TECHNO PAST PRESENT FUTURE IS FEMALE.
For this installment of TRAFFIC we pair together one of the leading forces of Techno Feminism in the US with one of our cities strongest up and coming hidden electronic warriors. Join us we traverse the chaotic landscape that is LA queer nightlife with a steady hand and a need for speed. Your driver awaits.
As her moniker implies, she takes no prisoners, channelling the fury instilled by worldly injustices into blistering, defiant sets.” – Mixmag 2017
Raised in small town Indiana on a musical diet of 80s synth pop and punk rock, Noncompliant soon found barnyard raves and warehouse techno parties and (as DJ Shiva) quickly became a fixture of the fabled 90s Midwest USA rave scene.
Two decades and a name change later, she is at the top of her techno game. Mixmag named her one of 2017’s Top 20 Breakthrough DJs. She owned a packed and sweaty Boiler Room during Movement Detroit, turned in mindblowing mixes for Slam Radio, Discwoman, and Resident Advisor, and quaked some of the world’s most respected dancefloors like Smartbar Chicago, Amsterdam’s DeSchool, Concrete in Paris, and Berlin’s legendary Berghain.
As a producer, her releases and remixes on labels like Valence, Argot, Flash, and Dark Entries have pounded sound systems worldwide, with her tune “Women’s Work” landing on Fiedel’s official Berghain 08 mix and on his label Fiedeltwo.
The force behind LA's underground party series, Rhythm Rapport. From a young age, Shelby was dancing: a manifestation of an obsession with the communal experience of live music. In her late teens, she moved to New York, where she found herself amidst a thriving techno and house scene. She was immediately consumed by the mechanics of the turntable and the culture of digging for dope records. Her sound is ever-evolving, drawing inspiration from her musical heroes and experiences raving around Europe and the US.
ThoughtKnot (David OH)
And as Always