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Evanscia Thompson—known best as EvieTheCool on the decks—began her DJ career in 2014 in Chicago, a city well known around the globe for its ability to birth both superb musical talent & wide sweeping culture-shaping genres.
Evie quickly established her sound & honed her technique, prompting a deliciously danceable open format style to emerge. Through a packed local schedule, including DJing at North Coast Music Festival, Evie piqued the interest of well-established artists and venues alike, enabling her to travel the states and abroad supporting excellent talent such as Vic Mensa, Saba, Chief Keef, G Herbo & Chance The Rapper.
A bit of California dreaming in 2015 led Evie to try out coastal living. This move brought lots of sunshine, new spots to DJ & great collaborations. It also opened Evie’s eyes to the great opportunities women could take advantage of by elevating into leadership roles, especially as it pertained to responsible stewardship of DJ culture, talent curation, and event production.
In 2016, Evie put her ideas into action through the establishment of Babes Only a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and educating women through fun, inclusive and events. Since its inception, Babes Only has been successful in establishing significant corporate support, curating 200+ events, partnering with 150+ global female DJs and producers, supporting 100+ women-owned businesses and donating to several women-focused charities.
Although work tearing up dance floors keeps Evie booked most nights in Chicago, and her brand work for companies like Nike and Lululemon keep her moving during the days, she still makes time to regularly to grace DJ booths in NYC, London, Paris, LA & Miami. All the while, Babes Only events keep a regular beat by popping up in various cities’ Soho House locations, at the Hoxton, Ace & Virgin Hotels & at other great venues.
And what’s next?
It’s rumored Evie’s begun quietly dabbling in production.
More on that soon…maybe.