BA (Hons) Photography
DJs of DnB, 2022
Female DJs were relatively rare to see at raves. ‘There was a particular way of talking about music with my guy mates that never felt that inclusive. It felt judgemental and I never felt confident putting music on at parties. There was a bit of competitiveness and oneupmanship’ – Hayter. However, more recently women DJing has grown substantially and seeing them in the scene is much more common now. Lockdown enabled female DJs to build up a profile and gain a wider audience. Being able to live stream from home has helped some women DJs feel more confident performing and enabled them to take the next step of playing in front of a live audience of hundreds or even thousands. The balance between male and female DJs is more equal and supportive now, with DJs hyping each other up regardless of gender.