C.FIRM

Crossfade

DJ takeover at Immigration Museum

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SPECIAL EVENT
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Event cancelled
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In the interest of prioritising the safety for the mentors and participants involved in both the workshops and live performance of Crossfade, Melbourne Music Week and Immigration Museum have made the difficult decision to cancel this program.

Immigration Museum, Melbourne Music Week and North Side Collective join forces to present Crossfade, a DJ incubator program bringing together 5 emerging female DJs from Melbourne's Northern Suburbs under the mentorship of C.FRIM, Ayebatonye and Hip Hop Hoe.

Over the summer, participants will develop their DJ skills in a series of workshops hosted at the museum, produce a series of online mixtapes and wrap up the program with a massive sonic eruption in the Immigration Museum outdoor courtyard on Friday 4th February, with all participants and mentors spinning back-to-back sets throughout the evening.

C.FRIM

DJ with elaborate face paint staring evocatively forward
C.FRIM will be turning up the heat this February as part of Melbourne Music Week

C.FRIM bellows a massive sound, spinning drum-drive cuts that step, bounce, sway, and shuffle. As a DJ, she draws from her own singular blueprint – with taste shaped by her perspective as a member of the Ghanaian-Filipina diaspora, growing up on a healthy diet of hybridised musical styles, ripping tracks off Youtube as a teenager and watching Jerk and Dougie videos. C.FRIM blends global club sounds that are urgent and forward-thinking, while evoking deep feelings of nostalgia. Her eclecticism reflects an artist and DJ with a confidence in vision and a desire to keep pushing boundaries, collapsing walls between cultural silos and championing her own refreshingly distinct style.

Ayebatonye

DJ standing in front of a rail yard in Berlin
Ayebatonye is best known for her eclectic sonic stylings of chicago house, detroit techno, gqom and an array of global electronic sounds and has played in venues around the world, recently invited to open for the Underground Resistance at Tresor in Berlin, Germany

Ayebatonye Abrakasa is a DJ, multidisciplinary artist, curator and Creative Director of DIY arts platform Irregular Fit of Nigerian heritage, working and living on Gadigal Land.

Ayebatonye founded Irregular Fit, a collaborative interdisciplinary DIY arts platform for Bla(c)k, Brown and POC (persons of colour) folk in August 2018 in response to limited opportunities for the respective communities within the arts and cultural industries. Irregular Fit was created as a means to exchange knowledge, to connect artists and audience and to counter barriers to access that existed for Bla(c)k, Brown and POC folk who engaged with the arts.

Through her arts practice Ayebatonye has explored existentialism and absurdism as it relates to her surroundings, her identity and its intersections. As a DJ, Ayebatonye is best known for her eclectic sonic stylings of Chicago house, Detroit techno, gqom and an array of global electronic sounds and has played in venues around the world. She was recently invited to open for the Underground Resistance at Tresor in Berlin, Germany.

HipHopHoe

Person standing in front of a graffiti wall
HipHopHoe

HipHopHoe lives, works and creates on stolen Aboriginal Land and is on high rotation in the Narrm and Warrang queer club scenes. Her work is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of First Nations Peoples, LGBTQA+ peoples, those of the African Diaspora and those otherwise silenced through oppression.

Although her first love is hip hop, expect the unexpected as she spans genres, decades, moods and sounds in one giant leg-spread.

Northside Collective

Northside Collective is made up of 5 young women from Melbourne’s Northern suburbs, based out of Darebin Youth Music Studio. The group has been DJing together since 2018, experimenting with multiple genres ranging from hip hop to pop to Afro beats.

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