A SALTCOATS DJ has set up a new music platform giving an opportunity for female, trans, non-binary and queer colleagues to showcase their talents.

Naeve Wilson, known as Neeva Nine, only bought her first set of decks in 2018 – and is now broadening her horizons by setting up the Noise Level Collective.

Having started the platform as part of her university course, she has her sights set high in the future.

Naeve, a former pupil of Ardrossan Academy, commented: “The collective is more about giving opportunities to these DJs as the scene is very male dominated.

“My aim to host club nights where the line consists of mainly female/trans/non-binary/queer DJs and also give the opportunity to film these DJs professionally at Container Studios in Glasgow.

“In the future I hope to keep Noise Level Collective running and continuing to grow the collective bringing in more female/trans/non-binary/queer DJs to join the collective and creating opportunities for them.”

Her project has been inspired by her own experiences in the music world, which started out as more of a hobby, playing for and entertaining friends whenever she had the chance.

Naeve told the Herald this week: “I’ve always been into dance music, but it wasn’t until I started uni back in 2018 that I decided to buy my first set of decks and give it a bash.

“From then I would just play in my room and play all sorts of genres such as house/disco/techno, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2020 where I really found my sound for hard techno/hard dance/rave tunes which is what I play now.”

From then on she has seized hold of numerous opportunities to play big events not only locally, but in some of Scotland’s most vibrant cities and biggest venues.

She explained: “I’ve done a few events for online radio station ‘It’sNotRadio’ where I’ve played at the Flying Duck in Glasgow for their ‘Resonance’ series and then at their first birthday at the Mash House in Edinburgh.

“I’m also a part of a Glasgow collective called ‘Intuition’ and I’ve played at one of their monthly parties at Broadcast in Glasgow.

“I’ve also had the pleasure of playing for Close Contact at their Christmas Eve party at Taylors nightclub Kilwinning.”

The fun doesn’t stop there for ‘Neeva’ as she is set to play at ‘Hidden’ Ayrshire, due to take place at Bouncestation in Irvine on April 9.

The event could see as many as 1,200 revellers turn out in what is being described as Ayrshire’s biggest techno warehouse event since the 90’s

To contact Naeve, email noiselevel.collective@gmail.com