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Shanique Kelly

DJ Softieshan in New Westminster Canada

Vancouver born and bred, Softieshan has quickly become one of the city’s favourite DJs and event producers, widely known for her femme-forward rap sets and all around radiant vibes. She runs the Vancouver chapter of Intersessions, a grassroots organization with a mission to bridge the inequality gap facing female and femme-identified DJs in the music and nightlife industries. Intersessions now runs workshops globally, equipping women and members of the LGBTQ+ community with education and tools to navigate and thrive in these traditionally male-dominated fields. She has recently embarked on some innovative new collaborations with companies like Lululemon and Tight Club, bringing empowered, body-moving music to even broader audiences. Softieshan is a resident DJ at the Fox, the American, The Boxcar and The Clubhouse where she runs 'LEVEL UP' a monthly Queer Rap and Hip Hop party.

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DJing & Creating Safer Space

BY SHANIQUE KELLY
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

Shanique Kelly, DJ Softieshan, talks about what got her into the art of DJing and the importance of representation.

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PAST VOL 23

New Westminster @ Massey Theatre
Aug 10, 2019