Sydney Leigh aka "Empress Medea" was based in Los Angeles from 1998 until 2003. As a DJ of the underground music scene, she played events such as Moontribe, Integral Gatherings and Burning Man and many other alternative events. She has opened for the hip hop group The Pharcyde and Bass Nectar.
For the last 5 yrs, Medea has been touring In Hawaii on Maui making prayers for the Aina (land) thru the music. She has also produced events in Maui with sacred intention, Ecstatic Dance events at the Uma Temple for the Kipahulu community and Studio Maui in Haiku. She also continues to support raising money for the local Hawaiian People of Maui. She tours the West coast, playing alongside other Dj’s such as Dj Dragonfly and Bassnectar, as well as Live Acts.
Her music & events are woven with the intention of Sacred Awakening and Embodying Prayer through Dance. Her music offering weaves live Indian vocals and harmonium, conscious spoken word, and ceremonial context to world rhythms and heavy basslines. A set of Empress Medea Dj Set is posted on her Music Page.