INTERSESSIONS bills itself as “A DJ workshop for females and femme identifying individuals,” and on April 18 it will take over Studio Bar in Toronto. A video of the Vancouver edition from earlier this year is above, shot edited by Psypher Sinclair and Katrin Braga.
For fifteen bucks, you'll get a safe space to learn the fundamentals of DJing and mixing without the risk of a scoffy bro in a Breaking Bad shirt talking at you about FLACs. Plus, your instructors are top notch: Bambii, Chippy Nonstop, Kare, CL, Internet Daughter, and Peach will show you how to mix with vinyl, Traktor, and CDJs. Check out the Facebook event for links to mixes from each of the instructors.
Co-organizer Chippy Nonstop wrote to us about how Intersessions was conceived. She hopes to organize similar events in Montreal and London.
“Rhi Blossom and I were approached by Vancouver Leisure and Arts to curate the event. I had been thinking about doing something like this for awhile now and have been asked by so many girls how to get started in music and DJing. It's not just my concept and event, recently there have been an overwhelming amount of young girls curating workshops like this and I am just happy I can be apart of working towards unifying women and reframing people's perception of the "man DJ" stereotype and [to] open doors for more women in music by giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and use equipment they usually wouldn't have access to in a safe environment.”