electronica

Electro Feminisms: Mary Anne Hobbs

Radio DJs have long been important in making records hits and promoting of unknown artists and new genres, and this is no less true for electronic music. Read on for more about UK radio DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and her influence on underground music over the last decade. Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Ro

For a decade and a half, Roísín Murphy has been making smart, innovative, artsy electropop. Gaga who? Read on for more. Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Vocoder and the Female Voice: Laurie Anderson and Imogen Heap

With the extra amount of cultural pressure placed on women to discipline our bodies, it’s unsurprising that some female artists would use the vocal effect to make their art and critically reflect on their relation to technology. Plus, and I can’t stress this enough: Vocoders sound cool... Read more »

B-Sides: RYAT Girl (and Guy)

Christina Ryat has been making electronic music as RYAT since 2006 (fans of Electo Feminisms take note!). She recently teamed up with Tim Conley and their debut album Avant Gold came out last month from Obvious Bandits. Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Monika Enterprise

After talking about the means of production in electronic music, today I want to spotlight something the Berlin label Monika Enterprise. Founded by a woman, Gudrun Gut, Monika bucks the usual trend of women-as-exception, with a strong female roster and a regular spotlight on new artists in its... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: Authorship and the Gendered Division of Labor

Making music is work. Rewarding and fun work, to be sure, but work all the same. Like just about everything in a kyriarchy, the divisions of labor in making electronic music lead to an unequal distribution... Read more »

Electro Feminisms: An Introduction

Women have always been involved in electronic music: behind the scenes producing, as musicians and vocalists, voices being sampled, as djs and dancers. But women’s contributions have, as in just about all forms of cultural life, been excluded from the official record, relegated to the... Read more »

B-Sides: Video Dance Party!

As much as I adore music videos at dance parties, watching choreographed dance moves on a giant screen in public typically does one of two things to me: infuses my... Read more »

B-Sides: Stellar OM Source

My mind is seemingly always on overdrive. If I don't have constant (over)stimulation, I am not a very fun person to be around. It's not surprising, then, that my taste in music generally reflects my mindset... Read more »

BitchTapes: That's Gay

Bryan Safi... total dreamboat, am I right, ladeez? I sort of wish he wasn't gay, but if that were the case, we wouldn't have the excellent "That's Gay" segment on CurrentTV's brilliant infoMania. So here... Read more »

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