A Night With... Heidi
A Night With… just keeps getting better and better. Having kicked things off with the eminent Derrick Carter and brought us the best of Berlin with Ellen Allien, the next iconic headliner to step up to the decks and single handedly take charge of our ears, hearts and minds for eights hours is the female face of dance music and first lady of BBC Radio 1, Heidi.
"Heidi at Sunday school was one of the best DJ sets I´ve ever seen. The woman plays with honesty and love and everyone knows that." Nicolas Jaar, 2011.
Having taken some pretty big strides up the musical ladder, Heidi is so much more than an exceptionally pretty face, keeping her finger firmly on the pulse of the international dance music world and heavily involved in some of the shining lights of the industry. Originally hailing from Ontario, Canada, she has made her mark on the musical map since moving to London in 2000, when she was one of the original team of like minded forward-thinking individuals that opened up Phonica, still regarded eight years on as London’s leading record shops today. Being able to immerse herself daily in music and with access to an abundance of vinyl at her fingertips she leapt onto the DJ-ing circuit and was quickly scooped up by Get Physical, and is now one of their main staples.
Her charm, charisma, outstanding knowledge and insatiable appetite for new music has scored her a regular monthly host spot on BBC Radio 1´s ´In New DJs We Trust´ specialist dance show. Not content with exposing quality club music to millions of people via her BBC Radio 1 show, Heidi has launched her own travelling club event series The Jackathon, showcasing her own distinct and unique booty-shaking beats, first road tested in Watergate Berlin receiving all the right attention, and since been taken to Paris’s Le Régine’s, Miami’s WMC and Sankeys in Manchester. She has gone on tour internationally with her club CV nothing short of comprehensive, having spun tunes and worked crowds at Fabric, Panoramabar, Womb, Space Ibiza, with residencies at Watergate Club, various locations in Paris with WeBecome, and Studio 80 in Amsterdam. This year she’s set to bring out a Jackathon album project on Get Physical with tracks from peers and close friends, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Soul Clap. Heidi promises to bring everything to the floor on the night from hip hop to funk to soul, disco, house and techno...she’ll be busting out all the moves and diggin deep.
Forthcoming A Night With… guests for 2011 include Xpress 2, Madga, Miss Kittin, Simian Mobile Disco and Radio Slave making it another stellar year for London’s most loved night event.