EP #49: DJ Kow – Trailblazing & Popular Toronto-Based Female DJ

Kowshika Thanam aka Kow (@dj.kow) is a Toronto-based DJ who represents RLE Sound Crew (@rlesoundcrew).

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the impact that other Tamil DJs had on her including the late DJ Brown Soul & DJ Divsa (@djdivsa), solely relying on Instagram and word-of-mouth as her marketing tools, being a proud feminist and aspiring to trail-blaze a path for other Tamil women, her firm belief that everything happens for a reason, and much more.

Follow DJ Kow:
– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dj.kow/)

*TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, DJ Kow
00:44 – Stage name origins, where she spins, her love for music
01:54 – Ara and Kow met through ultimate frisbee, pathway to becoming a DJ
06:12 – Balancing being a full-time DJ and her full-time job at Home Depot
07:48 – How she secures DJ gigs
11:10 – Were friends/family supportive of Kow’s career as a DJ?
16:53 – When will Kow solely focus on her Deejaying career?
19:23 – Deejays that Kow looks up to
23:16 – How Kow wants to be remembered by friends and family
26:53 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
29:05 – How learning to accept life as it plays out has helped Kow
30:22 – Preferring podcasts over books as a source of knowledge
31:42 – People Kow admires in the Tamil and non-Tamil community
38:09 – Advice for fellow aspiring Tamil creators
40:28 – Creator Confessions
42:58 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan