Posts tagged with ‘girls get busy’
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DEADLINE: 30TH DECEMBER 2013
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A special christmas fundraiser for the Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre on Monday 16th December at The Old Blue Last
RAPE CRISIS SOUTH LONDON (RASASC) has been the Rape Crisis Centre for South London since 1985. They are an independent organisation based in Croydon providing a high standard of professional, specialist support to female survivors of sexual violence.
Plus Girls Get Busy DJs
Tickets are £4 adv (here) / £5 on the door. ALL proceeds go to RASASC.
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RASASC also provides the national Rape Crisis helpline on 0808 802 9999 for female survivors of sexual violence, calling from anywhere in England and Wales. www.rasasc.org.uk
- Written by Sarah
M.I.A has never been an artist who worries about her public image. But unlike other “controversial” contemporary female artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus - whose meat dresses, girl-kissing and sexualized racism are merely attention-seeking stunts aimed to further a limelight persona - M.I.A lands in the spotlight because her sense of self and her sensibility are so adverse to traditional American media narratives, and she has always refused to play nice or compromise her beliefs to please such audiences.
She confronts this head-on in Matangi, her fourth full-length studio album, which came out at the beginning of November. No apologies here, as Maya takes on the reaction to her 2012 SuperBowl performance (“Let you into SuperBowl/you tried to steal Madonna’s crown” she says in Boom Skit) where she flipped the bird on live tv and was subsequently sued for $1.5 million by the NFL. At one point, M.I.A said that her middle finger was a symbol of devotion to Matangi, the Hindu goddess from whom this album takes its name. But M.I.A knows that what makes her unpalatable to many Americans is not her actions, but who they came from.
Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Princess Nokia - Versace Hottie
- by Hadeel
“Ghetto girls always look the best” (source)
From Queens, Brooklyn comes artist Princess Nokia, the second incarnation of Wavy Spice. Not only does she reference Paris is Burning, the late Nickelodeon show Taina and The Coldest Winter Ever, but her fashion sense is a dream for anyone who grew up in the early noughties. Not afraid of a house beat, her penchant for femcore braggadocio promises to fill the hole left by Lil’ Kim and even old-school Azealia (before she started using slurs and picking fights). By her own description, she was a teenage barrio metalhead who took the license to be weird, and she has been confusing people ever since.
Princess Nokia is an exciting musician because she’s whip smart- she knows exactly what you think her aesthetic is. Like Nicki Minaj, she’s playful with her style of rap and changes tack just when you were going to put her in a box. At the height of her buzz with ‘Bitch I’m Posh’ in 2012, she followed with ‘Yaya’, an homage to her Taino ancestry, which changed everybody’s minds.
Her versatility shows she is about women of colour moving from underground music, being understood, being visible, having pride, and being represented as layered. In the great tradition of rap allowing individuals from minority backgrounds immortality, she is splitting herself into multiple aliases, which dream bigger than society thinks she deserves. She is creating familiar and alternate realities for herself, and I can’t wait to see where she will take us to next.
(Source: girlsgetbusyzine / DISmagazine)
Girls Get Busy Mixtape: Strangelove
Secret trysts, creepy-intense crushes and bad lovers
Featuring: FKA Twigs / Kelela / Fatima Al Qaideri / Rina / Purple Ferdinand / Rainy Milo / Solange / Stephanie McKay / CocoRosie / Hindi Zahra / Grimes / Julee Cristee / Lyyke Li / Summer Camp
Listen here: 8tracks.com/girlsgetbusyzine/strangelove
Mix by Hadeel
Image Credit: FX Network, American Horror Story
Girls Get Busy recently reached over 10,000 Tumblr followers!
So to celebrate and thank all of you for the support, here are some free wallpapers, kindly designed/made by Zoe Burnett (Dreambeam):
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- Mobile: Pink single heart wallpaper = Here
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Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Youth Man - Heavy Rain
- by Kate
Youth Man are Kaila White, Adam Haitof and Marcus Perks, an androgynous, Riot Grrl-influenced group from Birmingham.
Their latest single, Heavy Rain is possibly their darkest track to date, with thundering percussion, half-whispered, half-screamed vocals and lyrics which evoke gothic tales like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; "He lumbers forth/My man-machine/And takes in all of the things that he’s seen…".
The song can currently be downloaded for free from the group’s bandcamp profile. You can also catch Youth Man live at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge on November 23rd.
"Throughout Girls Get Busy #20, there was to me an overriding tone of defiant individuality, of self-acceptance, of confidence. I felt more confident in my own abilities after reading it, and I felt more willing to make mistakes on the off chance that I might get something right, or create something worthwhile."
Read the full review at thelesigh.com/2013/11/zine-girls-get-busy-20.html
Girls Get Busy Interview: Marisa of Mannequin Pussy
Sarah met up with Marisa where they talked about the new album title, gender on tour, weird vibes and music emotions over a deep-fried grilled-cheese-and-sriracha sandwich.
I found Mannequin Pussy by accident. Digging around bandcamp one night when I should have been studying, I came across theirs, listened, liked, and followed their Twitter (“Marisa and Thanasi tweet. Can you tell who’s who?”). They followed back. Then began a Twitter love affair between me and Marisa (after a while I could tell who was who) culminating in the request to review their new album Gypsy Pervert, which they have been touring since October 3rd, along with their drummer Drew. And it was love at first tweet, because not only do I adore this album, but I got to hang with Marisa (who also writes for The Le Sigh) when Mannequin Pussy played in Austin on October 19.
This interview took place at the East 6th food truck trailer park in Austin, after Mannequin Pussy played Hotel Vegas. Shoutout to Fried & True for providing us with the deep-fried grilled-cheese.
Read more after the break below.
Apologies for the massive wall of text for mobile users!
Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Perera Elsewhere - Giddy
"it’s been a long time by the look of things / long-time-money’s running everything / the same 10 families that run this show/friends with the president, friends with the pope" (source: pereraelsewhere.tumblr.com)
Suggested + written by Hadeel
Listen to London-born, Berlin-based artist Sasha Perera here on ‘Giddy’, crooning about being under a spell, and you will be forgiven for being hypnotized by effect. You will notice her vocals reach you like smoke, curling in your ear with harmonies that pool there like honey. But by the time it settles and the lyrics find their way in, you realize they are anything but abstract.
Her songs ‘Giddy’ and ‘Bizarre’ alone, touch on exploitative gender politics, corporate advertising and upper-class privilege. If Perera already seems doomed to lazy comparisons with M.I.A for her politically conscious content and London art crowd beginnings, then hopefully her defiantly genre-bending production will stop her from being typecast so early in her career. Mixing an acoustic blend of Saudade with low-fi musical arrangements, she simply doesn’t sound like anybody else around at the moment- which can only be a good thing.
Perera Elsewhere’s EP ‘Everlast’ was released on ‘Friends of Friends’ via Itunes on October 28th 2013
Find her on Twitter: and Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/fofmusic
You can also find Hadeel writing about music at heyheystranger.tumblr.com
(Source: girlsgetbusyzine / FoFMusic)