DJ, broadcaster and host of her own show at Reprezent, 24-year-old Jaguar has spent the last few years building place in the industry as a discerning selector and champion of the best new music the UK underground has to offer. Besides her work at Reprezent, she's also a key part of Carly Wilford's Sister crew, a curator at BBC Music Introducing and a prolific LGBTQ+ activist. All of that feeds into her work as a selector and has made her radio shows and DJ sets essential for her eclectic and diverse choices.
We hit the rising selector up to bring some of that heat our way. Living up to the ever-growing hype, Jaguar put together an hour of pounding club electronics from the likes of India Jordan, DJ Lag, Impey and more. At first listen, Jaguar's mix is a robust, 4x4 workout session driven forward by booming house and techno rhythms, but into that she's stirred gqom, breaks, acid and one or two trips down the annals of rave history.
Tuck in below, and catch Jaguar every other Saturday from 9pm on Reprezent Radio.
Tell us a bit about your selections in this mix.
I've been going down a slightly faster and woppier route at the moment in my sets. The set begins with an ethereal groove from electro-pop duo Private Agenda, then turns percussive and into some techy pumpers from Big Miz then progresses into bass-driven cuts from Farsight and India Jordan. There's also emotive moments with a great track from Tibasko, which leads nicely into Blueprint and Effy's "Fluffy Clouds" to round off the mix.
What was the one track you absolutely had to include?
DABJ X BIG MIZ's "CYT". As soon as I heard it, I immediately thought, 'This is a bit of me!'
Any tracks that narrowly missed the cut?
Loads! Gabe Gurnsey's "I Get Harder", for one.
What's the first single or album you ever bought?
As a gal proudly born in '95, my first album was Elephunk by The Black Eyed Peas. I was eight years old. There's some absolute bangers in there!
What's the last physical record you bought?
Île de Rêve by Private Agenda.
What do you want to see happen musically over the next 12 months?
I'm excited to see my friends and DJ peers come to the forefront and start taking over. There are some incredible new and fresh talents out there finally getting the recognition, which is sick! Also, I can't wait for the day when line-ups and club events are completely diversified and conversations around gender diversity don't need to be as potent and constant. But at the moment, it's important to keep fighting against inequality and calling it out.
What trend or scene absolutely needs to die right now?
People living for Insta and not in the moment!
1. Private Agenda - Ultramarine
2. Burland - Untitled 140
3. Kaizen Karnak - Proletariat Base - La Casa Del K
4. Absent - Another Track
5. Impey - B 4rm B
6. Elliot Adamson - Down To The Electrodome
7. DABJ X BIG MIZ - CYT
8. DJ 3000 - Pariah
9. KETTAMA - Bang The Box
10. Furious Frank - Ahora Sí
11. Stray Beast - Need You
12. Farsight - The Stuff
13. India Jordan - Bulbasaur Shuffle
14. LSDXOXO - Rockstar69
15. Andy Garvey - Protovision
16. DJ Lag - Rich Drop
17. Tibasko - Imperium
18. BluePrint - Context Is Everything
19. Effy - Fluffy Clouds