Honey Dijon

Classic | Based in New York, USA

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BIOGRAPHY

Miss Honey Dijon had carved a distinct niche for herself in the world of underground electronic music, coming to be associated with exquisitely curated cross-genre sets and total dance-floor chaos wherever she plays – from Berghain to Space or Smart Bar. As a producer, her reputation for bringing this knowledge to her forward thinking creations is growing all the time.

Born and raised in Chicago – the home of house music – the city’s influence on Honey’s style is deeply ingrained. Like many in the scene, her love affair with music began upon hearing her parent’s soul and R&B records at home. Soon, it was clear to her that she needed to be the one dropping the needle on the record at her parent’s basement parties – at which point there was no turning back – club life beckoned.

Before long she was obsessively collecting tracks from hallowed stores like Imports Etc and Gramaphone in Chicago – developing the taste and style that would become her own. Through digging at these legendary stores, Honey met and formed a long lasting friendship with Derrick Carter, who became a mentor. It was he who introduced her to the underground of Chicago where she was exposed to the sounds of jacking house and Detroit techno. After relocating to New York City, Honey also met another music giant Danny Tenaglia, whose legendary sets at Twilo were also a major source of inspiration. “Danny heavily influenced my sound as a DJ’, says Honey. “The drama of his delivery and risk taking always informed me of how I wanted to present music. Of course, Derrick and Chicago house were also very influential in my development as an artist, so it’s this combination of Chicago and New York that has helped me develop my signature sound.”

This signature sound can be heard all over her much lauded mixes for various online platforms like Resident Advisor, yet it’s in the flesh where her power is really revealed. Her blending of the bump of Chicago with more classic New York sounds and various European influences (Honey splits her time between New York and Berlin), her sets are known for their strong programming, passion and integrity.

The art of the mix itself is also very important to Honey as anyone who has witnessed her play can testify – her subtle mixing skills and the deft, almost sensuous transitions between house and techno deliver a
warm, hypnotic vibe within her sets. She has brought her talents to many of the best venues around the world – from Panorama Bar in Berlin, Sub Club in Glasgow, The Block in Tel Aviv, Output in NYC, Space in Ibiza and of course Smart Bar in Chicago – the list goes on, and her influence grows every show.

In the studio, Honey brings a unique perspective and experience to her productions. Unsurprisingly, the influences of such an illustrious background run deep, but do not overwhelm her forward-looking works. This is instantly clear from her releases and remixes on Classic Records, particularly with the recent collaborations with Seven Davis Jr and Tim K and the upcoming album on the same label due in summer 2017.

Honey has also been highly active at the intersection of fashion and music, compiling and curating the music for Louis Vuitton’s men’s shows, while also working closely with British designer Kim Jones. Honey has featured in style bible The Gentlewoman as well as being profiled in the New York Times style section in 2013.

An in-demand speaker and contributor on issues surrounding gender in club culture, Honey has also appeared on high profile platforms such as Red Bull Music’ Fireside Chat and Kindness Radio Show. In February 2017 she will feature in a panel discussion at MoMa’s PS1 alongside Genesis P Porridge of Throbbing Gristle and DJ Sprinkles, discussing Gender and Electronic Music.

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

Honey Dijon ft Charles McCloud – Personal Slave – Classic

Huxley & Sam Russo – Don’t Undastand (Honey Dijon’s Chi Town Boogie Mix) – Leftroom Records

Honey Dijon, X-Press 2 – Let It Slam – Skint Records

Honey Dijon ft Dajae – Toolroom Records

Joeski – Subspace (Honey Dijon Re Rub) – Kinetika Records

Classic Through The Eyes of Honey Dijon Mix Compilation – Classic Music

DJ Ali, Tim Fuller – You Don’t Know (Honey Dijon Get To Know Me Mix) – Classic Music

Style Of Eye -Gioco Feat Paola Ratclif (Honey Dijon Late Night Mix) – Classic Music

Iz & Diz – Mouth (Honey Dijon’s Pepe Throwback Mix) -Classic Music

Induceve – Time To Begin (Honey Dijon Throwback Mix) -Classic Music

Honey Dijon – Keeping Score -Kinetika Records

NEWS

Following up to her single “Personal Slave” alongside Charles McCloud (Matrixxman) on Classic, look out for Honey Dijon’s album for the label due out November 2017.

DATES

30 Dec Chapter 10 at BLOC, London
08 Dec Beaver Works, Leeds
18 Nov Mixmag, London
28 Oct Kilo Lounge, Singapore
27 Oct Pepper Club, Shenzhen
26 Oct Woo Bar, Bali
07 Oct Sub Club Tour at XOYO, London
23 Sep Paradise, NYC
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08 Sep TBA, Mexico
01 Sep TBA, Jamaica
26 Aug Rex, Paris
21 Aug Circoloco at DC10, Ibiza
19 Aug Farrago Festival, Pfaffenhofen (Kastl)
15 Aug Cocorico, Riccione
14 Aug Defected Festival, Croatia
12 Aug Into the Factory at Stora Vika, Nynäshamns
09 Aug Moni, Mykonos
04 Aug Wildlife at DC10, Ibiza
30 Jul Panorama NYC, Randall’s Island
28 Jul Lux, Lisbon
21 Jul Gem Fest, Anaklia
15 Jul Distillery, Leipzig
14 Jul Farr Festival, Bygrave Woods
09 Jul Eurockéennes Festival, Sermamagny
08 Jul Kappa Future Festival, Turin
07 Jul Glitterbox, Ibiza
02 Jul Love International Festival, Croatia
01 Jul Into the Valley at Rummu, Vasalemma Parish
29 Jun Mondo, Madrid
24 Jun Pride, NYC
23 Jun Menergy, Paris
22 Jun LV, Paris
18 Jun LV, Milan
16 Jun Village Underground, London
14 Jun Pacha, Barcelona
10 Jun Output, New York
09 Jun Fired Up! In Association with Scruff, New Orleans
08 Jun Middlesex Lounge, Boston
05 Jun Town Danceboutique, DC
03 Jun RBMA Festival, Sao Paulo
28 May Movement Festival at Hart Plaza, Detroit
28 May OK Cool at TV Bar, Detroit
27 May Members Campout, NY
25 May Nuits Sonores, Lyon
23 May Mixmag at Pacha, Ibiza
21 May Panorama Bar, Berlin
20 May Sub Club, Glasgow
19 May Pygmalion, Dublin
14 May Mondo, Madrid
13 May Slakhuset, Stockholm
10 May King’s College, London (speaker)
06 May Robert Johnson, Offenbach
05 May Blitz, Munich
29 Apr CODA, Toronto
28 Apr The Great Northern, San Francisco
22 Apr Apr Coachella, Indio
21 Apr Fonda Theater, Los Angeles
20 Apr Fonda Theater, Los Angeles
15 Apr Coachella, Indio
08 Apr Mona, Paris
07 Apr LAB, Marseille
06 Apr TBA, TBA
01 Apr scru:club, Birmingham
31 Mar Anima at Oltrecafé, Soliera
25 Mar Delano Hotel, Miami
25 Mar Smart Bar, Chicago
16 Mar SXM Festival, Saint Martin
15 Mar Mixmag Lab, Austin
11 Mar Contact, Tokyo
04 Mar Oval, London
03 Mar Klein, Istanbul
26 Feb Panorama Bar, Berlin
19 Feb MOMA, NYC
12 Feb MOMA, NYC
28 Jan Undertone, Cardiff
28 Jan Motion, Bristol
27 Jan Origins at Moles, Bath
14 Jan Dalston Superstore, London
06 Jan BPM Festival, Playa del Carmen
02 Jan Panorama Bar, Berlin

2016

31 Dec Mantra Warehouse, Manchester
30 Dec BOOMBOX, Belfast
23 Dec Radion, Amsyterdam
18 Dec 99 Hanover Street, Edinburgh
17 Dec Tenax, Florence
11 Dec Cruise Bar, Sydney
10 Dec Grand Poobah, Hobart
09 Dec Sugar, Adeleide
04 Dec Subsonic Music Festival, Newcastle
03 Dec Spilt Milk, Canberra
02 Dec Boney, Melbourne
27 Nov Panorama Bar, Berlin
25 Nov XOYO, London
18 Nov Volt, Milan
12 Nov Analog, New York
11 Nov The Block, Tel Aviv
04 Nov Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, NYC
28 Oct Electric Pickle, Miami
23 Oct Smart Bar, Chicago
22 Oct It’ll Do, Dallas
15 Oct Cloak & Dagger Music Festival at City Hall Amphitheatre, Denver
08 Oct Chapter 10, London
O7 Oct TBA Club, Dresden
06 Oct Bolier Room, Madrid
02 Oct Flash Factory, New York
30 Sep The Great Northern, San Francisco
29 Sep Union, Los Angeles
24 Sep BAR, Rotterdam
23 Sep Private, Antibe
22 Sep Private, Milan
16 Sep Sustain Release, NY
15 Sep Good Room, NY
10 Sep Krankbrother at Skyloft, London
04 Sep Blue Marlin, Ibiza
03 Sep Les Belles De Nuit Festival, Zurich
02 Sep Concrete, Paris
28 Aug Gaydio Dance Arena​, Manchester
27 Aug Morfar Ginko, Stockholm
15 Aug Defected Fest, Tisno
13 Aug Motion, Bristol
12 Aug The Block, Tel-Aviv
07 Aug Blue Marlin, Ibiza
05 Aug Villa, Oslo
30 Jul Into The Valley, Sweden
24 Jul Berghain Garten, Berlin
23 Jul Islington Mill, Manchester
17 Jul Melt Festival, Ferropolis
16 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
09 Jul Brixton Electric, London
08 Jul Kaiku, Helsinki
02 Jul HYTE Festival, NYC
02 Jul Nest, Toronto
01 Jul Electric Island, Toronto
25 Jun Lux, Lisbon
24 Jun Glastonbury Festival, UK
23 Jun Louis Vuitton Show, Paris
12 Jun Flash Factory, NYC
11 Jun Flash, Washington, D.C.
25 May Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene
20 May Bill Graham, SF
18 May Great Saltair, Magna
17 May Red Rocks, Morrison
15 May TBA, Kansas City
14 May The Crossroads, Kansas City
13 May Criterion Theater, Oklahoma City
12 May The Bomb Factory, Dallas
10 May Revention Music Center, Houston
07 May SubClub, Glasgow
24 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
17 Apr The Lift, Mantova
15 Apr Radion, Amsterdam
08 Apr XOYO, London
02 Apr Public Works , San Francisco
01 Apr Los Globos, Los Angeles
26 Mar Good Room, Brooklyn
25 Mar CODA, Toronto
19 Mar Gale Hotel Rooftop, Miami
18 Mar Hideout Dayclub at MAPS Backlot, Miami
18 Mar Big Tittie Surprise at Basement Miami, Miami
17 Mar Disclosure at Story Nightclub, Miami
12 Mar Horse Meat Disco at Output, NYC
11 Mar BobBeamanClub, Munich
08 Mar Red Party, Paris
07 Mar Didi Gallery, Tbilisi
05 Mar Memorex at Vaults, Cardiff
04 Mar Dude Club, Milan
27 Feb Mona, Paris
26 Feb Secretsundaze, London
06 Feb Just Jack, Bristol
05 Feb Panorama Bar, Berlin
22 Jan La Graviere, Geneva
21 Jan Louis Vuitton, Paris
02 Jan Panorama Bar, Berlin

2015

31 Dec Corsica Studios, London
26 Dec Coda, Toronto
12 Dec Spotlight, L.A
05 Dec Santos Party House, NYC
28 Nov Goethebunker, Essen
27 Nov November Sub Club, Glasgow
25 Nov Smart Bar, Chicago
07 Nov Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn
30 Oct XOYO, London
25 Oct Factory Theatre, Sydney
23 Oct The Bottom End, Melbourne
10 Oct Horse Meat Disco at Output, New York
09 Oct Orange at Gibus, Paris
03 Oct Panorama Bar, Berlin
02 Oct Lux, Lisbon
23 Sep Black Flamingo, New York
19 Sep Bossa Nova Civic Club, New York
16 Sep Pacha, New York
05 Sep Perkapella Festival, Norway
04 Sep Dance Tunnel, London
26 Aug Louis Vuitton Show, Japan
21 Aug Cielo, New York
15 Aug Nest, Toronto
14 Aug Smart Bar, Chicago
08 Aug Kaiku, Helsinki
07 Aug BobBeaman Club, Munich
06 Aug Roundhouse, London
31 Jul Studio 80, Amsterdam
25 Jul Panorama Bar, Berlin
19 Jul Balboa Park, San Diego
17 Jul Reflections Cabaret, Halifax
11 Jul Party Line, New York
04 Jul The Zoo Project, Ibiza
27 Jun The Steelyard, London
26 Jun Glastonbury Festival, UK
25 Jun Louis Vuitton Show, Paris
20 Jun Shadey-O’s at Warehouse Location, New York
07 Jun Santos Party House, New York
06 Jun Good Room, New York
30 May The Rooftop at The Standard, Los Angeles
24 May Horse Meat Disco at Cielo, New York
15 May 11:11, New York
24 Apr Flux at Beaver Works, Leeds
18 Apr Le Rouge, Paris
12 Apr Shoreditch Town Hall, London
09 Apr The Block, Tel Aviv
05 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
28 Mar Le Bain, New York
26 Mar Shade, Miami
21 Mar The Black Party, Brooklyn
14 Mar RISE After-Hours, Boston
06 Mar Smart Bar, Chicago
15 Feb Santos Party House, New York
14 Feb It’ll Do, Dallas
13 Feb Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles
31 Jan CODA, Toronto
22 Jan Louis Vuitton Show, Paris
17 Jan Homopatik, Berlin
04 Jan Horse Meat Disco, London

2014

31 Dec Panorama Bar, Berlin
29 Dec Casa de las Ruins, Cartegena
19 Dec 11:11, New York
12 Dec 11:11, New York
05 Dec The Crystal Room, New York
05 Dec 11:11, New York
28 Nov 11:11, New York
22 Nov Standard, Los Angeles
21 Nov 11:11, New York
08 Nov Output, New York
06 Nov The Block, Tel Aviv
25 Oct Le Bain, New York
19 Oct Smart Bar, Chicago
12 Oct Up & Down, New York
10 Oct Los Lobos, Los Angeles
05 Oct Santos Party House, New York
03 Oct CODA, Toronto
19 Sep Homopatik, Berlin
12 Sep Dalstone Superstar, London
11 Sep The Block, Tel Aviv
22 Aug 11:11, New York
16 Aug 11:11, New York
13 Aug TBA, Ohio
09 Aug TBA, New York
02 Aug Circus, Montreal
01 Aug Studio 80, Amsterdam
31 Jul Sugar Factory (night), Amsterdam
31 Jul Amstelveld (day), Amsterdam
26 Jul About Blank, Berlin
25 Jul La Mouche Club, Arad
18 Jul 11:11, New York
30 Jun The Guvernment, Toronto
27 Jun Wanderlust, Paris
26 Jun Louis Vuitton Show, Paris
22 Jun Panorama Bar, Berlin
20 Jun Terminal, Lyon
15 Jun L’Atlantida @ Sonar, Barcelona
13 Jun 11:11, New York
08 Jun U Street Music Hall, DC
01 Jun GMF, Berlin
17 May The Warehouse, Amsterdam
03 May CODA, Toronto
24 Apr Spy Bar, Chicago
12 Apr Le Bain , New York
04 Apr Rhonda, Los Angeles
15 Mar Cielo, New York
03 Mar Harry Klein, Munich
02 Mar Weekend Club, Berlin
23 Feb Audio SF, San Fransisco
16 Feb 718 Sessions, Santo’s Party House New York
26 Jan Shakedown, London
18 Jan Dance Tunnel, London
16 Jan Louis Vuitton Menswear Show, Paris