Unlike the majority of DJs spinning Top 40, Hip-Hop and EDM around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Lisa Bush, a.k.a. DJ Wild in the Streets, aims for a niche audience rooted in the nostalgia of past years. Her focus tends to be on music from the 1960s, though her choices aren’t typically what one would expect – soul, funk, R&B, garage rock and French pop. That element of surprise is the reason she has remained in such high demand since the early 2000s. “I do love cinematic music, and the way it can transport you to a completely different ambiance or time period so instantly and completely,” Bush says. “I think I once said I like to compose the soundtrack to something I’d rather be doing, or somewhere else I’d rather be at the time.” Bush got her start more than a decade ago, in Denton, lugging crates of vinyl to Hailey’s Club every Sunday night. While not always as well attended as the very popular 80s night, it was there that she was able to build her craft. “There was this vibe of support and encouragement, and it didn’t really feel competitive or too-cool-for-school like it can in bigger cities,” she adds. Eventually Bush made the transition from college town to big city, and she has been in high demand ever since. Currently, she holds a monthly residency – the first Thursday every month – at Midnight Rambler, the craft cocktail bar in the basement of the Joule Hotel, and a monthly residency at the Singlewide on Lower Greenville – the first Saturday every month for Stoned Soul Saturdays.
Written By: Christopher Hughes