13. Creating Indigenous Music and Art with DJ PØPTRT
Updated: May 14, 2021
A DJ and indigenous artist from the Mohawk nation of Kahnawake. She fell in love with electronic music scene from attending music festivals and art events in Montreal. Her biggest influences are Daft Punk, Deee-Lite, Mr.Oizo, Claude VonStroke, 2ne1, & A Tribe Called Red. DJ PØPTRT has played at Place Des Arts, Club SAW, Blue Dog, Cinema Quebec for Nuit Blance, Oxfam Quebec March Monde, & more.
DJ PØPTRT also has a radio show title ‘PØPTRT’S PLAYHOUSE’. The show runs every Thursday night from 11pm - 12 am on Kahnawake’s K103.7 FM. She brings guest DJs regularly from Montreal and other places around Canada.
She has a unique artistic aesthetic which is meant to play on the vibe of nostalgia. DJ PØPTRT is heavily influenced by music and pop culture from the 90’s, which can be seen in her visuals which she creates herself. Her goal is to bring peace and love to the audience that she preforms for, and wishes to bring people together in an eclectic audiovisual experience.
DJ PØPTRT plays House, Acid House, Bass, TechHouse, Techno, Nudisco, Funk, Throwbacks, & Future House. She is venturing off into music production, and is currently working on mixing indigenous instruments with house music. She spent some time working with Musique Nomade in studio to incorporate throat signing with electronic music.
It was a pleasure to have her on my show, check out this episode of The Creative Kind Podcast.
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