamp/BE), Big Boss Records (Awiin/NL) Spinnin’ Records (Oliver Twizt/NL) and Groove Tom Records (Maickel Telussa & Patrick Tijssen/PO).
DiVine has also been invited on the radio during the SLAM! Mixmarathon and MIX@SIX. Check out her Mixcloud or Soundcloud for all her live mixes.
DiVine turned out to be a very loved vocal-dj in the “house” scene. With her big afro, mesmerizing smile, enthusiasm and craziness, you can’t miss Stephanie aka DiVine. Right now, DiVine is involved in some very interesting projects, working with some well-known people, so stay tuned for more!