Queenie gets joyful with DJ Jumeau

Still tingling from her fabulous sets at Brighton Pride, Queenie catches up with the marvellous Jumeau…..

Hello – how are you? Hello! I’m great, still riding the high from a fantastic Pride weekend with some really fun sets and already thinking about how to make it even bigger and better next year 🙂

What does your name mean?! It’s French for twin and its pronounced joo-moe. I’m a non-identical twin and I’m not French but I’ve always loved French house and electro, so it’s something I always try to incorporate or reference in my sets.

Where can we see and hear you playing? You can see me playing at Gal Pals (galpals.club) alternating between Brighton and London almost every month, and you can hear me on Mixcloud for live sets and teaser mixes.

What music are you playing these days? I’ve been oscillating between summery sets with a lot of Brockhampton, Chloe x Halle and Doja Cat, and heavier electronic sets with some TEPR and Brenmar thrown in the mix.

Do you have any other projects going on at the moment? I recently started a radio show with my girlfriend called 1-800GALPALS on Platform B, we chat about queer pop culture and play our favourite songs by women & nonbinary musicians on the 3rd Friday of every month. I also run pop-up video game events, we curate our nights around different themes and create spaces for people who don’t traditionally consider themselves as ‘gamers’.

What’s your fave song of all time?  Way too hard to choose! Fave song at the moment is Americans by Janelle Monae. My mornings for the last month have begun by listening to Dirty Computer in its entirety – by the time I get to Americans, I’m feeling euphoric and ready to take on the day.

What’s been your best ever gig, and do you have a dream place you’d love to play? I’ve been supporting Mykki Blanco with his UK shows recently and every gig has been AMAZING. It’s really great warming up the crowd for such a high energy show. Dream place I’d love to play? Anywhere with an audience that has no requests and are just happy to come along for the ride.

Name a tune you wish you’d never played and why! Mind is blanking here, probably because i’ve erased the memory out of sheer embarrassment and tried to move on with my life after probably clearing the dancefloor(!)

Guilty pleasure? I don’t believe in them! If I love a song, I’ll love it (and play it) loud.

Describe yourself in 3 words! I asked the internet because I got way too introspective with this, they came up with the following answers: Nerdy, extroverted, cutie. Queer, here, needabeer. The biggest babe. Squirrel, Ipswich, kettle. You contain multitudes

Jumeau’s September Five 

Disclosure (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) Ultimatum (Original Mix) Universal-Island Records Ltd.

Boston Bun (feat. DVNO) Spread Love (Paddington) (Dub) Atlantic Records UK

First Choice The Player (Mousse T. & Boris Dlugosch Classic 12″) Defected.

Janet Jackson Alright (Kaytranada Remix) Daytripper

Sade Nothing Can Come Between Us (Original Mix) RCA

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