There’s no way around Rotterdam collective AMPFEMININE. The all female group consisting out of Nala Brown, Soft Break, Bella Hall, Deborah X and Camgurlxx really made a name for themselves in the city’s scene and beyond, carrying a message to all: add a lovely variety of color behind the decks and add the feminine energy that is missing in the power dynamics that are currently in place. Now, they present EQ The Industry – a documentary produced by Loes Korten which shines a light on woman and non-binary producers out of Rotterdam, premiering on October 9th at Theater Zuidplein. We got in touch with the crew to find out more about them and the project…

During the pandemic, which has almost lasted a year now, bars, clubs and all the other places where music is played out loud had to close. But unlike other places, Kiosk Radio could regroup rather quickly and continue sending underground music into the airwaves. As a result, it became a beacon of light in somewhat darker times musically. A meeting point for music freaks from Brussels and beyond…

It’s clearly the COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on the music industry and all people that are part of it. A lot of musicians are dealing with it in their own way. Josef van Galen (50% Pin Up Club) dove back into his first love; photography.

Mixes

This week’s Rhythmic Culture podcast by Eliott Litrowski brings in an effervescing meshwork of Italo-Disco romantics, kosmische-informed electro, breaksy progs and EBM-tinged rhythmic outbursts. One would indeed be hard pressed to pin down the French-born, Copenhagen-based producer to a single genre or aesthetic, so much his craft defies the conventions of floor-calibrated music while opening the scope onto further meditation-friendly rhythms and abstract atmospherics…

Up next in our podcast series we have Worst Behavior co-founder and The Footwork Jungle curator Anna Morgan. The New-Yorker whose sound is as eclectic as the city brings in something that inspire a sense of freedom, empowerment, exploration, and playfulness through a voyage of Bass, Footwork, Jungle and everything related to it…

Waving the flag of Brazil’s grime scene, Peroli is a true São Paulo and London connector and this week’s contributor to our podcast series. Being one of the creators of the Side Grime party, Peroli focuses on resuming, promoting, and exploring the sound possibilities within the grime scene and its aspects, in Brazil…

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