Mystery Language with EMA

Talking Shop with No Control

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120 minsFirst aired 10 Apr 2017
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EMA talks to PDX’s No Control, a crew of Pacific Northwest women producers and musicians. With Princess Dimebag, Sham Sisqo, Casual Aztec and DJ Troubled Youth.

Portland, Oregon might not come to mind immediately as a city known for its dance music scene, but the coastal enclave has always cultivated a robust DIY community of musicians interested in electronic and other forms of experimentation. Two interrelated establishments in particular – the nonprofit arts center S1, which hosts a synthesizer library and workshops and the Women’s Beat League organization, and active DJ collective No Control – offer educational and promotional support networks for women, queer and POC-identifying producers, beatmakers and other knob-twiddlers. Of the latter crew, Princess Dimebag, Sham Sisqo, Casual Aztec and DJ Troubled Youth join EMA in the studio to discuss mansplaining, spinning at a 24-hour party with bunk beds and first-time modular setups. Stay tuned for mini-DJ sets from each of the members, packed with bootleg edits, savage remixes and more.

03:15

“The best-known attorney general since Robert F. Kennedy”: revisit former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s legacy in this obituary published by the New York Times after her death in 2016.

27:02

Peep the (no longer live) stream of Casual Aztec and Sham Sisqo’s modular set for No Control at Portland’s Hotel Society.

33:05

Can’t live without the Nelsons’ sumptuous blond locks? Look no further than this gallery or any one of their theatrical music videos.

1:02:45

Check out Shyboi’s wild mixtape #CurrentMood on YouTube, featuring “The Ha Dance” set against GoPro videos of motorcyclists doing the watchtower.

1:17:42

Find Asmara’s work in the latest Pantene hair product commercial soundtracked by Kelela’s “Gomenasai,” which the Los Angeles musician and DJ produced.

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