insta files friday: fab female djs

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No party is complete with a rocking playlist. And some people are so good at making playlists (and mixing them together to create their own original sounds), that they can make a career of it. And that is why we will always have major respect for DJs.

These 10 gals have proven that the world of electronic and dance music isn't just a boy's club. In fact, some girl power can do the music industry and the club scene a whole lot of good. With their wild talent and ear for the hottest mixes, these women have risen up to become some of the coolest It Girl DJs on the scene right now.

Whether they're globetrotting to music festivals or spinning some tunes at one of our very own NYLON bashes, they seriously know how to get the party started—and their Instagrams give us a peek into their ultra-cool lives both in and out of the DJ booth. Flip through the gallery to see (and follow) the music-makers on our radar.

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Australian DJ Anna Lunoe may have gotten her start spinning her favorite tunes on her radio show and in clubs, but her innovative mixing style has lead her to create her own eclectic tracks. Frequently mixing future bass with house and rap with Baltimore Club, Lunoe has developed her own distinctive style.
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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.