Goth Jafar curates a playlist of summertime club cuts
Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.
Goth Jafar knows how to get people talking. Long before she was turning heads with her hot and heavy club mixes and enviable stash of mischievous pop edits, the Brooklyn DJ (real name Suffy Baala) was making us smirk behind our screens with her sharp-witted observations and playful prods at dance music culture.
It was during lockdown, however, that Baala got the chance to show off her love and knowledge for club sounds in a whole new way. Namasenda – an affiliate of PC Music and Twitter mutual of Baala’s – asked if she’d be up for doing a DJ set for Club Quarantine. Naturally, the answer was yes.
Baala’s been on a constant upwards trajectory in the time since, playing out at New York venues such as Elsewhere as well as at London’s Corsica Studios, where she recently joined a bevy of fellow club fiends at Evian Christ’s latest Trance Party outing. Looking ahead, Baala will fly to Sweden’s Norbergfestival in July to perform in the Scandinavian sunshine alongside Loraine James, Iceboy Violet and more.
In anticipation of the event, Baala has put together a collection of tracks that she’s entitled “something fun for the summertime, a bisexual beach playlist”. As euphoric as it is bruising, it’s a sweat-inducing and seductive offering from an artist who’s made that very combination her M.O. thus far.
Goth Jafar plays Norbergfestival, Sweden, on 7-9 July