Data Transmission and Unit Nine to host event to find local female DJ talent

Dance music website Data Transmission and local music venue Unit Nine will host an event on International Women’s Day to find female DJ talent in Milton Keynes.

On Friday March 8th, the venue will host the event from 12pm to 5pm at the Unit Nine music venue in Wolverton. The move will be part of the event’s move to help further Data Transmission’s aim to further assist the help of DJ’s breakthrough into running events.

The event will launch the community’s Hack the DJ event series, and will be a free day of discussions, panels, keynote addresses and fireside chats with some truly inspirational music industry women & men from places such as BBC Radio, Mixmag, Kaluki, Relief, Favouritism, Garage Nation and Data Transmission.

DT head honcho Grahame Farmer said the event was looking to capitalise on the recent launch of multiple major events in the area, and broaden the talent pool for bookers after finding it was exclusively male.

He said, “The recent launch of three major events in our city has been exciting for everyone in electronic music.

“These events are going to start to rebuild a culture here which has been held together for a long time by one small venue, doing the utmost to cater for every musical taste.

“The sad fact is that promoters booking the events have booked the local support from the best local talent available – unfortunately, these have all been male acts.

“We’d like to start with this event to build a bigger talent pool locally which includes both male & female acts. Which we hope in the future will give promoters more options when booking line-ups”

People who are interested in taking part can do so at this address.

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