April Larken is a Greenwich-based DJ, by way of NYC and London.
With a natural flair for mixing music and an early career in fashion design, April stands firmly at the intersection of music and fashion as she is equally influenced by both. After training with today’s top DJs at Scratch Academy in NYC, she's quickly become one of the most in-demand DJs in CT & NY. Her signature sound spans the eras and blends all genres. She’ll seamlessly segue from current pop hits into classic hip hop, alt rock and 90’s throwbacks.
Whether she's DJing a high-profile launch or leading a crowd into the wee hours at a glamorous gala, April is steadily building her DJ reputation beat by beat. Her client list includes Porsche, Condé Nast, Dylan Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chopard, and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. She's DJ'd Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty Awards party for 2 years running, and the Greenwich International Film Festival trusted April with getting the crowd warmed up before Flo Rida took the stage in 2017 and for the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill in 2018. April has also opened for pop stars Gavin DeGraw, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and 98 Degrees. April featured as the opening act for Kesha at the Film Festival's Epic Anniversary Party in 2019.
Those close to April are not surprised to find her behind the turntables at the chicest parties, she's always been known for her exceptional taste in music. Even as a kid, April was making mix tapes (remember those?) for anyone that would listen. During the years she spent in NYC studying art history at NYU and fashion design at FIT, music was always present. A student by day and a "Club Kid" by night, befriending and being inspired by the popular DJs of the moment.
Before DJing, April made a name for herself in the bridal fashion world —in NYC at top couture houses Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera, and in London as a private client wedding dress designer. Years later those connections remain strong, as she seasonably curates music for NY Bridal Fashion Week. April has also provided the soundtrack for numerous runway shows for the Breast Cancer Alliance, Fashion Night Out and Style Up Greenwich.
To April, her recent success is about so much more than being the Girl DJ at a trendy party—this is a lifetime of music obsession come to fruition.