A DJ, presenter and curator, JAMZ Supernova is a purveyor of the hottest beats of the future.
Championing the next generation of emerging talent, JAMZ has spent the last couple of years carefully crafting her own unique music platform and club residency, Future Bounce, to bring the freshest talent across the globe to the heart of the cities and celebrate their otherworldly club culture.
Fast becoming a landscape for new music discovery, and supported by PRS funding, Future Bounce is hitting Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton and London and she’s bringing the likes of SG Lewis, JD Reid, Swindle and Nightwave with her. A forward thinker and passionate of her craft, JAMZ is always one step ahead of the game.
She talks us through her five top clubs.
“I think I was born a raver. From such a young age I was itching to go out.
Watching my older family members being so ingrained in clubbing culture and getting excited to see different DJs and Sound Systems rubbed off on me and I was trying – sometimes successfully sometimes not – to go out from the age of 14! I think it’s such a shame that higher powers that be don’t understand the importance of club culture and how for every generation it defines and reflects the people we grow into. The dancefloor is one of the only places that race, age, sexuality and class don’t matter. So it’s such an amazing feeling to be able to rave for a living & add my own contribution to club culture.
Sadly no longer running. Yoyo’s reminds me of my college years! We literally went every Thursday without fail. It took place at Notting Hill Arts club and was a mixture of a live night meets rave. They’d always have a really cool live act opening the night, sometimes US sometimes UK. You either had the chance to discover someone new or watch your new fave artist in a small intimate capacity. Then you had the DJ’s residents and guests who always played dope sets. One of the nicest things about raving in the same place weekly is the community you feel a part of, we made so many friends there be it other ravers, bar staff and promoters. I definitely look back at YoYo with fond memories.
I can’t speak more highly about Benji B and what he has created with Deviation. I base my Future Bounce model on Deviation and booking DJ’s that you genuinely love vs the one who sells the most tickets model. Deviation provides a musical education every time. It’s for the heads and doesn’t compromise. With that amount of integrity it’s no surprise it’s an international club brand with a cult following. And for me personally their carnival parties are hands down some of the wildest nights I have experienced.
Bristol collective Who Cares run a sick night. The line up is always a secret but you’re guaranteed to catch a Bristol don. The collective consists of DJ’s from the scene, legends such as Adidson Groove and Break to newcomers like Sherry S and SOBAD. I had the pleasure of playing the night early on in my career and more recently at their Love Saves The Day takeover. Both times have been amazing not to mention the countless festivals I’ve caught them playing. Aside from the secret line up being a sick idea, they create an brilliant environment for DJs and ravers alike to explore forward thinking club sounds!
Youth Club Sounds
I’ve been aware of this Leeds collective and club night for sometime now. They focus on the world of Future Beats which is still not massively represented in club land. I recently played their freshers’ party which they curated alongside Super Friendz. The line up was an actual dream. Live music from Jay Prince, 808ink and S4U plus DJ sets from myself & JD. Reid. It was such a dope night, and as a DJ I really appreciated being on a line up where I could just be me!!
For me personally WHP is a mecca for UK DJ’s. It’s a bucket list set. I made my debut last year and brought along my MC Stush. The energy in room 2 was insane and the appreciation for club music was felt. I feel like WHP aims to create an experience that you don’t forget. I vividly remember the first time I went there back in 2010. As a Londoner it can be easy to be in a bubble but raving in other cities have always topped my London experience in terms of vibe and range of music.”
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Words by Tanyel Gumushan