The Hectors Mixtape
Jordy Deelight (CC Blooms / The Street)
1) Tell us about yourself…..
I [Jordan McKinlay] am a 23 year old all round mess, that by day is a performance artist and drama facilitator in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and by night dusts off an old Adidas hoodie that still fits from s2 in high school, and paints on a face that only your mother (or father) could love.
I have a love for art, the 90s club kid scene and straight men.
2) How did you get into music and DJing?
All jokes aside…
I originally started as a DJ in 2013 at my local LGBT + bar, Planet, after the Friday night DJ suggested I get a trial shift for all the song requests I made. I convinced the manager, and after a good 5 years, I am now lucky enough to be a resident DJ at Edinburgh’s leading LGBT + venues, CC Blooms & The Street.
I was brought up around the likes of Moby, Faithless, Dido, Massive Attack and Madonna.
My Dad was a DJ himself, and had a passion for disco/funk artists, like Luther Vandross, Oliver Cheatham and Alicia Bridges.
My era is the 90s. The first track I remember growing up is the music video of Dee Lite’s ‘Groove is in the Heart’ which I would watch over and over.
3) Who/what are your favourite DJs/producers/labels?
I have a variety of tastes, but I would say my favourite DJs would include: Dimitri From Paris, Claptone, Mousse T, Todd Terry & Robert Owens.
In Edinburgh’s nightlife I’d say my favourite nights out have been TASTE at Liquid Rooms, Mingin at La Belle Angele & Hot Mess at Sneaky Petes. I’m a big advocate of queer/inclusive nights not specifically aimed at a straight or LGBT + crowds. I’ve always found Hectors to be my favourite week spot for the underground scene.
4) Tell us about your mix…..
I’d say this mix is true to my aesthetic as a DJ. Fun, progressive, dirty, twists and turns. Just like my tinder bio.
The mix features remixes of old and new favourites that I’d play in different venues.
5) What are your future plans?
As well as regularly hosting my bi monthly night at The Street, ‘Glazed’, and monthly residency at CC Blooms, ‘Noughty’, I am looking at developing a collective of queer DJs that will invade straight spaces for the evening, and provide a soundtrack that pays homage to artists/DJs from the 70s till now that have influenced the music scene; and showed support for the LGBT + community whilst doing so.
Currently I am embarking on a new collective adventure, known as ‘The Judy Party’; a night celebrating the LGBT disco/house scene from the 70s until now, going back to the club kid roots of night life with various LGBT + / ally DJs as guests. The first ‘Judy Party’ takes place at Hectors on 12th June, celebrating PRIDE week and donating to Pride Scotland.
I am also working on performance art pieces, and producing my own one man drag show in July (follow me on FB for more details, lads) and might even get some new tights.
6) Anything else you want to mention…..
I’m single. Don’t vote Tory.
Deee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart (Maxi Extended Discothic Regroove Edit)
CamelPhat - Drop It
The Fog - Been A Long Time (Rhythm Masters Main Mix)
Endor feat. Feral Is Kinky - Fever (Endor VIP Remix)
Tori Amos - Professional Widow (DJ Prince Remix)
Coco - I Need A Miracle (Sol Brothers Dub Plate Vocal Mix)
Oak and Ryan Parmo - When the Heartache is Over (Remix) ft. Tina Turner
Slam - Positive Education
Moloko - Sing it Back (Mousse T Feel Love Mix) (Twism and Br3ao Re-edit)
Donna Summer - I Feel Acid [Dr Packer's Acid Rub]
Faithless - Insomnia (Extended Mix)
DB Boulevard - Point Of View (Quivver's Point Of Dub Mix)