Welcome to Equaliser
亼：same as “集”，means to assemble, to gather together
亼亼：looks like people dancing on the dance floor with others
Equaliser is a Leeds-based DJ collective formed in 2017 by a group of DJs from different background with different identity and music preferences. We aims to nurture and promote the talent of cis-women, trans women, non-binary and trans people to help each other and improve gender equality within music industry.
We host monthly DJ workshops and occasional talks and panel discussions for non-cis men, helping to highlight new talent and offering access to an intimate, safer space to practice and learn. We also put on parties open to everyone, celebrating the talent and artistry of DJs and performers who are underrepresented in the music industry and creating an occasion for people with similar ethos to meet up and communicate.
The collective has roots in a number of LGBTQ+, queer and non-cis male focused nights in Leeds, including the sell-out gay party Love Muscle, drag queens and queers’ favorite party Houseplay, and Leeds’ biggest DJ collective Brudenell Groove. Equaliser cemented its reputation this year with a sell-out party headlined by Yaeji, her north UK debut, leading the gender representation discussions at the inaugural Inner City Electronic festival and bringing the Chicago classic Eris Drew to Wire.
Party for everyone, Party for equality
As the queer culture bloomed in China’s underground music scene, with the faith of “Party for Everyone,”, we hope to open conversations between different crowd, create a safer space for people to express their identity as they wish.
In 2019, Janurary, it will be the first time for half-Chinese Equaliser to visit China. We will bring you a member of Discwoman who is one of the most exciting DJ and producer in 2018, Ciel to kick start the 5-city tour in China.