Daily Archives: May 14, 2016

Girls Gone Vinyl Female DJ Collective Celebrates 10 years at Movement Festival

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On May 28, 2016, from 11 am to 8 pm at  Mix Bricktown in Detroit, Girls Gone Vinyl will celebrate 10 years with an anniversary party and fundraiser to benefit a young female artist. Girls Gone Vinyl is an all-female DJ collective founded by and promoter Maggie Derthick of Auxetic and years later joined by . The collective seeks to empower female artists in the male-dominated electronic music industry and provide an opportunity for female DJs and other music insiders to connect. Movement Festival forms an integral part of the history of Girls Gone Vinyl as the collective originated as all-female DJ night organized by Maggie Derthick each year since 2006. Over the years, Girls Gone Vinyl has expanded to include a documentary project of the same name, now in the final stages of production with a release expected in 2016. For the past few years during Movement, Girls Gone Vinyl events have also shifted focus towards fundraising, with the goal of providing scholarships to DJ school at Music Industry Academy for young female artists. The 10 year anniversary event will include performances by female DJs from Detroit and around the globe. Local names on the lineup include Marissa Guzman,

Over the years, Girls Gone Vinyl has expanded to include a documentary project of the same name, now in the final stages of production with a release expected in 2016. For the past few years during Movement, Girls Gone Vinyl events have also shifted focus towards fundraising, with the goal of providing scholarships to DJ school at Music Industry Academy for young female artists. The 10 year anniversary event will include performances by female DJs from Detroit and around the globe. Local names on the lineup include Marissa Guzman, SuperDre and DJ Holographic along with NightFreq resident Nicole Jaatoul aka Choice and Dig Deeper’s Alison Swing from LA, and KORA from European-based label Rhythm Cult. The event will also feature a screening of select scenes from a documentary of the same name. Last year’s fundraiser raised enough money to send one young artist to Sessions 1 and 2 at Music Industry Academy. Jada Tabbs debuts as DJ007 at this year’s event. Tickets for the anniversary party are $10, and proceeds will again provide a scholarship for a young artist to enroll at Music Industry Academy.

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Fatima Offers Preview Of Blue Note EP

Swedish R&B singer Fatima, has just signed a deal with Blue Note Records and they are re-releasing her Yellow Memories debut and a new five-song Still Dreaming EP. You can listen to snippets of “It Keeps Raining” and “The Spirit” both of which will be on the EP with additional bonus songs. Shafiq Husayn and Oh No are two of the producers who worked on Yellow Memories.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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Should The Grammys take heed to a current petition that’s gaining signatures and start giving nominations to free music and mixtapes since music sales have declined?

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Who will be cast to play Angela Davis in the upcoming unauthorized biopic?

Is a recent Change.org petition correct for proposing that Madonna shouldn’t  be the only artist to pay tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards next month?

 

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