Alex Silverfish On Changing Sex & Choosing Life
Author: Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)
Saturday, July 12, 2003
"After a life of agony, four years of therapy and two suicide attempts, I've finally started a sex reassignment program to correct a natural error that occurred at birth. Basically I finally become one after a lifetime of living a double life," said Alex.
"Musically, I've been inspired by clubs like Nag, Nag, Nag and The Cock, and I've added electroclash and ghetto-tech to the electro, synth-pop and techno I've always played."
Alex's Silverfish collective encompassed hundreds of warehouse parties, London's first-ever techno cafe and a wide range of record releases, though these days she concentrating on her DJ career, with upcoming gigs booked at both The Cock, A Night Like This (alongside Damian Lazurus and JoJo De Freq) and Pride (in Hyde Park, July 26).
Alex admitted that her new image caused more than a few raised eyebrows, when she visited clubs in her new form.
"Nobody recognised me and I had to re-introduce myself to quite a lot of people," she said.
"Others who knew me better cracked open a beer and sipped it fast, ….with relief ." Alex also found London's trans-gendered clubbing types welcoming, saying "I meet lots of transvestites and transgenderists in clubs and I get along really well. Though I don't really know many real transsexuals like me. If you want me to be sarcastic, then,Yes I win 'the war of the trannies' most of the time."
Catch Alex DJing at A Night Like This (Saturday July 19), the Cock (Ghetto) on July 25 (alongside Princess Julia) and Pride (inside the Cock tent, Saturday July 26).
Alex is available for booking here