Leftfoot and Fight Night are proud to present to you three women who are sweeping the current
deejay scene of its feet. In Room 1, prepare for an All Night Long B2B with Jayda G and her partner in crime, Ruby Savage. In Room 2, Selextorhood (a female-only DJ collective doing bits in Brum) will warm up the crowd for Scottish selector Éclair Fifi, a lady you do not want to miss. The lack of diversity in the music industry, especially within the deejaying world, is being challenged by women such as Jayga G, Ruby Savage and Éclair Fifi, three female deejays who are proving the 21st century dance scene is not just a white man’s world.
If you haven’t heard of Jayda G, then where have you been? Not only is she one of the most in
demand DJ’s in the world right now, she’s been saving the planet at the same time. While you might recognise Miss G from her high energy soul, funk and house sets on YouTube (check out her insane Boiler Room x Dekmantel set), you might not be aware that the Canadian selector has recently completed her Masters in Resource and Environmental Management, alongside releasing her debut album, Significant Changes. It’s evident there’s no disconnecting Jayda’s two passions; the title for her album was the most used phrase in her thesis. A DJ who truly is making a difference, Jayda had a string of talks this year (JMG Talks) on climate change, as she strives to educate those who listen to her. The lady is simply an unstoppable force.
Going B2B with Jayda is her sister from another mister, Ruby Savage. The two women together radiate infectious energy; they dance, you dance. Savage was born in Amsterdam and raised listening to a diverse range of music, so you can expect to hear all sorts in a Savage set, from rare soul to eighties house to experimental jazz. Another woman much more than a disc jockey, the collector is also the manager of Brownswood Recordings, and has worked with many amazing artists. She’s hosted parties all over the UK and currently presents her own radio shows on NTS and Worldwide FM.
The final female selector gracing Brum’s underground scene is Éclair Fifi. Once again, much more than just a deejay, Fifi is a visual artist and a curator of her own club night, Rapid. She began her journey on pirate radio at 16 and has been a prominent part of the UK airwaves ever since, now hosting her own show on NTS. Fifi is known for her eclectic selections and impressive genre-blending skills, and she’s constantly on the search for new sounds to debut on the decks. Expect anything from synth pop, early house and techno to gabber.
Taking place on the 20th of September at the Hare and Hounds, a legendary venue in the Second City which has hosted the likes of Giles Peterson, Crazy P and Hunee, this is not going to be a night you’ll want to miss.
By Alev Omer