Club collective CyberWitches have been holding it down in Guadalajara, creating anti-sexist, queer friendly performance and party spaces for two years running. To celebrate their second anniversary, they’ve put together a woman-first showcase packed with Latin American electronic talent, as well as an experimental after party. To get pumped for his upcoming performance, Mexico City producer A-rp created an expertly curated mixtape exclusively for Remezcla, featuring a few of his favorite tracks by some of the most compelling women producers in experimental electronic music today. The list is an omnibus of sub-genres, some of which are being spearheaded by women. Appropriately titled “Witches’ Sabbath,” the dark and energetic 40-minute mix offers a glimpse at A-rp’s sources of inspiration.
The list starts off with Mexican up-and-comer Camille Mandoki’s brooding drone experiment, but then ramps up to meticulous downtempo from Dasha Rush, as well as Holly Herndon’s propulsive glitch compositions. If you are unfamiliar with some or most of these artists, you will find an healthy dose of material to keep you entertained. Laurel Halo’s left-field dub techno creation sits alongside the elegant-yet-terrifying power electronics of Haus Arafna. Paula Temple’s political dancefloor syncopations will satiate fans of drilling industrial techno, while Chelsea Wolfe’s fuzz-driven industrial metal song “Carrion Flowers” sits in the middle of the mix, yet merges seamlessly with the electronic works presented here.
This list confirms that A-rp is a soon-to-be heavyhitter, and that Cyberwitches are doing it right.
CyberWitches’ second anniversary party goes down on Saturday, September 17 at 11 p.m. at C3 Stage in Guadalajara. A-rp headlines the afterparty. Check out the flyers below. For more info, click here.