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The Femdex Podcast: Electric Indigo

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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: Electric Indigo
Current residence: Vienna
Label/Crew/Projects: Imbalance Computer Music/female:pressure

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

Well, first of all, I wanted to combine more experimental sounds with new (or not quite as new, in this case) techno records as I always do in my podcast mixes. Quite obviously, though, I wanted to avail myself of the opportunity of mixing music made by female artists. Most of the times, I don’t pay much attention to the gender of the artist when I dj or record a mix but, and I guess this comes as no surprise, I’m generally interested in the issue and therefore happily modified my usual approach.

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

Hmmm, I’m sure I heard a lot of electronic music without realizing that it qualifies as »electronic«. 80s synth pop, for example, Kraftwerk, Pyrolator, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, or early Rap and hip hop like Afrika Bambaataa … I didn’t really distinguish much between styles.

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

One of the funniest and also quite bizarre DJ experiences was to travel to Rave on Snow together with Acid Maria, Miss Kittin, Cassy and Eva Cazal. We were staying together in one hotel suite. At that time, we were all into fashion, cosmetics and make up and had the greatest fun to furbish our bathroom up with tons of stuff. It became an installation, topped with a package of birth control pills–the cherry on the cake, placed on the tap because all other surfaces were already overloaded. The event itself was somehow outlandish. I remember Caro (Miss Kittin) played Purple Rain in »our« club and the monitor fell on the turntables. That was it. The attached flyer is from around the same time–it uses a drawing Caro made during a radio show when we four played back2back2back2back.

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Our last featured artist Caline with C would like to know: What does sound mean to you?

Identity. Space. Transience.

Get in touch with our next artist Kia Mann. What would you like to know?

You are part of STATEMENT as I found out–and I saw something interesting in its description: loyalty. In what way is loyalty relevant to you or how does it become relevant?

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PW-Magazine is a Vienna-based online magazine for contemporary culture.

By giving voice to a wide array of cutting-edge personas in art and culture, PW-Magazine promotes diversity and a broad mix of artistic expression. The editorial team is tasked not only with reflecting current cultural production, but also with creating new visual content. The bilingual platform works with open structures and attaches great importance to collaborations that create new links between cultural creators and the public.
PW-Magazine was founded in May 2016 by Christian Glatz and Phil Koch.

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Marie-Claire Gagnon
Christian Glatz
Ada Karlbauer
Phil Koch
Amar Priganica
Julius Pristauz
Laura Schaeffer

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Hannah Christ
Elisabeth Falkensteiner
Wera Hippesroither
Juliana Lindenhofer
Pia-Marie Remmers
Alexandra-Maria Toth