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The Femdex Podcast: Antonia XM

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Femdex and PW-Magazine are collaborating on a series of podcasts and interviews to highlight female talent from Vienna and around the globe.

Artist name: ANTONIA XM
Current residence: Vienna
Label/Crew/Projects: Ashida Park

Can you tell us about the ideas and inspirations behind this mix?

It may sound corny but like in most of my DJ sets the inspiration is just life in general: at the moment it’s something between dystopic news, hopeful melodies and then again heartbreaking gabber kicks.

As far as you remember, what was your first song or band that you fell in love with when you were a kid or a teenager?

I remember really liking Nena’s 99 Luftballons and slamming it on the guitar with my primary school girlfriends.

Do you remember your first encounter with electronic music and can you elaborate on that?

In the beginning it was mostly my classmates listening to EDM but then my brothers showed me James Blake when I was about 14 years old (perfect transition from indie to electronic at least back then). Once I was listening to the James Blake remix of Stop What You’re Doing by Untold and I realized I’ve never heard anything that made me feel as bad and good at the same time before. Then I fell for the whole UK bass/post-dubstep movement and I even graduated writing my thesis about it.

Tell us about one of your best, worst, funniest or strangest DJ experiences.

I had lots of gigs where sound technicians were misogynic and treated me very disrespectful. Once the technician simply refused to talk to me and our (female) visual artist and only took feedback from my male DJ colleague until I screamed at him multiple times. Sadly things like this happen a lot, also in clubs that have no sexism written on their doors…

Our last featured artist Kia Mann would like to know who or what are you the biggest fangirl of?

Sigi Maurer (thx for fighting the battle for all of us).

Get in touch with our next artist Chlorys – what would you like to know?

What makes you really angry on a daily basis?

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