For our last episode of 2012 (last ever?), Joey Hansom selects some of the year’s standout tracks by artists who are shifting gender paradigms, such as Mykki Blanco, Maya Jane Coles and Antony & the Johnsons, plus Berlin reps Rodeo and EASTER.
Here’s our overview of some of the year’s most interesting recordings from queer and gender-defiant artists, judged by songcraft and sonic storytelling as well as political content, including Hercules & Love Affair, Planningtorock, R.E.M., Beth Ditto and Hunx and his Punx.
Dr. Pepper TEN: It’s not for women. Yorkie: It’s not for girls. Expatriarch Radio: It’s not for insecure assholes whose gender identity is based on what they buy. Joey Hansom presents new and unreleased music from Planningtorock, Patrick Wolf, Aérea Negrot, Kool Thing and Maria Minerva.
Listen to the Grrrls! Expatriarch is back with brand new music from riot boi Ssion, dykewavers Austra and experimental dance music producers Ada and Laurel Halo. Representing the Berlin contingent, Planningtorock sings the blues (or is that the pinks?) and Massimiliano Pagliara offers poof-house tailored for the darkroom. Furthermore, host Joey Hansom debuts his remix for shoegays duo Kool Thing, which you can also expect to hear in his DJ sets this month: May 13 at Top Secret, May 14 at Dyke Fight and May 28 at Proxi Club.
Experts agree that just 60 minutes of Expatriarch Radio per month can help reverse the damaging psychological effects of the heteronormative and misogynist propaganda omnipresent in our society! For the November installment, host Joey Hansom conducts a pansexual orgy of swishy dance grooves, gender-defiant punk and ovarian abstractronica. Aside from the unreleased material by Discodromo, The Shondes, Laurel Halo and Mira Calix, you’ll hear special guest Warbear exploring the query What’s Queer about Queer Pop?, which is also the name of a festival/conference happening November 11-13th at the Hebbel am Ufer theater in Berlin.
Expatriarch is back again to damn the man with an auditory assault from women and queer rappers, rockers and producers. Among the new and unreleased material you’ll hear delicate dubstep from Emika, cock-craving rhymes from Sissy Nobby, operatic dreamscapes from Laurel Halo and psychoanalytic reggae-punk from The Slits. Also on board is BBC Radiophonic Workshop founder Daphne Oram, plus the latest side projects from Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of The B-52s.