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The Femdex Podcast: The Subdermic

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Femdex and PW-Magazine cooperate for a series of podcasts to highlight female talent from Vienna and around the globe.

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

My inspiration for this mix has come from some of the music I’ve enjoyed throughout 2017 and the underpinning notion of angst which inspires most of my productions & DJing.

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

It was Duran Duran, categorically - I loved their sound, I loved their makeup, image and fashion.

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

My first encounter with electronic music in the sense of creation, was at a local youth club synthesizer/music workshop, a guy turned up with a load of equipment for people to try, I loved it so much I ended up travelling out of town every Sunday afternoon just to attend this workshop. It was were I first experienced sequencing using a standalone sequencer, single synth and a TR626, I was about 12-13 years old at the time, subsequently my school had an Atari ST, I didn’t really fit in with anything at school during break activities so I mostly sat in the music room working on my ideas and songs. Not long after I got my first sampling keyboard and a multi-track machine which I used to make basic sampled/looped stuff up until owning my own Atari - running Pro 24. The rest is a long history of learning and acquiring equipment.

Tell us about one of your worst DJ experiences.

Thankfully, I haven’t as yet had one whilst DJing, but I once did a PA years ago in which my Atari crashed on stage, that took some improvisation to overcome.

Tell us about one of your best DJ experiences.

My best live PA experience was at the Birmingham institute, Paul Oakenfold was headlining and I played a trance set to 2000 people. It was the loudest and most surreal experience I’ve ever had - it was storming. My best DJ experience was at Pure Techno in Hull, I was only supposed to be playing downtempo acid tracks in a reception type setting but ended up stealing all the ravers from the 2nd floor and again I was being smiled on.

Favourite BPM:

Mostly on or around 128 bpm as it’s a very versatile tempo, I like the air between the beats, that’s where they should put the magic.

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A great opening track for a DJ set:

​A track that always saves a dance floor:

A guilty pleasure:

God….that’s tough. Talking and singing to my two cats in our own language, or gorging on chocolate late at night.

What is your favorite afterparty breakfast?

Something light and easy, something healthy, lots of fruit, yogurt, nuts and seeds.

Get in touch with our next artist Joie de Fille from Vienna. What would you like to know?

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Curated by Li Falkensteiner and Hannah Christ

About

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, the 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 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.

Contact

editorial@pw-magazine.com

Team

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

Authors

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