NO SHADE IS A CLUB NIGHT SERIES & DJ TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FEMALE & NON-BINARY DJS BASED IN BERLIN

NO SHADE IS AN INITIATIVE IN COLLABORATION WITH ACUD MACHT NEU FUNDED BY MUSICBOARD BERLIN

OUR AIM IS TO ASSIST IN THE TRAINING AND PROMOTION OF FEMALE & NON-BINARY DJS, RESERVING TWO SLOTS ON EACH NO SHADE PARTY LINEUP FOR PROGRAM MEMBERS

  • CEEKAYIN2U

  • LINNEA

  • HUNNI'D JAWS

  • ACE OF DIAMONDS

  • POLYMAZE

  • KIKELOMO

  • AUCO

  • PANASIAGIRL

HUNNI'D JAWS

Sensual, anomalous, atmospheric, Hunni'd Jaws conjures a no-boundaries approach to club Hailing from Brooklyn, Hunnid shatters the club mold with unearthed dystopian beats defined by iridescent island rhythm, bass tremors & menacing percussion. Her ever-transforming, eclectic style exalts ballroom, hip hop, grime, latinx, & constructions facing the void-beyond.

She owes her extra-sensory intel to merengue, the core-rippling lab horns of Tsunami Bass & NYC undergrounds’ insatiable ethos. Her work diffuses rhythmic memory from her studies in contemporary movement & tribal fusion bellydance.She seeks creative refuge in Berlin hosting “Call Dibs” that rides the pulsing edge with emerging hyperreal textures on Berlin Community Radio. Music speaks to her flesh launching her into production, engineering, and music access activism.

CEEKAYIN2U

Originally from Tallinn, Estonia I moved through Stockholm, London and now landed in Berlin. I am one of the core members of the No Shade team, having more of an art-director / performer / event organiser background I use my skills to help promote other female and non binary DJ' s through this venture. My main interest and goal is to create an environment in the club that is diverse, promotes experimentation and inspires people.

LINNEA

Born in Sweden and currently based in Berlin, Linnéa Palmestål is a resident DJ at the popular TRADE party at OHM, as well as the main teacher and co-founder of No Shade. Back in the spring of 2014, without any DJ experience or skills whatsoever, LINNÉA managed to score a DJ residency for the monthly Berlin drag party Sissy. Focusing on selecting the finest tunes by the female hip-hop and R&B artists of the 90’s and early 00’s, advanced mixing techniques weren’t a necessity at the time. Over the following couple of years though, LINNÉA focused on improving her DJing skills and as she got better, eventually started teaching others in the process.

Last year LINNÉA started an initiative in the name of, and inspired by, the online community Sister - a platform for female identifying and non-binary people in music. This initiative set the foundation for what in the beginning of 2017 developed into No Shade, where LINNÉA now fills the role as the main teacher. LINNÉA’s energizing, au-courant sets span glossy trap, futuristic grime, R&B, neo-reggaeton and other hybrid styles that challenge the Euro step/touch hegemony.

ACE OF DIAMONDS

Born and raised in Berlin, Ace of Diamonds is accelerating current club culture by taking apart well known structures.
As she tries to stay in touch with the diverse longings of the crowd, her sets are unpredictable. They are full of vivid mash ups and unusual combinations in genre and sound. Baile Funk and footwork go naturally together to keep the booty bumping. She wants to explore the possibilities of clubbing as an experience in community. 

POLYMAZE

After having spent a couple of years producing music by myself I had gained an interest in trying out DJing with hardware, but knew nobody who was a DJ or had access to the equipment. Ever since I've moved to Berlin I have luckily managed to get in touch with people in the club scene and through Linnea been able to not only finally get access to CDJs but also get in touch with No Shade. Though I am still new to the scene I am hoping to be able to help others get a start through this initiative as well as increase visibility of female and non-binary artists.
As far as playing music goes I try not to box myself in by genres too much and just play whatever evokes an emotional response inside me, though it tends to end up as a mix of rap, rave and club music.

KIKELOMO

I was born and raised in London but after finishing my degree in Engineering and not knowing what I want to do with my life I decided to move to Berlin to explore a new city. I have always loved all genres of music, when I first came to Berlin I was obsessed with house/techno but decided to DJ with more UK sounds like Garage, Grime, Bass, UK Hip Hop and Funky House, mashing them up with international sounds like Baile Funk, Afrobeats and Reggaeton. My first introduction to DJing was while presenting radio shows, currently I have a regular show on Cashmere Radio called Pass The Aux.

AUCO

My choice in music is genreless, my selection is determined through my cultural and nostalgic roots which range from dembow riddms to hardcore beats. (playful experimental and dark).

Its a fluditiy that mirrors my own identity.

PANASIAGIRL

Born in Vienna and raised in Singapore, my interest in DJing started when I was living in New York and was exposed to many different types of musics and scenes.

In the time of finding myself, I related so much to these new club musics and wanted to create a story with them but was too shy reach out for help till I moved to Berlin and found No Shade.The mixes I make are mostly inspired by the most dramatic points in my life from heartbreaks and pain, I try to find myself and the music I play goes from ambient, to destroyed pop music, reggaeton and club music.

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