Hollie May

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Hollie May

Hollie-May resists your definitions. She’s not a sweet, young thing spinning on the decks for your viewing pleasure. She’s not a novelty act added to a bill in an industry heavily dominated by men. She’s not a female DJ, she’s a DJ, an artist and an activist. She’s unafraid to push past boundaries and defy the typical.As such, her sound doesn’t fit your expectations, it rumbles you; bold and uncompromising, deep and rolling with mercurial arcs and twists. Her background and influences might be familiar to many of us; getting down to techno as a teen and raving to jungle at free parties before she was old enough to drink, but her sound also broods with a heaviness born of an early love of heavy metal (Hollie-May’s dad played in the thrash metal band Kaotika) and explores a darker side to the form. Now well established she has been shuffling nebulous shadows of big, bad sound next to the greats, performing alongside Ray Keith, Aphrodite, Goldie, Kenny Ken , Bladerunner, Mampi Swift and Saxxon, to name just a few.

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soundcloud.com/holliemayhem