DISCWOMAN: Shyboi, Riobamba, Umfang, Stud1nt, Bearcat
SF Pride, DJ DIALS & 1015 Folsom present
DISCWOMAN San Francisco (Pride Friday)
Friday June 22nd / 10PM - 3AM / 21+
Founded by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine McCharen-Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—that showcases and represents talent in electronic music. Started as a two-day festival in September 2014 at Bossa Nova Civic Club Discwoman has since produced and curated events in 15+ cities—working with over 250 DJs and producers to-date.
SHYBOI is a Jamaican born, New York based multidisciplinary artist. SHYBOI is the moniker she uses to cause sonic disruption. As a creative positioned between Caribbean and American culture, she uses sound to interrogate ideas of identity, notions of power, perceived histories and the entanglements that happens within these topics. She is also member of the queer artist collective #KUNQ whose ethos is centered around the production of multidimensional work through sound, visual and performance art while expanding the discourse surrounding the subcultures and genres that have become diluted or obscured in the name of hybridity. SHYBOI has three Boiler Room sets under her ever widening belt as well as two performances at MoMA PS1 and a sold out show at the Guggenheim. Recent sounds have been featured in Fact Mag, Thump, Rinse FM, MixMag, Resident Advisor and the Fader.
Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ, and cultural activist based in Brooklyn. Riobamba’s rowdy, deeply researched live sets reflect back nightlife’s power as a site of joy and resistance, amplifying connective tissues between YouTube clips, dembow brujería, bodega soundtracks, and noise hyperreality “suped up with a twisted, industrial gnarl” (Complex). As a self-made bridge between música urbana’s underground movements and pioneers, Riobamba has recently shared the stage with Tego Calderón, Maluma, Nina Sky, DJ Playero, Rosa Pistola, and DJ Blass. The Fader has called her production work “a radically self-expressive piece of futurism that stands against a single, boxed-in definition of what Latinx club music can be.” Riobamba is founder of record label and creative agency APOCALIPSIS, a platform insistent on visibility for narratives by those “ni de aquí, ni de allá” (neither from here, nor there); recent highlights include curating and co-producing Boiler Room’s first reggaetón showcase, and providing ongoing music education in a Brooklyn juvenile detention center. Riobamba leads A&R for the iconic Nuyorican music label Fania, home to groundbreaking artists Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and Willie Colón, and was previously Music Editor of cultural platform Remezcla. Prior to moving to NYC, she was the first Colombia-based researcher in the Fulbright-mtvU program, studying the subversive power of digital music production in a region enduring the effects of civil conflict. Her original work has been featured in Resident Advisor, Univision, Fact Mag, The Fader, Thump, Complex, and Red Bull Music Academy Radio.
Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds a monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent. She enjoys playing with people’s expectations of how a techno set can be defined. Her amorphous polyrhythmic productions have been most recently released on Ninja Tune.
stud1nt is a multi-instrumental artist and DJ from Queens. Their original compositions and rapid-fire mixes sit in-between the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and meticulous approaches to arrangement . They create across genres, nodding to the pulsating, hypnosis of experimental electronic music and the euphoria of ambient loops and psychedelic riffs. Also a member of the queer media collective #kunq, their work is attentive to the politics of queerness in relation to sound and space. stud1nt has presented their workshops on creative production at Vassar College, the New School, Recess Art, Pioneer Works, and Ableton Loop. They have been featured in the New Yorker, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, the Fader, FACT Magazine, and MixMag. Notable performances include sets for Boiler Room New York, RBMA NY Festival, GHE20G0TH1K, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, Ableton Loop x CDR Klubnacht, and 3hd Festival.
Juana (the artist formerly known as Brdhs) is so house. Birthed from a tribe of opera singers and children of the soul mother from the universal vibrations of the earth spirit, Juana grew up on a steady diet of smooth jazz, jheri curl funk, los discos, and prog rock, which shaped her sensibilities immeasurably. She began collecting records at age 4 and stealing tapes and CDs from Tower Records at around 14. Juana has been a DC staple since 2004. 2016 and 2017 opened up many new avenues for Juana, joining forces with numerous local heavy hitters in DC, playing the Acid People party series with the likes of Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, and Tsurugi. Juana also recently linked up with TechnoFist, Void Archive, and Select DC as part of the quickly growing Sequence party series, on opening duties for Detroit’s BMG, and getting muy loca closing for Discwoman (Volvox and Umfang) and Tommy Four Seven. She’s also had the good fortune to open up for the likes of Rick Wade and Kai Alce, Stefan Goldmann, and Pan-Pot, plus play a couple times at Brooklyn’s famed Chevy Nova Pizza Club. (Right) Photo by Hannah Russell.
BEARCAT is a London-born, Brooklyn-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's archive of work and sets can be found at bearcat.digital
DJ Haram is a producer and DJ originally from New Jersey, currently based in Philadelphia. Stylistically versatile, she throws down for Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore with club and booty bounce sets but also has been known to pay homage to her roots in the tradition of Middle Eastern dance music and of DIY noise and experimental sound. DJ Haram (along with Moor Mother) is 1/2 of the noise/rap group 700 BLISS. In spring 2017 Haram composed and original score for the debut tour of Richard Siegal’s Munich-based modern dance company “Ballet of Difference.” Dj Haram participated in Redbull Music Academy Bass Camp in summer 2017. While in Philly Haram curates a few nights; a legal fundraiser party series (f)LAWLESS, a monthly live/DIY hip hop night ‘Gas’, and a monthly radio program RAGE RADIO on 91.7FM. She has curated events for MoMa Ps1 Sunday Sessions and Fringe Arts Festival Philadelphia. Dj Haram is touring North America and Europe in summer/fall 2017; recent and upcoming tour highlight performances include Unsound Krakow, MoMa Ps1 Warm Up, Bonnaroo, De School Amsterdam, Creamcake Berlin, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Damas Lisbon, Paradox Baltimore, GHE2OG0TH1K New York City, Club Chai Oakland, and Drake Hotel Toronto.