Selextorhood is a Birmingham based community that supports, nurtures and empowers women and gender minority* DJs within the music industries. Thriving for the past three years, Selextorhood have run DJ workshops and events, working to their mission to remove social barriers from careers into DJing. Their Smithfield Festival Site takeover day will celebrate the community.
Starting with a bang, Selextorhood DJs will welcome the crowds to Smithfield, whilst Drum n Bounce classes will take place on stage, drop into DJ workshops to learn new skills, find your musical voice and build confidence.
*non binary, trans women, gender fluid, non-conforming
13:00-14:00 L Daze
L Daze blends house, tech-house, breaks and many more to create high-quality, high-energy sets. Since emerging on the scene last year she has been making waves, guest appearances on radio shows and securing a residency in Birmingham.
14:30-15:30 Drum & Bounce
A class designed to get you simultaneously moving and smiling! If you’ve got an appetite to dance your way through bass lines then this is the place for you. There’ll be eight different dance fitness routines, choreographed to custom made drum & bass mixes, keeping you on your toes. The routines have low and high impact options so you can work within your fitness capabilities. The emphasis is on having fun and moving to the beat in whichever way you can!
Mirage is an artist, DJ, selector and performer - and an avid record collector and plays vinyl from a wide range of genres from jazz, hip hop and disco to house, techno and ambient. She is the host of the Dublin Digital Radio hit show, Mirage Selects, which runs twice a month and explores music through different themes.
Her musical influences include Drexciya, DJ Rashad, Sinjin Jawke, DJ Assault, Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard, Kelela, Omar S, Moodymann, UNiiQU3 and many, many more that she can’t fit into this bio!
Formally a member of Equaliser & Bath Time Sessions, having lived across Birmingham, Leeds, Leipzig & Bath, Rizmi finds inspiration from experiencing life in different cities, and the connections made with others across the globe. .
As a DJ, she enjoys creating music in a variety of different spaces, collaborating with those she meets and building upon her repertoire in the never ending pursuit of learning.
18:45-19:45 Superstar DJ Lai Power
Superstar DJ Lai Power was born and bred in Birmingham. Now producing electronic music and DJing, they have built up a cult following in Birmingham and elsewhere for their high energy sets. Their sets are a whirlwind trip through visions of dancefloors through time. They play everything from Chicago and Detroit legends to ambient soundscapes and the latest esoteric pop from around the world.
19:45-20:45 sexy roy
A love of sound and dance culture has steered artist sexy roy to a career in Dj and music. Combining different kinds of audio, they assemble mixes to move to, merging various genres and styles.
Japes arrived on the Brum scene in 2019 after attending a Selextorhood workshop, where it was love at first mix. She plays jazz, R&B, disco, hip-hop, afro, latin and house, with a real passion for percussion.
She plays a series of gigs such as warming up for Carista and Eclair Fifi. Japes has also taken to the decks for Tropical Soundclash, has picked up a residency at Attic Brew Co in Stirchley and played in a variety of Birmingham based venues including Dead Wax, Zumhof & The Hare and Hounds.
15:00-20:30 DJ Workshops
Come and drop into our free DJ workshops, designed to teach and nurture music and tech skills, along with building confidence. No matter what your musical taste, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know. You’ll be taught by:
Zuanella is based in the West Midlands, she has worked in the music industry as a journalist for music events company Skiddle and various music organisations before turning her hands to mixing in recent years.
Zuanella has played at a variety of clubs around the country and formed strong relationships with promoters in a wide range of communities. As well as being a member of Selextorhood she is also part of the prominent female, non-binary and trans communities girlsneedmusic and All Hands on Deck. Their mission is to continually strive to push for equality on the dance floor and in music industries .
Scarlett K is a Birmingham based DJ in love with classic tracks across multiple genres, specialising in house, hip-hop and funk.
RINGERS is a multi genre DJ with a love for UK rave tunes. Whether blending catchy breakbeat garage or shelling infectious old school jungle rhythms, her sets reflect a true love for the British party scene.
In her first year as a DJ, RINGERS played her debut Keep Hush set and supported a list of artists including Ray Keith and Goldie. She is a co-founder of up and coming record label High Key, a venture that champions a policy of safe spaces and inclusion.
New to the DJ scene, TONi started mixing after years of collecting and digging her tunes. TONi’s knowledge of music is displayed through her residency on Alto Radio ‘Life in Labels’, where she delves into the history of music of her favourite and most influential record.
Plus look out for all of our daily activities: Each day at 2:15pm, Pride House will host interviews on our Beacon Stage with queer athletes participating across the Games. Whilst just scratching the surface on their experience, we want to offer a visible platform to celebrate the athletes and the work Pride House are doing during the Games.
Take time to explore our Spaghetti Junction inspired brand new inflatable art installation, watch live sports from across the games on our big screen, play table tennis against a robot, stumble on circus performances and watch a host of brand new films, music videos and digital commissions screening throughout the day, including a fantastic new digital visual spectacular every day at 6pm.
We’re also playing host to daily performances from acclaimed dance-circus ensemble Motionhouse, who will be bringing back the unique and spectacular globe from our Festival opening show, Wondrous Stories. Plus look out for a living green space within the heart of Smithfield, created by the National Trust and featuring more than 70 young trees, colourful benches and hammocks, the installation provides somewhere visitors can connect with the natural world, relax and play in between the Games’ high-energy events.