I love how Lindsay came to DJing after working in A&R in the music business. I think we all can agree that someone who has actually earned their title before claiming it is refreshing. Obsessed with the band Dispatch in their infant stages, she promoted their music from her high school parking lot and followed them as a fan to the top. When Lindsay was twenty-one, Sire Records co-founder Richard Gottehrer recognized Lindsay’s ability to recognize untapped talent. He gave her the job of helping to grow indie talent on the rise like the Raveonettes and booking Chromeo and Justice for events. The rest is history, from gangster rap to hipster disco, with a little Beethoven’s 5th thrown in. Lindsay is a much sought after DJ, traveling all over the world despite her fear of flying. It doesn’t seem that much gets in her way. She taught herself her trade under the tutelage of DJ AM, but not far behind in her mind was loads of classic rock influence, instilled by the vinyl that her parents listened to while she was growing up.
With lots of red lipstick, Lindsay is passionate about the virtues of variations on the little black dress and you can see how this could make living life on the fly in night clubs work in the style department. She adds her eclectic sock collection in the mix, much like she adds classical music to top forty hits. Just as Lindsay is the real deal as a musical artist, she is also authentic in everything she approaches. I appreciate her honesty and depth in recognizing that SLU is not about being outlandish, but about being true to yourself.