5 Artists Jaguar has Helped Break in Her Career as a Radio Presenter
Sep 16, 2022
3 min read
There’s a reason Mixmag named Jaguar “DJ Broadcaster of the Year” at the end of 2021. Her natural ear for talent — coupled with her unyielding drive to foster a more equitable dance music ecosystem — has made her a noteworthy disruptor in the industry.
“As a mixed race, queer woman in music, my mission is to lend a hand to other minorities and help them thrive,” Jaguar Bingham wrote in a feature announcing that she would serve as Beatportal’s guest editor for the month of August 2021. “I naturally came to this conclusion after experiencing the unjust imbalance of male-dominated society. And throughout my early 20s, I realized the importance of using my identity and my platform for good.”
In the years since Bingham began hosting her first radio show in 2017, she’s brought attention to innumerable artists. The full list of names is too long to count, but below are five standouts from throughout her broadcasting career.
HAAi was one of the very first guests on Jaguar’s Reprezent Radio show in 2017. In recent years she has gone on to release music through electronic music monolith Mute Records in addition to collaborations with artists like Jon Hopkins, Alexis Taylor, and Obi Franky.
2. DJ Boring
Towards the end of her time with Reprezent Radio, Jaguar brought on DJ Boring as a guest. The Australian producer’s career milestones now include releases on labels such as !K7 Records, Technicolour, and Adeen.
“Yup TAAHLIAH is the future,” Jaguar declared in a July 2021 tweet. Her support didn’t end there. She shouted out the Glasgow artist in her aforementioned Beatportal feature, and did so once again in the interview coinciding with Mixmag’s “DJ Broadcaster of the Year” special.
Elkka is one of the founders of a London-based label and collective called femme culture that has given a home to releases by the likes of Caribou, Moxie, and Tom Ravenscroft. Since Jaguar supported her on “BBC Music Introducing,” she has gone on to land her own BBC Radio 1 “Essential Mix.”
5. Junior Simba
Jaguar first featured Junior Simba on “BBC Music Introducing” in the fall of 2020. BBC Radio 1 DJs Danny Howard and Huw Stephens have supported his music in the time since, and Ben Malone of KISS FM declared him one of his “Future Five” for 2021.