Welcome to “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” GO Magazine’s brand new interview series that profiles a different queer lady each day, by asking her seven unique (and sometimes random) questions. Get to know the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of the groundbreaking, fierce forces-of-nature in the queer community.
Skyler Madison is one of the most hyper-passionate, career-focused, multi-talented 24-year-olds we’ve ever come across. A fiercely talented, LA-based DJ and producer signed to the prestigious S.K.A.M Artist Talent Agency, Madison is a force to be reckoned with.
What strikes us about the most about Madison is her dedication to the work itself and her unwavering mission of empowering other women. Seriously, babes. We have a feeling this is only the beginning for this mega-creative beauty and we’re so excited to watch her career continue to unfold.
So today, it is our absolute honor, to feature DJ Skyler Madison for “Seven Minutes In Heaven!”
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
Skyler Madison: My name is Skyler Madison, and I’m a 24-year-old DJ and Producer out of Los Angeles, California. I’ve been a touring DJ nationwide for about 7 years now and just recently got signed with the S.K.A.M Artist Talent Agency amongst so many other amazingly talented people.
GO: What is the driving force behind your career/activism/work?
SM: The driving force behind my career is my passion for music and the drive to succeed and be confident in my own talent and ability as a female in such a male dominated industry. Being a woman in the music industry is extremely difficult—beyond words, and to be able to hold my own against men almost double my age, when it comes to a certain skill level is such a righteous feeling inside.
I believe in inspiring other women to have that self-confidence in their own abilities and to challenge and believe in themselves. To want to chase their dreams no matter how big or small or what the ratios might be within their industry…you’re the master of your own fate and whatever you identify as should never determine where raw talent is met.
GO: Where do you go for inspiration when you’re feeling discouraged or depleted?
SM: Whenever I’m feeling discouraged or depleted I try to look for inspiration by getting lost within nature to just clear my mind and thought process. If I could just lay on the beach at night and look up at the stars and get completely consumed inside my own head, I just look back at all of the things I’ve already accomplished in life and that usually always motivates me to want more, and to look forward to everything that’s still yet to come.
The laws of attraction and manifesting a positive mindset have always been key factors used through out my everyday life.
GO: Who are your biggest queer lady role models?
SM: I would say, Lynn Gunn, the lead singer from the band PVRIS is by far my biggest role model, solely because she represents a woman of such power and intense feelings—and embraces who she is—and expresses what true vulnerability is all about through her aesthetic and owns it.
As someone in the spotlight, it’s not always easy to be comfortable in your own skin, it took me awhile to be completely “open” to the public and absolutely own it because I always had the fear that it would affect my brand; but in the long run people respect me even more for just being myself.
GO: Describe yourself in three words?
SM:Passionate, Ambitious, and Adventerous.
GO: What music are you listening to right now?
SM: As a DJ, I guess I can’t say I’ve ever really limited myself to just one genre of music. I’m consistently always listening to everything from Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop music.
GO: Where can people find you?
SM: People can find me all over the map! I’m constantly touring to different cities almost every week so you can keep up with all the madness in my life through all my social media 🙂 @DJSkylerMadison for Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Facebook!