For someone who never imagined themselves to be a dance music artist, Amy Douglas has made quite the name for herself. In the past year alone, she has collaborated with the likes of Róisin Murphy, Horse Meat Disco, and The Blessed Madonna, to name a few. “I always envisioned myself in some version of Led Zeppelin or something extremely loud and heavy but as I do love classic disco and soul, transitioning into dance music was fun for me,” Douglas says in her bio.
It’s easy to see why Douglas has become a household name. Her incredible voice and stellar songwriting skills has made her dance music’s bonafide rock chick. She also bangs out some mean tunes on the piano. “It’s been exciting to bring a very singer/songwriter point of view into that world,” Douglas said. Looking through the list of musicians Douglas has collaborated with, it’s like looking at a list of dance music royalty, including Juan MacLean, Luke Solomon, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Justin Strauss, Crooked Man, Low Steppa, and more. Her vocals also appear on a number of Glitterbox and Defected releases. She even worked on a tribal, transglobal, hippie dance project with Horse Meat Disco’s Jim Stanton called #Head.
Douglas has a big personality to match her big voice. A true disco diva, she takes glitz and glam with her everywhere she goes. That was evident when she performed to thousands of sweaty bodies at New York City Pride in 2019.
Douglas’ new collaborations include starting her own imprint Ladyballs Records with her creative partner Tim Wagner.