Founded by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson, and Christine McCharen-Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—representing and showcasing cis women, trans women and genderqueer 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 200 DJs and producers to-date.
SHYBOI (Yulan Grant) 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. Recent sounds have been featured in Fact Magazine, MixMag, Rinse FM, The Fader, and Thump. SHYBOI has three Boiler Room sets under her ever widening belt as well as two performances at MoMA PS1 and is a frequent collaborator of NYC underground staples ranging from Rizzla (Fade to Mind) to Venus X.
stud1nt is a multi-instrumental artist and DJ, born and bred in New York City. Informed by their training in jazz piano and guitar and early start sampling on turntables, their original productions and mixes live in-between the spontaneity of improvisation and acute harmonic and rhythmic composition. They create across genre with a penchant for the hypnotic low-end of club tracks and euphoric possibility of psychedelic riffs. A member of queer art collective #KUNQ, their sounds are also attentive to the politics of the body and socio-historical context. stud1nt has presented their workshop on creative approaches to production at Vassar College, the New School, and Recess Art. Their work has been featured inFACT Magazine, Pitchfork, MixMag, Resident Advisor, Rinse FM, and The Fader. Notable performances include sets at Boiler Room New York, MoMA PS1, GHE20G0TH1K, and the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival at Output.