DJ Pøptrt (she/her)
DJ Pøptrt is an indigenous DJ and artist from the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake. She started her DJ career in 2015 while studying media and art in Montréal. Electronic music has always been a big part of her life, from the time her father introduced her to Daft Punk and shared his vast music collection with her at a very young age. She started creating art in a graphic design and visual format before pursuing music. The name Pøptrt was a play on words for pop-art, an art movement which has been a big influence throughout her life. She also liked the idea of having the imagery of a Pop-tart to represent the sweet and playfulness of her art. She started performing after falling in love with the Montréal event and music scene. She began her first radio show, Pøptrt's Playhouse, in 2018 on Kahnawake's K1037 (103.7 FM) which ran for 3 years. She moved Pøptrt's Playhouse to Data Transmission Radio in 2021.
During quarantine of 2020, she began live-streaming on Twitch. Pøptrt has collaborated and streamed with Drumbeat Entertainment, RedBull Gaming Canada, Foreign City Canada, and more. She turned Pøptrt's Playhouse into a live-stream format, allowing her to incorporate her passion for visual art and VJing. Catch her streams every Thursday night at 8 pm EST live on Twitch.