Chris Bowen, Victor Rodriguez
This month at CUB SCOUT, we have the honor of welcoming
none other than the First Lady of Beatdown to our neck of the woods for an LA exclusive set: LADY BLACKTRONIKA. She is fresh off of her extended stay in Berlin and ready to party with you, Los Angeles...
In 1997 she hooked up with dj friend Mattski who gave her first taste of music production doing vocals on numerous unreleased house tracks with him. Frustrated with "the boys not letting [her] play with their toys" she began trying her hand at house music and techno production in 2006, producing Beatdown tracks inspired by such Detroit greats as Theo Parrish, Moodymann, and Norma Jean Bell.
In early '07 Mike Huckaby discovered her on Myspace. He introduced her to a global audience on a Detroit radio broadcast. She released her first single shortly there after on Deep Explorer in September of '07.
She infuses experiences from her past in gritty street life while bringing a woman's sensitivity and emotion to the Beatdown genre and Chicago influenced House music.