Los Angeles born Anji Bee has had a lifelong obsession with music, art, and writing. She launched her first fanzine, Duranies Unite, while in Jr. High and went on to create several other zines including Positive Influence, Substitution, and Descent – all focused on the LA and OC underground music scenes of the ’90s. More recently, she contributed an essay on Kate Bush to The First Time I Heard book series compiled by Scott Heim, as well as an essay and photographs to Michelle Carr’s It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw and the End of an Era.
Bee further explored music through the medium of radio, getting involved in DJing and station management at KUCI 88.9fm. During her tenure Bee conducted on-air interviews with artists including Miranda July, Robert Rich, Jarboe, and Love Spirals Downwards. By 2005, Bee’s interest moved to Internet radio, podcasting, and vidcasting. In addition to weekly music mixes for The Chillcast, Bee produced interview features with such diverse talents as Laurence Tolhurst (formerly of The Cure), Beth Hirsch, Ernesto, Paul Mac Innes, and Karmacoda. Between The Chillcast and Chillcast Video, Bee has received over 22 million total hits.
Additionally, Bee has released a full-length album, 2 EPs, 2 singles and a compilation under her own name, plus 5 albums, 7 EPs and 5 singles with her band, Lovespirals, as well as collaborations with artists including The Grooveblaster, Rom di Prisco, Aerotek, Bloody Mary & SIS, Karmacoda, Beth Hirsch, Falling You, and Chandeen. Her ‘Damien S And Love Spirals Feat Anji Bee’ release on Loverush earned #2 in World Trance on the DMC charts.
Bee’s music has appeared on TV and cable programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Martha, What Perez Sez, Mind of Mencia, Gastineau Girls, Cribs, and many other shows on stations including MTV, VH1, E!, Playboy, Logo, and Current TV.