There is nothing about Honey Dijon that can be described as “bland.” Like the condiment from which she takes her name, the iconic Chicago DJ, fashion bellwether, and trans rights activist is a complex, deeply tasteful individual. Honey Dijon’s extensive résumé boasts performances at international underground havens like Berghain, global prestige in the fashion industry, and her unique status as a protegée of Detroit techno legend Derrick Carter.

This past weekend, the renaissance woman added yet another impressive line to her legacy with her first-ever Essential Mix. As with any of the artist’s renowned sets, Honey Dijon’s Essential Mix is rooted in enlivening, cerebral house and techno, yet draws from a wealth of vibrant influences outside of the club realm. Legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is as crucial to the composition of the mix as cuts from Matrixxman and Honey Dijon’s own musical catalogue.

Listen to Honey Dijon’s Essential Mix.


The Beautiful Children (Honey Dijon & Seven Davis Jr.) – Meet Me Downtown (Unreleased Demo)
Lime – Angel Eyes (AG’s Re-Edit)
Cori Josias – Taking It Straight (DC Edit)
Gino Soccio – Remember
H17 – Play To Win (Mbros Edit)
Fela Kuti – Fela Edit (Jamie 3:26 Retouch)
Traumer – A Gonna Get
Ragtyme – Fix It Man (Chrissy’s Fixer Upper Edit) (feat. T.C. Roper)
Unknown – Unknown
Honey Dijon & Seven Davis Jr. – Houze (Deetron Extended Mix)
Honey Dijon & Cakes da Killa – Catch The Beat
ZDS – Weapons
Mattrixxman – Credentials
Chris Nazuka – Amber & Smoke
Aybee – The Motion Syntax
Kao-Tic – Harmony
Honey Dijon & Tim K – Look Ahead (feat. Sam Sparro)
Marco Passarani – Quatro
Sir Lord Commix – Soul House
Islolee – Beau Mot Plage
Rimbaudin – I Said Goodbye To Dreams Of You

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