Genre defying DJ, fashion icon and trans rights activist, Honey Dijon is playing the Button Factory in April.
Dijon has been instrumental in shaping key stages of electronic music, both as a performer and producer. From the birth of house in her home city, Chicago, where she snuck out as a 12 year old to go clubbing, up to its development in NYC, Honey has been a constant trendsetter.
Known for curating cross-genre sets with exceptional skill, Honey’s sets incorporate Chicago, New York and European influences. Citing her parents’ R&B and soul records as early influences, over the years she introduced global styles to develop her own sound.
A black transgender woman herself, she cites clublands mix of genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, and social classes as being her biggest teachers. In an interview, Honey said, “Take inspiration from everything and everywhere, find out what you like (and don’t like) in other genres and from other dance floors and use it to bring back to your audience.”
A vocal advocate for trans rights, Dijon regular speaks on the issue of visibility, appearing on Channel 4, as well as taking part in roundtable discussions hosted by New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. Over the years, she has become a mainstay of the NY underground club circuit as well as the fashion industry, her acclaimed debut album The Best of Both Worlds, was released in October 2017.
Dijon is a brand ambassador for Smirnoff’s ‘Equalising Music’ movement, which aims to double the number of female and non-binary headliners in the music industry. According to music heavyweights THUMP, females, transgender and non-binary people made up just 17% of headliners globally in 2016 at electronic music festivals. Smirnoff pledged to double this number by 2020 through a series of beginners’ DJ and production skills workshops.
Tickets for the gig are onsale now.
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