a Birmingham based community that supports women and gender minority* DJs and producers

*trans women, AFAB, non binary, gender fluid and gender non-conforming people

Genres: Afrobeat, Ambient, Disco, Funky House, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, World
Played at: Attic Brew Co, Cafe Artum, Dead Wax, Digbeth Dining Club, Digbrew, Hare & Hounds



Japes arrived on the Brum scene in 2019 after attending a Selextorhood workshop, where it was love at first mix. She plays jazz, rnb, disco, hip-hop, afro, latin and house, with a real penchant for percussion.

She has had many gigs, playing all kinds of boppable beats, like warming up for Carista and Eclair Fifi. Japes has also taken to the decks for Tropical Soundclash, picked up a residency at Attic Brew Co. and played in a variety of venues including Dead Wax, Zumhof & The Hare and Hounds.

Japes’ Brum Radio show Nocturnes is available on her Mixcloud, a mellow mix of folk, indie, classical, electronic and ambient; perfect vibes for bathtime.

Japes is jazzed to get back out there and cook up a funky storm in Brum and beyond!