We couldn’t let Easter go by without bringing you lovely readers something special! Today we bring you an extra special Women Making History feature highlighting our favorite New York bunny, Roxy Cottontail!
Now, Roxy Cottontail is the kind of girl books are written about. She came to New York with dreams, drive and a tube of lip-gloss ready to work her little Cottontail off and make people come together, dance and have a damn good time. From Baltimore to Philadelphia, she has been around the musical block picking up friends, acts and experience along the way. She helped establish Diplo and Low Budget, of the legendary Hollertronix party, as well as Spankrock’s rap career and even booked one of Chromeo’s first NYC shows.
Her skills, talent and varied tastes have helped her rise to the top of the promoting, DJing, hip-hop and fashion worlds. Her signature style is part of everything she touches and has deep roots in punk, electro, dance, house, hip-hop, reggae and rock. Ms. Cottontail hosts her infamous Monday night party at Sway and assorted events all over the world. She hustles on a regular basis. She hosted the second stage on certain dates of the Rock the Bells tour this summer and was recently featured on the cover of URB Magazine. This fall she debuted her new radio show with co-host and partner in crime DJ Melo X, aptly named Booty and the Beat. She writes a column for Missbehave Magazine and will be featured in upcoming issues of Wadklub (Paris) and Status Magazine (Manila). Because of her relentless DJ and live show tours, Roxy is known and loved nationally and internationally by a herd of fun loving bunnies around the globe. Roxy has DJed with DJ AM, Steve Aoki, Afrika Bambaataa, Stretch Armstrong, Ni** Sky and A-trak, just to name a few. She has thrown and hosted parties with live performances by Spankrock, Slick Rick, Devin the Dude and countless others. Her collaborations also carry into the studio where she has lent her voice to Armand van Helden, Drop the Lime and legendary Electroclash icon, Larry Tee.
DJs, and parties, and recording! Oh my! She does it all!
Want more Roxy? We know you do…Get your fix with more pics, video, a Q&A and a download-eggstravaganza, after the jump!
Press Photo & Bio by: Baby Rox Pebbles
This lady’s always on the grind! See some of her upcoming events below, including a Easter jawn, appropriately named Marshmallow Peeps, going down tonight!
Below, we get a little more familiar with Ms. Roxy!
Before we get to the Q&A with Roxy, peep her nails! CUTES!!!
1. What woman, besides your mom or grandmother, do you find inspirational?
Justine D, Deborah Harry, Madonna & The Cottontails
2. How did you get your start?
During college and shortly after, I was living with Justine D. (of Motherfucker/Studio B/Le Poisson Rouge notoriety). I did a few events with her and she saw the music loving/social butterfly in me come out. I would promote to people because I loved her and everything she taught me about being a business woman in music. She suggested I get into nightlife myself. And I did! I moved to Philly after 9/11 and discovered Diplo, Low Bee & Spankrock. I moved back to NYC a year later and began promoting/booking/managing Hollertronix as much as possible. I started booking late nights at Joe’s Pub and working with Aron the Don and on and on and on. From Hollertronix, to Spankrock, to Chromeo, to the Cottontail Dynasty. Here we are today.
3. What’s your favorite piece of mixtape (and/or song and/or party) that you’ve created?
My life is my favorite creation. It can’t be contained in one mixtape, song or party.
4. Who do you want to work with?
Creative, open minded, fun, outgoing individual individuals.
5. What part of throwing parties and making music is the most challenging and do you dislike the most?
Socializing with people I don’t want to socialize with.
Check the Mass Appeal TV feature: Roxy Cottontail Talks: Disco Nursery Rap
Below we link you to all of Roxy’s mixtapes! All in one place for you to download and shake your bunny-tails to! Think of it as an Easter present from Roxy & M.I.S.S. 😉
- TOTALLY DUDETTE
- HOLLERDAZED IN HOLLERLULU (x QUEENS)
- LIVE IN BERN, SWITZERLAND
- ENDLESS SUMMER (x HELLZ)
- ROXY’S COTTON TALES
- COTTON BELLZ (x HELLZ)
- SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU w/ Melo X (x HELLZ)
- BLONDE AMBITION
See our SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU w/ Melo X (x HELLZ) post to view the mixtape playlist and to take a closer look at the Some Bunny Loves You x Hellz Bellz collabo tee including info on where you can get them.
Stay up with Roxy Cottontail, by visiting the links below:
Happy Easter from Roxy & M.I.S.S. Crew!
- NYC: Some Bunny Loves You TONIGHT!
- Cottontail Clothing X Hellz Bellz Some Bunny Loves You T-Shirt Drops TODAY
- We Got The Beat: Hellz Bellz x Roxy Cottontail Present Cotton Bellz
- Roxy Cottontail is Bopping Them on the Head
- NYC 5/17 ROXY COTTONTAIL Somebody’s Gonna Get Sway’d