We are beyond excited about our special guest at the next Paris’ Acid Ball on Saturday 14th January.
Bridging the House tribes of New York and Chicago HONEY DIJON is a unique international DJ who combines the jacking sound of the windy city with the underground sleaze of the Big Apple. Honey was first inspired by the sounds of DJ pioneers like Ron Hardy, Derrick Carter, Green Velvet and Frankie Knuckles. When she moved to New York, she was finally urged to get behind the decks by the legendary Danny Tenaglia… the rest is history!
Describe your sound to us Miss Honey!
Someone once described my sound as if Danny Tenaglia and Derrick Carter had a lovechild I would be it! I love House music in all its forms from techy to deep and everything in between! To me it’s more about creating a vibe than any genre! As long as it’s banging it gets played!
Do you adapt your set for London? How do our clubs differ to the international scene?
I always take into consideration the culture of any country I play in, then again what’s the point of bringing me if i played the same music as the locals? London has incredible homegrown talent with lots of top international guests so I always feel that I have to step my game up when I’m there. Of course I have my own take on things but I like offer something different and play music that might not normally be heard there.
What producers and DJs are exciting you at the moment?
God so many! I love Solomun, so talented. I’m a big fan of Alex Tepper, Kaiserdisco, Ramon Tapia, Todd Terry, Green Velvet, Mr. G, Mark Fancuilli, Reboot, Inner City, Sante… and me of course!
HONEY DIJON’S JANUARY BANGERS
1. Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay – 212 ( Honey’ NYC edit )
Just a fun cheeky record that I wanted to House up a bit and put a little swing into it.
2. Green Velvet feat. Russoul – Millie Vanillie [Relief Records]
Now this is how Minimal should be done! Chicago at its best! Dirty and fun!
3. Dave Brody – Sweat [Takt]
Samples the Disco classic spank and the stabs are pure runway heaven! Love it!
4. Mr. G – Got That Swing [Bass Culture Records]
Mr G is one of favorite producers in the world! This track destroys any dancefloor!
5. Jessica 6 feat. Antony – Prisoner Of Love (Honey Dijon and Sebastian Manuel remix) [Peacefrog]
I asked my friend Nomi if I could remix this because I love the album so much! It’s very Sound Factory Bar circa 1992! Pure NYC underground vibe!
6. DJ Sneak – In Da Clouds (Honey Dijon & Sebastian Manuel remix) [Magnetic]
A super fun remix of a sneak classic that samples Chaka Khan’s classic “Clouds”.
7. Foremost Poets – You’re Surrounded (Original Mix) [Exadoria]
Mental! Major! The drums send you into orbit!
8. 1200 Warriors – 1200 Winehouse (1200 Milty Mix ) [1200 Beats]
Really hot remix of Stronger Than Me by Amy Winehouse. Sick!
9. Madonna – Erotica (Honey Dijon Edit) [White Label]
One of my favorite Madonna tracks ever! I made it super techy and modern!
10. Honey Dijon feat Dajae – Until The Day (Alex Kenji remix) [Toolroom]
Alex Kenji simply destroyed this remix! I’m super happy that I got to work with Dajae on this remake of a Murk classic!
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