Ash Lauryn balances between two worlds, with an old-school house-head foundation and a
digital age suaveness, blending her skills as a deejay, writer, curator, and radio host to champion
black dance music. Discovering her passion for music in her native Detroit, she was inspired to
start deejaying in her current residence Atlanta, taking inspiration from the legendary Kai Alce of
NDATL and Vicki Powell. After seeing a gap in representation for Black millennials in electronic
music, she started her blog Underground and Black, which has since grown into a wide-ranging
platform covering her annual Movement Festival party, monthly NTS show, and RA podcast of
the same name.