After first connecting with Bossy LDN earlier in the year for the launch of our Nike Air Max 95 ‘110’ and the following launch event at Mantra, we took this recent opportunity to reach out to them once again to see how they are keeping active during lockdown and to create the next mix in our Frequent Players Guest Mix series
Footpatrol: Hey Dee, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today and providing us a with a mix to help everyone get through these difficult times. For our readers who may not be familiar can you please introduce yourself?
Thanks for having us <3 We are Dee and Izzy, a DJ and creative duo and founders of Bossy LDN!
Through Bossy LDN our aim has always been to pave the way, to push equality, to break down preexisting ideologies of the role of women in music, to connect culture, music and fashion, to highlight creators, to create opportunities for the next generation and contribute to the community. Over the years we’ve thrown events in London, been lucky enough to have DJ’d all over the world and have worked with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, SZA, Smokepurpp and more!
FP: You and Izzy both featured in our Air Max 95 LDN campaign and DJ’d at the Mantra party earlier in the year. What you have you been up to since?
Obviously lock down as a concept sounds crazy and no one saw it coming, but we’re lucky enough to say that this time has been good for us. We’ve been able to reset and re-asses what’s important to us as well as having the space to be creative again. We’ve actually been doing a fair amount, including starting up our IG live series, every week we have work outs, Bossy Bedroom sessions with artists we love and guest DJ sets every Friday! You can watch them all back on our IGTV.
FP: How are you finding it with not being able to DJ out at parties? Have you stacked any new music ready for when we can go out again?
Deffo have been finding loads of new artists and songs as well as getting Inspo to curate our own tracks 👀! So many new songs I’m ready to play!! I’m not going to lie, I really miss feeling the base in my chest and vibe from everyone enjoying parties but I’ve had time to play around and practice my craft more & learn never to take anything for granted.
FP: You recently did an amazing online party with Highsnobiety, can you tell us a little more about that and do you intend to do anymore?
This was craaazy! A small idea that became a huge activation in collaboration with High Snobiety, a moment in history we will never forget and never thought we would find ourselves doing?! Our favourite DJ’s from all over the world, an 8 hour long stream, raising money for Refuge charity and World Health Organisation, amazing special guests including Kali Uchis, Coi Leray, BEAM, Shenseea and more PLUS exclusive tees!!. There might be something in the pipeline.
FP: What are you currently doing to help keep active and inspired during these times?
IZZY: Planning for our future and what is to come, listening to all my old playlists so many classic I need to play after this, vision boards, working out so much lol and making sure we are checking up and family and friends
DEE: Music has really been a big healer for me at this time, exploring anything and everything. I’ve done a lot of self pampering and been trying to get a grip on a workout routine haha! I’ve also been reading a lot and trying to gather up creative inspiration from various sources.
FP: And, to help us all look forward to when lockdown has been restricted a few quick fire questions…
Where is the first place you are going to go out for dinner?
IZZY: I feel like this changed every day for me but today I’m thinking Yauatcha soho
DEE: Roti King, I need my authentic Malaysian food please
FP: What are the first trainers you are going to wear out?
IZZY: I miss my Aleali May x Jordan 1 Retro High Viotech
DEE: I’m going to get on the Nike Rifts! Ready for this weather.
FP: What events are you looking forward to?
The one we are going to throw after this 😈🥳
FP: What is the first place you are going to visit?
IZZY: The airport hahaha
DEE: I’ve got my heart set on Vietnam, i’ll keep waiting
FP: What song are you going to close your first set with?
You will have to come and see for yourself flyer out soon hopefully lol
FP: Who is the first person you are going to visit?
Each other, it’s been so long!
FP: Thank you for your time today, finally can you let us know what we can expect to hear in this guest mix?
This mix is made up of the tracks that have kept us going through this time, old and new! A signature eclectic Bossy mix! We hope you enjoy <3