It’s really hard to knock out a snappy little promo-biog for this seasoned, Manchester-based selector - otherwise known as Francine Hayfron -
because she’s been “minxing” up the dance and the radio for so long there’s just too much I feel I need to tell you.
Let’s start with most recent times – like when she fully owned the Klarna Smooth Sanctuary stage at the inaugural ‘We Out Here’ Festival
(Cambridge UK Aug 2019) – reanimating a fully-spent Sunday afternoon crowd in a way that few could copy and again with the
Eves’ Drop Collective in 2021 - 22.
Such abilities can only come from experience and the Lil Minx journey is a lifetime of musical immersion.
Growing up in North West London with the pop of the day alongside her father’s Ghanaian Highlife, Jazz and soul/R&B records – Lil’ Minx took
all this goodness to heart, then learnt all the words and all the proper dance moves.
Conveniently coming of age during the UK’s 1990 dance music explosion, the passion only exacerbated. She moved to Manchester and kept on
dancing. Dancing lead to DJing and then to radio production - including “The Hot Pot Show” with Mr Scruff & Treva Whateva (Key 103, Samurai
FM, Juice FM, Virgin Trains), Electric Souls Sound System with The Unabombers (XFM Manchester & Giant Step NYC Radio) and also working
for the highly acclaimed production company Somethin’ Else in London working on music shows such as The Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1)
and more recently as Assistant Producer on the specialist music show For The Love of Hip Hop Hop with Romesh Ranganathan
broadcast on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Sounds. You can currently catch Lil’ Minx with regular sets in Manchester at venues
such as Escape to Freight Island and The Refuge and broadcasting monthly on Manchester’s Reform Radio and Brighton’s 1BTN FM.
A Lil’ Minx DJ set wears its heart – and its far-ranging influences – on its sleeve and the truth is that the next record could be anything – but it
will be the right one for that moment, on that dancefloor.