Minx is not only just back from playing alongside Sarah Main & David Guetta at the infamous F*** Me I’m Famous at Pacha – Ibiza, having won EMI’s She Can DJ Australia & NZ final Sept 2011..but is one of Australasia’s busiest DJ’s with her summer ahead to include headlining most of Australia’s top club nights as well as starring in the biggest festival of 2011 Stereosonic on their main stage!
If this wasn’t keeping her busy enough, Minx is also preparing for the release of her debut CD compilation on EMI Music as part of her She Can DJ prize, as well as planning and recording for her artist album scheduled forrelease also on EMI Music in 2012.
“I think female DJs got a touch of a raw deal in the past, but I don’t think they do now,” says rising star Rachel Phillips. “Over the last couple of years, there’s been a lot more females coming into the scene and it’s just now accepted. Females are an integral part of DJing and dance music now.”
As one of the leading ladies in the scene, Minx has been breaking down walls since she started spinning in 2004 while living in Adelaide. A lover of dance music since day dot, she’d practise her DJing for fun in her local club during the week before it opened.
“It was just a hobby,” she says. “I never wanted to do it as a job, never thought you could actually do it as a career. It’s just something I love and naturally moved into.”
She started playing sets around town and two years, her thrilling skills caught the ears and eyes of powerhouse promoters OneLove, who signed her up as their first ever female resident to play their club nights around the country.
The highlights kept coming a year later when she made her maiden voyage overseas to play for Ministry Of Sound in Mykonos in the Greek Islands, supporting noneother than house sensations Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso (two thirds of Swedish House Mafia). “Being two of my idols, it was a real ‘pinch me’ kind of moments,” Minx recalls happily.
Those moments continued to come, playing after headliner Deadmau5 at the Stereosonic Festival in 2009 to thousands of fans and doing it all over again the next year following Tiesto. “That night was ridiculous!” says Rachel. “Playing after the world’s number one DJ who plays trance is always going to be a hard act to follow, so it was definitely my most nerve-wracking but amazing experience ever.”
Relocating to Sydney in 2009, Minx mixed the Onelove Sound Machine compilation alongside DJs Ajax and Bart B More and took it on tour around the country for three months.
She also clocked up more festivals including Good Vibrations, Future Music Festival, We Love Sounds, Parklife and V Festival and hosted Nova Radio’s Saturday night dance show in Adelaide from November 2007 to April 2009. And in recognition of her trailblazing skills, she’s also been chosen as one of ten ambassadors in the world for the Quicksilver For Women brand, an initiative set up to support women in creative fields and inspire the younger generation.
With more overseas opportunities beckoning and her first track (a collaboration with producer Nordean) just about to drop. Minx’s future is looking bright.