Women and Queer Identified DJs

The NYC electronic music scene is thriving and full of talent from across the globe, here you can find the most refreshing and diverse DJs!

For about a decade and a half I have been going out to clubs to listen to DJs create unique atmospheres and have experienced the energy of people losing themselves in dance. I’ve come to appreciate all the hard work that these curators have put into their craft. For some it starts as a way to be part of something, but for many it is the love of electronic music that drives them. They jump on the decks and make people forget everything as they give in to the beat.

Working in nightlife as a photographer I have had the pleasure of witnessing unique and inspiring performances by these artists. It is of the utmost importance to highlight their work and with this piece I hope to shine a light on them and their contribution to music culture. I aim to generate an ongoing directory where promoters can access new and upcoming talent as well as artists who are established within the community, with an emphasis on women and queer identified individuals.

All photos by Luis Nieto Dickens
Special thanks to Didi Fredrika, Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson and Morgan Mann!

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A.E. Zimmer

A.E. Zimmer by Luis Nieto Dickens

Abby Fiscus

Abby Fiscus by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Abyss X

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Adrianna (Open Tabs)

Adrianna Open Tabs by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Adult.

ADULT. by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Aïsha Devi

Aïsha Devi by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Amber Valentine

Amber Valentine by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Analog Soul

Analog Soul by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Ana Lola Roman

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Anane Vega [Ananesworld]

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Anatomy

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Andi

Andi by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Anetha

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Anna Morgan

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Antenes

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Aurora Halal

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Avalon Emerson

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Azar Swan

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BEARCAT

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Becka Diamond

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Bergsonist

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Beta Librae

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Blu Detiger

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Boy Harsher

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Cakes da Killa

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Ciarra Black

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Coco & Breezy

Coco & Breezy by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Cry Baby

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Culttastic

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Dasha Rush

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Darelectric

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Deanna Viva Garcia

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DEBIT

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Debonair

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Deep Creep

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Dese Escobar

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DJ Nicely (Working Women NYC)

DJ Nicely (Working Women NYC) by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Dr. Rubinstein

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EARTHEATER

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False Witness

False Witness by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Faten Kanaan

Faten Kanaan by Luis Nieto Dickens

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FIASCO

Fiasco by Luis Nieto Dickens

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FXWRK

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Gavin Rayna Russom

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Greem Jellyfish

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Hard Candy

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Haruka Salt

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HD

HD by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Heidi Sabertooth

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Helena Hauff

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Honey Dijon

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Isabella

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Jaqi Sparro

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Jayda G

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Jlin

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Joey LaBeija

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Josey Rebelle

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Juana

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Juliana Huxtable

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K Rizz

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K. Alexis

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Katie Rex

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Kilbourne

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Kim Ann Foxman

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L.Portnykh

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L. Sangre

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LAFAWNDAH

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Lauren Flax (C//TY CLUB)

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Laurel Halo

Laurel Halo by Luis Nieto Dickens

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LE1F

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Lena Willikens

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Lethal Trip

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Lizz

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LNS

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Love Pig

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LSDXOXO

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Lychee

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Macy Rodman

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Magda

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Malory

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Mara Peralta

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Maria Chavez

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Marie Davidson

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Mary Yuzovskaya

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Melissa F. Clarke

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Melizards

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Mjrickia

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motiv-a

Motiv A by Luis Nieto Dickens

motiv-a is a NYC-based visual artist, producer and DJ. Having lived in multiple DIY venues & cities on the East Coast the past decade, she has cultivated a string of various performance projects, namely experimental, noise, & industrial-leaning synth pop. In 2011, motiv-a was born as a techno project. A year later, she started DJing & refining her live hardware sets at clubs & warehouse raves. Her sets range from psychedelic/textural techno, melodic ambient to harder, EBM-tinged dance music.

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Negative Gemini

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Ne/Re/A

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Night Doll

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Nina Kraviz

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Nitejewel

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NK Badtz Maru

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Octo Octa

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Olga Romanova

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OLIVE T

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Pana Li

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Pam Finch

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Phoneg1rl

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Powder

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PrismViews

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Qualiatik

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Quay Dash

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Quest?onmarc

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Rahel

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Richard Kennedy

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RIOBAMBA

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Rose Dommu

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Rose E Kross

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Rrose

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Sadaf

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Sandunes

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Serena Jara

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Shannon Funchess

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SHYBØI

SHYBOI by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Shy Eyez

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Sita Abellán

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Sofia Kourtesis

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Solaris

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Sophia Saze

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Sophia MA

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SPEAKERFOXXX

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SSION

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Sybil Jason

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The Black Madonna

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Tomasa del Real

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TYGAPAW

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UMFANG

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UNiiQU3

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Unsay

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Venus X

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Vesna

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Via App

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Virgo

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Volvox

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VVEISS

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Xeniya

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Yaeji

Yaeji by Luis Nieto Dickens

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Yatta

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Zanias

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51717

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All photos by Luis Nieto Dickens

Luis Nieto Dickens is an artist and photographer living and working in New York City. About six years ago, Luis started photographing the nightlife and founded NoSleep.co, a media platform featuring the most relevant and underground culture in New York City and beyond (Portrait by John Rohrer).
  • This is an amazing resource. Thank you for the time you put into making it possibleeee

  • Ryan Smith

    Rrose is a cis straight white male.

  • Albert DeCrvnk

    you should add Ana Morgan, Gooddroid, Macy Rodman, Serena Jara, and Images

  • Albert DeCrvnk

    you should add Gooddroid, Macy Rodman, and Serena Jara

  • Luis Nieto Dickens

    Macy and Serena are now here 🙂 thanks!

  • Adrien Marie

    you should add and take a look at Kiddy Smile, a black queer dj from Paris, really important figure of the Paris Ballroom Scene & close friend of Black Madonna. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had! Thanks for the list, I’m going to keep it religiously xx

  • Abra Willows

    that’s like, a list of all the worst things a human can possibly be!

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