The statuesque, frosted-blonde love-child of Brigette Neilsen and Annie Lennox, DJ Whiskey Houston is a contemporary vehicle for the cold, hard glamour of the androgynous 80s, transporting revellers to an alternate universe of hard-out camp, where disco reigns – and glitter rains – supreme.
Whiskey earned her stripes in Melbourne’s inner north as resident DJ, promoter and founder of Danceteria Party (2010-2013), with 2013 seeing the launch of her solo venture Flawless and gay disco venture The Outpost with co-founders Steven Weir (Loves Saves The Day, Sundays at the Toff) and Gerard Long (Love Saves the Day, Fridays at the Laird).
In her peroxided prime, she spins the soundtrack to the homoerotic dream of a leather-clad motorcycle ride through 1980s New York, spinning her picks from the late 70s to early 90s: disco, soul, new wave, 80s synth-pop, early house and techno, electro rap, Miami bass, vintage hip-hop and r’n’b – studded by a few contemporary tunes to slap you back into the now.
From supporting high profile US acts Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa), JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN) and David Banner to representing at homegrown affairs, Whiskey’s played em all. Party highlights include City of Melbourne NYE Fireworks 2013, Midsumma Carnival after parties, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) Independent Runway after party, Channel 10’s Party Tricks wrap party, Women of Letters, Late Bit @ ACMI, Spectacle Launch Party at ACMI, Fringe Festival hub events in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Penthouse Mouse, Bikefest, Comedy Festival, The Real Hot Bitches Dance Troupe performance nights, Body Electric dance performance nights, Chunky Move, Fitzroy Learning Network’s Annual Ball and Fitzroy’s Hares & Hyenas Rent Parties.
Guest club night sets include Heavenly Bodies, Grouse Party, Disco Abyss, Shock of the New, Control, LA Nights, The Toff in Town, Boney, Carlton Club, Hasti Bala, Shebeen, Laundry Bar, Bimbos, Cheated Hearts (Brisbane) in addition to guest-programming live DJ sets for RRR radio.