New York (USA)
JD Samson is best known for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. After joining the band in 2000, JD’s career in the music industry has landed in many diverse areas of the music/art/ lgbtq activism, and fashion worlds, and JD doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
In 2007, MEN begun as the DJ/ Remix/Production team of JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, both of the band, Le Tigre. Eventually, MEN became a live band and art collective, focusing on the radical potential of dance music, with lyrics speaking to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise and demanding liberties. MEN’s debut full length record was released February 1, 2011. Since their inception, the band has played Coachella, toured internationally whether it be at museums or dance-clubs, and has supported bands such as, Gossip, Peaches, and CSS.
JD also played keyboard for Peaches on her “Impeach My Bush” world tour, and acted in John Cameron Mitchell’s amazing film, ‘Shortbus’.
Throughout the years, JD has been photographed for many magazines and other fine art projects, as an androgynous sex symbol and “icon of nerdy-cool” (New York Times). Most recently, JD was photographed for a seven page spread by Maciek Kobielski for Vogue Hommes International.
JD Samson has been DJing internationally since 2001 and has found way through many different party scenes and music genres. Whether she is playing at a museum, at a college, at a wedding, a huge nightclub, the beach, or at a dive bar, JD likes to focus on “creating spaces for rad people to dance and smile and hold each other.” JD is a people pleaser DJ and swings as many ways as needed to make you have an amazing night. And you will!