For as long as there is music and those who faithfully dance, there will always be a need for the Godmother of House Music: DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale
Says the Movement press-release.
Stacey Hale has been there from the beginning of the musical world we know now. As the first Detroit female DJ, she has laid the path for every female Dj we now know to follow. “Hotwaxx” has become her second name in the clubs ‘Cheeks’, ‘The Warehouse’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Studio 54’, ‘Grasshopper Underground’, ‘Populux’, ‘Menjo’s’, ‘Heaven’, ‘TV Bar’ and more since 1989.
A true legend, she won Motor City Mix contest 10k prize.
For more than 25 years, Stacey Hale has been a touring DJ, a legend in her hometown and a loyal community activist. She is openly feminist and took part in the “NOH8” campaign that was launched by the same-name charity organization to promote LGBT marriage, gender and human equality through education, social media, etc. Hale also runs Lesbians of Color Support Network (LOCS), a mentorship program for young girls, and recently took part in Girls Rock Detroit, a week-long music instruction camp. For Hale, passing along the experience and knowledge she’s gained over the years to women remains her primary mission because, as she notes, “We (women) face a different battle.”
She has been the technical producer for a list of releases by the biggest names. Watch an interview below.