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Dancing in the kitchen with Eris Drew, Octo Octa, Kate Pierson and Jayda G

DJ and producer Eris Drew talks to Octo Octa, Jayda G, and Kate Pierson of The B-52's about how 1950s rock'n'roll influences today's dance music.

DJ and producer Eris Drew talks to Octo Octa, Jayda G, and Kate Pierson of The B-52's about who they’ve remixed recently, why it's hard to do DJ mixes and not be able to look at the crowd, why 1950s rock'n'roll is important for dance music, and the role positivity plays in their music.

Eris is a transgender DJ and producer, originally from Chicago, who started raving in the early 90s, eventually mastering the art of vinyl DJing. She now tours the world playing back-to-back with her partner in life and music, Octo Octa, the ecstatic House producer and DJ based in New Hampshire. They run the T4T LUV NRG record label together.

Also on the show is Jayda G, a Grammy-nominated Canadian DJ and producer now based in London, who has made a huge impression on the underground dance scene over the last few years. She released her debut album Significant Changes on the Ninja Tune label in 2019. She’s also a scientist, having studied environmental toxicology.

And finally, we have musical royalty with Kate Pierson. A singer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of one of the world's most famous rock'n'roll bands, the B-52’s. They defined rock through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s with hits such as Love Shack, Roam, Private Idaho, and Rock Lobster.

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30 minutes

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Eris Drew (Credit: Rae Tilly), Jayda G (Credit: Lou Jasmine), Octo Octa (Credit: Eris Drew) and Kate Pierson


  • Sat 16 Jan 2021 12:06GMT
  • Sun 17 Jan 2021 20:06GMT

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