Whiskey Houston has a reputation for erupting parties into euphoric, sweaty messes – traversing genres from disco, house, techno, soul, club classics, new wave, new beat and synth-pop to stoke up a late night on the tiles.
The Melbourne-based DJ has supported US acts Kim Ann Foxman, Spinderella (Salt-N- Pepa), JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, Justin Strauss, and played party-starting sets for The Village People at the 2015 Golden Plains Festival and the Absolut Nights activation at the 2017 Sugar Mountain festival. She’s made an indelible mark on Melbourne’s queer party scene by igniting and fostering communities through club nights Danceteria, Flawless, and co-run “gay-ass disco” The Outpost. She’s a staple in the Melbourne music community, frequently booked for City of Melbourne events including Melbourne Music Week, Moomba Festival, NYE Fireworks Show and countless ACMI, Fringe and Comedy Festival shows. In 2016 Whiskey went international, playing shows at LA Pride, NYC Pride, NYC’s exclusive Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC’s queer institution Henrietta Hudson and the kooky London disco, Weird People.
Though her ability to generate collective dance floor euphoria is unparalleled, Whiskey has proven herself equally as capable in the darker corners of Melbourne’s nightlife. 2017 has seen her exploring her more mysterious side, showcasing her ever-evolving sound palette at the likes of Club D’erange and Disko Bizarro.
In recent years Whiskey has worked with grassroots movement LISTEN to advocate for better treatment and representation of marginalised people in the Australian music industry. In 2015 Whiskey was involved in the implementation of the Victoria Government’s taskforce to address sexual harassment and sexual assault in live music venues and is an active member of the taskforce.