New Book, ‘Lady of the House’ Reveals Women Who Shaped House Music

Collecting together images and interviews, the book is currently being crowdfunded via Kickstarter.

It celebrates women from around the world who have influenced house music and DJ culture.  The book’s authors are music promoter Laila McKenzie and accomplished writer Ian Snowball.

The hardback book has been put together over the last eight months, and focuses on influential women who have contributed towards growing and evolving the house music genre.

Some of the artists featured include DJ Paulette, Candi Staton, Rowetta, Kym Sims and DJ Maxxine, as well as Anja Schneider, Black Girl/White Girl, Ellen Allien and Nicky Trax.

There are apparently over 120 interviews, and it promises to be an insightful read into the history of how women have been instrumental in spreading the word of house.

Discussing the book, the authors said: “The 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 & 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. The interviews are rich with stories of determination, empowerment, inspiration, challenges, passion, education, having goals and simply realising dreams.”

Fundraising for the book has been launched via Kickstarted with various levels of pledges offering different rewards. The target is currently set at £25,000, and you can donate HERE.

H/T: DJ Mag


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