Chivengi is a singer, songwriter and self defined reimagined black male identity. R&B inspired sounds and melodramatic melodies could define the 19 year old artist’s musical style.
Chivengi will be performing on Sunday, July 22 2018 at the Loyola Chapel.
BEARCAT is a London-born, Philadelphia-based artist. She has performed all over the world, including Egypt, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Leipzig, Barcelona, Mexico City, Oakland and Chicago. She has worked as a DJ/producer, audio engineer and professional make-up artist since 2005. BEARCAT provided creative direction for live events and festivals such as Afropunk, Glastonbury, Reading and Lovebox, among others. She has also DJ’ed sets for the musicians including 21 Savage, CupcakKe and Caleborate. She draws from deeply personal experiences and Diaspora roots, and isn’t afraid to delve deep. Her sets are emotive musical selections as a form of therapy. Her ear guides her into creating bass-heavy uncompromising, powerful mixes that harness a symbiotic energy between the music and the crowd to generate the perfect soundtrack to any event. 2017 was a year of astounding new heights. BEARCAT performed at the Guggenheim, Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, Bloomberg Summer Picnic, 29Rooms, Performa 17 Biennial.
BEARCAT will be performing on Saturday, July 21 2018 as part of the COUSINS collaboration at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Marcelline is a DJ that loves how Black music facilitates the process of time traveling and with every set she aims to provide a non linear historical representation of Black narratives through the combination of multiple musical genres.
Marcelline will be DJing as part of the SHEMALE REPREZENT! Showcase on Friday, July 27th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
pic2: Like That Records
Quanah Style is Canada’s most infamous trans artist. One part fearless ClubKid and another part legendary house diva. Ms. Style has blazed a train from coast to coast. Garnered attention and there are few dance floors who haven’t felt her presence. From her outfits and makeup, to her music and show stopping performances, Quanah Style has proven she is a force to be reckoned with.
She has opened for Peaches, Buffy St.Marie, Amanda Lepore, DJ Mike Q, Jodi Harsh, Honey Dijon, and Lady Bunny.
Star of Season 1 “Making it,” and the world of wonder docuseries “Quanahlajara.”
Signed with Toronto’s hottest label WetTrax, Releases include “Beat of my heart,” “Give me life,” and “Love will set you free!”
Video: Beat of my Heart
Video: Give Me Life ft. Quanah Style
Quanah Style will be performing Friday, July 20th, 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
New York based DJ and producer LSDXOXO is working hard to build a name for himself beyond the underground. He’s been described as “deliciously confrontational”, and with projects like ‘Whorecore’, voted one of FACT Mag’s 50 Best Albums of the Year, or ‘Fuck Marry Kill’ (released via GHE20G0TH1K) one could understand why. He’s garnered attention for his wild manipulation of mainstream sounds, often applying sex positive narratives to pop culture. With a debut LP to be released via GHE20G0TH1K on the way, as well as an ever-growing global fanbase, LSDXOXO is eager to push his narrative and agenda even further.
LSDXOXO will be performing on Saturday, July 21 2018 at part of the COUSINS collaboration at le Ritz P.D.B.
the definition of harsh, intentionally upfront and open-wounded
Sylvia Wrath will be performing on Thursday, July 19th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Otherwise known as the supernatural rapper mom, Sydanie is a Toronto born, Jamaican-Trinidadian emcee pushing the boundaries for style and content for women in Toronto hip hop. The alternative rapper uses a blend of eclectic production ranging from deep house to grime to ambient and lo-fi, which all well reflects the spectrum of feelings provoked by her deeply emotive and oftentimes socially charged lyricism.
Sydanie is performing Saturday, July 21 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
AH-Mer-AH-Su is the music project of artist Star Amerasu, whose music and art is based upon her experiences as a black, transwoman in society which effortlessly blends her voice with intricate beats and twinkling synths. Her voice has been compared to Nina Simone and her music is a synthesis of choir kid meets club kid creating a whole league of it’s own. Following up her two critically acclaimed EP’s (“Eclipsing” and “Rebecca”), her debut album, ‘Star’ is a coming of age story where she examines the idea of “womanhood” while practicing self-compassion and self-forgiveness regarding the trauma that queer people tend to experience in today’s society. ‘Star’ will be released on indie label Dero Arcade July 27th.
Ah-Mer-Ah-Su will be performing on Friday, July 27 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
liliop is a DJ. They weave in and out of genres from worldwide underground dance culture at a pace that keeps the listener engaged, dancing hard, confused & curious for more.
liliop will be performing on Friday, July 20th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
pic 1 ~ Katrin Braga
pic 2 ~ Palma Wright
Styling/MUA: Elliott Beach
DEBBY FRIDAY is a sound & video artist and producer/composer raised in Montreal, QC and currently based in Vancouver, BC. Their work revolves around the creation of experimental audio-visual narratives and performances, disrupting the lines of genres and artistic disciplines. Known for her daring live-sets in local and international circuits, as well as their exhilarating approaches to sound and music, they draw upon feminine rage, discourses of power, forces of diaspora and eroticism as inspiration.
DEBBY FRIDAY will be performing on Saturday, July 28th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Papi u gonna know this girl called Dj Guapis shes burning mental anuses by fucking them up with dembow, candela and reggaeton all over Mexico City. Sweat like a street dogess.
DJ Guapis will be performing on Friday, July 27th 2018 as part of the SHEMALE REPREZENT! Collaborative showcase at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Harocaz is a Boston born, raised, and based Femme rapper. As a youth, her roots in the Caribbean-American community lead her to be a member of a local Caribbean cultural dance group and a steel band orchestra where she played the bass drum. Thereafter; the experience of performing was something she always sought out as a means of expression. Having always been influenced by the phrasings and bass lines of Dancehall, Reggae, & Soca music, she also acquired taste for rap music making her first purchased album Jay Z’s the Blue Print. After cutting her first track to an old school rap instrumental in her aunts closet at 18, Harocaz was motivated to cultivate a style she could enjoy making music in. Later she was introduced to the diverse sounds of the techno/house/dance scene, she was then determined to make a space to fit her flows. Drawing inspiration off of women like Crystal Waters, Grace Jones, Missy Elliot, Santigold, and more, Harocaz has carved out a pocket in club music for home girl raps and fun melodies that are reminiscent to a care free summer night of raving. Still posted in Boston, she has help run a successful club night called RARE FOOTAGE and continues to navigate her assumed lane in house-hop, laying each brick as she goes.
Harocaz will be performing on Saturday, July 21 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Aumar, the surrogate child of two sisters of the Bassa and Edo tribes of Cameroon and Nigeria….two halves of one whole, one whole of two halves. They reside in a fortress made of ebony in which dreams of the goddess of darkness are actualized. The storm after the calm, Aumar’s birth from splits via mitosis began with a scream crystallized into coded messages from the divine; it is a chemical that burns ivory bones into ashes. A liminal entity that comes back together as a means of survival in whatever form it pleases whenever it pleases. Aumar transcends physical and digital space but has the potential to exist in both at varied times or at the same time — a baby born to bust genres and to nurture them at the same time, a figure 8 announcing the monarch butterfly’s reincarnation.
AuMar will be performing on Friday, July 27th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Grieta is a state cracked in half by extractive terrestrial abuse. Hovering in the air is the Estates , and below it thuthaside. Only a gondola system bridges the smokey, unpassable fissure that separates the cities. cr|me, a dark nigga queer from thuthaside, misses the last gondola from the Estates one night and is pushed into the fissure by police forces. This is how m|ghthaunt is made: not a man but a wraith, come back to venerate a dark nigga queer turned too-soon ancestor. m|ghthaunt is manifested from cr|me’s only remnants, their internet avatar @boon.woods, by an organizing force called a potential church. This is the base of m|ghthaunt’s story.
Los Angeles, CA | Philadelphia, PA | Dakar, Senegal
m|ghthaunt will be performing on Saturday, July 28th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
SHUG is a Rapper out of Brooklyn, NY who is making unique rap influences on top of house beats and is working heavily amongst the underground dance scene out NYC
SHUG will be performing on Friday, July 27th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Pic : Hadriel Gonzalez
Girl Circles is the project of multi instrumentalist and experimental violinist Fae Sirois. Through cauterizing synths and scathing violin performance, Girl Circles draws from death industrial, power electronics and the avant-garde to cast songs of severance and salvation from a trans woman’s body in turmoil. Their performance is a ritual of acceptance through revulsion and primal expressions of the flesh.
Girl Circles will be performing on Thursday, July 26th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Pic: suoni per il popolo
Corazón de Robota
Corazón de Robota [CL] // makes retro-technological and techno-manual noise creations from low-cost low-tech sound artifacts & electronic recycling. Her sound performance stages synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines, filters and handmade distortions, incorporating error and electronic aberration. Device arrangement is not fixed. She uses her DIY instruments as non-standard modules that are interconnected by cables. Signals and sound are therefore always unique, a chaotic organization of textures, feedbacks and random patterns that are set up live to explore and experiment with the rhythmic dimensions of noise. The various sonorities generated go through the spectrum of audible and inaudible frequencies, leading us into a sensory journey of physical perceptions, vibrations, frequencies and demodulation of cosmic messages.
Corazón de Robota’s DIY devices embody the philosophy of Electronic Anarchy and are all made using open source hardware.
Corazón de Robota will perform on Thursday, July 26 2081 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Exploring their perceived experiences as a dissociative non binary body, D.BLAVATSKY is a stark sonic and political project rooted in challenging our social ideals around the human experience. Focusing on the different facets of our 5 senses (taste, touch, hearing, smell, sight) D.BLAVATSKY identifies dissociation from self as the 6th sense. Harsh techno beats layered with eerie vocals and sampling, D.BLAVATSKY is birthed from the othered place between subconsciousness and acceptance.
D.BLAVATSKY will be performing on Thursday, July 26th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Coco Supreme is a DJ and producer based in Toronto. She’s curated and played events with local underground talent as well as with internationally recognized artists at Work in Progress, High Power (Manifesto), Yes Yes Y’all and Cousins.
Coco Supreme will be performing on Saturday, July 28th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Shape shifter supreme Atif Siddiqi’s persona is space age dominatrix Tranietronic, a tgirl on a mission to liberate humanity. “Tranietronic is all about expressing how we as a society could go beyond having ‘trans’ be just a sexual fetish.”
Tranietronic made a sultry splash in the summer of 2004 during the Montreal’s Divers/cite Pride Festival. She followed her success by performing at many venues in Montreal since then. The Transmission Album was released in 2009 and is now being followed by a new ep Transgression inspired by a recent unpleasant encounter with a thief via an online dating site/app and an album of eight songs of grieving titled Eight which will be released on halloween 2018 to mark the 2nd death anniversary of Atif’s father.
Atif Siddiqi studied fashion design in Los Angeles and video production/performance in Montreal where he lives currently. His performances/videos combine elements of the audiovisual arts with fashion, and have screened internationally. His work revolves around identity issues, gender politics and notions of personal transformation and metamorphosis by incorporating elements of symbolism and iconography.
His artistic body of work includes the long form experimental documentaries, Solo (winner best documentary) and M! Mom, Madonna and Me. Audio recordings of Amethyst’s Universe and various other short form videos like Unique Mythology, Erotic, Exotic, and performances of Alienation, Tranietronic are also part of his portfolio.
Tranie Tronic will be performing Friday, July 20th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
BiG SiSSY is a witch, is a slut, is a bitch from a planet called Black Starr. She’s just looking to escape all the human bullshit and catch some rays on Slut Island for the weekend.
Big Sissy will be performing on Friday, July 20th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
pics: Valérie Bah
Guitar-based noise loops set to a backdrop of sound collages. 300 years of resistance.
Eliza Kavtion will be performing on Thursday, July 26th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Stephanie Creaghan’s ongoing sound performance, Soeur Acéphale, makes use of her voice and a loop pedal to generate choir-like structures wherein she addresses toxic desire and violence presented under the guise of love and care.
Soeur Acéphale will be performing on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at Coop Le Cagibi.
Found in a fortune cookie in Montreal’s Chinatown, Bamboo Hermann cut her teeth at DJing in the East London queer scene. Promoter and resident DJ at Shoes, with residencies at Homodrop and Transister, she moved back to Montreal in 2016 and quickly integrated the local elctronic music scene, playing at LIP, Slut Island Festival, Neverapart, Datcha, Piknic Electronik, Igloofest… Her sets draw directly from the inclusive and festive spirit of early 80’s/90’s queer and black roots of house (disco, Chicago, Detroit, tribal, acid…) as well as from UK dance/rave music. WOK IT.
Bamboo Hermann will be performing on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at Coop Le Cagibi
Jupiter Brown is a spoken word & music project drawing from elements of Afrofuturism, Negro spiritual, and the jazz poets of the 1960s. They are interested in the poetic ideas of rhythm, space, language, and mood as interpreted by installation, movement, and sound. Jupiter Brown has been presented by Never Apart gallery, the Blue Metropolis Festival, Off the Page Literary Festival, and elsewhere. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, they have lived in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal) since 2014.
Jupiter Brown will be performing on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
pics: Valérie Bah
Tati Au Miel
Tatiana Au Miel is a gender fluid dj and designer. Their art reflects their extravagant identity by playing with themes of experimentation and transcendence.
Tati Au Miel will be performing on Saturday, July 28th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Precolumbian is a Philadelphia-based DJ, musician, and cultural creator. Her work operates as a medium for empowerment and decolonization and was honored with the 2013 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. She is currently teaming up with Bearcat (Discwoman) on a QTPOC centered club night and music platform titled SELTZER.
Precolumbian will be performing on Friday, July 28th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
-noun; a combination of the words skank and bitch. Used frequently to describe someone of extreme, trashy, shunful behavior.
Skantch is a Rhythmic Noise Duo created by siblings, Alli Logout and Juicebox. Giving blackness a voice by blending performance, movement and sinful melodies. Alli, is a film maker, and in two other music projects called Special Interest and Lassie. Juicebox is also a filmmaker and frontgurl for Short Torso. Both of them are 2 of the 3 co-founders of Bootyhole Studios; a studio whose mission is to create space for marginalized folks can create art.
Skantch will be performing on Friday, July 27th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
If you’ve been paying attention to the bubbling underground scene in Toronto’s east end then you would have undoubtedly heard about Scarborough based artist Yasmine, and if you haven’t, here’s your chance to catch up. A hardcore rapper who’s been steady repping No Squad In The Wild, 88 Days Of Fortune and Indigooniez, Yasmine emerges kicking down doors with her debut album “No Squad In The Wild”. Think Mobb Deep meets Young M.A. meets O.V.O Sound.
Yasmine will be performing on Saturday, July 21st 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
SEEN is a formation by singer-songwriter Odile Myrtil and producer Victor Bongiovanni. Starting the composition of their first collaborative EP in late 2017, the moody sound they create is a common ground between their respectively different tastes and backgrounds in music. They are currently performing in underground dive-bars in preparation for the release of their album “Untitled”.
SEEN will be performing on Thursday, July 19 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
DJ Delish is a DJ and Music Producer from Philadelphia, PA, who has performed alongside Faith Evans, Spankrock, Junglepussy, and recently rocked the house at the Eaux Claire festival provided by Bon Iver. She [preferred pronoun] was named top producers to watch one year after debuting in 2013 by Fact Magazine and a noted force in the International Dance and Ballroom force. DJ Delish can be found DJing the main function, the after-math, the after hours and all the hours in between. DJ Delish has also been heavily apart of the underground Ballroom Culture where she has produced classical ballroom traxx such as “Piano Rage” and “Kosmic Cocaine” as well as an upcoming album release on the Sweat Equity (NYC) label. Her style could be described as an “Ghetto Fun House”; ballroom with a dash of church and a little bit of everything else.
DJ Delish will be performing on Friday, July 27th as part of SHEMALE REPREZENT! at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Nino Brown is no stranger to making dancefloors across the country sweat, grind, head nod, flash a lighter, or just plain old two-step. Nino is a founder of Canada’s premier inclusive dance party Yes Yes Y’all (Toronto) which has been voted one of the city’s top jams since its birth in 2009. The YYY crew is known for their emphasis on diversity and inclusivity, and their event has become a Toronto institution, attracting both local and international talent. In 2012, Nino founded YYY’s sister event in Montreal, the monthly Cousins Party.
In addition, Nino provides resident DJ/promoter duties all over some of Toronto’s hottest events and spearheaded an underground urban music movement in the city that links music, style, politics and a proper bashment.
Nino Brown will be performing on Saturday, July 21st 2018 for the COUSINS collaboration on at Le Ritz P.D.B
After the success of his EP launch, Ryan Anthony Robinson, otherwise known as R. Flex, delivers IN & OUT. Noted by his peers for its unique sound , R. Flex delivers a well-versed world where electronica marries. Featuring production from A-Fos and Zlender, R. Flex employs his songwriting and vocals to storytelling heights. Tales of voyeurism, role playing, and infidelity haunt the EP in ways that are simultaneously personal and anthemic.
Starting his music career first interrupting Noise Level’s creations in 2014, he’s gone on to release two mixtapes, collaborated with a myriad of artists (A-Fos, Zlender, Tush, James Bailey, Staasia Daniels, Positive Journey, Noise Level, Ian Doig-Phaneuf, Worldcatcher, and Jale O’Haara) and has begun to carve out a name for himself within the indie r&b scene in Toronto.
R.Flex will be performing on Saturday, July 28 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Cartel Madras is a Canadian hiphop duo trying to disrupt an industry. Hailing from South India, Contra are Eboshi are rappers looking to take familiar narratives and destroy them. Using the rap stylings of the South and trap they bring an aggressive femme party while rapping about sexuality, identity, freedom, and race.
Cartel Madras will be performing on Thursday, July 19th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Melody McKiver is an Anishinaabe musician, media artist, traditional powwow dancer and artist, and arts educator of mixed ancestry. Melody is an enrolled member of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation on their mother’s side, and their father’s family are settler Canadians of Scottish/Lithuanian origins. Melody currently lives and works in the small town of Sioux Lookout in Treaty #3, northwestern Ontario, and has previously resided in Ottawa, Toronto, and St. John’s NL.
As a solo performer, Melody explores the range of the viola’s possibilities, spanning from minimalist to danceable, often incorporating laptop processing and looping. Their most recent release is Reckoning EP (2017), which was originally scored for the Article 11 theatre production of the same name and is written for solo viola and electronics.
Within media arts, Melody works with digital video and photography to capture images of Indigenous resurgence, and uses this footage both editorially and within video and sound art. They have also worked on a number of documentary films that are currently in production. Melody’s works “Surveillapocalypse” (2014) and “Ga Waabmin Gaye / Nemolnek Elt Ni’nen” (2014) have been screened and installed in Auckland, Brooklyn, Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa.
Melody McKiver will be performing on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Loyola Chapel
pics: John Paillé
Bá Ra uses voice, wine glasses and synthesizers to communicate with the body through oscillation, rhythm and frequency as a practice of study and healing. As a chronically ill femme from a mixed immigrant background, Bá Ra studies the body as a vessel of frequency, existing outside of capitalist structures and attune to the waveforms of the cosmos, that speaks to the intergenerational stories held in our bodies.
Bá Ra will be performing on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at the Loyola Chapel.
Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Cree, Canadian artist and curator, living and working in Portland, Oregon. Using Pure Data, Arduino, hardware and voice, Thompson creates unique sonic experiences and expressions through the spatialization of isolated frequencies.
Thompson’s work has been shown at Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Corridor (Seattle), Quiet City w/ Merzbow & Balázs Pándi (Vancouver, BC), Littman and White Galleries, Compliance Division, Bronco Gallery, and Variform Gallery. She has also presented in collaborations for Converge45, Disjecta, Out of Sight (Seattle), PICA T:BA:17, SIX for Subharmonic: A Music and Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA), and Nationale. Thompson has given lectures and workshops at T:BA:17 Institute in dialogue with Tanya Tagaq, Subharmonic Workshop (PICA) with France Jobin and Burke Jam, Open Signal, home school pdx, Portland State University, and PNCA as guest faculty. Thompson’s written work has also been featured in publications including Art in America, Zero Cool, Provision, Cig Thesis, and Blankstairs.
Chloe Alexandra will be performing on Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at the Loyola Chapel.
Shades Lawrence is a Montreal born and based hip hop artist, poet and producer of mixed British, Jamaican, Irish and Scottish descent. Coming out of a tradition of spoken word, she blends poetry with social justice themes to smooth beats. She is currently working on an EP.
Shades Lawrence will be performing Saturday, July 21st at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Montreal based producer and DJ Canhota draws from disparate genre influences such as baile funk, techno , tarraxo, noise, hardcore punk, percussion and classical music to create boundary pushing, dancey and emotive original music and DJ sets. Fresh off an EP release with Safe & Sound [MTL] – the digital label she co runs with Aso Ani – and a mix for JEROME, the Venus Collective Member’s tastes can also be heard on the collective’s weekly CKUT show, VENUS RADIO.
Canhota will be performing a live set on Friday, July 27th at the Le Ritz P.D.B.
London Jade, a New York City native, found herself to be a raving rap Goddess after two years facing time in the harsh court/federal system of New York State. In 2016 she released her first project, “Witch Hoe” which the self titled track blew up to now almost 30,000 plays on soundcloud. Jade has traveled all across america sharing her story as a transgender sex worker, abuse survivor, and spiritual warrior. Her journey as a rapper has lead her into deejaying, as well as engineering her own music as well. This transcendent goddess continues to expand her sound and blow her listeners away with her vicious bars and captivating visuals.
London Jade will be performing on Friday, July 20th at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Maya Songbird is a fearless dreamer who believes in magic. Brewing a cosmic mix of Disco, Electronic, Pop. To make you dance like you’ve got a rainbow in your pants.
Maya Songbird will be Performing on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer and McGill Art History Ph.D. student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism and literature journal, and their writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, Mice, esse, The Inuit Art Quarterly, Teen Vogue and other publications. Their forthcoming creative non-fiction collection, nîtisânak, is to be released in September 2018 through Metonymy Press.
Metonymy Press is based in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory. We publish literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers. We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities. We really want to keep gay book lovers satisfied.
Lindsay Nixon will be reading an exert from their upcoming creative non-fiction collection, nîtisânak on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at the Loyola Chapel.
New Chance is the musical moniker of Toronto’s Victoria Cheong. New Chance takes house as its base but spins it into something disorienting and elegiac. Her music takes a foggy backroad that drives right into psychedelic heart of dance music.
Using hardware samplers and sequencers, live effects and her own voice – she creates all-encompassing sonic landscapes. New Chance’s work in music includes DJing, remixing and collaborations in contemporary art, film, and dance. She has also collaborated with many musicians including Julie Reich (Bile Sister), Kieran Adams (Diana), Jonathan Adjemian, Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra), and Isla Craig and Jennifer Castle (in the vocal improv trio, IC/JC/VC). Her voice can be heard backing up Lido Pimienta on her Polaris prize winning record La Papessa, and on Jennifer Castle’s forthcoming album Angels of Death. New Chance has released several digital tracks as well as the cassette, Ear Rationelle on Healing Power Records.
It Says New Chance is Victoria’s debut EP on Bedroomer – as well as her first major digital store release. On the EP, New Chance covers vast terrain, touching on the conventions of dub, deep house, avant pop, ambient and the esoteric side of 80’s electro. She develops a sonic otherworld, exploring the permutations of genre that work towards creating new forms of expression. The result is celestial and dissonant, brutal and beautiful all at once.
New Chance will be performing on Thursday, July 19th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.
Taking What We Need
Taking What We Need is an informal collective of transwomen organizing to fight for the livelihood of our sisters and ourselves. We try to counter the difficulties that many transfeminine people face on a daily basis, falling at the intersections of poverty, racism, misogyny, transphobia, social exclusion, and colonial violence. Taking What We Need’s primary mission is to empower our sisters through discretionary funding and build solidarity within our community by collectively resisting transmisogyny. We organize community and social events around the city which center transfemininity and try to build sisterhood. We are always looking for people to help us organize fundraisers! Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on facebook; any low-income transfeminine person who wishes to apply for funding can do so through our facebook page.
A fundraiser/Stand up comedy show for Taking What We Need will be held on Sunday, July 29th 2018 at Coop Le Cagibi.
Intersessions // Chippy Nonstop
We run a workshop series of artist run seminars aims to address the significant gender and sexuality based imbalance within the music industry, offering DJ and sound focused workshops for women, and those within the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
As part of Slut Island Festival 2018, Chippy Nonstop will be hosting an Intersessions DJ Workshop on Saturday, July 28th 2018 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm.
Intersessions facebook: intersessionsinfo