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16 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
What Rihanna Taught me about Confidence
Last series, I looked at the careers of some of the most successful female artists of all time, breaking down their journeys to learn how they got to where they got to, what career and life lessons we could pull from them and how they experienced their success, verses how we experienced it as onlookers. I believe that Hip hop is about overcoming adversity and reggae is finding peace in conflict and so much of our conflict as human beings is internal. This season I want to look at the lives of the powerful female creators, focusing on a particular quality which they embody to me and which can have a positive impact on all of our lives if we bring it into our own lives a bit more. For this first episode I’m looking at possibly my favourite artist of all time. Someone I love both for her versatility as an artist but also for what she represents as a woman. One of the greatest popstars, one of the wealthiest women in the world and one of the baddest. This is an episode in the confidence of Rihanna. Hot Girls Handles: Mixes - https://soundcloud.com/lexonthedecks/sets/hot-girls-the-mixes Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0M8WInsGc6kYGht82WXPgz Insta - @LexOnTheDecks Twitter - @LexOnTheDecks Tiktok - @LexOnTheDecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Songwriting, and Navigating the Music Industry While Growing Up. An Interview with Artist and Songwriter RuthAnne.
It was RuthAnne’s powerful vocals which first caught the attention of a manager when she was a teenager living in Ireland. She’d created a demo tape herself and with undeniable talent, was offered the opportunity to go to Los Angeles and begin working towards a career as a musician. In one of her first ever writing sessions, she ended up writing ‘Too lIttle Too Late’, the platinum selling single which would go on to be released by Jojo. Having unexpectedly found this success as a song-writer, RuthAnne went on to write music for One Direction, Bebe Rexha, and Britney Spears, to name a few. As an artist she’s found her own lane and chats to about her upcoming EP and album, her ideal creative environment, and building the right room. RuthAnne Handles: @thisisruthanne Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Hot Girl History: Ms Lauryn Hill
This week I take a look at a woman who's relatively short music catalog has had an incredible legacy. As always, this isn’t just a biography, but we’re looking at the decisions she made in her career and challenges, to get to where she has. Ms Lauryn Hill Handles: IG and Twitter: @MsLaurynHill Hot Girls Handles: Mixes - https://soundcloud.com/lexonthedecks/sets/hot-girls-the-mixes Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0M8WInsGc6kYGht82WXPgz Insta - @LexOnTheDecks Twitter - @LexOnTheDecks Tiktok - @LexOnTheDecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Collaborations, Travelling the World and the ideal Studio, an Interview with Ashibah
Danish / Egyptian DJ, singer and producer Ashibah has been steadily building an impressive discography, wearing the hats of singer, songwriter, producer, collaborator and DJ. Over the years, she has collaborated with artists like Purple Disco Machine, Vintage Culture, Robosonic, Sharam Jey, Jean Bacarreza and published songs on Keno records, Loulou records, Bunny Tiger and more. A captivating performer, Ashibah catches up with Lex to talk about her approach to creativity, collaboration and Ableton or Logic?! Ashibah Handles @ashibah Lex Handles @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
First Gigs, and Prioritising, an Interview with DJ Krystal Roxx
This week, Lex chats to Krystal Roxx. Krystal's had a thriving DJ career, which has seen her perform worldwide alongside the likes of Fatboy Slim, Annie-Mac, Anne Marie, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada. Her L.A.B EP which launched in 2020 has smashed it's way through 2 Million streams. 'I Feel Ya' marks the start of a series of releases with Ultra Music which will see Krystal collaborate with some of the biggest names in Dance Music. She's also behind 'Superfoxx' and their long standing show on Soho Radio. Krystal Handles: @krystalroxx Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
What MC Lyte Taught Me About Being First
Hello and welcome to Hot Girls with Lex On The Decks. This is the show where we explore the mechanics of the music industry, through intimate conversations on creativity and biography episodes exploring the lives of iconic artists. This week Lex takes it back to the early 90s to look at the career of MC Lyte. One of the first major selling rap MCs, Lyte was directional and hungry. There was no-one for Lyte to mimic, she had to define the pattern. This is how she did it. Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Music as a Way of Life; An Interview with singer and 'Trash' co-founder, Indira May
Indira May is this week's guest on Hot Girls. A singer-songwriter based in London, whose captivating melange of Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop has got people talking. From collaborations with dance trio Jaded, to the development of her video for 'When I Hear The Music', she chats through growing up in a musical home and the challenges of thriving as a female in the industry. Indira Handles: @indiramay @trashfilmsandmusic Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
What Madonna Taught Me About Independance
One of the most influential artists to have lived, Madonna is the subject of much admiration and much criticism. But what is she really like? And how did she become one of the ten best selling singers of all time. This is a lesson in independence, by Madonna. Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Madonna Handles: @madonna Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Longevity, Collaboration, and the Journey of Sounds: An Interview with Donae'O
This week Lex is joined by none other than Donae’O. One of the originators of UK Funky a genre that defined a period of raving, he’s gone on to have a rich career as an artist and producer, releasing consistently and building on the legacy he laid with tracks like Party Hard and Devil in a Blue Dress. On this episode of Hot Girls, Donae'O chats me through some of the philosophies he subscribes too, how sounds develop and being particular with the sounds he uses. Donae'O Handles: @donaeo Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
What Dionne Warwick Taught Me About Grace
Dionne Warwick. One of the most remarkable singers to have lived. I believe that. A woman who had a gift and put it to the best possible use. In partnership with Hal David and Burt Bacharach she delivered some of the most timeless and emotive songs of all time and has had a career spanning over 60years. This is a lesson in Grace, from Dionne Warwick Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
UK Women in Hip-Hop and Inspiring Younger Gens through Creativity: An Interview with Shay D
This week, Lex is joined by Shay D. A London based rapper, who’s recent release ‘Speaking in Tongues’ reflects the development of an artist who’s been bubbling and releasing, and championing women in rap for time. Shay started in the spoken word space, running her own poetry nights - she also founded and led the first all-female UK hip-hop tour, and is a champion for underrepresented voices in all space. She’s genuinely so lovely but also so creative and a hustler in the best sense of the word. Shay D on the hot girls podcast. Shay D Handles: @shaydrap Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
What Salt-N-Pepa Taught Me About Happy Accidents
This is the first Hot Girl History episode of Season 5 and I’m kicking it off, with a group who Queen Latifah says completely changed the game for women in hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. A group, with two women, a DJ and a male producer, Herbie. This episode will explore what they taught me about happy accidents. Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Self-recording, Celebrations and Faith with Naomi Kimpenu
Naomi Kimpenu is one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to emerge this Autumn. With ballads which combine beautiful melodies with soulful vocals, her decision to put an EP out this year, came following many years of development and exploration. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, Naomi made the decision to record and produce the project herself. Here she shares that journey and decision making process with Lex, as well as looking ahead to collaborating for the next phase of her output as an artist. Naomi Handles: @naomikimpenu Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Touring, Perfectionism and The Truest Route to Success with Terry Hooligan, DJ, Founder of My DJ Hub and On The Rise DJ Academy
This week Lex is joined by one of her mentors, DJ Terry Hooligan. Terry also known as part of the duo, Atomic Hooligan, is the owner of On The Rise DJ academy and a DJ and producer and label founder. Through this conversation Lex gets to turn the tables and ask him all the questions about his journey in music - the wonderful exhausting emotional ride that it is pursuing your passion and what it takes to make that work and make it real. Terry Handles: @terry_hooligan @ontherisedjacademy @mydjhub Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
What Nelly Furtado Taught Me About An Artist's Evolution
An artist who’s breakthrough album landed her a grammy and a world tour, alongside U2. An artist who’s worked with Timbaland, Salaam Remi and Pharrell Williams, and who writes 99% of her own songs. With huge accolades to her name, the thing I wanted to understand by looking at Nelly Furtado, is how she’s morphed and transformed so much throughout her career. With an unconventional sound and a consistent gravitational pull towards worldly sounds which are quite hard to really describe Nelly surprised many with the scale of her success. Now 15years after the release of I’m like a bird… this is a lesson in an artists evolution. By Nelly Furtado. Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Radio, Music Production, Managing Deadlines, and Navigating the Industry a Second Time Around, with KG
KG, full name Karen Nyame, has had a love affair with music for a long time, and over the past couple of years, following the release of a first EP 'Sensei' on Jamz Supernova's 'Future Bounce' label, has had people's ears pricking up. Alongside her work as a producer, she's had regular shows on London's Foundation FM, Rinse FM and NTS radio leading up to where she is now, breaking the greatest in Dance music on Capital Dance. A deep, rounded and open conversation. Hot Girls presents, KG. KG Handles @karennyamekg Lex Handles @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
What Alicia Keys Taught Me About Songwriting
This week I’m looking at one of the music industry’s darlings. A superstar, known for her ability on the piano as much as with the vocal chords. Often considered a prodigy for what she achieved so young, Alicia had to navigate the industries challenges like everyone else, to forge what has been a career of consistency and longevity. This is a lesson in song-writing by Alicia Keys @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Miami, Directing and Ayahuasca with Director Des Gray
This week Lex sits down with video Director, Des Grey. Des started life in the island of Haiti, and where she’s at right now is directing music videos for artists like Davido, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby, goes almost without saying that her journey has been an interesting one and was something she had to create and carve out for herself. She chats us through that process in detail, as well as her spirituality, relationships, and inspirations. Des Handles: @_desgray Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
What Chaka Khan Taught Me About Diva
This week I’m taking a look at a soul icon who was a huge influence to many including Aretha Franklin, Prince, Erykah Badu and Kanye West.. One of the great divas, who’s life has not been without its battles. Having begun her career in an otherwise all male band, Chaka was an un-diminishable star. Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Songwriting, Self-Confidence and Transparency with Artist Kelly Kiara
This week you’re in for a treat as I’m joined by the brilliant female force that is Kelly Kiara. Through this conversation we talk about confidence, sexuality, vulnerability and going viral verses networking and establishing new material, all through the lens of songwriting and storytelling. It’s a really well rounded chat with a lot of self-reflection so I hope you enjoy and it makes you smile listening through. Kelly Kiara on the Hot Girls Podcast - lets go! Kelly Handles: @kellykiara Lex Handles: @lexonthedecks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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