Some of Berlin’s biggest pushers of crossbred music have formed an online magazine, with a launch party July 20 at Urban Spree.
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.