Born in Sweden and currently based in Berlin, Linnéa Palmestål is a resident DJ at OHM club’s TRADE, and co-founder of No Shade, a mentoring and training program for female-identifying and non-binary beginner DJs.
In the spring of 2014, LINNÉA scored a DJ residency with monthly Berlin drag party Sissy, focusing on the sound of female hip-hop and R&B artists of the 90’s and early 00’s, and she eventually evolved her sound into glossy trap, futuristic grime, neo-reggaeton and other hybrid styles that challenge Euro hegemony. In 2016, LINNÉA established the No Shade initiative in the name of and inspired by the online community Sister - a platform for female identifying and non-binary people in music. It developed into No Shade at the beginning of 2017 in collaboration with ACUD MACHT NEU and Musicboard Berlin. As well as being a DJ mentoring and training program, No Shade is also a bi-monthly club event.