- Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
- Royal Albert Arms
- 48 Albert Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
SYMPTOM TECH PRESENTS: A Halloween Techno Party at the Royal Albert Arms
Notoriously resilient and innovative, Esette’s unyielding work ethic, paired with over twenty years of experience in music, have made her a household name in Western Canada. As one of the guiding forces of cultural phenomena such as Substation Recordings, Girls on Decks, and Alberta Electronic Music Conference, Esette (aka Isis Graham) is equally comfortable behind the decks or behind the scenes.
Graham cut her teeth on organizing raves in the late 90s. When legislation caught on, she then took to DJing at a number of clubs in her native Calgary. In 2003, she was asked to join Girls on Decks, a femme-centric collective of DJs, as a founding member. Today, Girls on Decks is one of North America’s longest-running female, non-binary and LGBT DJ crews, offering a unique platform for women in electronic music.
After a brief brush with dubstep in the late 2000s, Graham launched Substation Recordings, a label that focuses primarily on Canadian artists and is now in it’s fifth year.
Most recently, Graham has lent her expertise to the Alberta Electronic Music Conference, a boutique gathering of electronic music masterminds and up-and-comers alike. AEMCON is now heading into its third year, riding high despite its youthful status.
Esette’s knack for launching boundary-breaking initiatives and movements bleeds into her identity as a performer. Ever-changing and effervescent, her multifaceted approach and raw passion are contagious, a testament to the tenacity and zest she wishes to share with those around her.