A list of some of the most sought-after lesbian and queer DJ’s to watch for in 2017.
A lesbian household name, this Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) star caught the attention of the entire queer girl community with her vivacious personality and cunning good looks.
Kate Moennig and Camila Grey (The X Names)
Seemingly the lesbian icon for the turn of the century, Kate Moennig perfected androgyny in the first television series focused specifically around the lives of lesbians — The L Word. Kate performs in a DJ duo The X Names which includes the Uh Huh Her musician Camila Grey for their underground event — The Bassment.
This English DJ and singer/songwriter originally from London and has played major gigs having been hired by MTV and the Super Bowl. Samantha has also played for a long list of celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, and Jay-Z.
This vocalist got her claim to fame after playing one of the most controversial characters, Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett, in Orange is the New Black and can currently be seen performing in the band Boomkat.
Gunn Lundemo and Daniela Sea
Helping bring transgender issues to the forefront of entertainment media, Daniela Sea played a trans man, Max Sweeney, in Showtime’s The L Word. She tours with Scandinavian DJ Gunn Lundemo, the most well-known DJ in the Swedish lesbian scene.
DJ Lezlee and DJ Angie Vee
This DJ duo has the best of both worlds. As longtime romantic partners Leslie Hornedo and Angie Vasquez get to mix business and pleasure on the regular.
This multi-talented DJ, dancer, actor, and activist performed at the 2016 New York City Pride festival and hosted a regular late night show on Radio Lily.
DJ Citizen Jane
The hottest queer girl DJ in Miami, Jane has played for The Dinah, Womenfest, and Plezzure Island.
Originating in the New York City club scene, this bi-coastal DJ and event producer has performed all over the world. She can be found in both NYC and Los Angeles bringing energy to the local nightlife scenes.
Originally a Chicago YouTube vlogger for Cherry Girl TV GoodBoy (Morgan Hildebrand) took WeHo (West Hollywood) by storm in the Los Angeles gay scene after teaching herself to DJ. She started one of the biggest lesbian parties in Los Angeles with DJ Bounce House (Steph Belcher) and Jenny Shah (Little Indian) — Milk Milk Lemonade — which recurs monthly at The Bardot.
DJ Bounce House
This talented EDM extraodinaire, Steph Belcher, can be found in festivals all over Southern California when Bounce isn’t helping bring the party to the Milk Milk Lemonade crew.
DJ Little Indian
In addition to helping form Milk Milk Lemonade, Jenny Shah can be found at queer parties all over LA including the annual B.O.Y (Be Only You) event.
DJ Mary Mac
This Dinah Shore DJ was recently hired by Madonna to join the pop star on her Rebel Heart Tour.
This international artist is known for being a band member of Le Tigre and MEN. JD has produced music for Grammy award winning artists.
Kid Cudi’s DJ and part of the HW&W record label.
This international London-based versatile DJ has been featured on MTV and has hosted prime time shows for the BBC.
Seen on Fox’s hit TV show The Mindy Project, DJ Amara has opened for notable celebrities including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Iggy Azalea.
Another Chicago to Los Angeles transplant, DJ LiquorBox has been spinning since the tender age of 19 years old and can be seen all over the LA nightclub scene.
DJ Miss M
This Canadian DJ has made headlines all over the U.S. having won the NYC’s Global Spin Awards and was the 2016 Dinah Shore Battle of the DJs winner. Of talent she has opened for, T-Pain and Nelly are just a few on the list.
Megatronic (AKA DJ Miss Meg)
This international musical artist is known for her role as the singer/songwriter in the British/French electro pop band Black Cherry. She can be found releasing new songs for her solo albums and DJing around the world.
Currently a member of the Brooklyn-based band CREEP and previously part of the Fischerspooner tour. Lauren’s first single, “You’ve Changed,” featured vocals by Sia.
This globally recognized DJ can be found hosting events in both NYC and LA. Her remix of Sam Sparro’s “Happiness” topped the European pop and dance charts.
DJ Les Ortiz
DJ Les Ortiz can be seen performing at The Real L-Word’s reality TV star and celesbian Whitney Mixter’s hosted parties as well as in other cities at local lesbian events.
Anna Sitko co-founded the radio show Echolocation which was picked up by PirateTV. She has performed for crowds of 10,000 among Richard Devine, Adam Freeland, and L’Usine.
Bathhouse co-hosts the underground Highland Park queer party Quintessential Queer alongside Cherry Bomb reality TV star Charlene Borja.
This LA native DJ has been spinning since her teens and was recently nominated for the “Best of LGBT Long Beach 2016 – Local DJ” award. She previously held a two year residency at The Hollywood Standard and currently runs events in Long Beach.
As an open-format DJ, Autumn Leilani mixes everything. In addition to being a performer she also producers her own original music. She can be found all over the LA party scene and has recently been on lineups at GLOW B.O.Y. and Milk Milk Lemonade.
International Club DJ, Von Kiss, is on everybody’s radar. She has performed alongside 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, and LFMAO to name only a few among the incredible talent on her list.
About the Author: Lily Khuu is a Los Angeles based DJ and LGBTQAI+ party producer for Queertainment. She has had several residencies including The Roar Room, The Other Door, The Vampire Lounge, and The Liquid Zoo. She is currently running the events Honey Pot and Purr for “girls who like girls.” Lily has DJ’d at many lesbian and queer socials in LA including the HER dating app sponsored events and GLOW B.O.Y. For up-to-date information about the lesbian/queer events happening in LA visit www.queertainment.com | Follow Lily Khuu: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter | Read more from Lily Khuu