Sadie Woods grew up in Chicago during the takeoff of hip-hop, electro, and the proliferation of musical styles that matched the multiple subcultural and counter-cultural identity movements, which have been a vehicle for her re-examination of celebrated voices in pop culture. Coded in music are the affects, aspirations, and struggles of cultural experiences. Deejaying has been a culminating point between taste-making and space-making—connecting songs to cultural and personal currents and memory. While deejaying is democratic and collaborative, it has tremendous possibilities to engage social and political spheres through sound and performance. Sadie’s practice attempts to zero-in on "anthems" and "mantras" that can be excavated to take on socio-political proportions and become a call to arms for listeners to remember times of resistance.