Featuring:
DJ Juan Atkins, DJ Terrence Parker,
DJ Minx, DJ Marcellus "Malik" Pittman
DJ Rick Wilhite, DJ Mike Clark
DJ Theo Parrish
Cornelius "Atlantis" Harris,

Saturday,
October 21, 2006
8:45am-5:00pm
Willkie Auditorium
 
DJ Minx

DJ Minx
 http://www.womenonwax.com/

Jennifer Witcher a.k.a. DJ Minx, has chosen a profession that allows her to mingle with the world's most talented people. She was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. A featured DJ for the notable "Deep Space Radio" program, she was also the on-air hostess and engineer for the same. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a smudge of grace. From 1992 - 1995, as CEO of the Skyloft Gallery, Minx teamed with Jerry the Cat and Dana Keaton to develop an underground art/music gallery that served as a nexus for bringing together underexposed artists from various fields. It provided a huge opportunity for Minx to program innovative events showcasing Detroit's underground community of artists, musicians, DJs, and designers. Every Saturday night, Minx traveled to WGPR 107.5 FM for transcendent upon "Deep Space Radio". The show was headed by the innovators of techno music: "Magic" Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and Derrick May. She played mixes by Kenny "Moodyman" Dixon and Stacy Pullen as well as the show's helmsmen. There were also live interviews during the show that once featured Roger Sanchez as he worked on a track at "Strong Room Studios" in England. She also voluntarily did a radio program at the University of Windsor on CJAM 91.5 FM called "Steamy Windows" once weekly playing house and dance music by various artists locally and internationally.
In December 1996, Minx gave birth to Women on Wax, a collective of lady DJs from the Metro Detroit area. She then began working with promoters and DJs all over the country, and is now planning a Women On Wax tour. From 12/98 to 12/99, as a resident of world-renowned Club Motor, Minx opened for Basement Jaxx, Doc Martin, Cajmere, and Afrika Bambatta just to name a few. She has also played alongside Richie Hawtin, John Acquiviva, and Timmy Regisford at various one-offs. When the first-ever Detroit Electronic Music Festival (D.E.M.F.) hit in May 2000 in downtown Detroit with over 1.5 million people in attendance, it had an incredible impact on Minx's career. Since then, she's played at Toronto's Film Lounge, Club Ohm in Portland, Club Sugar in Baltimore, Club Air in Japan and has been featured on Much Music's Electric Circus weekly Dance Show. Now on the HITGIRL! roster, Minx has been on tour to Paris, Berlin, Cancun, Memphis, and New York, and has also traveled to Switzerland, Tokyo, Spain, and Belgium. Recently dubbed Detroit's "First Lady of Wax", Minx is working on her 8th release on her Women On Wax Recordings label. In early 2005, Minx expanded her musical majesty by creating a sub-imprint of WOW Recordings called W.O.W. B.A.M. (Women On Wax Bangin' Ass Music). Besides releases on both of her labels, she also has a single on Minus called "A Walk In the Park" and is featured in Richie Hawtin's DE9 Transitions mix. She's also worked remixes for Trisomie 21 (Paris), Soiree Records (Detroit), West End Records (New York) and Psychostasia Recordings (Detroit). Her performances have been stirring souls to a boil throughout the U.S. and beyond.


ATTENTION!!!

DJs will present performances on Fri. (Oct. 20) and Sat.(Oct. 21) evening at Second Story Night Club, located at 201 South College Avenue (corner of 4th and College), Bloomington, IN 47401. Details at http://www.secondstorynightclub.com/

ACCOMODATIONS

A list of Bloomington-area accommodations can be found at:
http://www.visitbloomington.com/ (click on "Where to Stay"). 

Please note that the conference occurs during Homecoming weekend at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, so many hotels in Bloomington might have limited availability.  If you are having trouble finding a place to stay, please contact us at, so many hotels in Bloomington might have limited availability.  If you are having trouble finding a place to stay, please contact us at sufass@indiana.edu/ (812) 855-8547.
 

The conference has been partially funded by the College Arts and Humanities Institute.  Other co-sponsors include: the IU Departments of African and African American Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Communication and Culture, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Journalism, African American Arts Institute, Foster International Living-Learning Center, RPS Academic Initiatives and Services, Foster Quad Community Council, and Foster Quad Student Government. Additional support has been provided by the record labels Sound Signature and Unirhythm, and the record outlet Vibes New & Rare Music.

 



Designed by: Gillian Richards-Greaves
Last Updated:
March 22, 2010


Important Registration Information!!!

Please note that this conference occurred in 2006. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

COSTS:
Advance Registration
(DeadlineMarch 22, 2010n (with ID)
Non-student: $15.00/ person

After October 16, 2006, please plan on registering at the door.
Student: $8.00/person (with ID)
Non-student: $20.00/person




March 22, 2010