AUDIO/VISUAL: Technofeminism Live

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Last Friday, Discwoman brought Beta Librae, Umfang, Via App and Ciarra Black together at Palisades for a night of all-female, all-Brooklyn, live hardware sets (with Mary S on the visuals and Discwoman’s Frankie Hutch on the decks). Bossa Nova’s reigning queens, Umfang and Beta, only recently began playing live; Via App just moved to Brooklyn and is poised to slay; and it was our first encounter with Ciarra. All of them blew minds, even moreso than a certain techno legend we caught the following night. Stream the live recordings (thanks to Umfang), along with some photos from the night, below.

Umfang > Ciarra Black:

[download Umfang]
[download Ciarra]

Via App > Beta Librae:

[download Via App]
[download Beta Librae]

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MIX: Juliana Huxtable – The Awakening

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[ mp3: Juliana Huxtable - Weird Magic Mix: The Awakening ]

It was over three months ago that Juliana Huxtable began to cook this one up. Over a month in, the mix seemed like another lost promise, until we learned that Juliana had been touring and finished the first “movement” in transit. That’s when we knew we were dealing with something Heavy.

A giant beam of light in NYC’s queer and music scenes, Juliana brings us The Awakening, a journey that hits on everything and compromises nothing. Anyone in this generation will identify with the familiar faces that pop up, which include – spoiler alert – Madonna, Korn, Star Wars, Bone Thugs, and Dragon Ball, over a hyperactive and cunty bed of beats. Steeped to perfection, Bjork won’t be the only one dropping this at parties.

Thank you Juliana <3

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