DJ Skate Nights: Donna Dada and Obuxum
Move and groove to an icy mix of electronic, R&B, hip-hop, house and ambient styles.
Donna Dada has DJ’d across Canada, the US and Europe, and with a newly acquired master’s in urban planning, she hopes to apply it to her love of music and culture. She is co-founder of Freq Magazine, the Western Canadian bass night Modern Math (now a record label), and Techno Anonymous, a night that asked party experiencers to strip back the trappings while taking it back to the beginning.
Obuxum, who first vowed Harbourfront Centre audiences during the BRAVE festival's Exiled At Night after-party, is a performative music producer. She draws on her Somali heritage to inform a visionary approach to electronic music steeped in R&B, hip hop, house and ambient styles. She’s been on the rise with performances at Kazoo! Fest, Electric Eclectics, Venus Fest, Wavelength Music Festival and more. Obuxum made NOW Toronto’s list of “Electronic Artists to Watch in 2018.”