What began as the release of a book called Lady of the House, detailing the stories of pioneering women in electronic music such as Ultra Nate and Candi Staton, ushered Lady of the House into a movement of her own.
Aiming to amplify female, non-binary voices in electronic music, Lady of the House was formed as a female-led music collective led by Bristol-based promoter and author Leila Mckenzie .
After hosting a series of panels, events, club appearances and the launch of the very first cultural exhibition in Bristol On International Women’s Day earlier this year in March, Lady of the House is now launching a record label with a highly anticipated month-long music competition.
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The competition will seek out four winning tracks by bringing out female and non-binary talent to tag with, where submissions will be released on their brand new label, with the winners themselves receiving support and a mentorship program to help kick-start their careers. .
Winning DJs/producers will also have the opportunity to perform at upcoming events on behalf of LoTH throughout the year, such as festivals and club events, in addition to releasing other tracks and signing exclusively on the Lady of the House label.
LoTH Founder Laila Mckenzie said, “LoTH just keeps growing and taking us to the places we’ve dreamed of. It’s the next step in its evolution – the EQ in action.
“There’s so much talent, passion and thirst out there, we can’t wait to embody it all through the label. It’s going to take a lot of work, but the industry really needs it, and so does the scene. We have so much support on our side with this.
“Let’s kick it off here to break the glass ceiling once and for all in terms of female artists represented.
Joining the search for the next big bands in dance music, Lady of the House’s chosen ‘godmothers’ who have already been connected to LoTH.
Led by Brit Dance Act 2022 winner Becky Hill, Radio 1’s Charlie Tee and Jaguar and Sam Divine, Defected’s lead DJ and producer, they will work alongside the LoTH team to scout deep for rising superstars.
Singer Becky Hill said: “Lady of the House is an incredibly exciting step forward for women and non-binary people in dance music history.
“As a woman who has pushed the boundaries of sexism in the dance industry over the past 10 years, it’s great to see a support system in place for newcomers that will move the scene forward for the next generation. .
“I’m honored to be named label patron and can’t wait to see what talent will be showcased through this process.”
Radio 1 DJ Jaguar added: “I love everything Lady of The House stands for, and it’s an honor to lend my ear to help them choose a winner for their new label.
“There is still a huge disparity between female and non-binary producers and this type of label is exactly how we’re going to level the playing field. I can’t wait to hear all the music and champion other great artists emerging.
The competition will close on June 30th and all emerging female and non-binary acts can apply by following the Labelworx website by clicking on here .
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