Hannah Bronfman is a successful DJ and founder of the health, beauty, and fitness site, HBFIT. She was DJ at a party I hosted for Estée Lauder earlier this month, and I thought it was the perfect time to talk to her about music, wellness, and her upcoming nuptials to fellow DJ Brendan Fallis.
How and when did your DJ career start?
I started DJing when I was in college. I went to Bard, which is located in a small Hudson Valley town. We were all sick of listening to the same music at the one bar so a friend and I took matters into our own hands and started DJing. Next thing I knew, our Thursday night parties at The Black Swan in Tivoli became the biggest party of the week.
Staying healthy is clearly important to you—how do you reconcile that with regular nights out DJing?
I have been lucky enough to have transitioned from being a nightclub DJ to a corporate DJ. That means that I have the privilege to DJ much better hours. Usually I play between 6pm and 10pm and it’s very rare that I DJ past midnight unless it’s an after party. With that said, it’s much more manageable to stay healthy as I’m no longer up until 4am working.
Like me, you love Instagram. Name some of your own favorites?
@ochosystem, @brigadeirochoc, @valleybrinkroad, @negin_mirsalehi, @brendanfallis, @hbfit
Tell me about Seed Street, the non-profit you’ve started.
We are in the very early stages but my co-founder Leigh Ofer and I wanted to bring ownership back to the craft of farming. We turn old shipping containers into hydroponic grow houses. Right now have an educational curriculum for kids that uses the container. The one container that we have transformed is at the Children’s Aid Society in Harlem. We want to make produce accessible to people specifically in food deserts and the fact that Harlem falls into a food desert is very sad but true. I grew up on the Upper West Side and I definitely want to contribute back to my community.
You’re engaged to the DJ Brendan Fallis. How are your wedding plans coming along?
They are coming along! It’s a very fun process.
What was on your summer playlist this year?
I have Kanye West and Chance the Rapper on repeat! I also love Flume’s song, Never Be Like You.
Any new artists you think we should be listening to this fall?
Dua Lipa—people are going crazy for her!