London, United Kingdom
DJ Flight is widely regarded as one of the foundations of Drum & Bass and a pioneer of dance music. As a DJ and a radio presenter, she has been at the forefront of the scene’s transitional periods by championing underground music and eclectic producers. Flight draws attention from beyond the genre due to her exquisite live sets that emanate deeper shades of Drum & Bass.
Flight gained worldwide recognition when she became the first woman to host a national weekly Drum & Bass show. The Next Chapter on BBC 1Xtra was a seminal fixture that quickly became The Holy Grail for discovering new styles and experimental sounds.
Flight has held residencies at Metalheadz and Swerve, produced tunes with Breakage, and released music on 31, Critical, Bassbin, and Product. In 2005, she started her own label, Play:Musik which launched the career of Martyn.
Flight plays Drum & Bass and More Styles sets and has been nominated for a DJ Mag Best of British award. Her music has sprawled into art and film, seeing her perform at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Theaster Gates’ installation for Prada Mode during Frieze week.
She is the co-founder of EQ50, a collective of women addressing inequality and representation in dance music. In 2020, the collective launched the first ever Drum & Bass mentorship programme for womxn.
Flight is a producer for the Prison Radio Association, a multi award-winning charity which runs the world’s only national station for prisoners, and aims to reduce reoffending through the power of radio. In 2020, she produced the Windrush Stories podcast series and documentary which garnered widespread acclaim for its beautiful exploration of the Caribbean experience in Britain.
DJ Flight is often cited as one of the originators of the dance music scene and has appeared on Woman’s Hour, Radio 1, and the British Council’s Selector Radio to celebrate her history as a Black woman DJ and broadcaster.