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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 women and non-binary artists 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Decibel Festival,[15] and Toronto.[16] The group, particularly Hutchinson, was involved in the 2017 campaign that repealed New York's anti-dancing Cabaret Law[17] due to its disproportionate targeting of black and other minority communities.[18] Hutchinson curated the Dweller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, promoting 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. ^ "Girls To The Front: An Interview With The Founders Of Discwoman". The Hairpin. May 21, 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  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. 7 January 2016. 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. 4 February 2015. 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. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  17. ^ Witt, Emily (3 July 2017). "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.
  19. ^ "Decolonizing Techno: Notes From a Brooklyn Dance Floor". Afropunk. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2020-01-31.

External links[edit]

[1] female:pressure report 03, 2015