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Gayance, pronounced ‘guy-ence’, is a creole word for joyfulness: an apt description for the unapologetically joyful Aïsha Vertus. The DJ, producer and radio-maker’s Haitian roots are a driving force for her explorations in sound and space.

Gayance reflects on her influences and experiences navigating the music space in Montreal, to lend powerful advice on how to break into the DJ scene. The artist discusses the use of music and partying as tools of resistance, the process of finding your voice as an artist and how to plan a party that’s safe for all!


  1. Gayance: The Art of DJing
  2. DJing Fundamentals
  3. BPM: Beats Per Minute
  4. DJing 101
  5. First Assignment
  6. Practice & Patience
  7. Finding your Sound
  8. Safety in the Scene
  9. Technical, Hospitality, & Ethics Riders
  10. Reflections & Final Thoughts


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