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The legendary Jay Jay Revlon returns to Dance Umbrella following 2019’s The Big Pink Vogue Ball with a virtual version of his ‘community-centred club night’ (Huck Mag), Let’s Have a Kiki. Party from the safety of your own home to Jay Jay’s signature mix of House, Afro House, Classics and Ballroom beats alongside a curated bill of DJs. Featuring faces from the ballroom community, join us to celebrate the closing of Dance Umbrella’s first digital festival and Let’s Have a Kiki!
Jay Jay Revlon
Special guest DJs
Bam Bam 007
Listen to Jay Jay Revlon's playlist +
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Artist biographies +
Jay Jay Revlon
From curating events, DJing, Ballroom (voguing) and mentoring; Jay Jay is listed as Time Out’s ‘One to Watch’. A committed community activist who is dedicated to creating safe spaces and conversations for QPOC and LGBTQ+; Jay Jay runs his own club night ‘Let’s Have a Kiki #theparty’ and is a volunteer peer to peer mentor at Stonewall Housing. As Father of the ‘UK House of Revlon’ and founder of the ‘Kiki House of Tea’, Jay Jay is a leading authority of Ballroom in the UK. From leading workshops at Tate Britain and Southbank Centre, to bringing his inclusive flair to Brighton Pride, he is a frequent collaborator with LGBTQ+ artists such as Honey Dijon and Years & Years. DJing credits include Rinse FM, Fabric, The Royal Academy, National Portrait Gallery, Bussey Building and for brands such as Levi’s, G-Star, JW Anderson’s LFW Afterparty.
LHAKK resident DJ since 2018, Karim will be bringing you your favourite R&B and dancehall old and new so pour yourself a drink, move your dining table out the way and come ready to put in WORK.
Jordss is a London based DJ and radio host on Rinse FM. Named ‘Queen of rnb edits‘ by Boiler Room Jordss is known for playing recognisable favourites with a twist and never scared to throw in a curveball or three. As a third generation Jamaican growing up in London, Jordss draws influences from her Caribbean roots blended with gritty London garage beats and an undying love of rnb. Put those 3 things in a pot and you get a Jordss mix. Jordss is also founder of ‘Girls Can’t DJ’ a community and database made to eradicate gender imbalance in the djing community by encouraging women to learn how to DJ and promoting existing female talent.
Pierre Edouard Hache is a French DJ, producer and artist. He is an active participant on the Paris voguing scene and is fighting for equal LGBT rights. Alternative movie fans will surely recognize Kiddy as Daddy, a character from Gaspar Noé’s Climax.
Catapulted into the public consciousness by Beth Ditto, Kiddy Smile seeks to spread the retro love in his beats, all of which he produces, sings and sometimes even raps over himself. Deeply influenced by the sleazy, lazy feel of 80s and 90s house music and the fabulous legacy of the Ballroom scene, he has performed live alongside the likes of Hercules & Love Affair, The Gossip and LCD Soundsystem. Through his own music and performances, Kiddy has kept the nostalgic sounds of the dancefloor very much alive.
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