What do women and an artist-centric dance party on regular Monday nights at Mona’s Room sound like? DJ Smiles Davis embraces the traditional party atmosphere with her own special affair, the Mona’s Room at the Friend. It’s a weekly party — women-centric, with men allowed — in Silver Lake. Smiles’ fortitude and conjuring vision spawned a multi-genre concoction of bombastic yet soulful music, ranging from R&B to Dancehall to Funk Carioca. Mona’s Room is a year old. Bruno Correa introduces us to Smiles and her Mona’s Room. Listen in:

Promotional poster for recent “Mona’s Room” event

For more info on upcoming Mona’s Room events, follow DJ Smiles Davis on Instagram.

For her music & playlists check her out on Soundcloud & Spotify.