New book, 'Lady of the House', aims to celebrate the women who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the evolution of house music.
The large-scale hardback book contains beautiful images and interviews with many influential DJs, producers, artists, promoters and management within the dance music scene including Candi Staton, Barbara Tucker, Sam Divine, Maxinne and Kym Mazelle. From those who were there in the beginning right up to present day advocates who keep the scene alive, thriving and constantly evolving.
Hundreds of women have shared their stories and experiences, making 'Lady of the House' an invaluable record of the evolution of house music and women’s central role within it.
Featuring a foreword by Carl Cox, the book is so much more than just women in house, it's about women being creative and doing what they love to do. The interviews are rich with stories of determination, empowerment, inspiration, challenges, passion, education, having goals and, simply realising dreams.
The printing of the book is funded by a Kickstarter campaign, launched Monday 8th March, which allows fans of the book to support the project directly. Information on the various pledging options are available on the Kickstarter page.
The authors of the book - Laila McKenzie and Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball - will donate £1 from the sale of every book to the Night Time Industries Association’s (NTIA) Savenightlife CIC. Donations will be used by Savenightlife CIC to further develop their #weareallinthistogether, Diversity & Inclusion initiative.