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DJ Jayda Guy Uncovers Vancouver’s Vibes and Clubs

If you needed a personification of Vancouver’s practical-meets-cool aesthetic that person might be student scientist and DJ Jayda Guy. During the day, Guy pursues research in environmental toxicology at Simon Fraser University. At night you might spy her spinning at the city’s clubs; her playlists are as eclectic as her fashion.

Before our exploration of Vancouver’s stylish and knowledgeable citizens comes to its culmination Friday, September 18, with the opening of our new Nordstrom store—hooray!—we wanted to sit down with Guy to hear what makes a good sartorial and musical mix.

Jayda Guy

 

What three words would you use to describe Vancouver style?

Sporty, eco, casual.

What would you do with 24 hours in Vancouver?

I would probably lounge at “Kits” Beach or take a hike in Lynn Valley, go record digging at Beat Street and then have drinks and food at the Alibi Room. That would definitely be a perfect day!

What’s your favorite Vancouver hot spot at the moment?

The Projection Room is an awesome little spot upstairs at Fox Cabaret. It has great drinks and always fantastic local DJs playing.

How would you describe your sound?

Very funky and soulful. I play a lot of house music as well. I am always looking to bring up the energy of the room with a positive vibe.

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