Phatstoki is a South Africa-based DJ, producer, filmmaker, and photographer, who is also part of the Pussy Party team. The night provides a regular platform for queers, femmes, and women DJs/artists to “practice, incubate, exchange, and expose.”
Phatstoki joined Johannesburg’s Pussy Party crew first to DJ, then as a co-curator, assisting with programming and leading on the event’s visual output. The parties began in 2016, hosting a monthly safer space that put queer and femme audiences first. In an interview with Okay Africa, Phatstoki asserts that the club night also aims to reclaim the word pussy: “At any point you take ownership of something they use to disempower you, then it becomes a problem.”
Her DJ sets have lead her to a set at Boiler Room for Nyege Nyege Festival with Sho Madjozi MCing. Outside of DJing, Phatstoki is a sought after photographer and filmmaker, and made her directorial debut for DJ Spoko and Matias Aguayo’s track “Dirty Dancing.” She also contributed to a profile video of Hyperdub producer Ikonika when she collaborated with Pussy Party’s music workshops.
As part of the Through My Speakers takeover, Phatstoki will be sharing the stage with DJs Slikback, Gafacci and MC Sho Madjozi.