About Du Jour
Born with beats coursing through her veins, Kat Nughes, better known as DJ Du Jour has made a remarkable impact on dance floors all over Australia since winning the 2011 Sydney Mardi Gras DJ Competition.
A home-grown treasure, Kat spent her youth rummaging through music at local record stores and scouring for dance music over any radio station that she could find; innately drawn to 90’s dance, funk and house music. From teenage years, immersing herself with pioneers of electronic dance music like Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers and Paul Oakenfold. Kat studied exercise physiology and science at a tertiary level, where her vehemence for human movement started to develop. This eventuated in her standing meekly behind a set of decks, a place where Kat feels truly at home; because house is where her heart is.
Well respected and highly regarded in the industry as a professional straight edge DJ, Du Jour was undoubtedly born to perform and entertain. She has a unique edge, offering a raw and ubiquitous talent, her entrancing sets are a notably eclectic style of music ranging from arena style vocal house and deep, dark alluring velvet beats through to engaging and energy fuelled progressive and circuit house.
First and foremost Du Jour knows her crowds and how to captivate them - how to tease them, throw their hands in the air, make their bodies heave, entice their ears and leave them wanting more. She has a serious knack for knowing what the crowd before her want, what the venue and promoter desires, and delivers in ways that can only be seen, heard and felt.
Whilst Du Jour now calls Melbourne home, she has been a regular in the Sydney scene since 2010, covering events and iconic venues, as either a resident or regular including; Slide, Arq Sydney, The Colombian, Stonewall Hotel, The Star Casino, I Remember House at The Ivy & The Beresford Hotel. Interstate, Du Jour has taken Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne by storm, headlining major events and venues like Midsumma T-Dance, The Greyhound Hotel, Thick ’n’ Juicy, Sundaylicious, LezFest and the Brisbane Pride Festival.
Talking festivals and celebrations... Du Jour was part of the festivities at both the 2013 and 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras as one of the DJs gracing the decks at the world renowned After Party and exclusive Pool Party at The Ivy. Further to this, Du Jour was a headline act at 2015 Mardi Gras Harbour Party and Laneway Parties, Perth Pride in 2016 and 2017, sharing the decks alongside some of Australia’s greatest DJs.
Du Jour has delivered sets for capacity crowds on 2 US tours in 2015 and 2016, spinning in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles further cementing her passion and finger on the music industry. Du Jour was head-hunted to perform in Bali at one of Indonesia’s 5 star luxury resorts, providing the perfect soundtrack to the Balinese tourist mecca in 2017 and continues to wow crowds with her energy on stage and that ever-entrancing smile.
Du Jour synergised with ADIDAS for a fashion show creating a mix that captured the essence of their collection for Spring/Summer 2013 - 2014.
Her star continues to reach further into the stratosphere of musicianship and cement her beaming smile on an even larger international audience and is now focused heavily on getting her finger in the pie of production, producing her first original remix with local artist, BluePharoah Music.
Du Jour has been included in the ARIA Club Chart Jury and has been ranked in the Top 75 Female DJs for SheCanDJ Competition. Her sets have been a feature on KissFM’s Walk of Shame and OX Live Radio nation-wide. Du Jour has the world in her sights... hungry for international crowds and flavour... each one of her sets continues to deliver memorable and outstanding performances that cannot be imagined!
DJ Du Jour is your DJ for the night or day.