In my usual belated fashion, I recently came across this fantastic EP from Girls In Uniform which was released a few months ago. The Fortune Tapes are two delay-drenched experimental pop tracks from Nicole Brenny, who conceived the project in Montreal and created the final product in Brooklyn. The B-side of this cassette (also available as a free download via Soundcloud) is a particular standout – combining crunchy kicks, pitched up vocals, and a completely mind-bending use of delay (in a good way, I assure you). Check out the audio and download below:
One of the most vocal online advocates for equality for women in electronic music, female:pressure, will be bringing the first edition of their festival focused on “female perspectives on electronic music and digital arts” to Berlin next month.
The Perspectives festival (12-13 September 2013) will feature several panel discussions on the situation and representation of women in electronic music. Several workshops are also in the programme, introducing music software and technology to budding producers and VJs.
Berlin’s ://about blank club will be hosting the festival, which closes with a night of music from all-female line-up including live acts and DJs such as Ada, Electric Indigo, Gudrun Gut, Midori Hirano, Caro C, Kritzkom, and many more.
For more details on the festival, head on over to the official Perspectives website.
Here at Her Beats, we’ve had our ears glued to Cassy‘s mixes since our Last.FM days, when this British-Austrian DJ was first making waves in the club scene. Since her debut in the early 2000s, Cassy has gone on to become one of the busiest and most respected house DJs out there, and now holds residencies at some of the coolest clubs in the world including Panoramabar in Berlin and Trouw in Amsterdam.
It’s been three years since we heard a full-length from one of our fave producers Ikonika. Following 2010′s fantastic Contact, Love, Want, Have, and a handful of EPs on her own Hum & Buzz imprint, Ikonika is back on Hyperdub for her second LP entitled Aerotropolis. Set for a July 29 release, the album is already available for full streaming via Official.FM, and make sure to check out the Grand Theft Auto-inspired video for one of the first tracks off the album, “Mr Cake”, below. Full steaming of Aerotropolis underneath.