Rad Queer DJs

 
 

Lauren Flax laurenflax

Home: Brooklyn

Sign: MYSTERY! But I’ll guess Leo

Lauren Flax is a Brooklyn dwelling DJ who, along with Lauren Dillard makes up CREEP, a phenomenal DJ duo. In an interview with  NewNowNext, Lauren Flax described the sound of CREEP as “dark, sad, and kestrel” which is exactly why I don’t live in Brooklyn. CREEP’s surrealist sets allow me to appreciate the fruits of Brooklyn artisanal labor while maintaining a healthy distance. Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard met in NYC on Friendster and apparently hit it off.

Sia added vocals to Lauren’s first single, “You’ve Changed,” which was ironically released on an indie dance label called DJS ARE NOT ROCKSTARS. Ha. Nicely done. Sia later re-recorded “You’ve Changed” for the first single on her We Are Born album.

After a wait too long for my taste, CREEP finally released their debut album echoes on November 12th, an addictive mix of tracks including cameos by Tricky, Sia, the xx‘s Romy Madley Croft, and Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt. l, for one, am goddamn ecstatic and intend to purchase echoes ASAP unless CREEP would like to send me a copy to review and enjoy. Ladies.

 Kittens

kittens

Home: Los Angeles

Sign: Libra

Kittens is like kittens—awesome in every way. (Quick sidebar: If you Google “Kittens DJ,” as I just did, you will find kittens DJing. Enjoy and then return for the rest of this segment on Kittens, the DJ.) Kittens aka Lauren Abedini is self described “Hip-Hop Aficionado” who toured with chill motherfucker Kid Cudi and performed for the likes of Usher. A relative newcomer to the L.A. scene, Kittens makes up for youth with insatiable hustle.

DJ Whitney Day

DJ-Whitney-Day

Home: New York City

Sign: Virgo

DJ Whitney Day is everywhere these days, and that’s a good thing; demand for her unique style far exceeds supply. As the first American DJ to perform at “L-Beach,” Europe’s largest music festival for women, Whitney was NEXT’s magazine’s featured DJ for 2012. If you’re a lesbian in NYC, chances are you’ve stumbled into a Whitney Day girl party at least once; she produces “Glossy” and “ACE” every week. But DJ Whitney Day isn’t just a “lesbian DJ,” shes a major DJ who holds her own inside and outside the lesbian community. During NYC’s Official Pride Celebration, Whitney headlined the official party, “Rapture On The River.”

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