A selectress with no inhibitions digging & choosing parts that build to adventurous, energetic, seductive, & rapturous sets spanning many genres: Dee Diggs is a DJ and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is unapologetically black, queer, and a lifelong student of the tenets of House Music.
The year 2020 found her at the top of her game after a debut European tour during August 2019, her name was popping up on top bills on a weekly basis in NYC. Her energetic, yet deep approach to DJing has seen this Boston to Brooklyn transplant lighting up dancefloors all over; in particular, garnering attention in the queer party scene.
This mixes well with her ethos: using her influence to create space for marginalized groups to express & organize themselves.
Her aim is to contribute to & sustain more spaces where these groups are valued and thanked by name for their contributions to humanity. Thank the OG Black innovators of House & Techno! Thank you, Disco-era Queens & Queers alike for the theatrics & fanfare of nightlife as we know it! There are homages to these origins alluded to in her taste and most noteworthy mixes.
Dee Diggs’ mix for FACT Magazine was released in March 2019 and charted on Pitchfork’s and Resident Advisors’ own Best Mixes of 2019 lists. It cut an arch through dance music’s past and present to convey an interesting melding of Dee’s signature sounds: lyrical storied tracks, sensual club edits, soulful realness, sneaky grooves, passionate thumpers, and nostalgic endings.
Her eponymous party, House of Diggs debuted in February 2020 to stir and settle the hearts of all the lovers of house, funk, soul, disco, and R&B in Brooklyn, before the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent club closings curtailed that momentum for 1.5 years.
However, 2021 has found her making strides again. Diggs is still crafting stellar DJ mixes for her Soundcloud and radio guest spots, while also building her music production chops in her home studio in Brooklyn.
She has resumed curating House of Diggs as an event series at Jupiter Disco, a rotary-focused intimate dance floor in Bushwick, and also holds a DJ residency at a hi-fi nightclub in Gowanus, BK named Public Records.