Ash Lauryn

Ash Lauryn balances between two worlds, with an old-school house-head foundation and a digital age suaveness, blending her skills as a deejay, writer, curator, and radio host to champion black dance music. Discovering her passion for music in her native Detroit, she was inspired to start deejaying in her current residence Atlanta, taking inspiration from the legendary Kai Alce of NDATL and Vicki Powell. After noticing a lack of representation for Black millennials in electronic music, Ash started her blog Underground and Black, which has since grown into a wide-ranging platform covering her annual Movement Festival party, monthly NTS show, and podcast of the same name. Her passion for music has led her across the globe, from her past residencies in Atlanta, Expressions, and Deep South, to gigs at Nowadays in New York, Panorama Bar Berlin, Printworks London, Afropunk, Dimensions, and Flow Festival Helsinki. She’s played with musicians like Joe Claussell and Moodymann. Her writing has appeared in The Face Magazine, Mixmag, and Resident Advisor, and she recently served as Guest Editor for Beatport’s online magazine Beatportal.