Returning for her second mix for State, Sinéad Meaney (audiovisual artist, DJ, creative producer, legend, etc.) has come equipped with a mini-session of bangers ahead of this weekend’s GASH Collective party – a platform for women involved in left-field electronica in Ireland to host an all female line-up, continuing to fight the good fight for women everywhere through musical endeavours.
Sinéad explained the purpose of the event, and gave us some insight into the collective and its remit:
“One week after Irish women marched the streets to Repeal 8th, the gals are gathering again on Saturday 1st October, this time to perform across two stages in the Electric Garden & Theatre Galway.
“The event, like the collective, is about empowerment, visibility and support – it aims to provide an encouraging space for Irish female artists to showcase their work, an eclectic mix of Live & DJ sets, while inspiring others who might’ve felt intimidated in the past, to become involved. Laura O’Connell (DJ Lolz), the main promoter running the event at Electric hopes that “the presence of women playing at a great club like Electric will be an inspiring and unique experience for all involved, regardless of gender.”
Ellen King, founder of GASH Collective, told us:
“The collective started on International Women’s day last year. It was inspired by similar collectives and networks worldwide, as well as conversations I had with women involved in music, and my own growing disillusionment within the Irish scene. Organisation wise it’s been a pretty organic thing. It’s more down to our respective locations and wanting to represent them. We’re all pretty dispersed across Ireland in GASH; the events are a great way to bring everyone together. More events in Limerick and Dublin are on the cards for the new year.”
“One of the biggest things is visibility. If one woman in the audience feels inspired or encouraged to get involved with music, then it’s a success. The scene can be extremely intimidating, especially when you’re starting out. It deters many people from the get go. These kinds of events are also a great way to exchange ideas, share music, ask questions etc.. It’s a positive environment that promotes unity and support.”
“It’s pretty clear we’re still lagging far behind but the continuing and relentless campaigning of movements like Repeal the 8th and ongoing support for GASH makes me optimistic for the future. Never give up. We’ll make change happen.”
1 – Brandy & Monica – The Boy is Mine (GRAMAH Remix)
2 – Pharmakon – Bang Bang
3 – Bjork – All Is Full of Love (Plaid Remix)
4 – G-Dragon feat. Missy Elliott – Nillria
5 – RX &Warrior Queen – Love Money
6 – Chrissy Murderbot feat. Warrior Queen & Mungo’s Hifi – Nice Lookin’ Bwoy
7 – Emperor feat. Solah – Made Of Light
8 – Nick Hook feat Kilo Kish & Todd Edwards – Jaco
9 – M.I.A. – Warriors
10 – Grimes – Oblivion
11 – Little Dragon – Paris
12 – Naadia – 100 Days (Inga Copeland Remix)
13 – Amnesia Scanner – AS Chingy
14 – Grace Jones – Devil Dub
15 – Christina Vantzou – Homemade Mountains
The GASH Collective two-floor takeover is happening this Saturday, October 1st, at the Electric Garden & Theatre Galway, and tickets are €5 before 12 and €8 after, available from the door. Doors: 11pm.