Who is Ushka?

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Photo by Fabian Gomez

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-based deejay traversing genres across electronic club & bass music. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of club music from soca to dancehall, hip hop to south asian rhythms, baltimore/jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, azonto to afrobeat and more. When she isn’t crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is a political and cultural organizer.

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Photo by Tavish Timothy

She is one half of iBomba –a Brooklyn-based duo and party that has thrown immigrant and people of color-centered parties for the last five years. She is also a part of the Dutty Artz label + crew, a collective of djs + producers creating sonic cultural production and events in NYC. Having grown up in several parts of the world, her musical influences are as transnational as she is.
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Ushka has deejayed throughout New York City and in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Chicago, Oakland, Baltimore, Miami, and internationally in Toronto and Mexico City. She has also deejayed at the prestigious Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday, Manhattan’s Rubin Museum, Long Island City’s MoMA PS1, Toronto Music Gallery’s X Avant IX Festival, the American Museum of Natural History, and Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
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Her latest mixtape, released in early January 2018, is for Discwoman.
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Previous projects, available on her soundcloud, include:
You can find her on Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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