Good Morning Mix: Honey Dijon sets an irresistible groove in motion on Sugar Mountain
Honey Dijon gives listeners ample reason to shake off quarantine quietude: her 2018 Boiler Room set, live from Sugar Mountain, Melbourne. Replete with bouncing beats that buoyantly put out a call to streamers–put on your shuffling shoes–the appearance pairs saxophone and other instrumental textures with hip-hop borrowing vocals and body work-inducing, looping chords.
Vibrantly cross-genre in construction, this singular appearance from Honey Dijon epitomizes the exploratory nature of her electronic endeavors with high spirit. A sonic time machine that transports viewers from their respective living rooms to Sugar Mountain, swathed in Honey Dijon’s underground vibrations, the set is dance diversion at its most whimsical.
Featured image: Boiler Room
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