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A press article on women DJs from June 1994 taken from Pulp, which was Manchester Polytechnic's student magazine.

Text: Charlotte Sargeant
Photos: Sean Twamley

Interviewed for the piece are Hillegonda Rietveld, Nadine Andrews, Kath McDermott - all DJs - and Lucy Scher, who co-promoted Flesh at the Hacienda and the World at Home.

Nadine Andrews says in the piece, when asked if club crowds expect a certain image:

'I wear what I like. I don't dress up to look really sexy or feminine. I found if you're good at mixing, you can scratch and cut in, then the kind of guys who hang round the DJ box will give you respect.'

And on the subject of black music in clubs:

'One problem I have come across through DJing, playing the black music I play, is that there isn't as much money in it as there is for house DJs.

I think a lot of white promoters are actually scared to promote black music because they think if it pulls a large black crowd there will be trouble. This is partly caused by ignorance and racism, but it is a real problem we are facing at the moment.'
Artefact added : 23rd December 2015
by Abigail
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