‘Lady of the House’ – new book to celebrate the history of women in house music
Women’s role in house music celebrated in forthcoming book
A new book on the history of women in house music collects more than 100 women’s stories and details the role they’ve played in the genre.
‘Lady of the House’ has been written by Laila McKenzie and Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball, and features contributions from artists, DJs, promoters and managers. Candi Staton, Ellen Allien, Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker and DJ Rap are among the stars included.
In addition, its introduction is written by a selection of well-known male house musicians and DJs, including a testimonial by Carl Cox.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to support the book’s production and distribution, with an aim to raising £25,000. Backers pledging over £60 or more will receive a copy of the hardback book, a tote bag, a free mix download, a bookmark and a collectible poster.
A statement from the authors said: “’The Lady of the House’ is so much more than just women in house, it’s about women being creative and doing what they love to do. In a time where so much change has happened & so many inequalities have been brought to light over the last year we want to ensure the legacy of women’s power is passed down to future generations. The interviews are rich will stories of determination, empowerment, inspiration, challenges, passion, education, having goals and, simply realising dreams.”
The authors will reinvest £1 from every copy sold to the Night Time Industries Association’s (NTIA) Savenightlife CIC, which will develop their #Weareallinthistogether Diversity & Inclusion initiative to support equality in the nightlife industry.