100 Women We Love: Class of 2011

JD Samson

Veteran artist and performer JD Samson first achieved success as one-third of the feminist electro-punk band Le Tigre. In 2007, Samson and bandmate Johanna Fateman branched off from Le Tigre and founded the DJ/production/remix team MEN. Now a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective, MEN focuses on the “energy of live performance and the radical potential of dance music.” In 2008, MEN expanded to incorporate the live band Hirsute, with whom they released the album Talk About Body in February 2011. Through MEN, Samson hopes “that the community is inspired to be real and sincere and to follow their dreams. I would love to help create a collective reality check. What we do with it I'm not sure—but I want to think about our disconnects with our mutual heart.” –CM

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