Female representation is a hot topic in electronic music right now, and for good reason. Despite legions of capable and immensely talented women (Helena Hauff, Jayda G, Via App, Avalon Emerson and Josey Rebelle, to name just a few), far too many promoters around Europe still have a certain degree of irrational trepidation when it comes to booking female acts. There’s no denying that it’s a bit of a ‘boy’s club’, and the DJ booths, record stores and even Facebook groups dedicated to something that should be unifying and inclusive can be anything but.
Thankfully, there has been some progression of late (especially with the emergence of some stellar all-female collectives) and in a celebration of International Women’s Day 2016, a few of those talented women have cooked up something rather special by taking on Mike Dunn’s iconic cut, ‘So Let It Be House’. Following last year’s multi-lingual Underground Resistance cover, we hope this will grow into an annual tradition of IWD specials as RBMA graduate Violet spearheads the project once again. With Elles of Legendary Children fame assisting on the production and A.M.O.R., Alinka, Coco Solid, Debonair and Nightwave taking care of the vocals, this is a welcome update on a classic by one of Chicago’s finest.