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01/27/2015
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Women in Music Production by katXX and NF

6katXX
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Women are a minority in music production and yet they’re prominently placed in various other roles in music such as singers, songwriters, instrumentalists even DJs but never behind the mixing desk or a studio full of synths and drum machines.

Although last year we have seen a rising number of women taking up the role of producer in the electronic genre, in that same token, there have been many articles addressing this issue head on and I even chimed with a blog post detailing the lack of women doing production here in New Zealand.

The result ended with a huge backlash of haters, a mass de-friending from my Facebook page  all because I didn’t have a authority or the right sex organs to speak out on it and yet, I looked everywhere on the net for someone here in NZ to speak on the matter that is both a) a female and b) a music producer.

So while I’m still waiting… I decided to find a woman with clout in the electronic music community to address this issue and give possible solutions.

2katXX
(Photo: Austin Green)

katXX is a Producer/DJ from Los Angeles, California who has clocked up 10 years in her own music career. Her credits including work with Felix Da Housecat and P. Diddy on their Last Train to Paris mixtape as well as touring around the world under the DJs Are Not Rockstars banner with Alexander Technique.

She also owns LOVE F.A.M.E Records (the acronym stands for Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment,) which is home to releases from Eric Sharp, Johnny Green, Daisy O’Dell, Sir DSS and of course her own releases. Currently she is collaborating with violinist Brittany Cotto in a new side tech house project called KAT + COTTO which we wrote about on NF.

After she read my post on Nerdy Frames, KatXX wanted to speak on her experiences and offer some peals of unique wisdom and perspective for those out there seeking inspiration, answers and solutions in order to break the oppressive stereotypes and sexism in music production and the overall EDM/Electronica scene in general.

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01/27/2015
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Amevicious-Frenetic Motion (In Flagranti RMX)

Amevicious

In Flagranti is back on the remix hot seat with this lovely slice from Amevicious called “Frenetic Motion”. The RMX does harken back to 70s exploitation soundtracks, if I only knew which ones cause it does sound familiar.

Its good to hear from Sasa and Alex in 2015 giving us all the reason to always catch their fever!

You can purchase this remix at BEATPORT
http://www.beatport.com/track/frenetic-motion-in-flagranti-remix/6239639

Jan 27th, 2015

01/27/2015
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Du Tonc-Every Song

Du Tonc

Du Tonc is the hotly tipped act consisting of Matt Van Schie of Van She fame and London producer Mighty Mouse. They exploded onto the scene with their debut single ‘Darkness’ in 2013 and after recording a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ they spent the rest of 2014 writing, recording and putting together the live show.
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01/27/2015
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James Wolf-Can’t Get Enough (DubRocca Remix)

James Wolf

London based artist James Wolf has unveiled the third remix for his latest single Can’t Get Enough. This time tech-house production maestro DubRocca has been brought in to put his unique spin on the three minutes of tropical-infused pop.
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