PANDA is the Professional Adult Nightclub DJ Association(@PandaMembers1). They represent the best of the best when it comes to adult industry DJs. In 2015, Strip Club Journals became associated with PANDA. Ron Sparkman, the Vice President of the board of directors, reached out and that was that. Now, I get the inside scoop from behind the scenes of strip club DJs nationwide. How could one say no to such an opportunity to enlighten the masses and to work with the best of the best in another profession within the adult industry. The best of the best, no matter the industry, always have a common denominator of passion and hard work.
“Surround yourself with greatness to become greater.” ~ZiFi
Dane Hansen(@ttbardj_lv), President of the board of directors of PANDA, Ron Sparkman(@PandaMembers1), Vice President of the board of directors of PANDA and Ilan Fong(@IlanFong), Secretary of the board of directors of PANDA have been extremely willing to collaborate together to create more positive exposure for the adult industry. PANDA helps DJs do everything from find the top music of the week to find affordable healthcare. Mainstream America may not be aware, but being a strip club DJ is a career few get the option of entertaining. Let alone actually pursuing and becoming one of the best of the best. Just as in any career/industry, being the best of the best takes passion and hard work. These men and just a few women have worked incredibly hard to be where they are today. Amazing people surround me in the adult industry.
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” ~Bob Marley
DJ Lee is one of the very few female DJs in the strip club industry nationwide. She works at the Larry Flynt Hustler Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Luckily she was one of the first DJs I met years ago when I was deciding if Las Vegas was to become my home away from home and she had no clue who I was other than the friend of another Las Vegas DJ. This was not something I planned, but I do not mention what I do unless people ask. People love to overlook what it is not loud, flashy, and in your face in Las Vegas to a fault. So over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to study and interact with DJ Lee without her knowing: I am an adult industry journalist. When I started freelancing for the PANDA association, I was a little baffled that she still had no clue who I was, but I would rather talk to someone like a person than as a journalist.
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” ~Lester Bangs(Almost Famous)
Journalists make people uneasy, as we should, we keep secrets and expose secrets which can make or break people. So to have the opportunity to interact with a female DJ in the adult industry who had no clue I was anyone special or out of the ordinary was priceless. Especially because I think she is incredibly unique and fancy. She is so rare there are only about seven other female PANDA members nationwide. Plus, as a recovering stripper I have only worked with one female DJ in my career and I found it to be a very rewarding experience. It is always nice to be able to relate to the shoes of another, especially when they are six to eight inch heels.
From the first time I met DJ Lee I knew I wanted to interview her. However, after I saw her put on a show and control the crowd at the after party for the 2015 AVN awards(earlier this year) at the Hustler club, I knew she had something special. Male DJs in the adult industry do not possess this uniqueness.
DJ Lee not only openly embraces this uniqueness she runs with it.
After scheduling my interview with DJ Lee at Hustler club here in Las Vegas, I found out Natasha Nova(@MsNatashaNova) was in town aka Miss Pole Champ USA 2015. It is amazing how the adult industry works and how even though we rarely stay in one place very long we still gravitate towards one another. I have communicated with Natasha Nova for almost a year(pre Miss Pole Champ USA) and have never actually met her in person. It is funny how many people within the adult industry we bond with before actually meeting. I have to say the thing that shocked me the most was how tiny she is. Yes, she is stronger than a lot of people, but her pictures do not give her cute petite little frame the credit it deserves. Natasha continues to realize the opportunities that have been presented to her and she grabs onto them wholeheartedly. Seeing her transition to fancy has been quite the adventure to watch. I can only imagine how she feels. However, I do know that she radiates tenacity and gratitude.
Dj, dancer, journalist, pole champ… in the adult industry we do not judge we stick together knowing we are the minority who people love to love and love to hate.
Connect with DJ Lee on Instagram @DJ_Lee_Bitch
Connect with Natasha Nova on Twitter @MsNatashaNova