Local legend in the house. With recent shows in Indiana, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seattle, she’s been staying quite busy. Well respected for her skills behind the decks for many many years now, it’s a pleasure to have this lively character on the site and at our monthly spot Thursday. Enjoy our little conversation!
DD Hey there Jimni! Welcome to Disco Droppings, how are you?
JC Heavenly, thank you.
DD You have this very fun, animated energy. Who or what has helped shape the way you carry yourself?
JC Self-awareness and self love give me the inspiration to be expressive.
DD You’re known for your work with Happy Hardcore, but this week (3/19) you’ll be showing another side to yourself at our Disco Droppings Presents Kremwerk monthly, this interest in Jungle. What first sparked your attention with this kind of style, and when was the last time you did a set like this?
JC I am pretty sure I started collecting jungle records the same time as Happy Hardcore. My brother was DJ ERA with the Seattle Pressure crew in the 90’s. He would always give me his new mixtapes with all the newest jungle. In 1997 for Christmas he gave me Roni-Size-Reprazent-New-Forms which is still one of my favorite cds. That cd for sure made me a life time fan of dnb. I suppose Lucky was the last time I played dnb …..so last weekend. I will of course be a little more mindful about the happy hardcore at your event haha but only a little. I feel like variety is very important.
DD Where have been your most inspiring places to travel?
JC Burning Man has the most amazing art and is rather lovely. Also every time I go to LA to hang out with DJ Flap Jack, Audra and all my other alien friends I am so inspired by their creativity.
DD You’ve mentioned “The Last Unicorn” and “What Dreams May Come” in a past interview, what about these books sparks your interest?
JC I like the style of writing in “What Dreams May Come”. It intentionally becomes confusing at parts, which I find to be a good way to set the mood of what is happening. The book uses good imagery. “The Last Unicorn” is inspiring due to its poetic nature, every word spoken in the book is like a song. It is very musical for something with no music. Every line is perfect. There is so much wisdom in this book.
“There never is a happy ending because nothing ever ends.”
Always was my favorite quote from the book.
*Photo credit: Jeremy Jones
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– Jimi Jaxon