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Femme n Bass presents


(Pōneke / Wellington)

Japes is the alias of Pōneke songwriter, producer, and DJ Mia Kelly. Coming from a background in sonic art and angsty guitar music, she creates dreamy DJ sets which range from groovy break-beats, to lush techno, and all the strange sounds in-between.

She started releasing music and spinning decks around town under the name in early 2020. This has involved the release of the EP “JUNK”, a four track EP which showcases her use of experimental production within the realm of indie-pop. She also contributed a track to Strange Behavior’s latest ambient compilation album, and is a regular on their radio show on Radio Active.FM.

Aside from Japes, she has released spatial audio and electroacoustic works under her own name, being featured on a Works for Loudspeakers compilation, and sound installations around the city. Tonight she comes to you from behind the decks as a part of the Femme n Bass collective, with a selection of tunes to get you grooving all night long x

10.30pm, Sat 26 Feb | FREE
Fortune Favours Music Series Stage, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa)

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All our 2022 DJ's are proudly curated by Pōneke-based collective, Femme n Bass. 


Showcasing femme and gender diverse DJs and producers across the bass music realms, Femme n Bass’ line-ups highlight the talent of both Aotearoa’s established names, and emerging artists new to the scene.


Showcasing the talent of femme and gender diverse artists is a conscious choice in an industry that has long been heavily male-dominated. Femme n Bass champions consent culture and respect for each other, in the spaces they run and everywhere else.

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