Jayemkayem is a DJ, writer, and marketing consultant committed to amplifying good music and underrepresented voices. After thriving through Toronto’s DJ scene she created her own community radio project Istolethesoul, which hosts pop-up broadcasts around Toronto. Between pop-ups she still spins her own well-rounded mixes around the city, where she plays everything from rap, trap and grime to drill, garage and bass.
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Stacey Sexton is definitely one of the coolest people to come out of CBS, Newfoundland. Once she’s done ‘slinging juices’ at a vegan restaurant and studying at school, she creates bold graphics and upbeat mixes. She is also part of the DJ collective Something Special alongside Karim Olen Ash. Read More
Whether or not you have heard of Dre Ngozi, you have probably seen her behind the decks at Toronto’s best parties or dancing with Miguel and Travis Scott in a music video. Her own mixes incorporate her eclectic, diverse music style and make it impossible to stay still. With collaborations with Absolut and Covergirl under her belt, she is quickly rising to the top of Toronto’s DJ scene and breaking the boys club that has reigned for far too long. Read More
Vaughan is a Toronto-based DJ dedicated to creating space and visibility for women of colour. Through her work with Chippy Nonstop’s Intersessions, Karim Olen Ash’s Something Special, Vaughan is gradually working to disrupt the dominant male presence in music. Read More
Katie Lavoie is a Calgary-export currently based in Toronto. Since her big move, the self-proclaimed prairie girl has become a fixture in Toronto’s DJ scene. Her sets incorporate a wide array of genres and styles, from punk to jazz to disco to club, and though they’re unpredictable, they are always thoughtfully and masterfully mixed. Read More
As her name would suggest, Chippy Nonstop is a creative multi-hyphenate with an endless fuse. In addition to her own burgeoning career as a DJ, Chippy is the creator of Intersessions. Through Intersessions, Chippy has created a safe space for women, femme-identifying and non-binary folks to learn how to DJ. Between Intersessions, her own sets, and her no-holds-barred Twitter, Chippy is creating a culture of inclusivity in the DJ world. Read More