Get to know Jane Jaya Ayres ahead of RTRFM's Fremantle Winter Music Festival
RTRFM's 12th annual event takes over six Fremantle venues Saturday 16 June.
Next Saturday 16 June RTRFM will be tripping down to Fremantle for the 12th annual Fremantle Winter Music Festival, taking over six venues from 7pm til late. Featuring 36 (!) acts across the new Guildhall Event Space, Mojos Bar, North Fremantle Bowling Club, The Railway Hotel, Port Beach Garden Bar, The Swan Hotel and The Swan Basement, it's gonna be huge night celebrating the sounds of port city.
Get the full low down HERE, and below you can meet one of those acts - DJ Jane Jaya Ayres, a resident on RTR's Trainwreck Show and a primo selector who plays all over town. She recently uploaded a rad little nu-disco/soul mix, and we sent her a few questions to get you warmed up for next Saturday.
Tell us about yourself?
Well, I have a obsession with all things musically electronic. I have been playing vinyl records from my teenage years from all kinds of genres from 80s to Motown to Johnny Cash but my teenage years sent me down a path to find and create a deep love for house music. I was part of a government funded creative training program back in the year 2000 which involved me being taught how to mix records and then my music journey as a DJ was created! I've played loads of gigs across the Northern and Southern hemispheres and I have been running my own events for the past 10 years with my partner Frazer both her in Perth and in Glasgow, Scotland. I am also a proud presenter on RTRFM 92.1 Trainwreck Show, and spend time getting involved in WOMPP (Women Of Music Production Perth) regularly as I
also have a passion for sound and the way electronic music is created ;)
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
I love this question because it allows me to remind myself just how much music I love and apprecitate having in my life! I have spent the last 18 years creating catalogues of music in my life from classic house music to deep house to underground techno, rare soul, funk, disco, disco edits (I'm a sucker for a good disco edit!!), neo soul... I basically play all this stuff depending on the vibe of the gig im doing. I feel pretty lucky to have immersed myself in all this awesome music!
Can you tell us a bit about this new Nu Soul Selects mix?
I wanted to throw a couple of tracks in at the beggining from an amazing record label that I love called BBE Records. I love these tracks as they are quite contrasting of each other but for me they are complimentary. I have also picked a few edits and some nu disco in there as well as I didn't really want this mix to have a 4/4 beat all the way through. It was more a showcase of some tracks from some artists who I absolutely love.
What do you have planned for the Fremantle Winter Music Festival?
I think I'm going to keep it fairly smooth for the festival this year and for the space there at Guild Hall. Some nice soulful vocal through some house music, some cool edits and a few bits from Glasgow Underground thrown in at the end 'cause it's my favourite record label for house music right now ;)
Where can we hear more of your mixes?