The Sydney artist will play shows and host DJing classes for female-identifying participants over the coming months.
The Sydney artist has primarily worked as a DJ around Australia for the past several years, only publicly making an entrance into the world of production this year. The record, which will be released digitally and on vinyl by Luen herself on October 31st, features her first three original tracks as well as a remix from local producer Patch Free.
The release will be immediately followed by a long string of tour dates all around the country. Along the way she'll be hosting workshops and teaching female-identifying participants how to DJ, something she began experimenting with earlier in 2019 with great success. "I applied for a grant with the Australian Arts Council off the back of this projects and found out that I was successful, so I pulled together 13 workshops this time around Australia," she explains. "300+ women will be taught on this tour.
"The idea behind the workshops is to teach women with little to no experience in DJing how to use standard club setups, curate music for different spaces, some DJ tricks and industry advice. This is to try and encourage more women into the industry which might help lessen some of the disparity we see between women and men behind the decks. Even if the women don't go on to follow a career in DJing, they may feel more comfortable standing in the front row at their favourite shows, entering record stores or talking to a DJ in a nightclub."
Listen to samples of the EP.
A1 Obsessed With Cars
A2 Solar Bounce
B1 Owl Tool
B2 Solar Bounce (Patch Free Remix)
Luen will self-release her debut EP on October 31st, 2019.
Oct 31 Halloween Feat. Luen (Syd), Locura, New South Wales Oct 31 Women's DJ Workshops Byron Bay, Locura, New South Wales Nov 02 Luen EP Launch, Darwin, The Trader Bar, Darwin Nov 04 Women's DJ Workshops Darwin, The Trader Bar, Darwin Nov 08 Luen EP Launch, Hobart, The Grand Poobah, Hobart Nov 09 Women's DJ Workshops Hobart, The Grand Poobah, Hobart Nov 10 Luen EP Launch Day Party, The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne Nov 11 Women's DJ Workshops Mel.., The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne Nov 16 Luen EP Launch, Adelaide, Rocket Bar, Adelaide Nov 16 Women's DJ Workshops Adelaide, Rocket Bar, Adelaide Nov 21 Women's DJ Workshops Canberra, TBA - Canberra, Canberra Nov 30 Luen EP Launch Party with River.., Tokyo Sing Song, Sydney Dec 03 Women's DJ Workshops Sydney, Tokyo Sing Song, Sydney Dec 06 Luen EP Launch, Wollongong, La La La's, New South Wales Dec 06 Women's DJ Workshops Wollon.., La La La's, New South Wales Dec 14 Luen EP Launch, Bondi, Beach Road Hotel, Sydney Dec 20 Luen EP Launch, Townsville, Otherwise Bar, Queensland Dec 20 Women's DJ Workshops Townsvil.., Otherwise Bar, Queensland Dec 21 Women's DJ Workshops Brisbane, Barbara, Brisbane Jan 05 Luen EP Launch, Newcastl.., The Cambridge, New South Wales