DISCWOMAN MONTREAL #6: FRANKIE TEARDROP

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When did you start DJing?
I started DJing 2 years ago at my first event.

First gig in Montreal:
My first gig was in Vancouver at an event called WiG.

Favorite party ever played:
Oh my god so many I can’t choose. Probably TRYST, a secret queer after hours thrown by the great J’vlyn and Dani. Or my last LIP event at Poisson Noir.

Favorite woman DJ:
Mmm Yung Bambii.

Best record you’ve ever bought:
Downtown Boys, Full Communism! (I don’t mix with their music but they’re one of my fave bands from Providence).

How would you define DISCWOMAN?
Discwoman has created a space for women/female-identified DJs  to show their talent. Each night is a full line up of rad DJs who play together and bring attention to this otherwise male-dominated scene. Discwoman is a place for everyone to witness skilled female (and/or identified) DJs who have a voice for change and music to dance to.

Pet peeve when DJing?
Dudes coming behind the booth to ‘help me DJ’ by either pushing buttons on my mixer, asking me if I know what kind of controller I am using, taking my headphones off me and putting them on, or touching my duct tape outfits aka me.

Do you dance when you DJ?
YES, THAT’S WHY IM THERE.

Can you DJ when wasted?
Liquid courage helps me feel fearless sometimes so I guess I can. I find Im sloppier when I’m stiff, nervous, and trembling on stage but then again I don’t like to drink every time I DJ so I had to get over that.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
“You taught me so much.” From a sweetie friend who came to LIP and saw me DJ with my two other queer DJ friends. He started Dj’ing and has been nervous to enter into the competitive bro-dominated Dj scene and saw that there ARE different environments where DJs have fun dancing, playing music, encouraging each other, and are queer and friendly as hell.

Place you’d like to play:
SAT dome, its happening July 16! Berghain next year pls.

Something you want everyone to know about you:
I play in a band called Ursula and I run a fest with my partner called Slut Island. See you on Saturday!