BBC Radio 1 Dance DJ Jaguar, once host to The Lab LDN, returns to the Mixmag office this Friday after a handful of years knuckling down on her solo music career. Coming full circle and returning to her former spot behind the decks this week, Jaguar makes her debut performing at The Lab where she’ll bring her energetic selections and fresh cuts to the place where she first earned her stripes.
Since breaking out as a selector in the mid-10s, Jaguar has gone on to play gigs around the world while holding down regular shows on BBC’s Radio 1 Introducing and Radio 1 Dance, and launched Utopia – centred around making dance music a more accessible and safe space for LGBTQIA+ people, and setting a focus on the Black roots of electronic music. Through Utopia and the Jaguar Foundation, in which she aims to “make electronic music a more equal place” for the next generation of talent, the selector has also unearthed thousands of new artists through her weekly radio show and helped to bring dance music back to the MOBOs alongside the help of Club BEMA.
“This is an honour,” Jaguar said on her return to The Lab LDN. “Anyone that knows me knows how much of a big deal this is. Mixmag has been a huge part of my journey, where I had the pleasure of joining the team in my early 20s,” she said. Catch Jaguar back at Mixmag HQ this week and sign up for guestlist here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins