Catonia Whalen

DJ Catskillz's passion for music blossomed in high school from listening to her twin brother's rap collection: Run DMC, Ice-T & Beastie Boys, and from stealing Blondie and Prince vinyl from her parent's album collection. 

She started DJing on commercial radio at 19 and that same year she started spinning vinyl at her college campus bar in her native homeland of Canada. She's also DJed while working as an executive in the music business in Toronto for 8 years and the last 10 years while living in New York. 

She now has regular nights DJing at Fontanas (LES) and Idle Hands Bar (EV). Plus she spins occasionally at various charity, holiday and music events including the WIM Annual Holiday Party and Lollapalooza parties in Chicago. 

She spins a cool mix of new & vintage: rock*alternative*punk*new wave*electro*hip hop*dream pop*summer soul

Venues:  Idle Hands Bar, Fontanas, (le) poisson rouge, Heathers, The Blind Pig, Angels & Kings, Speak Easy, The Vault, Manitoba's, Lit, Cake Shop, Pianos, Sweet Paradise, Black and White, Cellar 58, Halcyon, Arlo and Esme (NY) 

Hard Rock Hotel (Chicago) Teatro and Lava Lounge (Toronto)