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Charlotte Krol
18 October 2023, 14:40

Free open decks events for aspiring DJs from underrepresented communities announced by The Beatriarchy

A chance to showcase budding DJ skills in a welcoming environment

The Beatriarchy members pose in a collage image

A series of free open decks nights in East London will take place over the next two months, hosted by The Beatriarchy.

The Beatriarchy, a collective platform that showcases artists from underrepresented communities in the underground music scene, has put a call-out for aspiring DJs to take part and play as part of the event series, which is held in the basement of The Marquis in Dalston. The first event took place on 5th October, with a second scheduled to take place on 16th November and the third on 14th December. Each night will run from 8 PM to 12 AM.

Those wishing to apply to perform can sign up here for the November open decks and here for the December instalment. Application to play is free, as is entry to the events.

Between four and five DJs will play each night, hosted by The Beatriarchy members Kitsta and Beetroot. 

The Beatriarchy wrote on Instagram that “we prioritise DJs from underrepresented groups with little to no experience playing out, alongside new artists in town” when selecting the line-up. Check out some clips from the first edition below. 

Revisit this feature on the value of open decks events to creating an inclusive scene, and see how The Beatriarchy is helping champion underrepresented groups in electronic music with The Halley's Orbit Grassroots Support Programme.