House music was built on an inclusive culture so this balance should really have been there from the start. Thankfully in 2019 the the club scene boasts some incredible female DJs who are giving their male counterparts a run for their money with the likes of Hannah Wants, Amelie Lens, Peggy Gou, The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon and Eli & Fur smashing dance floors across the world.
The International Music Summit has just announced that they will be partnering with leading female empowerment organisation in the music industry SHESAID.SO for the event this year which will kick off the season in Ibiza. This partnership further highlights the continued push towards a more balanced sector.
One of the most successful leading ladies to emerge over the last few years is Hannah Wants. She addressed the gender diversity issue in an interview The Night Bazaar this week telling them:
'Don’t let no gender gap put you off! If music, production or DJ’ing is your passion, go head first after your goals! Don’t expect things to happen overnight and rightly so they shouldn’t. Learn your trade, get so good people can’t ignore you.'
Over the last few years Hannah has established herself among the most sought after DJs in the world with a string of successful releases behind her, a BBC Radio 1 residency, a Radio One Essential Mix and Fabric Live release under her belt and an army of fans turning out to hear her play at clubs and festivals across the world from Australia to Ibiza. She launched her label Etiquette last year and is just about to embark on an intimate club tour of the UK and Ireland. She says:
'I’ve toured the U.K and Ireland since 2015 and all have been large capacity, big production with even bigger line ups and I just wanted to switch things up. Don’t get me wrong playing in front of 1000-2000 people in a club is incredible but there’s nothing quite like DJ’ing close quarters with 200-500 ravers where the DJ booth and crowd feel as one. So yeah, I’m gonna be playing in 15 of the best, smallest, grittiest clubs in the UK. I’m also going to be playing 3 hour extended sets which is going to allow me to go on much more of a musical journey as opposed to my usual 1.5 hour peak time sets. I’m hyped to get back behind the decks!'
If a career in dance music is your dream, it's clear it doesn't matter who you are. If you have the talent it all depends on how much you want it.
Catch Hannah Wants on her tour at one of the dates below.
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