RAGGA NYC RADIO | BEARCAT
BEARCAT is a London-born New York-based artist.
As a DJ, producer, and performance artist, she also describes herself as a dancefloor therapist that aims to permeate healing through music as she, in turn, heals herself throughout this exchange on dancefloors around the world. BEARCAT's sets are best described as transcendental, captivating, pounding and eclectic at their core. Known for blending multiple genres into one set her musical exploration touches on everything from jungle, drum’n’bass, techno, rap, to dancehall, tribal house, experimental to hardcore and punk.
This incantation of uncompromising, pulsating rhythm and bass has brought her to perform around the world and at prestigious music festivals such as Pitchfork, Afropunk and Panorama to name a few.
Her range can be seen in her releases. From being featured on a remix album for hardcore band Divide and Dissolve and a vocal feature with Soul Glo to thumping club tracks via Promesses and Haus of Altr.
Additionally she has performed and talked on panels regarding anti-racist rhetoric, feminism, spirituality and queer politics at universities such as Cornell, Wesleyan, Oberlin, Vassar and Bard.
Her performance highlights include playing at the MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Guggenheim, MoMA PS1 on several occasions, the Whitney, Performa17, ICA Miami and Philadelphia, Performance Space New York, Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Norton Museum of Art.
BEARCAT has been featured in Vogue celebrating the groundbreaking Chromat SS20 runway score, which she mixed and composed. She has worked with fashion brands such as Eckhaus Latta, Courreges, Nosesso, and Nike, headlining fashion week events and launch parties and soundtracking.
She has contributed a FADER mix and her sets are regularly featured on NTS and RinseFM as well as a number of Boiler room performances throughout the years.
Her identity and experience in the industry has led her to curate SELTZER, a club night exclusively centering and prioritizing queer and trans black and brown talent which held a five year residency at infamous NYC nightclub Nowadays, notably BEARCAT was the first DJ to perform at Nowadays.
BEARCAT’s next release is an album that spans experimental sounds but stresses visual storytelling. Throughout her journey, BEARCAT has conceived of her work as a therapeutic release, not only for those in the present, listening on the dance floor or on streaming platforms, but as a healing exorcism that channels ancestral pasts through music.