DJ profiles

"Nikki has long been part of the underground and is out to convert all who will listen. She is fuelled by the passion of someone who has lived their live through music and who could not do anything else.
- Alison Swan QX 

DJ 9* plays you all your favourite old school tunes from the 70's, 80's & 90's to present day dance

Comfortable playing both to a pop and a dance crowd, DJ Alpha loves dropping 'uplifting beats with an old skool twist'. If it's got a decent beat, it's in her set! Alpha tells us, it's not necessarily what you hear, but how a song makes you feel. 

What was your first DJ event?

My first gig was at a small bar in South London. It was a bar that was known for its dance music and I was given the task to host a indie night so there was a lot of pressure on me but it was a great starter gig and got me the exposure I needed to start my DJ career off.

Born in London with a background spanning in the whole spectrum of dance music, Anna Cee is still a Club kid at heart. With influences from Rare Groove and 70s Funk, New York Disco and Garage, Chicago House and the Balearic Beat.

'Hot party bangers with that infectious 90s beat' that’s how BAE2BAE describes their DJ-duo, containing Charlotte and Oona. Their musical selections are their own therapy, with vibrant, colourful heavy beats and energetic, contagious floor fillers that are easy to sing along to. Very active members of the LGBT+ community, BAE2BAE are no strangers to the ups-and- downs of being a minority on a patriarchal music scene. While they started to DJ together not too long ago, live music, singing and playing instruments has always been a big part of their lives.

DJ Becky Perry is entertaining the ladies at Bar Titania this summer. 

What was your first DJ event?

I first DJ'd at a night called We Love in Watford. It was in a Gatecrasher owned nightclub, absolutely huge and absolutely petrifying! 

How long have you been a DJ?

I've been DJing for 5 years now 

How would you describe your DJ style? 

Spontaneous/Versatile, I've always used house as the backbone of my sets but love spontaneously dropping into some rnb 

1. What was your first DJ event?

The first time I ever did a set was in Birmingham in 1994, gosh that makes me feel old, and it was on vinyl decks at a club called Tin Tins on SmallBrook Queensway, which I believe is now Debenhams in the Bullring Shopping Centre. After a long gap I then restarted DJing in 2012 and my first gig was at The Finsbury in North London.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

This time around I have been DJing for nearly three years.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

1. What was your first DJ event?

Lick It at Candy Bar

2. How long have you been a DJ?

4 and a half years

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

Eclectic, Intuitive and Inventive

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

Various private parties, nights at Candy Bar and Clerkenwell House, Graphic Bar, Resident at Corset and Diamonds.

5. What genres of music do you play?

DJ Darky Angel is playing at Bar Titania this summer.

What was your first DJ event?

My fist DJ event was in Madrid, my town, in La Eskalera Karakola, a space feminist and queer.

How long have you been a DJ?

10 years

How would you describe your DJ style?

My DJ style is electronic P.G., with melodic and wonderful sounds.

What nights do you currently DJ at?

Some Fridays in Titania Soho, also in private parties, and 38 Club.

1. What was your first DJ event?

The Windsor Castle (Gay pub in Hounslow)’s 6th Birthday Party in June 2011.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

I had a brief stint in my teens when I DJ’d at an ice-rink in Swindon for the summer holidays, followed by a few mobile gigs. I re-ignited my passion last year after lots of support and encouragement from DJ mates and my girlfriend and jumped head-first into digital DJing! And I am absolutely loving it!

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

1. What was your first DJ event?

I answered an ad on the notice board at First Out, which involved me starting up a regular Friday night gig from scratch, including promoting it! It was a lot of work, but a great way to learn the ropes.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Since 2003, 10 years and going strong!

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

Hazel has played for Loaded magazine events, Glastonbury festival (main dance stage) 3 years in a row,    Random Concept, and festivals and club nights all over the UK such as Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Boomtown and prestigious nights at Shoreditch House. 

1. What was your first DJ event?

Cambridge University's LGBT night on Mondays at Bar Room Bar 'The Cow'.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Approximately 3 years.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

Electro Mainstream Dubstep. I like to play a bit of DnB every now as well.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

Gayme Girls nights (inconsistent dates)
Wham Baam - Wednesdays @ The Place Nightclub, Cambridge
Grand Union Bars all around London

DJ - London Based - found mostly at Bar Wotever, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and weddings!
 

1. What was your first DJ event?
Heitor's house, my friend's birthday party. My first important gig was at Ku bar (leicester square) DJ competition (semi-finals) in 2010.

2. How long have you been a DJ?
I started play in small places in 2010.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?
Eclectic DJ.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?
Friday to Sunday at KU Club, She Bar and Egg Club in Kings Cross

1. What was your first DJ event?

In a small bar in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

2 years and counting.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

A very diversed DJ of different genres and diff styles.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

no residencies and exploring opportunites. Love to play in the local clubs/bars.

5. What genres of music do you play?

EDM/Top 40's/RnB/HipHop.

1. What was your first DJ event?

In Greece abroad playing to just the bar staff!

2. How long have you been a DJ?

12 years.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

Versitile ! I can play to any policy.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

I run my own nights called GETSOME @ The Edge Southampton - Candy Bar London and High On Heels around the world.

5. What genres of music do you play?

Award winning Brighton based female DJ, a well known name in the LGBT club scene and purveyor of fat, bouncing beats, Lady Lola has been rocking our souls and minds for some years now. No stranger to transfixing dance floors at 5000 attendee plus, large scale events such as Brighton Pride, Ola Girls (Spain), Il Ha Branca Festival (Azores), Benidorm Pride, Amsterdam Pride, Summer Rights (Tobacco Dock), As One In the Park (Victoria Park) not to mention clubs up and down the country and internationally. She is now part of the SIZE management team, also promotes her own night "Rumour Has It" and co-hosting radio shows on Codesouth and Brap.fm she is a force to be reckoned with. Lola has entered the building!

1. What was your first DJ event?
My first time playing to other people (outside the house!) was at a Halloween party. I was using vinyl and can remember carrying the case with about 20 - 30 records in it and thinking wow, this it! Although the place was themed really well with a great, relaxed atmosphere and people playing apple bobbing etc, I couldn’t relax and take in the party until midway through my set, analysing everything!. After I finished, I had this feeling that I needed to keep doing this and had a burning desire for more!

1. What was your first DJ event?

It was a little club out in the sticks of Essex called The Fox & Hounds. Many great memories.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

I’m now into my 14th year and loving it as much as when I first started.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

I originally started out as a Garage DJ I would probably say that I’m now more of a commercial chart DJ but love playing anything with a dirty bassline, Old Skool Hip Hop and a good vocal house tune. 

A female Trap, Hip Hop and RnB DJ. Rocket has played at Brighton Pride, Rbar Brighton and local London bars. Influenced by the great sounds of Diplo, Keys n Krates, Tropkillaz, Stooki sound and Hucci, all cleverly mixed with the likes of Ginuwine, Missy Elliot, Usher, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Drake and more’

1. What was your first DJ event?

First DJ event was at a Brighton Pride After Party 5 years ago

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Been DJing for about 5 years

Originally hailing from Durban, South Africa now is a Brighton based Producer/DJ and owner of Nightshift Records. Her sets are well known for combining deep and percussive underground house with dark, rolling techno.

In the studio, Sami approaches her productions in a way that is refreshing. Coming from a songwriter background she adopts this way of writing paired with her South African roots to create sounds that have a strong groove and an emotive soundscape.

1. What was your first DJ event?

I tried open deck nights and all sorts, but my first proper one was opening at a night called Miss-Shapes when it was on Saturdays at a venue in London's Kings Cross.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Several years.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

I would say chart sounds best describes what I play. If it's been in the UK chart, then I'll usually have it and play it.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

1. What was your first DJ event?

It was in a basement bar in Edinburgh called Medina. It was a cute venue with lots of passing trade, which was handy, as it was on a Sunday night! We played Electroclash and House.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

Since autumn 2000. I blew my student loan on a set of dodgy Gemini decks. 

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

I like to play my own edits and mashups, so I tend to use Ableton. I'm currently working on integrating Max MSP and an 808 into my DJ sets.