Bridget Small talks DJING, chilli oil and the idea behind the 100th BSRMIX with Naarm based DJ Charlotte Frimpong.
BSRMIX100 - C.Frim
Oct 29, 2020

C.FRIM is the alias of Naarm (Melbourne) based DJ Charlotte Frimpong. What’s always struck me about ​C.FRIM​ is an utter lack of ego. She is quite possibly one of the humblest DJ’s I’ve met, particularly given all she’s accomplished. ​C.FRIM​ picked up DJing at her first gig a couple of years ago, fearlessly learning on the fly. Her perceptive ear led to her quick rise, enlivening some of Naarm’s most sanctified dancefloors. ​C.FRIM​ has performed at ​Golden Plains Festival in addition to supporting acts such as ​Junglepussy​ and ​Venus X.​ Her sets reveal a proclivity for syncopated rhythms, hard-drum and unpredictable curveballs.

For their 100th Butter Mix,​ Butter Sessions ​invite ​C.FRIM​ to share a mix spilling over two sides of a cassette tape, with all profits to be donated to the ​Black Rainbow​ charity. The mix is typical of ​C.FRIM’s ​innovative style, traversing genres and featuring her signature unconventional percussion. Charlotte and I touch base about the mix and what’s been happening as of late.


To buy the cassette head here

To donate directly or find out more about ​Black Rainbow​ head here


Can you describe the music you generally lean towards in your sets? I’ve always been drawn to forward thinking sounds, my roots are traced from gqom, hard drum, dancehall, jungle, low slung rap to a myriad of other genres.

Have your sets evolved sound wise from when you first started DJing in 2018? Taste has definitely changed a lot. I remember my first gig was 100% Afro Beats but now I find myself constantly hopping between different genres. It really depends on my mood.

Generally speaking, what inspires you? The African and Asian diaspora.

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What have you been up to in the absence of gigs? I’ve pretty much been staying lowkey like everyone else during this time. Lowkey for me is indulging in the cooking side of YouTube whilst attempting to recreate recipes. I have now refined my chilli oil recipe which I’ve been giving to friends and family to taste. Honestly, watch this space. I’ve found my calling.

What were you trying to channel in this mix? It’s an eclectic mix that pays homage to the diaspora through ​juxtaposing rhythms and sounds that evoke a sense of nostalgia and empowerment. I wanted to offer a listening experience that was thought-provoking and introspective, whilst still being reflective of my current state. This mix is served best with a side of chilli oil.

Butter Seshwans - C Frim Mixtape White BG

You've elected the amazing Black Rainbow as the charity to benefit from all profits. Can you elaborate on what Black Rainbow is about? Black Rainbow​ is an Indigenous-owned and operated non-profit organisation that supports positive health and wellbeing for the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB community. It’s important to always give back to the traditional custodians of the land and I encourage you all to donate if you are in a position to do so.

BSRMIX100 - C.Frim
Oct 29, 2020
Bridget Small talks DJING, chilli oil and the idea behind the 100th BSRMIX with Naarm based DJ Charlotte Frimpong.

C.FRIM is the alias of Naarm (Melbourne) based DJ Charlotte Frimpong. What’s always struck me about ​C.FRIM​ is an utter lack of ego. She is quite possibly one of the humblest DJ’s I’ve met, particularly given all she’s accomplished. ​C.FRIM​ picked up DJing at her first gig a couple of years ago, fearlessly learning on the fly. Her perceptive ear led to her quick rise, enlivening some of Naarm’s most sanctified dancefloors. ​C.FRIM​ has performed at ​Golden Plains Festival in addition to supporting acts such as ​Junglepussy​ and ​Venus X.​ Her sets reveal a proclivity for syncopated rhythms, hard-drum and unpredictable curveballs.

For their 100th Butter Mix,​ Butter Sessions ​invite ​C.FRIM​ to share a mix spilling over two sides of a cassette tape, with all profits to be donated to the ​Black Rainbow​ charity. The mix is typical of ​C.FRIM’s ​innovative style, traversing genres and featuring her signature unconventional percussion. Charlotte and I touch base about the mix and what’s been happening as of late.


To buy the cassette head here

To donate directly or find out more about ​Black Rainbow​ head here


Can you describe the music you generally lean towards in your sets? I’ve always been drawn to forward thinking sounds, my roots are traced from gqom, hard drum, dancehall, jungle, low slung rap to a myriad of other genres.

Have your sets evolved sound wise from when you first started DJing in 2018? Taste has definitely changed a lot. I remember my first gig was 100% Afro Beats but now I find myself constantly hopping between different genres. It really depends on my mood.

Generally speaking, what inspires you? The African and Asian diaspora.

Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 1.34.57 pm

What have you been up to in the absence of gigs? I’ve pretty much been staying lowkey like everyone else during this time. Lowkey for me is indulging in the cooking side of YouTube whilst attempting to recreate recipes. I have now refined my chilli oil recipe which I’ve been giving to friends and family to taste. Honestly, watch this space. I’ve found my calling.

What were you trying to channel in this mix? It’s an eclectic mix that pays homage to the diaspora through ​juxtaposing rhythms and sounds that evoke a sense of nostalgia and empowerment. I wanted to offer a listening experience that was thought-provoking and introspective, whilst still being reflective of my current state. This mix is served best with a side of chilli oil.

Butter Seshwans - C Frim Mixtape White BG

You've elected the amazing Black Rainbow as the charity to benefit from all profits. Can you elaborate on what Black Rainbow is about? Black Rainbow​ is an Indigenous-owned and operated non-profit organisation that supports positive health and wellbeing for the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB community. It’s important to always give back to the traditional custodians of the land and I encourage you all to donate if you are in a position to do so.