36 episodes

UTOPIA Talks is a brand new podcast celebrating the world of dance music and tackling issues faced by our generation. Hosted by DJ and broadcaster Jaguar, this is a reactive podcast and a springboard for further conversation. We want to create a more inclusive and equal world in dance music and beyond. Welcome to UTOPIA Talks!

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    • 4.7 • 54 Ratings

UTOPIA Talks is a brand new podcast celebrating the world of dance music and tackling issues faced by our generation. Hosted by DJ and broadcaster Jaguar, this is a reactive podcast and a springboard for further conversation. We want to create a more inclusive and equal world in dance music and beyond. Welcome to UTOPIA Talks!

    Champions of our community (Pxssy Palace, Queer House Party, He.She.They & Change The Beat)

    Champions of our community (Pxssy Palace, Queer House Party, He.She.They & Change The Beat)

    We are coming to you live from Ibiza with four change makers who have had a huge impact on dance music - Nadine Noor (Pxssy Palace), Harry Gay (Queer House Party), Sydney Blue (Change the Beat) and Steven Braines (He.She.They). We’re discussing how to create change, how to diversify spaces, why there’s still lots left to do and how to make spaces more accessible for a wider range of people.
    @jaguarworldwide
    @katiebaxter28

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    • 43 min
    An intimate conversation with four Black women in dance music (Smokin’ Jo, DJ Paulette, TSHA & Jaguar)

    An intimate conversation with four Black women in dance music (Smokin’ Jo, DJ Paulette, TSHA & Jaguar)

    How often are the stories of Black women acknowledged in dance music? This episode is a rare, intimate and open conversation with two of house music's fairy Godmothers: DJ Paulette and Smokin' Jo, with two future stars TSHA and Jaguar.
    On this special live podcast recorded at the International Music Summit 2024, four Black women share their experiences from the scene, diving into the past, present and future.
    @jaguarworldwide
    @katiebaxter28

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    • 56 min
    BONUS: Bringing the feral London gays to Ibiza (IMS Day One)

    BONUS: Bringing the feral London gays to Ibiza (IMS Day One)

    It’s day one of IMS Ibiza and tonight UTOPIA begins its 2024 residency! We’re sat by the beach sharing a beer and discussing why Pikes is the perfect venue for UTOPIA.
    Elsewhere, excitement is building for Jaguar’s B2B with DJ Paulette at Dalt Villa, Katie’s had an unfortunate, very unglamorous start to her trip and Jaguar is sharing some of her favourite memories of Ibiza.
    @jaguarworldwide
    @katiebaxter28

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    • 11 min
    Our best of 2023! (Picking our favourite album, festival, live performance + more)

    Our best of 2023! (Picking our favourite album, festival, live performance + more)

    Who released the best album in 2023? Which song did we have on repeat all year round? What was the BEST festival this summer?! ...As a New Years’ treat we’re sharing some of our favourite parts of 2023. We have a chat about the artists we've been loving this year, including Stormzy, Joy Crookes and Anz and we select our favourite songs, albums, festivals and more!
    We also compare our New Years’ resolutions, share our proudest moments of the year and we consider what we want to achieve next year…
    Thanks so much for all of your support on the podcast this year. We’ll be back for a brand new season in 2024!

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    • 37 min
    The Sugababes at Drumsheds, weird food DJs eat & the worst song of all time…

    The Sugababes at Drumsheds, weird food DJs eat & the worst song of all time…

    We have a lot to catch up on! We’re chatting about the DJ Mag Awards and our recent travels in Australia, Mexico, Bali and beyond. Then we’re getting into the Sugababes takeover at Drumsheds and we’re reacting to hot takes from DJ Seinfeld, sim0ne, Låpsley and Hannah Laing! 
    Plus, we’re already getting excited for The Veronicas at Mighty Hoopla and we decide what the worst song of all time is.
    @jaguarworldwide
    @katiebaxter28

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    • 33 min
    Jaguar - hitting rock bottom and coming back

    Jaguar - hitting rock bottom and coming back

    This week we are getting to know Jaguar a little bit more. We’re reliving her journey from a kid in Alderney with an iPod nano full of her older brother’s music, to a DJ presenting on BBC Radio 1, with a viral Mixmag Lab and beyond. We are also exploring some of the more challenging aspects of a career in dance music, as we delve into Jaguar’s journey with mental health, with an incredibly honest conversation about depression, the importance of taking a break and more. This one is a big one!
    Also - Jaguar has been nominated for Underground Hero at this year’s DJ Mag Awards! Your vote would mean the world to us: bestofbritish.djmag.com
    @jaguarworldwide
    @kjbaxter_

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Gswabe98 ,

Love this show

So interesting, great insight into dance music and lots of funny moments too

U8Mate ,

So much better

Now that it’s free of Stak

teload07 ,

Love the show

Absolutely love the show. Really interesting doc!

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