The Femdex Podcast: Serena Butler

Artist name: Serena Butler
Current residence: Northeast Italy, between the sea and the countryside
Label/Crew: Bene Tleilax
Profession(s)/Project(s): Musician/Sound Designer/LongLiveTheNewFlesh

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

The idea behind the mix is simple: I’ve assembled some of the best music that lies in my vaults, both in physical and digital form. Friends, enemies, legends from the past, strangers, witches and a goddess of war from a distant galaxy, all together in a wave of unstoppable female power.

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

Black Sabbath.

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

Thanks to an ex-girlfriend from the past, I had the chance to listen to a couple of cds during a boat trip to Sardinia in my 16s, included Incunabula from Autechre and Neptune’s Lair from Drexciya, the two archtrees who introduced me in waters deeper than those which I was used to swimming. I never resurfaced.

Tell us about one of your best/worst/funniest or weirdest DJ experience.

My worst (till now), during a Berlin gig the past september. I had the peak time slot, but during the previous 6 hours nobody had entered the club, literally nobody (and I was together with some techno DJs ten times nicer than me). So I played my 2 hours slot for myself and just for myself (believe me, zero humans on the dancefloor) as even the promoter was gone. Eventually the place closed an hour earlier than usual, leaving me alone on the way back to my hotel. The worst organised party I’ve ever attended.

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A great opening track for a DJ set:

A track that always saves a dance floor:

A guilty pleasure:

Our last featured artist Haskii would like to know where you can get the best food in your town? Or just a random place you think one should visit.

Pasta Fresca Naldi. Thank me later mate!

Get in touch with our next artist Inou Ki Endo from Vienna. What would you like to know?

Have you ever heard of a community in Vienna called Wet? If no, you should check it out.

Curated by Hannah Christ (Minou Oram) and Li Falkensteiner (Misonica)


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