Today marks history! Cardi B is the first female since Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop to have a hit single (Bodak Yellow) reach No. 1 today on the Billboard Charts. In honor of this great Cinderella Story, I wanted to highlight women in the music industry. Specifically, Female DJs and Producers! I don't think they get enough credit to be honest. Let's be real, to be in a male dominated world is work in itself. But to be in a male dominated, dogmatic, problematic, mysogynistic, AND patriarchal industry (mouthful, I know) can have its own challenges along with highlights.
These women that I list below (in no particular order) will be people you may or may not have heard of. They own their talent and their ability to make a name for themselves. These DJs move a crowd in a way that no other musician can do. If you don't know what I'm talking about, have you seen "The Get Down" on Netflix? Essentially, they are the heartbeat of any event! Whether it is a launch party for Puma or Adidas, having a residency at a night club, DJ'ing for day parties all the way to New York Fashion Week after parties! You can't tell me that's not dope. Take a look for yourself at the women, who I believe, are giving the men a run for their money in the music industry.
Leave a comment if I should look up a female DJ in your area!
Angel and Dren