I have been on a search frenzy to find music for a fashion show and all trails seem to be leading up to DJ HONEY DIJON. Ever since I saw him/her on a style.com video it seems that all trails lead to Mt. Dijon.
This is an awesome mix from the amazing Honey Dijon. In her words:
“Here is an exclusive mix that I did for the Honey Soundsystem Crew in San Francisco!
Here is the tracklisting:
1. Dancer Gino Soccio 2. It’s A War Kano 3. I Need You Sylvester 4. One More Round Kasso 5. Music Is My Way Of Life Patti Labelle 6. When You Wake Up Tomorrow Candi Staton 7. Moskow Diskow Telex 8. Disco Circus Martin Circus 9. Inch By Inch Persia 10. TSOB Master Jay and Michael Dee 11. In The Name Of Love Thompson Twins 12. White Boy Culture Club”
“I couldn’t be more proud and excited to say this mix
exclusively features black trans femmes & trans femmes of color. The
idea came to me while I was debating how I could tell the story of my
transition and everything that has lead me up to this point—then it
dawned on me that only my sisters would understand, only my sisters
could help me communicate and that they are what has lead me here. It
was beyond special to learn about my beautiful talented sisters from all
over the world, to hear about each of their hardships while listening
to the incredible work they made in spite of them, thinking about how we
are all connected and what it meant to be literally connecting us
through compiling this mix. It was a really emotional and illuminating
full-circle process for me and I am so happy to share this with all the
black trans femmes & trans femmes in the world and for them to have
something to remind them that their dreams are very possible, I wanna
give them everything I didn’t have. As I prepare for surgery and for
what it means to finally be myself, to meet myself for the first time, I
couldn’t imagine a better soundtrack to carry me through it. ” - @br0nz3_g0dd3ss
one of the things I’m most hopeful about is the black and brown trans femme musical renaissance we’re witnessing rn; this mix is a miracle, but there’s a dozen other brilliant artists like Elysia Crampton, Jackie Shane, Honey Dijon, and Nomi Ruiz who could have been featured. like i could spend years just listening to music by black and brown trans women and never get through it all.