RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

FEATURE: NT indie-rock queen Stevie Jean on her first and finest musical inspiration – Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mothership’.

Writing by Molly Mckew // Ramona Mag are lucky enough to launch our series on great albums in musical history with Darwin singer-songwriter Stevie Jean giving us the low-down on her first musical inspiration, Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits compilation, Mothership. 

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FEATURE: How do you become a DJ? We interviewed six female and GNC DJs to find out how they did it (Part 2)

Writing by Molly McKew // In this two-part series we chat to 6 female and GNC DJs about how they got into this uber-cool hobby, and for some, full-time profession. In part two, we chat to DJ Shimmy Barnes, DJ Ginger Light and PBS’s Emma Peel. They give us the low down on what they do, how they cultivated their sound, and we provide you with a bumper list of female and GNC DJs to get your ears into! 

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FEATURE: How do you become a DJ? We interviewed six female and GNC DJs to find out how they did it (Part 1)

Writing by Molly McKew // In this two-part series we chat to 6 female and GNC DJs about how they got into this uber-cool hobby, and for some, full-time profession. In part one, we chat to RRR’s Kate Kingsmill, the extremely glam TANZER, and DJ Airhorn Mami, who moved to Melbourne from Peru when she was 18. They give us the low down on what they do, how they cultivated their sound, and we provide you with a bumper list of female and GNC DJs to get your ears into! 

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FEATURE: YoWo’s ‘Work Like That’ – check out the album that is written and performed entirely by female and GNC high-schoolers

Writing by Molly Mckew // This weekend YoWo music, a mentorship program for female and GNC youth, will be launching their very first album, ‘Work Like That’. Ramona Mag were lucky enough to chat to the writer of the lead single ‘Built for Boys’, producer Emah Fox, and program co-founder, Lena Douglas about the work of YoWo and how its making the Australian music industry a more welcoming place for young people.

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MY RECORD COLLECTION: We delve into Art-pop queen Sahara Beck’s faves

Writing by Molly McKew // 22 year-old Sahara Beck released her first album when she was 15 and has been producing music ever since. Beck has toured with two of Australia’s finest vocalists and songwriters, Katie Noonan and Paul Kelly, and has just released her new single Here We Go Again. Described as “art-pop”, Sahara’s sound is poppy and bold, with v. epic and catchy choruses. We were excited to talk to this amazing lady about the albums that make her tick. 

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MY RECORD COLLECTION: Kira Puru’s records for friendships, break-ups and moments in time

Writing by Molly McKew // Total babe Kira Puru has just released her new single, the cracking Fly, from her self-titled EP, and will be on an Australia wide headline tour this November and December – as well as performing at Canberra’s Spilt Milk festival in November (headlined by Childish Gambino himself!). An insta stalk of this babe reveals a political consciousness as well as eclectic aesthetics and v. good insta stories. We were lucky enough to delve into her bio to be taken on a journey of the albums that shaped her 20s. 

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FEATURE: We talk to some amazing BIGSOUND talent about diversity in the Australian music industry

Writing by Molly McKew // The annual BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane is a gathering of musicians, producers, media and music lovers over four days and four nights, featuring gigs, panels and networking opps. We thought this would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of some incredible BIGSOUND acts about the hard stuff – what is it like being an LGBTQIA+, non-binary,  or female singer, instrumentalist or producer in the music biz, and what needs to change? Music editor Molly McKew had a great chat about this, and more, with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/producer Beatrice, Paige Court (aka MANE), the gorgeous Northern Territory based Stevie Jean, the amazing Ruby Gilbert and “Newcastle’s favourite boyband”, Rachel Maria Cox.

 

 

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