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Hard Festival Plotting All-Female DJ Weekends

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013

DIFFICULT, the influential, six-year-old dance-music festival that the majority of typically stacks its headliners with mature like Skrillex, Deadmau5 and Diplo, may possibly launch a “weekender” of all-female DJs in New York and Los Angeles next fall. Gary Richards, the festival’s founder and a noticeably performing DJ known as Destructo, won’t details the stars, but he promises “all unquestionably the dope-ass girl DJs that play DIFFICULT – and some new ones that haven’t much played before. ”

Maya Jane Coles, Annie Mac, Heidi and J. Phlip have been on various HARD bills lately, including last weekend’s Day of the Deceased and last summer’s touring festival. Although electronic dance music festivals have taken since throughout the U. S. over the past decade – the Electric Daisy Carnival draws up to 300, 000 fans in a single weekend per annum – even the best female DJs hardly make it to the top tier.

Richards is design the spring festival to change that, before pandering or stereotyping. “People are like, ‘It’s the new Lilith Fair, ‘” he says. “I’m like, ‘What the fuck are they distributing? ‘

“I don’t think it matters should you male or female, as to how good you are making favorite tunes or performing as a DJ, ” it continues. “Why not have more women involved and ask a spotlight shine on them? I seriously look into my artist page on people who definitely have played HARD, and it’s kind of dude-driven. Let me balance that out more. It’s important to show more female talent in this space. in

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