News 7 March 2022

ARIA DJ Of The Week: DJ Du Jour

The Melbourne DJ talks influences and floor fillers.

ARIA DJ Of The Week: DJ Du Jour

Each week, ARIA highlights one of the DJs that contributes to the Top 50 Club Tracks Chart.

Hailing from Sydney, DJ Du Jour launched her career in 2010, off the back of winning the Sydney Mardi Gras DJ Competition.

Now calling Melbourne home, Du Jour has residencies at Poof Doof, Sircuit and Emerson Rooftop as well as recently signing to Vicious Records for a forthcoming release.

Du Jour has captivated festivals and events around the world including Defected Melbourne and major LGBTIQA+ events both domestically and internationally, spreading her wings to the USA, Europe and Bali.

Her career highlights include playing alongside Sam Divine, touring the USA and a successful radio show for Ibiza Club News.

1. Tell us about your style of music…

I love all types of house music, with a deep love for vocal classics that leave listeners with their hands in the air. For me, each performance is about the meshing of tracks, how they are intertwined to create a moment in time. My influences vary based on my own mood. Right now, I am loving what is coming out of Defected Records and Glasgow Underground as well as artists like David Penn and James Hype. 

2. What makes a set by you unique?

I have an eclectic style that takes a listener on a journey of discovery. My sound is carved from arena style vocals to the deep trenches of tech and progressive house. Each performance is moulded to suit the venue and the crowd, leaving a unique and unforgettable experience.

3. What's your guaranteed floor-filler?

I have recently started playing around with live mash ups and have created one with Fisher’s ‘Losing It’ - that is guaranteed to get people on the dance floor - as well as the recent release of Acraze ‘Do It To It’ which is going nuts at the moment.

4. You have to step away from the booth for a break, what's your go-to long song?

The toilet song… hahaha… ordinarily I have played a remix of Cher’s ‘All or Nothing (Almighty Remix)’. It’s an absolute gem and hasn’t dated at all. 9 minutes of joy!

5. What would be your ultimate music collaboration?

I’m digging Defected Records at the moment and would love to collab with David Penn or even Sam Divine for some vocal house tracks! Think gospel and house with some Motown flavour - that would be epic!

6. What is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

Most rewarding is walking out of a club with patrons and them telling you that they had the best night because of your music and set. For me, it’s about storytelling and that lived experience of music and the passion, energy and emotion it exudes - I love that!

7. Can you share any tips for people who want to become a DJ?

Find humility in the early stages of your career - you’re only as good as your last set and find a way that sets you apart from all the others. Use that to help guide and mould you and your career.

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