Katie Stelmanis is a classically trained Canadian musician who’s inspired by everything from opera to Detroit techno. As the frontwoman of synth-pop band Austra, she’s become known for her boundary-pushing electronic compositions that highlight her diverse musical background. Her new album, Future Politics—released on Inauguration Day—is a tribute to optimism amidst political, cultural, and economic uncertainty. Femi Adeyemi—also known by his DJ name, Mr. Wonderful, is the founder of London-based NTS, a revolutionary online radio station and media platform that has harnessed the internet to offer diverse musicians a commercial-free platform. It now serves a global community, offering a range of live radio shows, digital media, and music-based events. In the following Thread, Katie and Femi meet for the first time to compare notes on their professions, their native cities, and the raves they attended as teens.