Dee Diggs

New York / United States
She / Her
DJ
By Sam Presser

Background

Dee Diggs bares her soul and loses her inhibitions when she touches those DJ decks. When she plays, she let’s it all show: all the digging for deep cuts & recall of tracks with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ or emotional snag to them. She transmits the pure joy that comes from the private practice of devotional appreciation of music.

Dee Diggs is a DJ and so much more in Brooklyn, NY. She is unapologetically black, queer, and a lifelong student of the tenets of House Music. She was born in 1994, a beautiful year for house music. So while she wasn’t at any of the seminal parties or clubs, the spirit is in her. What started as a hobby in her college radio days in Boston has transformed into a lifestyle of traveling, raving, and seeking of spiritual connects through sound.

These pursuits shine through in her ability to build adventurous, energetic, seductive, & rapturous sets spanning many genres. An ear for beauty and nostalgia with a penchant for surprise is what makes her a standout. Every set or mix reminds us to thank the ORIGINAL Black American Innovators of House & Techno! Thank the Queens & Queers alike for the theatrics & fanfare of nightlife and club culture as we know it! There are homages to these origins alluded to in her taste and her work as an event curator.

One of Diggs’ first notable DJ mixes was her mix for FACT Magazine released in March 2019 and charted on Pitchfork’s and Resident Advisors’ own Best Mixes of 2019 lists. It cut an arch through dance music’s past and present to convey an interesting melding of Dee’s signature sounds lyrical storied tracks, sensual club edits, soulful realness, sneaky grooves, passionate thumpers, and nostalgic endings. The demand for Diggs as a headliner has grown in the USA's underground network of clubs and parties. Sometimes she crosses the ocean to bring the black girl magic to Europe as well.

Based in New York, her eponymous party, House of Diggs debuted in February 2020 to stir and settle the hearts of all the lovers of house, funk, soul, disco, and R&B in Brooklyn. In 2021, she resumed curating House of Diggs as an event series held at Jupiter Disco, a rotary-focused intimate dance floor in Bushwick. Now, she also holds a DJ residency at a hi-fi nightclub in Gowanus, NY named Public Records.

Diggs is still giving her all in these DJ sets, and has been working on her music production chops in her studio in Queens, NY as well. So surely, there is more to come from this lucky star.

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Upcoming Events

Body Movements FestivalVarious venuesLondon, United Kingdom
Dekmantel Festival't Amsterdamse BosAmsterdam, The Netherlands