Born and raised in colombia, but now living in London Isa GT has become an important asset of London’s DJ scene. She made a name for herself touring with M.I.A. or the GirlCore collective, an all-female international artist group to promote and make visible the existing female talents. Among other things she engaged the topic of lesbianism in ‘Pa las mamasitas‘. She’s also a producer, radio host and a video director.
Leyenda is taken from her second EP of the same name and has a modern distinctly colombian Cumbia sound with a very nice beat to it.
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Canada is not only home to a great indie and post-rock scene, but apparently there are loads of talented female electronic musicians around as well. After our feature of Austra in the Electric Women series comes another Toronto-based artist, the 19-ish Annika Zee. She has released only two tracks so far and the more electronic of the two ‘Games’, which is produced by Bridge and Law, ended up as a stylish headbobbing tune with some 80s feel to it due to the amazing synths. And I am already looking forward to the upcoming EP, that is due to this summer.
Furthermore it’s always encouraging to see a conscious dealing with the importance of questions of gender and personality, that apparently have a big influence on her music. Continue reading Annika Zee – Games (prod. Bridge and Law)
Nina Kraviz is one of the most prominent and successful female DJs around the world and has created a lot of publicity by explicitly talking about women and femininity in the world of electronic music.
This is an amazing DJ set by her from the ‘Boiler Room’ Series recorded in Berlin. Continue reading Nina Kraviz – Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set
Austra is a Canadian band hailing from Toronto, that mainly consists of three people. Katie Stelmanis who is responsible for the vocals, lyrics and keyboards, Maya Postepski on all kinds of drums and Bassist Dorian Wolf. Katie’s sometimes rather cold but always very intense voice (which she trained through a legitimate education as an opera singer) is what dominates the sound of Austra. It often stands in a juxtaposed position to the more upbeat and straight-forward tunes that Maya and Dorian provide and together they create a very intimate soundscape. Continue reading Austra
So much contemporary electronic music is influenced by the 80s and La Roux is definitely among those that use this influence most wisely. For those that fancy the amazing original of ‘In For The Kill’ to be too poppish, there is always Skream’s amazing Dubstep remix that makes use of breaks and the accompanying expectations. I get ever so excited about the almost complete silence before the break beat sets in near the end of the song. Continue reading La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)