Meet the Talented Black Musical Artists Taking Over 2021/6
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This DJ has The Best of Both Worlds.
Honey Dijon is using both music and fashion to express herself fully and to be an advocate for happiness.
“I am a proponent of joy and I celebrate life creatively through music, fashion, and art,” Dijon tells PEOPLE. “My music is a celebration of all of my musical heroes from Grace Jones to Quincy Jones, Green Velvet to Danny Tenaglia, Steely Dan and The B52s.”
The Chicago-raised artist said she’s taken musical inspiration from her roots on the South Side, the birthplace of house music.
“I learned everything I know about music from growing up on the South Side of Chicago and listening to my parents R&B record collection to the Black, queer underground dance community that birthed house music,” says Dijon.
With her hit songs like “Why“ featuring Nomi Ruiz and her “Honey Dijon Realness Remix” of Lady Gaga’s “Free Woman”, the DJ wants to continue to share with the world the “rich contributions” that Black trans women and “gay, queer and non binary folk” give to our culture.
“We have literally influenced vernacular, style of dress, and musical movements,” says Dijon. “We are a part of the universe that adds beauty and culture to humanity.”
Honey Dijon plans on dropping her second album Black Girl Magic later this year.