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Why aren't there more female DJs??

Discussion in 'Breaks Room' started by Angus Robinson, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Angus Robinson

    Angus Robinson TRIBE Member

    Why is this scene so dominated by male DJs? In toronto, I could name roughly 30 male breaks DJs, but only one female breaks DJ. What's up with that?

    It's not like you have to have a penis to DJ! [​IMG]

    In the future, I hope to see this ratio diminish.
  2. funkNstyle

    funkNstyle TRIBE Member

    I know of a few bedroom djs that are female.
    But i only know of 1 or 2 that are very feminen(sp?)
    The others are very tom-boyish?

    Im not stereo-typing... just sumthin i've noticed.
    Maybe girls like to get all dressed up and dance er sumthin i dunno.

    Females can rock it just as hard as males.. there should be more girls that spin...
    Then u get good beats and sumthin hot to look at .... [​IMG]

    J- Mack [​IMG]
  3. Barrie Breaker

    Barrie Breaker TRIBE Member

    DJing has always been a dream of mine but when I start to calculate the costs and time....I just don't have either.

    Sure I could afford a set of tables and the necessary equipment (I think) but then I think about how many records I would have to buy just to have a decent selection to play from. $$$ Plus, according to a lot of you....the types of tracks I would play aren't produced anymore. I would love to learn how but have never had the opportunity. I sometimes think it would be fun to venture into a record store and play around listening to the different sounds, however, I am too worried that I'd look like an idiot and with my luck I'd probably wreck and/or break something in the process. haha

    Angus, do you work evenings? I walk by Release records (I think it's called) two nights a week on my way to Ryerson after work. (Tues and Thurs)

  4. D-Monic

    D-Monic TRIBE Member

    And you're living proof...

    (c'mon, you asked for it...)
  5. ~Loress~

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member

    hehe...I've had my tables for about a year now. I really enjoy playing records and I've thought about pursuing it, but it does take a lot of time and $$$... but now that I have a job again (woohoo) I'll be able to spend all my money on vinyl!! [​IMG]

  6. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    Wow Loress behind the decks eh? That would be quite the sight..... :)~~~~~

    I've always wondered about this too. I can't think of a good explanation as to why girls stay away from turntables. I mean there's nothing essntially boy-ish about it... unless you condsider the fact that you're using your hands to play with two giant circular things.... uhh yeah :)

    <---- doesn't fantasize about his turntables... really!
  7. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    umm......yea!! [​IMG]

  8. ~Loress~

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member

    You just wait... I'll be going back 2 back with all you boyz in no time! [​IMG]

    ~Lori <---is flat broke but still wouldnt sell her tables for anything!!! [​IMG]
  9. D-Monic

    D-Monic TRIBE Member

    Don't you mean Front to Back? Or Front to Front? [​IMG]
  10. Pure Silk

    Pure Silk TRIBE Member

    You gotta admit Breaks aren't the easiest music for ladies to digest


    harder to dance to
    no vocals (few exceptions)
    a little to aggressive. (nu skool)

    and due to the underground status the genre of music has attained you will always have few lady dj's
  11. Gunark

    Gunark TRIBE Member

    Huh? There are a lot more female jungle DJ's than breaks, yet according to your criteria, drum n bass should be even harder "for the ladies to digest".
  12. funkNstyle

    funkNstyle TRIBE Member

    Personally i dont think Genre has anything to do with why girls do or dont spin it.

    Im a guy but I spin Breaks cuz I love breaks.. theres nothing that compares to hearing that break hit.
    (to me anyways)

    You should be spinning a genre that u like, not cuz its easier, harder or the cool thing regardless of ur sex.

  13. ~Loress~

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member

    I dont agree with any of this.

    I find breaks the easiest to dance too!! [​IMG]
    ...who cares about vocals! [​IMG]
    I LOVE aggressive (Nu skool), anything thats hard&funky.

  14. funkNstyle

    funkNstyle TRIBE Member

    why do i see this becoming yet another god for saken funky vs. nu skool thread.... . . .

  15. ~Loress~

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member


    Funky is good...nu skool is good...anything with a goddamn breakbeat is good! [​IMG]

  16. kick

    kick TRIBE Member

    dude...you just basically said that girls have a hard time dancing, need vocals and cant handle aggressiveness...

    im sure you didnt mean it like that.
  17. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

    That's bullocks!
    All of my female friends ... with maybe one or two exceptions love breaks
    My girlfriend even convinced me to start spinning them [​IMG]
    Actually if it wasn't for her I'd still be spinning Happy Hardcore [​IMG]
    And I thank God everyday that I made the switch

  18. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    a wise man (person? [​IMG]) once said "all beats must be broken!" LOL

    i have read in several different articles on women djing that breaking out in a male dominated scene is pretty difficult. the gist always seems to be that unless you throw your own events, it's tough to get booked.

    maybe a better question to ask is "if i'm throwing events, why am i not making a more conscious effort to book women?". provided, of course, that you're not just booking women _because_ they're women, but because they're women who are kick ass djs. [​IMG]
  19. Phat Trick

    Phat Trick TRIBE Promoter

    Kick is female,
    she plays breaks
    but she also plays techno...
    I guess no one is perfect

    *I'm just kidding Monica*
  20. dawndalon

    dawndalon TRIBE Promoter

    Hmmmm. I too DO NOT agree with Pure Silk's comment. I am actually kinda offended by it.
    I find breaks are the easiest to dance to, compared to the rest. Breaks get right into my body, so that I usually dont have a choice if I dont feel like dancing. ( I know that sounds kinda corny but its true, so no smartass remarks boys!)
    *cringing and waiting to be cut up-bastards!*
  21. !Myagi!

    !Myagi! TRIBE Member

    wow pure silk, you sure like having your neck on the chopping block eh? [​IMG]

    sexual generalizations are stupid, even if social observation isn't. I've noticed a comperable number of girls on the dancefloor at any show i've been to. If theres a lack of female djs, it could be partially due to either a social predisposition on the part of males to dominate public spheres and create their own "boys clubs" whereever they are.

    women are not just passive observers in life you know!

  22. !Myagi!

    !Myagi! TRIBE Member

    as usual with my posts, i hope i didn't offend anybody - when i post something like this its just my own opinion and im sure other people have other opinions, and free speech and all that and blah blah blah

  23. Uncle Bobby

    Uncle Bobby TRIBE Promoter

    No but it can be used for scratching. (not to be confused with itching, if this is the case you should really get that checked out)

    Also, Pure Silk should watch out for one of my sets...I have a problem with dropping too many female vocals, love those ladies.

  24. D-Monic

    D-Monic TRIBE Member

    That would be nice. I know there are a few bedroom girl Dj's out there. I think they may be a litte intimidated to 'breaks out' though.

    On a worldwide scale, there are quite a few chicks with decks (I said Decks...)

    DJ Shugga

    Madame Mercury

    Baby Anne

    Debbie D


    and there's more... (just no time to look up their pictures...)
  25. Angus Robinson

    Angus Robinson TRIBE Member

    Yeah, I guess I walked right into that one! [​IMG]

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