DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Currently on the Connect Bookings roster, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” is going strong after nearly three decades of DJing.
DJ Minx was inspired to spin at The Music Institute, where some of Detroit’s leading dance music DJs helped to hone her skills.
For two years, Minx engineered and hosted “Deep Space Radio,” an electronic music show on Detroit’s WGPR radio station. She also voluntarily hosted a weekly radio program at the University of Canada on CJAM 91.5 FM called “Steamy Windows,” and later became a resident of world-renowned Club Motor in Hamtramck. In 2000, she was a featured performer at the first Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and since then she has played gigs in cities from New York and Toronto, to Berlin and Tokyo.
In December 1996, Minx founded Women on Wax, a collective of female DJs from the Metro Detroit area. From then on, she worked with promoters and DJs across the country to solidify the career of several top female DJs and songstresses.
In 2001, Minx established her own record label called Women On Wax Recordings, which has become a platform for her own productions (including the 2003 classic, “A Walk In The Park”) and outlet for local talent. Minx 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), and continues to collaborate with, produce on, and remix for a number of labels.
Currently on the Connect Bookings roster, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” is going strong after nearly three decades of DJing. Minx recently moved her “Queen Beats Radio” weekly show to the new deepspaceradio, she hosts "House of Minx" every second Sunday of the month on Red Bull Radio, and each year she organizes parties during Movement weekend in Detroit. She has been named one of the “20 Women Who Shaped the History of Dance Music” by Mixmag and one of the “Best house music DJs of all time” by TimeOut New York. In 2018, she was presented with the Spirit of Detroit award for "exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life."
One can only imagine what other paths Minx will explore in the years to come.
Selected discography DJ Minx
WOW 001 DJ Minx Introduction EP (12") 2001
WOW 002 DJ Minx Airborne EP (12") 2003
WOW 003 Animal Trax (DJ Minx & Pirahnahead) Deep Structures E.P. (12", EP) 2004
WOW 005 DJ Minx Fuzzy Navel (Single) ? (2 versions) 2004
WOW 006 Diviniti Love Will Stay (12") 2005
WOW 007 A Taste Of The Honeys (DJ Minx & Diviniti) The Essential EP (12", W/Lbl) 2005
WOW 009 Napi Hedz Featuring Sachin Chitnis The Blessed And Bliss E.P. (12", EP) 2006 - Minx's Queen Beats
WOW 012 DJ Minx Midnite Bullet EP (CD, EP) 2008
WOWBAM000 Seeds (DJ Minx & Jerry the Cat) Equatorial
WOW 014 Just Make It Deep - The Remixes (DJ Minx & Diviniti) 2012
WOW 015 Believe In Me (Pirahnahead feat. Diviniti) 2012
WOW 016 Suffer (DJ Minx & Eva Solas) 2012
WOW 017 Glide (DJ Minx feat. Gayelynn McKinney) 2012
WOW 018 The Pickup (Incl. Pirahnahead, N'Dinga Gaba and DJ Minx Mixes) 2013
WOW 019 Move (DJ Minx feat. Diviniti) 2013
WOW 021 Paris To 313 (DJ Minx feat. Arnaud Paris)
Into Oblivion - Produced by DJ Minx - Various - Detroit Electronic Quarterly (CD, Comp) 2005
Lavender Lust - Produced by DJ Minx - Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 EP 1 (12", EP, Comp) Third Ear Recordings 2007
A Walk In The Park - Minus
Gotta Hold (That Skatt Thang) by Sheila Ford - DJ Minx's Queen Beats remix - Code Red Recordings 2011
Hopelessly - Souilchild feat. Swaylo - DJ Minx's Queen Beats - United Music 2011