Interview with DJ Maya Light

For Maya Light, DJing is deeply somatic. She holds the dance floor’s nervous system energy and uses her intuition to create a journey where she’s simultaneously responding to and leading the dance floor.

“On the dance floor, it’s such a strong conversation that’s happening between the DJ and the dancers.”

“I can tell from people’s body language whether or not they can handle more to raise the energy back up or if the energy needs to go down so that people can integrate the intensity of what just happened. I’m feeling what the nervous system can handle. What do we need to be able to stay with our experience?”

She shares about the importance of having the courage to play disruptive tracks, even if she knows not everyone will like them. 

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