I’m so excited!
This season’s students in my DJ Academy for All Women will be dropping their first-ever DJ sets in front of a live audience on March 8th. Conveniently, this also happens to be International Women’s Day.
This is the third annual “DJ recital” we’ve had for the graduating class at the academy. It’s such a rewarding experience to watch brave people step up and perform for a wildly supportive crowd. I absolutely love it. This time around, there will be fourteen students showing off their new skills in beatmatching, scratching, blending and working a crowd. Come out and cheer on Winnipeg’s newest DJs!
March 8th at The Loft Gastropub, 774 Corydon Ave.
9 pm – 2 am
$5 at the door
Followed by a dance party with me, Mama Cutsworth!
I can’t wait to dust off some vinyl, haul out a vintage dress and get to “The Barrelhouse: Gin Edition” this weekend! How about you? See you this Saturday, (Feb. 22) at The Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street for a dance party that is full of heart and love and fresh-baked goodies (Yes, this is [...]
Feb 7th-14th is the annual pledge drive at our little station in Winnipeg, CKUW 95.9 fm, and we need you! One week of every year, CKUW asks for listeners and community members to make a donation to help our station grow and thrive and continue to make great things happen. Please consider making a donation. [...]
I’m bursting at the seams to share some news: We’re bringing back a third season of DJ classes for beginners in February 2014! Classes numbers are small, so register early. I am very much looking forward to unleashing a new batch of DJs onto the world.
Watch this video. Now, if you can. Angela Lansbury, inspiration for all? Inspiration for my next big dance party, that’s for sure. House of Gold Diamonds presents POSITIVE MOVES Saturday, October 12 Union Sound Hall 110 Market Ave., Winnipeg Doors: 9pm $7 before 11pm, $10 after With guest DJ set by The Rhza
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be spending 3 weeks in Germany this fall, performing in Würzburg, Berlin and Hamburg. I’ll be playing some parties, sure, but my primary reason is to perform soundtracks for live improvised theatre! Improvising on turntables and a mixer, I score live shows while some of the world’s best [...]
I adore music from the 1930s and ’40s. The raw tone, the (often) hilarious lyrics [see: "Grandpa Stole My Baby" or "Walk Right In, Walk Right Out"], the musicality. Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie, Rhythm & Blues… these genres aren’t all that known anymore, so playing a party that is just Roy Brown and Big Mama [...]
[Click image below for full impact] Hold on to your faces! Vancouver’s Queen of Sass — Crystal Precious— is coming to Winnipeg! Crystal Precious is part riot grrl, part burlesque dancer and part rapper. She is the world’s first burlesque/hip hop MC, mixing ghetto-fabulous glamour with fresh quips, razor-sharp rhymes, locally grown beats and a [...]
I play a wide range of music in my DJ sets (and in my kitchen when I’m cooking, too), but soul music is one of my very first loves. The raw, deep emotion of a good soul song just makes me feel better. Which is why it’s so damn exciting to know that Winnipeg gets [...]
A year ago, my pal DJ J. Jackson and I threw a very sweaty, joy-filled party called “I Wanna Dance with Somebody!” It was one of my 2012 highlights. We’re going to have an anniversary of the all-Diva dance party and you are invited! House of Gold Diamonds presents: I Wanna Dance with Somebody Again! [...]