DJ Sprinkles is the deep house DJ personna of Terre Thaemlitz. Notorious for her years at New York’s transsexual sex worker club Sally’s II; a three year residency at Tokyo’s Club Module from 2003-2006; and DJ Sprinkles’ “Midtown 120 Blues” winning Resident Advisor’s Best Album of 2009… and that’s about it. Everything else has been pretty much off radar, which makes sense for the kinds of minor and “underground” dance music featured in his sets. Sprinkles is unconcerned with mass appeal, and focusses on sniper-sets aimed at a long gone generation of angry and depressed queer HIV/AIDS activists unafraid to cry on the dancefloor.
The Grey Zone: DJ Sprinkles
We met with Terre Thaemlitz to discuss conceptual foregrounds, context in music, and her deep anger towards the current state of affairs in Japan…