Our 25th episode marks two full years of disrupting the patriarchy, and it’s a happy coincidence that some of our favorite genderfucking artists are releasing new music: Peaches, MEN and Hard Ton, plus local acts Kaleid, Mirror Talk and Sookee.
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.
Just in time for Halloween, Altered Zones has debuted a brand new remix of Light Asylum’s “Dark Allies” by our own roster DJs Joey Hansom and Dickey Doo. Their version uses Shannon Funchess’s powerful a cappella as a jumping off point for entirely new melody and beats, honoring the original’s dark tone but with an element of mischievous camp.
Three song titles with the word “Witch”? That’s right – Expatriarch is getting creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky just in time for trick-or-treating season. And watch out, cause this All Hallows’ Eve, we’re gonna put razor blades in Adam’s apples! On board we have digital hardcore anarcho-feminist Hanin Elias, the very hairy Crazy Bitch in a Cave, and witch-hip-house boy-band/girl-group †DRESSER, plus Joey Hansom and Dickey Doo, all of whom are playing for Expatriarch’s Halloween party, October 29th at Chez Jacki, Berlin!