UMFANG is launching her own label: Thanks For Enlightening Me.
The first release is the Discwoman co-founder's own eight-track album, 'Riven', which is out now. Check it out below.
'Riven' marks the fourth full-length from UMFANG and her first since 2017 LP on Technicolor, 'Symbolic Use Of Light'.
On entering Room 1 at the former factory building of E1 in East London, one thing is immediately striking. It’s 2am — the clocks have been pushed forward due to daylight saving — it’s day three of the inaugural Re-Textured Festival, and Ariana Paoletti, aka Volvox, is captivating a crowd. For the next two hours, the concept of time dissipates for those on the dancefloor.
“I am from the dancefloor. Maybe that’s why I understand the dynamics of what a dancefloor is experiencing, and so I DJ to what a dancer would want to hear and feel”
Although born in São Paulo, Brazil, Paoletti spent her teens growing up in the post-industrial American city of Buffalo, New York. “I was living there at a time when it was a very depressed place economically, but it used to be a super-vibrant city,” Paoletti says. “It was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States back in the ’20s. Because of its location on the Eerie Canal, it was a major inlet for manufacturing for the whole North Eastern United States.”
Already transfixed with what was going on in that particular scene, it was when Paoletti moved to Boston that the idea of throwing her own parties materialised. “I was like 22 or 23. I didn’t realise that someone my age could just book a venue, and book DJs, and be responsible with money on that level, and throw a successful event. So I was really inspired by people that I met in the scene in Boston that were my age and were doing those things.”
Movement Detroit has shared the set times for 2019's festival, which runs 25th - 27th May at Hart Plaza.
Highlights are set to include Orbital live, Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and Function as LSD, LA hero John Tejada getting sexy with vocalist Reggie Watts and a Pyramid stage slot for Virgil Abloh.
Discwoman have teamed up with Reebok for a new Sole Fury sneaker campaign.
The all-female, Brooklyn-based, LGBTQ+ positive collective, artist platform and booking agency revealed the new project on social media last weekend. Pairs will be available to buy from 8th November.
"Discwoman started by highlighting people we saw innovating their own sound splitting from what was expected. Our project continues to evolve through staying open to innovation," an Instagram post said.
Katie Rex describes herself as a “sound enthusiast and friend of dogs”, so she’s already a winner in our books.
Over the past four years, the Brooklyn-based DJ/producer/promoter has gradually become a vital mainstay in the local scene, playing regularly at clubs such as Bossa Nova Civic Club, Studio 299, Tilt BK and more. Her formative musical years however, were spent in the Philadelphia rave scene where she discovered a love for the dark, industrial and aggressive sounds that define her output now.
Houston label Majía was launched by local electronic production duo Santa Muerte in 2016 and has been at the cutting edge of the city’s scene since.
With over 10 releases now under the label’s belt, it has now launched its latest endeavour, the ‘Exhibition’ compilation series, the first of which drops tomorrow (31st July). Featuring tracks by acts both local and otherwise, all proceeds raised from these releases will be donated to different charities.
Konstantin — a techno DJ, producer and co-founder of respected record label Giegling — has said he believes women are "disproportionately promoted" in the dance music industry in a recent interview with German music magazine, Groove.
Written in German and translated by all-female collective Discwoman, the well-known selector made several disturbing and sexist remarks throughout the interview, also stating that: "He finds it unfair that women are so heavily promoted, although they are in his opinion usually worse at DJing than men are."