a community that supports women and gender minority* DJs

*trans, non-binary, gender fluid and gender non-conforming people

We nurture connection. We inspire authenticity. We support confidence. To empower oneself.

Born out of imbalance and underrepresentation in 2019, Selextorhood began life as monthly DJ workshops in Birmingham. It has grown into a community interest company that supports DJs in Birmingham, London and remotely.

Morphing and adapting to challenges the past five years have presented, Selextorhood operates autonomously to inspire a new music industry.

Centering women and gender minorities* SLX holds regular social and educational events in Birmingham and London. Selexorhood members have access to the community Discord server, videos on DJing and paid gig opportunities.

Over the years, SLX has worked collectively to discover what safety in music venues looks like and influenced systemic change in the local scene and wider industry to serve a more diverse group of people. We continue to create systems and structures to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be a DJ.

Selextorhood has taught in schools, community centers and clubs and has supported more than 60 members in their careers and inspired many more.

Core Events

DJ Workshops: These are monthly events free to SLX members designed to Nurture the community and give members a chance to learn new skills and build confidence

Global Rotations: Curated by Dee’Cleo, GR is as event designed to Support the community and give members the opportunity to practice mixing in a safe club environment.

Courses: These usually happen with external facilitators. They are open to the wider community and are available at a discounted rate to Empower members.

Mix Series: Members create mixes that are shared on our socials, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, IG

Professional Development: When paid leadership opportunities are available to SLX members ie. facilitating at our core workshops or for partnerships with other organisations

Paid Gigs: When promoters or venues get in touch looking for SLX DJs for events. This can range from residencies, private events to festivals

Community Curated Activities: This is when people in the community put themselves forward to curate, design and deliver an event or activity under SLX branding that aligns with SLX values

Supported by:
Youth Music Charity, Native Instruments, BIMM, Creative City Grants (Birmingham 2022)

Worked with:
DJs – Jossy Mitsu, Re:ni, Erica McKoy, Roman Candles, Frenetic, IMOGEN, Yazz Ahmed, DJ Bus Replacement Service, Manami

Organisations – Bad Girls Club, Leftfoot, Zumhof, Weird Science, Digbeth Dining Club, Midlands Art Centre (MAC), A Good Night Out Campaign, Worm Disco Club, Yard Art House, OPUS, GAP Arts Project, BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

Radio – Block Radio, Soho Radio, Noods Radio

Festivals – We Out Here (2021, 2022, 2023), Brainchild (2021), Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul (2021, 2022), MADE (2021), Otherlands (2022), Birmingham 2022 Smithfield Festival Site

RedBull, MIXMAG, Babysteps, Slag Mag