9 episodes

Don’t Call Me “Exotic” is a brand new podcast hosted by DJ, Radio Presenter and Promoter, Oh Annie Oh.
Listen along as she chats to fellow creatives (DJs, singers, label managers, tattoo artists, venue bookers) about their lives, navigating their careers amongst racism and ofc spill some tea.

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Don't Call Me "Exotic‪"‬ Oh Annie Oh

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

Don’t Call Me “Exotic” is a brand new podcast hosted by DJ, Radio Presenter and Promoter, Oh Annie Oh.
Listen along as she chats to fellow creatives (DJs, singers, label managers, tattoo artists, venue bookers) about their lives, navigating their careers amongst racism and ofc spill some tea.

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    Bonus: Daytimers with Amad & Riva

    Bonus: Daytimers with Amad & Riva

    On this bonus episode of Don't Call Me "Exotic”, Annie is joined by Amad & Riva from the creative collective aimed at showcasing and celebrating South Asian artistry, Daytimers. They speak to Annie about how the idea of community has become a buzzword, how tokenism is becoming more common, being asked to write Safer Space policies, and questioning whether infiltrating lineups to make them more diverse can actually change the club space.
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    @ohannieoh
    @daytimers_uk
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    @riva999_

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    • 50 min
    Bonus: Eastern Margins with Lumi & Jex Wang

    Bonus: Eastern Margins with Lumi & Jex Wang

    On this bonus episode of Don't Call Me "Exotic”, Annie is joined by Lumi & Jex from label and community, Eastern Margins. They speak to Annie about how electronic music has always been a liberating way of finding identity, why the richness and gravitational pull of the London & UK music scene can be a double edge sword as it can sideline your own culture, how the pandemic has allowed them to connect to other East and South-East Asia and its diaspora globally and their newest compilation release Redline Legends being referred to as ‘obnoxiously enjoyable’.
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    @triplelumi
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    • 48 min
    S1 Ep 6: seangran

    S1 Ep 6: seangran

    On the final episode of the first series, Annie is joined by seangran, former booker for Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, founder of music platform Stay Cool & Music Curator at Twitch. He speaks to Annie about the changes in London nightlife in the past four years, the racist 696 event forms, the lack of Black owned spaces and the importance of night clubs and how integral they are to an artist’s career.
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    @ohannieoh
    @seangran
    @staycoolfam
    Stay tuned, we have more exciting conversations coming in a few weeks time...

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    • 41 min
    S1 Ep 5: Clara Sinclair

    S1 Ep 5: Clara Sinclair

    On the fifth episode of Don't Call Me "Exotic”, Annie is joined by tattoo artist Clara Sinclair. She speaks to Annie about being BBC (British Born Chinese), encountering micro-aggressions from secondary school, growing up mixed race in Northern England and how the lack of her support from her tattoo shop during the rise in anti-Asian hate inspired her to leave and start her own studio.
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    • 35 min
    S1 Ep 4: Jordss

    S1 Ep 4: Jordss

    On this episode of Don't Call Me "Exotic”, Annie is joined by DJ and radio presenter (Rinse FM) Jordss. She speaks to Annie on starting up her radio show Black Joy Archives as an outlet to celebrate songs connected to her and her guests’ Black experience, racism within both the TV and music industries, and why accountability is her word for the year.
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    • 38 min
    S1 Ep 3: Alice Ming Chuan Whittington

    S1 Ep 3: Alice Ming Chuan Whittington

    On the third episode of Don't Call Me "Exotic”, Annie is joined by DJ, radio presenter (Soho Radio) and general manager of Soundway Records, Alice Ming Chuan Whittington. She speaks to Annie about being constantly asked the question… “Where are you from from?”, how she landed her job at Soundway Records by being the Head of Logistics for a 5k capacity electronic festival in Cuba… (without internet) and being asked to look more “Asian” while DJing a diversity event.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nicolemmapearl ,

Great podcast

Interesting discussions and I really enjoy listening to this 🤩

LH38563 ,

💚

Great show exploring many aspects of life today. Recommended

Lottie127578676 ,

Great Podcast Tackling Important Issues

This is such a fantastic podcast coming at a crucial time in the industry - Annie is a brilliant host who handles these conversations with a light touch. Can’t wait to hear more!

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