This Thursday we're super pleased to be welcoming the Japanese born now Brooklyn based Haruka Salt back to Clam Jam! Along with Musa and Juliana Huxtable, Haruka is one of the ace international guests who join Bica & Cathal to make Clam Jam the weekly extravaganza you've come to know and love.
Ahead of the party we caught up with Miss Haruka Salt to find out a bit more about her and what brings her back to Dalston Superstore...
Hi Haruka, you’re no stranger to Clam Jam! What makes it worth the return trip?
THANK YOU!!!!!!! Clam Jam is becoming one of my favorite parties in London!! I love the vibes and feel freedom in the air. The crowd is very open minded to a variety of sound which makes me so happy and free and creative. I enjoy communicating with the crowd through music when I play for Clam Jam!
What is your ultimate clam JAM?
There are so many ultimate JAMs!!!! I can't decide.....
Talk us through your scene in Brooklyn… who are the key players and nights? Where would one go to have a good time?
My dearest friends Tigga Calore, Contessa AKA CUNT MAFIA and Joey LaBeija are very talented and interesting individuals, and artists that I'm always excited to work with at parties in Brooklyn. CUNTMAFIA presents the Cherry Bomb party in Brooklyn, and used to throw the Whore House party with Promise. Joey LaBeija presents Legendary in Brooklyn as well. Those parties have creative and fun crowds. I always have an amazing time. The music they play is very different, futuristic.
Brooklyn seems to undergoing the same type of gentrification as London that sees venues turned into luxury flats… what in your opinion has been the worst loss and what is local nightlife doing to overcome this?
Yes, it's very sad. Williamsburg in Brooklyn used to be the area for young up-and-coming artists and so many kool independent shops, restaurants, and bars. But now sadly I see a crazy amount of luxury condos that young artists can't afford but rich people can. Many of those kool spots have had to be closed down because they can't afford the rent. Williamsburg was becoming kool because of those artists. They created it. Not the rich people who can afford those condos and act kool. To me, the worst loss is the loss of culture they created and the opportunity for Brooklyn to be more kool.
There are still amazing venues that exist even though the area is changing. But those venues have strict policies for the DJs they book so that venues and the area attract the right people.
Clam Jam celebrates girls killin’ it at music and Djing… who for you is killin’ it right now?
If your life was a music video which one would it be?
Kelis - Bossy
Why is marriage equality for the U.S. so important?
Because it's the U.S. We are all about the equality for everything. The U.S. is a young country where so many opportunities are. Women can speak up and make things happen. The U.S. gives us rights to do the right things.
If you had a time machine and could visit any dance floor anywhere/anywhen, where would you want to go dancing?
Join Haruka for Clam Jam this Thursday 21st May from 9pm - 2.30am.