Miss Honey Djion is not an instantly recognized name, but one you should remember. She comes from the Chicago Jack school of DJing—playing thunderous, ominous bass-lined tracks with hints of jazz and soul. Since the inception of her DJing career, she has dropped beats with the Don of Chicago house, Derrick Carter, hung out with No Assembly Firm—even producing for the Dan X label, Peaches Recordings. Her production, like the label, is fun with hints of mischief: not so much straightforward house as forward-thinking with touches of retro-madness and old-soul-insanity. Her production sense manifests in her DJing, too. With track selection to the left of left-field, she’ll mix in The White Stripes as easily as she will Missy Elliott or the B-52s. As long as it makes the body move, Djion will play it and play it well. (Lorenzo de Jesus Martinez)
June 16 at Zentra.