Welcome to 2014 clubbers! It’s that time of year to shake off any excess Xmas pounds with a right good bout of arse wiggling, and so here’s a gorgeous lady who’ll help you in that quest. Queenie has a January chat with the fabulous Hayley Pons a.k.a. Cheeks Du Rhythm, DJ and founder of the genius night Hotmess, who has a brilliant secret, a bit of a thing for Scary, Sporty and co and also knows where she’d most like to play. Michael Eavis – book her now!
Where can we see you playing? You can catch me at Maloolah Bah on Preston Street and at various DPM events.
How would you describe your djing style? Bass heavy, hip-hop influenced underground techy house!
What’s your favourite song of all time? This is probably one of the hardest questions to answer so I have narrowed it down to song that brings back a great childhood memory. Womack and Womack Teardrops because it reminds me of when I went for a drive with my mum, and we sang it really loudly. It’s such a great memory from my childhood. She passed away 3 years ago so the song always reminds me of that moment.
Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? I have a bass heavy bootleg of Azalea Banks 212 by Double Trouble which never fails. But lately it has to Low Steppa’s remix of Breach Jack.
What would be your ultimate dream gig (no holds barred and in an ideal world!!!)? I would love to play the main stage at Glastonbury.
Name a tune you wish you’d never played (and why!)? I once played a dirty electro remix of the Spice Girls Wannabe. It had a great bassline, but did not go down well with the people on the dance floor. They all looked at me like I was mad!
Guilty pleasure? Spice Girls 2 Become 1
What’s been your best ever gig? Best gig has to be playing the Girls Tent at Pride this year along side my beautiful girlfriend Lady Lola.
Tell us a secret! I have a 3rd nipple!
Got any New Years Resolutions to share? My New Years resolution is to get back into making music again. I have been neglecting music production for a while so it’s about time I started working on a new project. I know so many great musicians and vocalists that I would love to work on tracks with.
Hayley Pons Top 5
ZDS Bang Ze Box Dirtybird Records (Original Mix)
MK Feat Alana Always Defected Records (Route 94 Remix)
Hannah Wants & Lorenzo Kneadin’ Dirtybird Records (Original Mix)
Zombie Disco Squad Drink Suara (Original Mix)
Claude Von Stroke feat Sacha Robotti and Dj Nehpets Lay It Down Dirtybird (Resmoked)