- Rachael Hardway
Dauntless Media Presents: Dauntless Queens feat. Natasha Diggs, Rachael Hardway & Aria Jay GROWT
Dauntless Queens is a community of women that are disrupting the music, tech and arts space. Join us at the Dauntless Queens brand launch premier party at Bulletin Mini Mall!
Join us for an evening of champagne, the Dauntless Queens Docuseries premiere featuring Natasha Diggs, the premiere of Aria Jay's album Growth ((the visual album)), a short QA and the opportunity to connect with other women! The brand launch will highlight Dauntless Queens DJ Natasha Diggs, Indie R&B Singer/Songwriter Aria Jay and Dauntless Media CEO and Founder, Rachael Hardway. This bi-monthly event is meant to invite our community of those who identify as women to network with other women, share their creative journeys and empower one another.
Come early for giveaways & join us at Home Sweet Home Bar in the Lower East Side for the afterparty for complimentary Old Blue Last Beer by VICE while supplies last!
Learn more about our Dauntless Queens we will be highlighting at the launch below.
DJ Natasha Diggs, DJ/Treasure Hunter/Free Spirit
DJ Natasha Diggs has established herself as one of the most versatile and well-respected DJs in the world making her career our of sharing her deep knowledge of music and skills as a mixologist across the globe. From her teenage days of amassing a huge record collection to being coined "The 45 Queen" known for rocking crowds with her signature all 7 inch vinyl sets at downtown NYC parties including Mobile Mondays and Soul in the Horn. Natasha has shared the stage with Grammy Award-winning artist Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Nai Palm, Santigold, Hiatus Kaiyote, Rakim, Anderson. Paak and many others.
Aria Jay, Independent Singer/Songwriter
Aria Jay is an alternative R&B singer and songwriter who currently creates and produces her music in Brooklyn, NY. Singing and studying since age 11, Aria honed her craft with opera master Judy Hages using the classical Bel Canto technique. She then went on to study jazz performance and composition in Manhattan. Since graduating, she has worked and toured with numerous acts across the music scene covering a span of genres. This past year, she wrote and recorded her debut EP “Growth," which was released in the spring of 2017, along with her debut music video for the single "He Said." In early 2017, Aria was chosen to be artist in residence at a production studio in Brooklyn. During her one month residency, she created a visual album for "Growth". Growth ((the visual album)) takes you through a room of growing pains. Curated to go through each track of Aria Jay's debut EP in order, it was filmed exactly that way- in one studio, using each area of the space to present a different emotion and part of the story. Aria is currently recording her next album and DJing in Brooklyn.
Rachael Hardway, Dauntless Media Founder
Born and bred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rachael Hardway is an artist’s advocate and internet geek that seeks to fill creative spaces with questions, ideas, and strategies. Prone to jumping down intellectual rabbit holes, hotly contesting point of origin assumptions, and obsessing until the problem is solved. It takes less than a minute of talking to see that her true passion and inspiration lies in music and creative direction, so aside from marketing unbridled awesomeness and telling bad jokes, she assist artists and brands in all things music marketing, brand development, or at the very least, much cooler playlists for myself and others. Music is her sanctuary. Currently at Sony Music and Dauntless Media.
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