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dj sprinkles

DJ Sprinkles is the deep house DJ personna of Terre Thaemlitz. Career highlights include winning an "underground grammy" for Best DJ of 1991 during his residency at the notorious New York transsexual sex worker club Sally's II; a three year residency at Tokyo's Club Module from 2003-2006; and DJ Sprinkles' "Midtown 120 Blues" winning Resident Advisor's Best Album of 2009... and that's about it. Everything else has been pretty much off radar, which makes sense for the kinds of minor and "underground" dance music featured in his sets. Sprinkles is unconcerned with mass appeal, and focusses on sniper-sets aimed at a long gone generation of angry and depressed queer HIV/AIDS activists unafraid to cry on the dancefloor.

sprinkles trivia

DJ Sprinkles' habit of performing in "male drag" goes back to the days of Sally's II, where Terre's "female drag" was no match for the post-op transsexuals who ruled supreme.

DJ Sprinkles in Brussels, Belgium, 2009. Photo: Matteo Ruzzon


dj sprinkles awards & discography


dj residencies

  • October 1991-March 1992 10pm-4am every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at Sally's II, Carter Hotel Ballroom, New York USA.
  • 2003-2006 "DJ Sprinkles' Deeperama" resident party at Club Module(渋谷), Tokyo Japan.

full-length albums

vinyl 12& singles


  • Hard Ton: "Food of Love (Sprinkles' Grub Dub)" on Toy Tonics: Top Tracks Vol. 1, Germany: Toy Tonics, 2014, TOYT022
  • The Mole: "Lockdown Party (Sprinkles' Crossfaderama)" on The Sound of the 14th Season: Sven Väth in the Mix, Germany: Cocoon Recordings, 2013, CORMIX045
  • "Kissing Costs Extra" on It's House Not House EP (vinyl only with Bicep & Rick Wade) US: Kolour LTD, 2013, KLRLTD013
  • "House Music is Consumable Desire You Can Own" on Late Night Tales: Friendly Fires UK: Late Night Tales, 2012, CD: ALNCD30, x2 Vinyl: ALNLP30
  • "Midtown 120 Blues" on I'm Starting to Feel OK Vol.5 Pt.1 EP Japan: Endless Flight, 2012, EF44
  • "Masturjakor (Kink & Neville Watson Remix)" on I'm Starting to Feel OK Vol.4 Japan: Endless Flight, 2010, EFCD5
  • "Music is Controllable Desire You Can Own" on Enjoy the Silence: Part 2 of Mule 5th Anniversary Release Japan: Mule Electronic, 2009, MED16(JP)/MECD15(EU)
  • "Brenda's $20 Dilemma (Kuniyuki Dub Remix)" and "Grand Central Pt.1 (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix Dub)" on I'm Starting to Feel OK Vol.3 Japan: Endless Flight, 2009, EFCD3
  • "Masturjakor Dub" on I'm Starting to Feel OK Vol.2 Japan: Mule Electronic, 2008, MMD06
  • "Sloppy 42nds (Glorimar's Deeperama)" on Coast2Coast: Âme UK: NRK Records, 2007, NRKCD032
  • "Hush Now" on A Silence Broken US: Public Record, 2006, 2-04-001
  • "Double Secret (No-Parts Mix)" on O-parts 2 Japan: O-Parts Recordings, 2004, OPCD-002
  • "Double Secret (No-Parts Dub)" on O-parts 2 EP Japan: O-Parts Recordings, 2004, OPLP-002

dj mix series