Paying attention to the growing Moods family means supporting when we have gigs.
So --- catch V (and Fabi0la!!) playing Friday November 16th out at Club Above in Ann Arbor, MI. This is part of a series of parties hosted by MEMCO, a collective based in Southeast Michigan that educates, amplifies, and gives platforms to emerging DJs.
I started this particular party series (the all-female lineup) back in 2015 to make space for female DJs and producers; letting it then be run by female members of the collective in 2017 when I left was a moment I'm still humbled by and proud of.
Why? To this day, we STILL have all cis white male lineups. STILL!
Next time you go out dancing, just take notes. Collect those notes over a month or two, and see how little female, queer, and people of color DJs are given a chance to spin. Next time you see a party that's booked more than half female-identified / nonbinary / people of color / queer DJs, go. Pay the cover, buy a drink, and see who's in the crowd, running the door, and running the bar; I'll guarantee you'll like it more than the other parties. And recognize that there's a more inclusive world right on the horizon, ready for you to celebrate + elevate.