Metro Detroit musician set to spin on Ferndale Pride Dance Stage
Ahead of her appearance at 6 p.m. June 3 on the Ferndale Pride Dance Stage, Pride Source spent some time getting to know DJ and music producer Alexa Rae Neff, aka RAEDY LEX, a 33-year-old Pittsburgh-born musician who has spent the past decade calling Metro Detroit home.
As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, Neff’s success has been hard-fought and has required intentional efforts to break through the gender barrier. “Honestly, it is very challenging to work in male-dominated industries,” acknowledges Neff, who uses both she/her and they them pronouns. “But I do my best to focus on what I can control.”
Neff says when she accepts a show, she makes sure there is at least one other women or person of color on the lineup. “I make sure to encourage and support women and their projects so our voices are heard. I also make sure the men I am partnering with are allies willing to do the work to help women as a whole. I’ve been blessed to connect with some true allies who have helped me get to where I am today.”
Neff’s career has primarily focused on live DJ performances, but she’s also been learning music production for the past few years. Her single “Like That” is available to stream everywhere..