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Part of the Correspondant takeover
With young parents both into clubbing, and listening to the likes of Joy Division, Coil, Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin, LFO, and Autechre when she started DJing, it was inevitable Jennifer Cardini would pursue a successful career in music.
Jennifer Cardini began DJing in the South of France in 1994, however after feeling quite isolated in the small scene, she decided to branch out in order to make her mark as a DJ. Her first major DJing achievement was becoming a resident at Le Pulp, setting her name firmly in Paris’s queer dance music scene. With her major artist influences at the time being “Carl Craig’s melodies, Aux 88 beats, Knuckles sexiness and Underground Resistance”, she began to hone her skills behind the decks.
Interestingly, Jennifer Cardini constructs her sets backwards. When preparing, she often starts by choosing the last track, her destination, and then builds the journey she’d like everyone to travel with her from that. She likes her sets to be smart, entertaining and open. “Generosity is essential to me”, she states in an interview for Fifteen Questions. With some favourite mixes from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Roman Flugel and Barnt, Jennifer Cardini has no shame in jumping from genre to genre when she DJs.
Cardini’s acclaimed Correspondant label began as a club night at Rex Club, following the closure of Le Pulp. The label-side of the project came into fruition after her move from Paris to Cologne, where Cardini found a mutual respect with the local label and distributor Kompakt. In six years the label has released over 50 EPs and albums from a host of talented artists; a select few of which we’ve featured here this week in our takeover in celebration of the label’s latest album, Compilation 05. To end the takeover in style we have none other than the label owner herself selecting four tracks from the artists that have most inspired her DJing over the years.
An advocate for the LGBT community in dance music, Jennifer Cardini also contributed to our Pride takeover in 2016.