In the Spotlight DJ Sista Love
Bernitha(Bernie) Lopez, better known by her entertainment
name DJ Sista Love, is currently the disc jockey for private
venues and clubs. She also currently streams live on Mixcloud
and YouTube. Although she is now best known for underground
house music, she plays a variety of genre. She credits much of
her success to her appreciation and commitment of growing up
as a musician. She played a variety of woodwind instruments,
but her passion was the flute. DJ Sista Love grew up listening to
and playing in the band and the orchestra. She credits her
journey with how music stimulates her emotionally, physically,
and spiritually. She combines all of that with her passion for
dancing, to bring the love and joy of music to form what seems
to perfectly mirror the wants and demands of her audience.
DJ Love, as she was known back then, got her start as a disc
jockey in the late 1970s when she was introduced to a mixer and
two turntables by a close friend. She listened to the radio avidly.
When she heard a record on the radio, she would call all the
record stores on a hunt for two of every record. She would
practice her craft all day. She took a hiatus in the eighties to
raise her daughter. The heart of a disc jockey called her back to
play in the nineties. She played all over the five boroughs of
New York. In the early two thousands she decided to retire from
playing. She concentrated on her profession in the medical field.
This is where she met a friend that introduced her to the
controller. Once again, the disc jockey flame was ignited. She
bought a small controller for amusement.
In 2020 the pandemic hit the world. DJ Love became ill and was
isolated. She became depressed. A family member kept telling
her to “let the music play”. She began to play on Facebook for
pure enjoyment. She was invited to play on Fattrax radio station.
Then she joined a streaming group called ThaSeven. The name
DJ Love could not be found on the streaming platform and
hence the name change to DJ Sista Love. She graduated with her
master’s degree and continued to play. She has played on a radio
station out of North Carolina. She currently has a weekly slot on
several internet radio stations, has her own shows and is laying
roots for a new team of disc jockeys. DJ Sista Love’s brand is
Love Is The Message and her goal is to spread love, joy and
unity around the world.