First learned about Chicago’s Thoom via her remarkable debut EP on Club Chai “Blood and Sand”, distinguishing her as one of the scene’s most innovative new artists. She played technofeminism earlier in the year and was struck by the heavy and unruly nature of her set; a kind of welcomed exorcism if you will. And not much shifts thematically for us, an utterly satisfying techno time with inspired blends and some local track choices. Check out her mix and Q&A below
Tell us about this mix:
It's a techno mix, the type of stuff we've been dancing to at underground parties in Chicago. There's a few tracks from my friends in it, alongside some classics like Chris and Cosey and Unit Moebius.
When did you start DJing?
Almost two years ago now.
Club Rectum in Chicago.
Favorite party ever played:
It was a party at this place called Millhouse, a basement spot in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago that is now defunct. The ceiling was so low that people were swinging on the pipes.
All the friends in Chicago right now on a wave: Beau Wanzer, Padfut, Hotpiss, Fuj, Ariel Zetina, Guirro, Jana Rush, Itsi, misstwinkusa.
Right now, Michael DeMaio.
Pet peeve when DJing:
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
That I have a shamanistic presence.
Place you’d like to play:
I'd love to play somewhere near my parents so that they could attend.
Something you want everyone to know about you:
I've been going to the gym lately.
Chris and Cosey-Re-education Through Labor
Regis-We Said No
Enrique-Dont Ask Me For Anything
Amber Prance & Padfut-Doorbusters
Michael Demaio-Half Mast
Spark Wave-No New Beat
Cancer Dog-Untitled 1
Eyeface-Ace the Raider
Padfut-Pig Walks in Chinatown