STACEY HOTWAXX HALE
For as long as there is music and those who faithfully dance, there
will always be a need for the Godmother of House Music, DJ
Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale. Detroit’s 1st female of house music plays
dancefloor bangers and orchestral melodies with live music
fusions. Hotwaxx Hale has made a massive impact in the
American music culture, whether it’s playing in famous theaters
like the Apollo, or legendary underground dance music clubs like
‘Studio 54,’ and ‘The Warehouse.’ She also has an international
presence, which includes past performances in London, Ibiza,
France, Mexico, Berlin, Amsterdam, Toronto, and across the USA. Hotwaxx Hale is the 1st female DJ who played house music on the radio in Detroit in the late 80s, and continues as a DJ to play a major role in curating the
soundtrack of our lives for several decades. Thriving in the city that started techno, she
somehow maintains a perfect flow by tastefully blending house and techno with funk,
hip hop and Motown soul, which is why she continues to have a diverse, multi aged
Not only has she been resident DJ for several famous Motown radio stations, but she
also beat over 600 DJs in the Motor City Mix contest winning $10,000. Hotwaxx
currently produce & hosts two radio shows Twisted Tuesdays at 12n & GHMDisciples
Saturday 5p-7p featuring Dj’s from around the world deepspaceradio.com E.T.
Hotwaxx’s passion for music spills over into education for the youth and adults as well. She teaches and designs DJ & production classes within SPIN INC. at the Detroit
Institute of Music Education (DIME), Hip Hop University in LA, Virtual Director Specialist
& Detroit Students of the Arts (DSA). Hotwaxx has also formed a live music group, Nyumba Muziki, which has performed at
the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Opera House,
Detroit 300 Conservancy and more. She is also currently the Music Coordinator/DJ in
Jessica Care Moore’s Black Women Rock Orchestra.
Stacey has incredible production skills and has collaborated with artists like Eddie
Fowlkes, Alton Miller, Kevin Saunderson, Marissa Guzman, Norma Jean Bell,
Pirahnahead, K Hand, Diviniti Roxx, Jessica Care Moore and has an EP coming out in
the summer of 2019. Stacey is the coordinator for 1st Sheometry Art and Music Festival
which launched August 10, 2019 in Detroit. This Godmother of House continues to
leave her mark and the best is yet to come.
Although it is not well known outside of the city, Detroit had its own version of these events. It was known as the Detroit Regional Music Conference, or DRMC, and it ran for five editions in the early to mid 1990s. The DRMC was the brainchild of John 'Jammin' Collins and Stacey 'Hotwaxx' Hale...
Front From Left: Stacey Hale, Joi Santiago Clark, Martha Washington, Leppel Payn
Back: Derwin Hall, John Collins