Noel Riley is one of the resident DJs at Saskatoon’s iconic gay club Electric Skychurch and a devotee of the music that helped him discover one of Western Canada’s few unpolluted dance floors. When he’s offered a headline time slot at a weekend preparty hosted by one of Toronto’s legendary event promoters, Noel touches down for the first time in the metropolis, fully aware that his first visit will be nothing short of extraordinary.
What he doesn’t expect is the sudden friendship he forms with a former Flatlander, turned out gay DJ named Derek. Upon their initial hangouts, Noel finds himself drawn to Derek more than he anticipates. Noel begins to realize that Derek, too, may harbor those same feelings. As Noel tries to navigate them, he begins to realize that Derek may be haunted by something that distance may not be the only thing that threatens their new relationship.
Narrated from the perspective of Noel himself, Becoming Remixed is the companion piece and follow-up to author Sheldon L’henaff’s debut novel, Drowned World. In short, it’s a novel about queer love—remixed.