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BBC Radio 6 Music Presents Queermas

We’ve got some epic news for you. A little birdy told us that BBC 6 Music’s ‘Queermas’ will be returning this year over the Christmas period. A wooohooo.

What is ‘Queermas’? We hear you ask. Well, here’s all you need to know. It happens on the Friday before Christmas each year and sees three artists from the LGBTQ+ community each present an hour long mix of party songs on 6 Music. Plus, this year’s line up is looking epic, check it out below and be sure to tune in on Friday 23rd December 2022.

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Derrick Carter

9pm-10pm

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Derrick Carter - BBC 6 Music Queermas
Derrick Carter

Chicago house legend and underground dance pioneer, Derrick Carter, kicks off this year’s Queermas festivities, blending his house roots with old-school disco, soul, jazz, and whatever else catches his fancy.

One of the pinnacles of Chicago house music’s ’90s wave, Derrick Carter began DJ’ing at the age of nine, spinning disco records at family reunions. Born and raised in the western suburbs, Carter was into music from a young age, but during his teens he found his passion in Chicago’s house scene.

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Before long Carter became a strong presence and today, he is established as an international figure in the world of underground house. As a remixer, Carter has worked for a diverse range of artists including The Beloved, The Human League, Ricky Martin, Boris Dlugosch, Modjo, DJ Sneak and Röyksopp.

Presenter – Derrick Carter

Producer – Danielle Swindells

I. Jordan

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10pm-11pm

I. Jordan - BBC 6 Music Queermas
I. Jordan

Emerging UK producer and DJ, I. Jordan, throws down the second mix of the evening with an hour of high-energy, high-emotion dance music.

I. Jordan has released four solo singles and EPs to date. They have also released collaborative singles with fellow electronic artists Finn, Dance System and Fred Again. They are known not only as a DJ and producer, but also as the co-manager of New Atlantis, a regular ambient social party, which they ran in collaboration with electronic music producer and DJ, Al Wootton (formally Deadboy).

This programme is available on BBC Sounds from 1st December.

Presenter – I. Jordan

Producer – Danielle Swindells

A BBC Audio production.

Maya Jane Coles

11pm-12am

Maya Jane Coles - BBC 6 Music Queermas
Maya Jane Coles

Wrapping up the 6 Music Queermas party, the final selector of the evening is Maya Jane Coles, the British-Japanese queen of the electronic underground.

Having already remixed acts such as Massive Attack and Gorillaz with ‘She Is Danger’, Maya gained her breakthrough exposure in 2010, when she released a four-track EP on Franck Roger’s label, Real Tone Records. She was then named by DJ Mag as one of the best newcomers that year, and the year after was voted ‘Best Newcomer 2011′ at the Ibiza DJ Awards 2011. In 2021, Maya released her third studio album Night Creature, as well as co-producing a song on Sting’s album The Bridge.

This programme is available on BBC Sounds from 1st December.

Presenter – Maya Jane Coles

Producer – Danielle Swindells

A BBC Audio production.


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This article was written by one of our creative team writers here at Nonchalant Magazine.

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