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I can name more female hip hop producers than I can in any other genre but I don't want to undermine your narrative so go ahead.
I also see this with Segal's relatively narrow choices in how the local electronic music community is represented as well (although the effort for both authors to stretch their horizons is also noticeable, and I thank them for that), and can only imagine that necessities for appealing towards an overwhelmingly white and indie-subculture identifying demographic is what is forcing the hand of these music journalists to forgo promoting locals who display greater mastery over their craft.
Dash EXP for example - he's actually a very inept producer technically, no remarkable than a random kid's soundcloud that picked up a DAW last year - but he does very well when it comes to social connections, and may work very hard to support a club night - but he's still the guy whose tracks aren't really ready yet, because he hasn't put in the time. He's also very good at padding his artist "blurb" by mentioning avant garde movements like musique concrète, while actually showing up to his show reveals a lot of cut 'n' paste, not-quite-ready-to-show-people-yet wobbly brostep.
Ultimately, it would be nice if these few inches of media space would feel like the were coming from cultural insiders, as opposed to outsiders marketing music towards people who are even further removed from these scenes. It's frustrating to see the only rag in town that has any kind of young readership make it clear that it's still who you know, and not necessarily what you're doing.
Kate was a fixture at one of our regular haunts - The Joe Bar. One night she very casually mentioned she was a musician and I should check out her new CD. I bought her album in December and was blown away my the breadth of talent and genre mixing it displays.
I've listened to it nearly everyday since. "Uh-Oh" and "Thickstacks" particularly. I honestly can't wait to her live in Ballard.
I'm betting on her going places for sure. Way to go Kate.
I applaud people who bravely put the things they've created out there into the world of haters, but man, any other photo of her has to be better than this one. Not a huge fan of the music either, but then, we all have preferences.
Those of you referring to her as a rich white girl with no talent have no idea what you're talking about.