We had the good fortune of connecting with Noey Roux and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Noey, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m originally from a town called Greenville, Mississippi. Which is in the heart of the Delta. The Delta is where Delta Blues was actually birthed (think Ma Rainey, BB King, Muddy Waters) my mother had a hand in helping put on the annual blues festivals back home so i was surrounded with music from that end as well as my grandmother being a known gospel singer in the area. With this culture i was able to get my hands into learning instruments and singing practically before i could talk. I was encouraged to take the classical route with education and became an opera singer, which granted me the opportunity to travel around the globe, learn and fall in love with other genres of music, particularly house, disco and techno. I would not be where i am without being exposed to Delta Blues as a baby on up to now.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started off my musical journey as a classically trained opera singer with a penchant of frequenting the techno clubs during my time in Germany. Once i settled back home in the states i fell in love with the rave culture and festival culture and wanted to be more directly involved with it by sharing the music that I also felt strongly attached to. For years I always wanted to be a Dj, but i was afraid to. Actually, as a kid it was what I always dreamed of doing but was discouraged from it. I finally took the plunge in 2020 learning the craft. The hardest part for me was actually putting myself out in the world for consumption and opinion and being okay with it. Remembering that deep love I have for music is what has made it easy. Sharing my musical journey, expressing myself through fashion and my little aesthetics, and finding people who love the things I do has made it easy, even with the obstacles and challenges of being new, being a person of color, being a woman in this industry. I’ve learned to remain humble but yet tenacious on my journey. To be eager to learn and to continuously work on my craft.
I want the world to know that there is diversity, inclusivity, and of course fun in electronic dance music. My brand is about bringing people together, being original and true to yourself, and leaving it all on the dance floor.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A week long trip to visit little old me? It would include hitting up all the art museums. Especially Ft Worth MoMA. Interactive exhibits like Rainbow Vomit. Bar Hopping and clubbing on any given day from wits end, the ruins, the nines, the yard (ft worth), it’ll do exploring parks like the discovery district, and grabbing the best of food from places like Korean Street Eats. Wabi House, Snooze, brick and bones. I’m a brunch person so wherever there are bottomless mimosas.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
For starters, my mom, Brenda. A trailblazer within her own right. One of the first black women referees for the MSHAA as well as SWAC. She taught me to go after what i love relentlessly and unapologetically. My mentors Dj Souljah and Dj Titan for teaching me and being complete pillars of support. One City Music Group, my big brothers, who have turned out to be my biggest cheerleaders, and my PROPA/Crystal Queer Riot family for embracing and amplifying my identity as a black femme queer Dj in the world of electronic dance music.

Instagram: Instagram.com/ladyvanityroux

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Image Credits
Purple Shoelace Productions, ChillyMedia, Brandon Webb

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