Born with beats coursing through her veins, Kat Nughes, better known as DJ Du Jour has made a remarkable impact on dance floors all over Australia since winning the 2011 Sydney Mardi Gras DJ Competition.
A home-grown treasure, Kat spent her youth rummaging through music at local record stores and scouring for dance music over any radio station that she could find; innately drawn to 90’s dance, funk and house music. From teenage years, immersing herself with pioneers of electronic dance music like Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers and Paul Oakenfold. Kat studied exercise physiology and science at a tertiary level, where her vehemence for human movement started to develop. This eventuated in her standing meekly behind a set of decks, a place where Kat feels truly at home; because house is where her heart is.
Well respected and highly regarded in the industry as a professional straight edge DJ, Du Jour was undoubtedly born to perform and entertain. She has a unique edge, offering a raw and ubiquitous talent, her entrancing sets are a notably eclectic style of music ranging from arena style vocal house and deep, dark alluring velvet beats through to engaging and energy fuelled progressive and electro house.
First and foremost Du Jour knows her crowds and how to captivate them - how to tease them, throw their hands in the air, make their bodies heave, entice their ears and leave them wanting more. She has a serious knack for knowing what the crowd before her want, what the venue and promoter desires, and delivers in ways that can only be seen, heard and felt.
Du Jour is a regular in the Sydney scene, covering events and iconic venues, as either a resident or regular including; Slide, Arq Sydney, The Colombian, The Star Casino, I Remember House at The Ivy & The Beresford Hotel. Interstate, Du Jour has taken Brisbane and Melbourne by storm, headlining major events and venues like Midsumma T-Dance, The Greyhound Hotel, Pinkalicious/Sundaylicious, LezFest and the Brisbane Pride Festival.
Talking festivals and celebrations... Du Jour was part of the festivities at both the 2013 and 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras as one of the DJs gracing the decks at the world renowned After Party and exclusive Pool Party at The Ivy. Further to this, Du Jour was just recently a headlining act at 2015 Mardi Gras Harbour Party and Laneway Parties.
Du Jour has been included in the ARIA Club Chart Jury and has been ranked in the Top 75 Female DJs for SheCanDJ Competition as well as being a finalist for 2010 Your Shot DJ Competition. Most recently, Du Jour won a competition to secure a gig playing at the well-revered I Remember House Spring Edition – only reiterating that the fact that her talent is as big as her smile.
Her sets have been a feature on KissFM’s Walk of Shame and OX Live Radio nation-wide. Du Jour has the world in her sights... hungry for international crowds and flavour... each one of her sets continues to deliver memorable and outstanding performances that cannot be imagined!
Coming off the back of a 6-Week tour of the USA, where Du Jour delivered sets for capacity crowds in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, she is now focused heavily on getting her finger in the pie of production. The desire to reach further into the stratosphere of musicianship and cement her beaming smile on an even larger international audience.