Ahead of her debut performance for NVA next month (more details on that soon), Leticia Trandafir a.k.a. softcoresoft joined us for a day to peruse our record collection, which saw her hone down hundreds of records to the choices you see down below.
softcoresoft has slowly emerged as an enthusiastic member of Montreal’s DIY techno scene— a community that has seen a hotbed of newcomer activity as of late, but one in which she has been able to distinguish herself. This past year has seen her play Piknic Electronik, POP Montreal, MUTEK’s collaboration with MAPP MTL, and many of the aforementioned DIY offshoots, where she has played in both live (under different monikers) and DJ capacities.
She has also been quite active on the interwebs, with her monthly Friday night RAVELENGTH radio show on n10.as, and in her outspokenness on issues facing dance music today, especially those concerning gender and sexuality, of which her academic studies also pertain to. A regular at Frankie Teardrop‘s queer LIP party, Leticia represents a new generation of electronic musicians in Montreal using music as a vehicle to voice opinions and communicate with like-minded individuals in tackling some of the larger social issues we face in such communities.