Every Friday 8-10PM ‘Aphrodite Friday’ Featuring a Ladies line up!!
Afro*Disiacs ‘Aphrodite Friday’ 8-10pm weekly time slot for the female DJ. Each DJ plays various genres and different styles of House to Garage, Old Skool, Break Beats, Hip Hop, D & B and Jungle, our DJ’s have the sounds;Lady G, Jay Jazvin, D-vox and Pixi J all play out regularly at established Club Nights in Bournemouth, guesting or holding residencies. Collectively their skills include, Media Technology, Radio Presenting/Interviewing, P.R, Singer/Vocalist and Journalism. With this artistry Afro*Disiacs Aphrodite Friday really is a kind of supreme being.
Jays love of music, rhythm and lyrical expression has been there from childhood. Within sounds and words tells tales of passion or pain, it’s the reason why blending a melody and a message comes naturally to her as a DJ. She plays instinctively to move, elevate, love, inspire or arouse a crowd and has been since her teens to today.
Jay is an original House & Garage girl from London who played on the underground scene all through the 90’s. She moved to Bournemouth, playing here and there, but consciously stepped back for studies and travel.
The last few years have got quite interesting which has gently rekindled her love for all things musical again.
With a residency at Twisted, an old skool Garage, Jungle/D&B night, guesting at established club nights and joining with 24spin/Afro*Disiac Radio, the passion is very much alive.
Daniela Rhodes – aka D-Vox – has been djing for almost twelve years and during that time has been influenced by many dj’s and producers across genres. Her journey began mixing hard trance/hard house in her bedroom on a set of budget turntables, after being inspired by seeing Tiesto play at Godskitchen’s fourth birthday. Her collection consists of tracks by producers such as Guyver, Paul Maddox and Lisa Lashes on labels like Tidy Trax and Vicious Circle. She quickly began to develop her own style and ability to move confidently around the mixer to give an energy packed performance, playing at house parties and local hard dance events.
She then invested in a pair of Technics 1200’s, and from harder dance music leaned towards funky, tribal, acid and tech house vibes, playing tracks by Eric Prydz and Marc Romboy, on labels such as Credence, Systematic and Data Records. She began taking her sound to local bars and clubs including Oceana, and was given a fantastic opportunity to play a two hour warm up set at Usine A Gaz in Switzerland when she was 21.
D-Vox is also a talented vocalist/lyricist and started developing her style at house parties and on DNB pirate radio stations up and down the country. She has developed a unique ability to accompany instrumental DNB, techno and baseline house tracks within her dj sets with complementary, melodic vocals. As the co-promoter of a successful, Northamptonshire DNB event called Sub Rezistance back in 2007, D-vox has been involved behind the scenes as well as on stage and looks forward to promoting more events in the future. Having a large DNB collection due to her love for the genre, D-Vox is taking more of an interest in djng DNB as well as house and techno, and is currently working with promoters on various projects lined up for December and the New Year.
D-Vox, along with four other female dj’s, has just launched Afrodite Friday on Afro*disiac Radio, a Bournemouth based station offering a great selection of different styles of music for listeners nationwide. The five ladies on rotation display a different style of music each week, from tribal/garage influenced beats right through to DNB and tech house. D-Vox continues to develop her radio presenting skills, along with formulating new ideas to promote and enhance her two hour slot on the show.
From the lighter, funky and more commercial sounds right through to the darkest, filthiest techno and DNB, D-Vox is enjoying every second of entertaining the crowds before her and takes every opportunity which flies her way in order to further progress in her career and build her reputation as a gifted, female dj with many strings to her bow.
Cat Farrell –
Having first tried her hand at mixing borrowing decks from her cousin for a summer, she never expected to play any further than the four walls of her bedroom…Now, Cat has been DJing for two years, both on the radio and in club nights in England since joining the Afro*disiac Collective in 2012 whilst studying for her Masters – and is the resident Scottish lass on the Afro*dite line up.
Whilst maintaining an eclectic love and appreciation for a huge spectrum of music, Cat has particular passion for deep melodic house, progressive and funky bass beats – embracing the revival of house music in the UK in recent years and taking influence from the likes of Detroit Swindle, Doc Daneeka, George Fitzgerald, TCTS, Hot Since 82 and Shadow Child, to name but a few. An Afro*Disiac night can see her spin anything from sixties soul to electro swing to Congolese Soukous music – nothing is off limits! More recently she’s become involved in the techno scene, regularly playing at progressive tech house night Terminal in Bournemouth, where you can catch her dropping tracks from Green Velvet, to Dusky to Joy Orbison.
Her enthusiasm behind the decks is only matched by an equal love of radio production and broadcasting which was a driving force behind a recent move to London. This year she has enjoyed working on BBC Radio 1 specialist programmes as a Broadcast Assistant on shows like the legendary Annie Nightingale as well as Skream, Pete Tong and Rob Da Bank. She also recently played her debut gig London in Koko, Camden.
Whilst London is her new home, her heart is very much still in Bournemouth and she is greatly invested in supporting and promoting Women in Radio. Cat is excited to get back behind the Afro*disiac mic as part of the new schedule to spin some fresh sounds!