Saturday, 30 March 2013


Hello, we are back with a new post. These ladies are called Blond:ish and they sound pretty good. I've never had the pleasure to see them live, although I have listened to the set at Playa del Carmen and that was very nice. 

Their bio: Originally from Montreal, but currently based in London, DJ's Anstascia and Vivie-Ann have established their love child globally by proving that they don't fit the quintessential stereotype. Fueled by their sharp taste-maker instincts and technical flair, Blond:ish has not only charmed the industry masses but set themselves to release on some of the most notable labels around. 

In the last few years, Blond:ish has carved out a unique production recipe which focuses on the art of creating music that is organic and multi-dimensional.  Provocative basslines contrasted with smooth textures and sticky vocals that blend into a genre of house that rebels against being pigeonholed to any specific category.
Recent releases include their psychedelic influenced ‘Lovers In Limbo’ EP out on Kompakt inspired by Blond:ish’s curiosity of the late 60’s musical movement, Lonely Day's (with hunter/game, climbers, remixes) on NM2 (Noir Music 2) being chosen as Pete Tong's essential new tune on BBC Radio 1, as well as forthcoming releases & remixes for Get Physical & Hot Waves this summer/fall.
Blond:ish's innovative and quirky reputation wasn't grown on a tree but materialized in the dark trenches of Cherry nightclub in Montreal. Anyone that has attended their parties can attest that there is something very special about this underground midweek mangle. It's the winning formula of diverse freaks, organized chaos and Blond:ish's genre defying sets that has them still holding their monthly residency since 2008.

This duo rides off each other’s hefty musical knowledge and flawless technique with their diverse personas only adding to the intrigue. Anstascia’s unruly demeanor and creative spark spirals against Vivie-Ann’s scientific and geek-chic flair in a whirlwind of inspiration and contrast. The result is a force to be reckoned with, a vibe that transcends in the studio, behind the booth and more than anything, to the dancefloor.

Follow their Soundcloud with loads of remixes:
Or find them on their own websiteFacebook or Twitter. 

Friday, 27 January 2012


Alejandra Iglesias (aka Dinky) was Born in Chile, she hung out with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack and others in the mid-‘90s when she was first getting into dance music. Then, when she moved to New York on a dance scholarship, she got caught up with the Minus crew, just as Magda and Richie Hawtin were first hanging out in Gotham in the late ‘90s. After visa issues in the wake of 9/11, Dinky made her way to Berlin, where she has taken her career to the next level via relentless touring.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Nina Kraviz

Nina Kraviz's productions are just sexy as hell what can I say. She brings along a feminine feeling together with a beat that never lets you go. Thanks Nina, respect!

Maya Jane Coles

Of course I have to list Maya, who at her early 20's is already standing out internationally and setting precedent. Maya is a great producer and an excellent DJ.

Parallel Worlds by Maya Jane Coles

Kate Wax

Kate Wax is the alter ego of Aisha Devi Enz, the Swiss-born, half-Tibetan, totally-driven, self-producing avant-garde singer-songwriter that gifted the world with her Reflections of the Dark Heat debut album via Switzerland's ambassadors of cool Mental Groove back in 2006. And now, after a natural break for baby-making and subsequent months spent holed up with her beloved machines in her cosy studio cave, Aisha finds herself ready to dust off her Kate Wax persona and return to the dancefloor fray to unveil a bold new collection of dark, unconventional electronic post-pop going by the name of 'Dust Collision'.

Sandra Kolstad

Sandra Kolstad (Oslo, Norway)

I've discovered Sandra while checking the Insomnia Festival in Oslo. A festival of techno culture. Sandra Kolstad released her album CRUX in April 2011 and apparently got good critics and they call her the queen of Norwegian electronic music. Sandra gives new life to synths and drums and makes musical landscapes that it’s easy to dance yourself away, even get lost in.

For touring dates check her website

Friday, 24 July 2009

Manekinekod, a cat from Athens

Happy summer and welcome back to Femaletronica - a series of blog posts dedicated to promoting women in electronic music.

Recently I have been helping organise a mini music & visual festival in London, Alpha-ville 09. At Alpha-ville we have invited a veruy interesting musisican from Athens, Eleni Adamopoulou, aka Manekinekod. Started classical music at the age of 12, and continued as a piano & flute player. She has participated in classical choirs as a singer, performed with a woodwind band for 2 years, explored the jazz music with different bands, played as a keyboardist in many alternative indie bands, and finished her studies as a music teacher.

Always fond of different rhythms and styles, she gathered all the sounds from different movements to create a sound collage and experiment with sounds that we rarely pay attention to. Sounds from machines & objects, create a factory of rhythms, while noise samples are transformed into melodies. Her narration explores a world of non-existence.

Magnitophono & Manekinekod are her 2 music projects, that were created in 2007. Please check them out,

Manekinekos are beckoning cats in Japan and are supposed to bring good luck to households and beckon guests to come in.

Her first release was in the compilation “4 women no cry, vol.3” by Monika Enterprise label (Berlin). Following the release she toured with other women from the “4 women no cry” series in Germany & Poland.

Participating in the “Worldtronics” festival in Berlin, she improvised with 7 women from different countries.

Now she is working on her first album as “Manekinekod”.