Women of house music celebrated in new book, Lady of the House

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With DJ Paulette, Jocelyn Brown, Ellen Allien and more.

Music promoter Laila McKenzie and writer Ian Snowball have written a new book celebrating women in house music, called Lady of the House.

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Aiming to shine a light on the women who have shaped house music scenes across the globe, the coffee table-style book brings together over 120 interviews and features with DJs, producers, promoters, and managers.

In doing so, Lady of the House surveys the work of artists including Candi Staton, Barbara Tucker, DJ Paulette, Jocelyn Brown, Ellen Allien, Nicky Trax, and Rochelle Fleming.

As the authors explain, “Lady of the House is so much more than just women in house, it’s about women being creative and doing what they love to do.

“In a time where so much change has happened and so many inequalities have been brought to light over the last year we want to ensure the legacy of women’s power is passed down to future generations.”

McKenzie and Snowball are currently crowdfunding £25,000 to cover print and distribution costs.

They will also donate £1 from every book sale to the Night Time Industries Association’s SaveNightlife arm, which aims to demonstrate the social and cultural importance of nightlife, as well as working towards greater diversity in the industry.

Head here for more info on Lady of the House.


Photo by: S.Camelot