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Monday, August 6, 2012

The rise of the female DJ

Hannah Jaacques

With Ibiza’s summer season in full swing, this week saw the lunch of British Radio One’s Superstar DJ competition. The winner was Hannah Jacques who mixed her way to the top, beating 5 other finalists. A great achievement, especially for a women, as there are very few successful female DJs that get to mix in regular clubs let alone in the club capital of the world – Ibiza. 

With female singers such as Adele, Rihanna, and Jessie J dominating the music industry as a whole, it may come as a surprise that on the 2011 list of the top 100 DJs there was not one woman! The female DJs are out there though; amongst them is Radio One’s Annie Mac who admits that without the profile of her radio show she may not have been given the opportunities she has. Ellen Allien, a DJ of the Berlin techno scene, has made a success of DJing as well as founding her own music label, and there are many others breaking through in the industry. It seems that female DJ’s are ready and waiting to take over decks all over the world, all they need is the opportunity, so here’s to Hannah who has just been given hers!

You can vote for this year’s top 100 DJs list here.

-Emma Hatherall
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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