In honor of Women’s Month, Lady of the House (LotH), the multi-platform cultural force celebrating women in dance music announces expansion plans and a thrilling lineup of events on both sides of the Atlantic. The group is on a quest to make space for more women and non-binary artists to join the scene; in addition to continued partnership with industry leaders throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, this month LotH makes their US debut with a presence at Miami Music Week and news of the group’s first stateside ambassador, Club Space resident DJ and bookings director Ms. Mada.
There is particular import in the U.S. expansion kicking off during International Women’s Month, as it harkens back to the Special Relationship between the powerhouse women in the U.S. and U.K. that built the foundation of dance music as we know it today. Many of their stories, from icons including Judy Weinstein and Maria May, Lynn Cosgrave and Gladys Pizarro, Sarah Polonsky, Caroline Prothero and Marci Weber, Barbara Tucker and Rowetta, Jocelyn Brown and Angie Brown are captured within the acclaimed Lady of the House book, which, by popular demand, will see a follow up print run in the coming months and can be pre-ordered here. Ms. Mada is the ideal inaugural ambassador within the U.S. given her history as an advocate for women and LGBTQ+ communities in dance music.
Coinciding with the US debut, LotH will produce a series of video interviews with a number of today’s most influential women in dance music like Ms Mada, Joplyn, Honey Luv, Chelina Manuhutu, Manda Moor. Each episode aims to cover the current state of gender equity within the music and nightlife space from the perspective of a beloved artist. Videos will be released daily over Miami Music Week, from 22-26 March.
Future activities within the US include residency events, appearances on industry conference stages, major brand partnerships and a stateside version of the label demo competition. For the latter, U.S.-based women and non-binary producers are welcome to submit tracks for the consideration of Ms. Mada and a panel of judges. The selected track will be released by the label, and the winner will be offered comprehensive mentorship and counsel as part of an accelerator program. Details will be announced via LotH pages in the coming weeks.
Also in March, Lady of the House Recordings will issue three more track releases:
- Winner of the label’s inaugural demo competition Angel Lee collaborates with DJ, Vocalist and Drag superstar Raven Mandella on The Disco, releasing 10 March
- Joy Doc blends uplifting vocal lines with an astute mix of blissful, high-energy beats and smooth basslines in Sunshine, releasing 17 March
- Cozmic Cat pays homage to Black culture and its enduring influence on electronic music with Black Gold, releasing 31 March
Back in the U.K., LotH will activate against several partnerships throughout the month with special showcases across multiple music genres:
- For the entirety of March, over 20 LotH artists will partake in Halo events with two all-women lineups on 17 March (featuring Amy Elle and Angel Lee) and 31 March for a night of Drum & Bass (featuring Charlotte Devaney, Maddy V, Lens and Mollie Collins).
- LotH has partnered with Lost Horizon on The Road to Glastonbury, with an 18 March showcase supporting talent and spotlighting women on their journey to the legendary Glastonbury Festival
- LotH has partnered with Lakota on the latest installment of their popular Fun House series to feature emerging grassroots talent The Yard Woman on 18 March
This year’s activity during Women’s Month foreshadows a widening spectrum of activities and efforts coming from LotH to extend their influence and mission; in only two years since forming, the group has made an extraordinary and outsized impact on the dance music industry.
Lady of the House appreciates the special support of Club Space and Tagmix during Women’s Month. For a full press kit, please follow this link.