Chicago native Honey Dijon is a DJ and producer who embodies the genre-defining spirit of Windy City house music, and is deeply committed to the art of mixing with vinyl.
Honey Dijon’s love affair with music began once she discovered her parent’s soul and R&B records; she soon realised that she wanted to be the one dropping the needle on the record at the parties held in the family basement, and the lure of club life naturally followed. She began obsessively collecting music from renowned local stores like Imports Etc and Gramaphone, all the while honing her own personal DJ style. Dijon met and formed a long-lasting friendship and menteeship with Chicago legend Derrick Carter, who introduced her to the underground sound of jacking house and Detroit techno. After relocating to New York City, Dijon encountered another giant, Danny Tenaglia, whose legendary sets at Twilo became another major source of inspiration. This combination of Chicago and New York influences formed the blueprint of Honey Dijon’s signature sound.
As longtime advocate for vinyl records, Dijon’s sets are known for their strong passion, deft mixing skills, hypnotic feel and flawless programming. She has played at many of the best nightspots around the world including esteemed underground haunts like Panorama Bar (Berlin), Sub Club (Glasgow), The Block (Tel Aviv), Output (NYC), Space (Ibiza) and Smart Bar (Chicago). Honey Dijon also brings her unique perspective and experience to the production field, with heritage sounds at the bedrock of what she does, and new ideas always at the forefront.