Featuring The Black Madonna, DJ Minx, Byoosik, Riobamba and more!
Together Festival brought another night of amazing music with Chicago’s The Black Madonna, Detroit’s very own DJ Minx and support from Boston’s Byoosik! Additional photos from Riobamba’s set during the Together X BASSIC: Boston Dubstep & Future Dub and Picó Picante Presents event at the Phoenix Landing!
The Black Madonna
After less than a year as a resident at Smartbar Chicago, North America’s oldest independent venue, The Black Madonna became the club’s first ever Creative Director in its three decade history. To best describe her style, it seems appropriate to quote the musician, talent buyer, and producer herself, “Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play. Dance needs cranky queers and teenagers who are really tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club. Dance music needs shirts without collars. Dance music needs people who struggled all week. Dance music needs people that had to come before midnight because they couldn’t afford full admission. Dance music does not need more of the status quo.” Sounds perfect for Together Boston.na
DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a splash of grace. For two years, Minx engineered and hosted “Deep Space Radio”, an electronic music show on Detroit’s WGPR radio station. The show was heralded by the innovators of techno music: “Magic” Juan Atkins, Kevin “Reese” Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and Derrick May. She conducted interviews and played mixes by DJs and Producers from around the world. Currently on the Connect Bookings roster, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” is working on her 21st release on W. O.W. Recordings. Minx has also expanded her musical majesty by creating a sub-imprint of the label called W.O.W. B.A.M. (Women On Wax Bangin’ Ass Music). Having been successful in DJing, producing, and managing flourishing record labels, one can only imagine the new heights that Minx will explore in the years to come.