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‘Lady of the House’, a new book explores the role of women in house music

Featuring interviews and comments by Ellen Allien, Anja Schneider, Candi Staton, among others.

Getting involved with International Women’s Day, a new campaign has been set up on Kickstarter aiming to raise funds to publish the work ‘Lady Of The House’ written by Laila McKenzie and Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball, as a hardcover book. The book contains beautiful images and interviews with women who have contributed and continue to contribute to the development of house music, including DJs, producers, artists, promoters, and directors.

‘Our first five interviews came from Candi Staton, Barbara Tucker, Sam Divine, Maxinne, and Kym Mazelle. The book has continued to grow over the past year, taking us to places we could only have dreamed of with the contributions of so many influencers in the world. house music. From those who were there in its beginnings to the defenders of today who help keep the scene alive, prosperous, and constantly evolving’, they explain in the press release.

Hundreds of women have shared their stories and experiences, making ‘Lady of the House’ a valuable record of the evolution of house music and the central role of women in it. Among those interviewed we can find people like Candi Staton, Barbara Tucker, Sam Divine, DJ Maxinne, Lynn Cosgrave, Rowetta, Ellen Allien, Nicky Trax, Janet Bell, Julie McKnight, Kathy Brown, Anja Schneider, Black Girl / White Girl, Ultra Nate, Jocelyn Brown, Arielle Free, Rochelle Fleming, DJ Paulette, Gladys Pizarro, Abigail Adams, Anne Savage, DJ Rap, Kym Sims, Judy Griffith, Kym Mazelle, and many more.

Furthermore, the authors of the book will donate £1 from the sale of each book to the Savenightlife CIC of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) which will use the donations to further develop its #Weareallinthistogether, Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Specifically, it will be used to guarantee access to equal rights and protection, for all women and all those who identify as women within the industry.

You can get involved and support the project here.


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