094 – #metoo

Released: October 25th, 2017. Mixcloud link

I called this mix #metoo to draw attention to the movement that’s been unfolding on social media these past two weeks, where countless women have been tagging their posts #metoo to indicate that they, too, have been victims of sexual abuse and harassment at some point in their lives. It’s heart-breaking to see how many there are among the people I know. I was never sexually abused but I was bullied for many years as a child and I find abuse fundamentally abhorrent.

Then as I was posting this I looked at the track listing and realised that every track in this mix is made by men. I googled this and it’s an endemic problem in the electronic music industry: it’s 90-95% men. We have a long, long way to go. Sigh.

This mix is my usual energetic but melodic, with good thumping rhythms. I hope one day I can randomly end up making such a mix with only tracks produced by women and not even find that exceptional.

Download link for the full set here. (right click and Save As…)

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