To be completely honest, I had no idea who this DJ was, but as a loyal follower to all things Resident Advisor, I was delighted to read this article on "The Art of DJ'ing".
I'm starting out in my DJ career and it's so refreshing to read about other female DJs' experiences (BTW I hate the term "female DJ"). However, at the same time, female DJ's are a major inspiration to me and any opportunities to highlight what women are doing in the industry is up there on my list of goodies.
Throughout the read, I got to gain insight into Dr. Rubinstein's DJ'ing career - from how she mixes and selects tracks, to self-promotion, fucking up during a live set, and dealing with anxiety. These are all things I am constantly thinking about as a starting DJ, and I'm sure there are some of you out there who are thinking/have thought about the same things.
This is so refreshing.
So thank you Dr. Rubinstein for being real about your life as a DJ, your struggles, your anxieties, your successes, your failures, because these are things all DJ's go through and perhaps do not talk about enough. These are things I'm thinking about and also will experience too, but I feel much more comfortable knowing I'm not alone.