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TypeArtist management, Booking agency
New York City
Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Christine McCharen-Tran, Emma Burgess-Olson

Discwoman is a New York based collective, booking agency, and event platform representing and showcasing cis women, trans women, and gender queer talent in the electronic music community. It was founded in 2014 by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson (Umfang), and Christine McCharen-Tran.[1] Discwoman's regular club nights and touring events highlight emerging and established artists from around the world,[2] including The Black Madonna, Nicole Moudaber, Star Eyes, Sandunes, Demian Licht, and Nina Sonik. Overall, the collective seeks to highlight and correct the gender imbalance in club and festival lineups.[3][4] Discwoman events provide a platform to talent by booking them at bigger venues, streamlining the growth process, and ensuring artists receive fair payment. [1]


Discwoman roster as of January 2020:[5]


Since its inaugural event at Bushwick, Brooklyn’s Bossa Nova Civic Club,[6] Discwoman has presented showcases in Boston,[7] Detroit's Movement Festival,[8] Mexico City,[9][10] Montreal,[11] Philadelphia,[12] Pittsburgh's VIA Festival,[13] San Juan,[14] Seattle's Decibel Festival,[15] and Toronto.[16] The group, particularly Hutchinson, was involved in the 2017 campaign that repealed New York's anti-dancing Cabaret Law[17] due to its disproportionate targeting of black and other minority communities. [18] Hutchinson curated the Dweller Festival, celebrating black underground talent in New York City. [19]


  1. ^ a b Vagianos, Alanna (2016-03-30). "How 3 Women Are Disrupting One Of Music's Biggest Boys Clubs". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ 21, sofialuu May; 2015. "Girls To The Front: An Interview With The Founders Of Discwoman". The Hairpin. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "FACTS 2015 – Numbers". female:pressure. 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  4. ^ "Discwoman And Changing The Record Of All-Male Electronic Lineups". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  5. ^ Lee, M. G. (11 December 2019). "Discwoman: The Return of Techno". The Brooklyn Rail.
  6. ^ "Inside Discwoman, a Dance Party By Women, For Women". Bullett Media. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  7. ^ "Discwoman Boston celebrates female-identified DJ talent - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  8. ^ "Movement 2015: Girls Gone Vinyl and DISCWOMAN". waynradio.net. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  9. ^ "Photos From Discwoman's Epic Takeover of Mexico City | Thump". Thump. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  10. ^ "Discwoman's Mexico City Collaborator on Using Digital Culture to Tell Women's Stories". Remezcla. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  11. ^ "Discwoman plans Montreal weekender". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  12. ^ "Girl power: Discwoman dance party changing the local DJ scene". Philly.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  13. ^ "VIA 2015: MAIN EVENT //". Spirit. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  14. ^ "Techno-Feminist DJ Collective Discwoman is Headed to San Juan for Two Tour Stops". Remezcla. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  15. ^ "Discwoman Showcase at Re-bar in Seattle, WA on Thu., Sept. 24, 10 p.m. 2015 - Seattle Music Events Calendar - The Stranger". The Stranger. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  16. ^ "Discwoman touches down in Toronto". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  17. ^ Witt, Emily. "Dance Outlaws Fight for the Right to Party". The New Yorker. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  18. ^ "New York City has repealed the notorious no-dancing Cabaret Law". The FADER. Retrieved 2020-06-10.

External links[edit]

[1] female:pressure report 03, 2015