Hotwaxx on the Traxx: DJ School with Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale

One of the leading ladies of the Detroit techno scene, Stacey “Hotwaxx”Hale is a veteran spinner of records (yes, real vinyl albums) as well as a celebrated producer of various electronica sub-genres. 

It’s easy to dance when she’s behind the deck, and it’s just as easy to get lost on her SoundCloud page. You’ve been warned! But, really, you should check her out live. You have plenty of opportunities (see below). 

Wanting to ensure the next generation of Detroit deejays comes correct, she headed-up a DJ intensive workshop  this week at the Detroit Institute of Music Education.

Hale spoke with WDET’s Travis Wright about a few lessons all aspiring deejays need to learn. 


Catch DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale at these upcoming events. Do your feet a favor and don’t wear flip-flops. 

Friday, July 29 – New Dodge Lounge, Hamtramck (9 PM - 1 AM)

Saturday, July 30 – BFF Fest @ El Club, southwest Detroit (2 - 4 AM)

Sunday, July 31   –  Splash Pool Party @ Palmer Park (3 PM - 12 AM)

Saturday. August 6 – CHARVARI Detroit Techno fest @ Belle Isle 


Image credit: DJ Stacey 'Hotwaxx' Hale

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Travis Wright

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