The Manchester-raised DJ talks her musical upbringing, the pressures of a large social media following and her upcoming radio show, “The Dollhouse Show”.
When it comes to DJing, no one is doing it quite like Jodie Weston. A reality TV star-turned-DJ, Jodie has worked alongside the likes of LaNesra and others to hone in on her house sound and establish herself in the world of electronic music. Now, set to grace the Flex FM airwaves, the artist is making her latest foray into the music world with the unveiling of her new radio show, “The Dollhouse Show”.
“What makes my show unique is the level of listener interaction my show receives, which is huge because of the fact that I am a house ‘connoisseur’ able to mix between different genres and blend it all together,” explains the DJ when speaking on her latest project. “I play tech, deep, jackin, tribal, progressive, piano and vocal house, and mix them all together within the two hours, taking the listeners along with me for a journey of the best house music out there.”
Upon the launch of her new radio show and appearances at vibe and friends in Shoreditch on 3rd September and at Ministry Of Sound on 10th September, the artist sat down with Wonderland to discuss her journey into the world of music, her latest project, and upcoming collaborations. Head below to read our interview with Jodie and follow her on Instagram at @missjodieweston and on YouTube.
Hi Jodie! So let’s start at the beginning! When did you first fall in love with music?
I’ve been in love with music since I was a baby! My mum said she actually caught me swaying my arms from side to side in the rearview mirror of her car, in tune to some music when I was just 1.
You were born in Manchester! Do you think that had an influence on your sound?
I think being born in Manchester, having a mum who was into northern soul and disco music and a dad who was into the alternative scene and rock and roll, put a huge focus on how important music is in life.
Manchester is obviously a very famous music city, especially during the 80s and 90s.
I’ve also been going to concerts at the Manchester Arena since I was about 8-years-old. I remember going to see Britney, Christina and Justin Timberlake, and falling in love with performing, knowing that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I just didn’t know how I was going to go about accomplishing my dreams!
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
In the dance genre, I absolutely love Nora en pure who produces a lot of deep, stripped back and progressive house music which is unique to any other sound out there. I also love some of the trailblazers of house music from over the last 10 years, like MK, Mark Knight, Solardo and Gorgon City.
Then I love R&B artists such as Jhene Aiko and Tinashe for their uniqueness and sound.
Congratulations on your radio show, “The Dollhouse Show”! What can listeners expect from the show?
“The Dollhouse Show” is my radio show, where I live DJ mix for 2 hours every Monday 12-2 pm. It’s one of the most popular shows on my station, I usually focus the first hour on playing a lot of brand new, unreleased tracks and then head into a mix of timeless bangers old and new for the second hour.
What makes my show unique is the level of listener interaction my show receives, which is huge because of the fact that I am a house ‘connoisseur’ able to mix between different genres and blend it all together. I play tech, deep, jackin, tribal, progressive, piano and vocal house, and mix them all together within the two hours, taking the listeners along with me for a journey of the best house music out there.
You also have a huge social media following! Does that come with its pressures?
I love my followers! They are very loyal to me and always there on my bad days. They often come down to watch me DJ, but yes, I have definitely experienced the negative sides of social media like trolling, having people try to copy or poach things from me, because my life on social media is very exposed in a sense, so it’s easy to see what I’m up to work-wise. However, they do say, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!”
It is sometimes a pressure to make sure that my content is both regular and high quality, but I think in 2021 imperfection is the new perfection!
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
I’d have to say Mk, as he is the king of modern but mainstream house music isn’t he?!
Apart from “The Dollhouse Show”, what else are you working on?
I have two new tracks coming out very soon. One is a melodic and progressive track where I am producing and doing the vocals myself, and the other is a piano house, uplifting, feel-good track which I am collaborating on with an amazing singer.