electronica

Electro Feminisms: Robyn, Torch Singer

One of the most interesting ways to view Swedish singer Robyn is as a kind of electro torch singer. On some of her best songs, Robyn is, as the Alcazar song goes, crying at the... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: I Bet You Look Better on the Dancefloor

How come almost every new micro genre seems to repeat the same arrangement of male center and female margin, male dominance and female exception? The question of how men keep power is one feminists have wrestled with forever, but it seems particularly noticeable when you’re talking about... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Fembots Have Feelings Too

Last time I discussed what happens when female artists imagine themselves having sex with robots. This time, I’m more interested in what happens when they imagine themselves as robots. Read on for more... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: I'm in Love with a Strict Machine

Electronic artists have long made use of science fiction motifs like the robot. Of course, music being music and people being people, one of the most common things it seems anyone wants to do with a robot is have sex with it. Read on for more about what some female artists do with their robots. Read more »

Electro Feminism: Girls Like Us

What’s fascinating about ephemeral music is that for a brief moment or two, someone not of ever-lasting artistic significance recorded a song with that special something that struck a chord with the public. Today I talk about three one-hit wonders from the UK garage scene. Read on for more. Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Clara Rockmore and a Sense of Wonder

There is something quite uncanny playing an instrument simply by moving your hands through air as Clara Rockmore did, and 90 years later the idea is still remarkably futuristic. Read on for more! Read more »

Electro Feminisms: An Interview with Cooly G

Cooly G is one of the UK’s hottest artists at the moment, releasing singles on revered label Hyperdub (Burial, Kode 9, Ikonika) as well as setting up her own label, Dub Organizer. I caught up with her at a hectic time, with her four-year old son Nas clamouring for attention and a repairman... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: The Hyperreal Ambience of Laurel Halo

One of the more interesting women making electronic music lately is Laurel Halo. Halo has the distinct whiff of virtuoso about her, having spent time as a classical pianist, in orchestras, in improv noise collectives, on college radio. Her King Felix EP released last year was a strange concoction... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Ikonika, Speaking With Synths

What happens when we have a female artist who only makes instrumental music? One of the things people might say when they hear instrumental music is that it’s neutral, that it’s impossible to tell the sex of the musician from the sound. But reading feminist theory has taught me to be... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Ladyhawke

With her music swiping a big chunk of the 1980s, Pip Brown fittingly named herself Ladyhawke after the 1980s Michelle Pfieffer movie. Her music is evocative retrofuturistic electropop, nostalgia without a loss. Read on for more. Read more »

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