What does it mean to identify as a challenge, as trouble?
A self-described experimentalist, born in Nigeria, raised in Montreal, and now working in Vancouver; DEBBY FRIDAY is an anomaly. Her work spans the spectrum of the audio- visual, resisting categorizations of genre and artistic discipline. She is at once a sound theorist and musician, composer and performer, video artist, poet and PUNK GOD. DEBBY got her start in music as an internationally touring DJ known for her daring, idiosyncratic sets, where she has opened for both Mykki Blanco and Princess Nokia. In 2018, she released her first self-produced EP, titled BITCHPUNK, to reverberating underground acclaim. Featured in several publications, including: Thump, Loud & Quiet, Bandcamp, Le Canal Auditif and Mask Magazine. The later of which describes the artist as, “intricately dexterous and dangerous… whose spiraling interconnections span oceanic speakers, and pan in and out of Yoruba poetries, contemporary queer woman and non-binary-identified underground music communities, and various generations challenging the order of things, [her] against-ness as a propulsion for creation.”
FRIDAY’s multi-disciplinary practice explores themes of ritual and feminine aggression as well as discourses of power, forces of diaspora and the aesthetics of eroticism. Her second EP, also self-engineered and produced, is due in August 2019 on Deathbomb Arc (home to JPEG Mafia, Clipping, Lana Del Rabies). DEBBY describes it as, “hot noise: full of grief and full of relief. It is the painful and pleasurable next step, the sacrificial offering of my old life to the new.” DEBBY was on the cover of Canada’s Discorder Magazine and most recently aired her 1 st NTS show.
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