Saturday, September 9, 2017

Free Music Friday Part II : Yes, I Know It's Late

Free Music For All!

First up we've got a classic vinyl promo rip of Ice Cube's "Lil Ass Gee" including the radio edit, instrumental and unheard elsewhere "D'voidofpopniggafiedmegamix".

Yup, you read that right. See below for the full track listings including timestamps. Original release date 1995 from the classic album "Lethal Injection".

  01. Lil Ass Gee (Remix) (Radio)                                      [04:34]
  02. Lil Ass Gee (Remix) (Instrumental)                               [04:34]
  03. D'voidofpopniggafiedmegamix                                      [04:50]
  04. Lil Ass Gee (Remix) (LP Version)                                 [05:17]

Next we've got one of my favorite artists on a mixtape from 2015. I present you with Talib Kweli's "Fuck The Money". There's too many hot tracks on this mixtape to list so you're just going to have to trust me that this shit is fire!

What are you waiting for? Download it now by clicking on the link below the graphic!

Lastly we've got a throwback to 1994 with Steve Stoll's "Electronic World"; a classic vinyl rip for you to enjoy. One of the great minimal LP's to be released and a favorite of mine when digging in the crates!

"Liquid" will always be a favorite of mine and a go to track when someone wants to hear classic Minimal Techno!

Track Listing

01. Drive Over                               [05:34]
02. Liquid                                       [06:57]
03. Electronic World                    [11:40]

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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy and Why Women Cannot Destroy It : A Great Read!

The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy and Why Women Cannot Destroy It

In a phone conversation during 2010, when I was 19, I mentioned the term “blow job” to my then boyfriend, who was 21 at the time. It was the first time I had spoken about sex to him. And the vivacious (very horny) virgin in me wanted desperately broach this topic. It was safe to say, that my boyfriend was flabbergasted. For the life of him, he couldn’t believe that I was, as he put it, “so sexually aware”. Sadly, it was not the last time he’d underestimated me.

In my six years of being a heterosexually active woman, I had understood that an alarming number of men function through their careful boxing of women. And the Virgin-Whore Dichotomy aids them in this process. Love and lust are often just fetishizations of the characteristics displayed by the Virgin and the Whore. And because they are merely fetishizations, they are very conditional. The Dichotomy has it’s own sub-divisions for better understanding:

Girl Next Door / Diva
Doormat / Goddess
Docile, submissive homely / Smart, independent, strong
Sacrificing, pure, naïve, selfless / Scheming, evil, selfish, vain

We know of these tropes. They are frequently used in literature and cinema. Usually with absolutely no representation of the fact that maybe a woman could be both and beyond? Of course this dichotomy is also an intersectional one. It cuts through race, class and caste. For example, the educated and independent city girl vs. the docile country girl, or the chaste Brahmin wife vs. “impure” immoral lower caste / Dalit concubine. Even this dichotomy has its nuances as every woman from every background finds herself marked as one of the two in different contexts, – but these nuances controlled only by the beneficiaries: men.

But I speak in the context of finding love, of heterosexual dating in an urban scenario. Often, a man’s so-called love for a woman is merely an objectification of her innocence, virginity and lack of experience. He will choose to marry this woman because he knows she is naïve and so she can be easily taken advantage of, even without her knowledge. At the same time, he lusts after the sexually confident and independent woman. Now, he knows that this woman is smart, she will not be a docile wife, she will not submit, so he wonders how to control her. He understands that in order to impress her, he must appreciate her work, her success and appear supportive to her career. He also realises that this is a woman who must be treated equally in order to win her heart. So he devises a charade he will perform until he gets in bed with her. And once that is done, poof! – he disappears. Yes, I am talking about the fuckboys (see previous post), of course.

Now any sensible adult would believe that such humiliating games are only played in high school. Why woo a woman who doesn’t need wooing? She is every bit as equal to him, if he wants to just sleep with her, she might agree to it if she finds him attractive too. What is the reason for such a charade when honesty is all that is required here?

Banggood INTThe answer lies in the reasons why patriarchy created the Virgin-Whore Dichotomy. Not only is it a concept that has tore apart our collective sisterhood, but it has created a delusion among women that if you are beautiful, dignified, sanskaari, sexy but not too sexy, educated, knowledgeable but not too smart, successful but not more successful than him, independent but delightfully needy – all of this, in the right measurement; a perfect combination of the Virgin and the Whore, and perhaps then, men will respect you, they will truly love you and desire you, in equal, ideal ways. But that is not true. No matter how intelligent, talented and beautiful you are, there is a man (actually several of them) waiting to control you, devour you and spit you out. He will look at you as a conquest and not a human being worthy of equal respect. Make no mistake, but this is a well-educated, well-traveled, well-read, “liberal” man. The reason why countries, lands, vehicles, pretty much any kind of property has feminine pronouns becomes quite obvious now, doesn’t it?

The unfortunate truth is, it is difficult to identify toxic men right away. It’s tricky, because as heterosexual women, dudes are our problematic faves. It’s something we cannot help and we wish desperately that we meet the decent, sensible ones (who we can conveniently fall in love with). Thus we all have loved, desired and protected men who are not good for us, who do not add value to our lives and have been cruel to us.

The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy is something that cannot be destroyed by women, because it inside the minds of men. It’s up to them to recognise and destroy it and I believe there are men who have found success in this endeavor, or perhaps there are radical men who never harboured such notions in the first place. It’s an urgent requirement because our bullshit detectors are getting sharpened by the day, and there are less and less women who will endure abuse anymore, because this dichotomy is a transition, a journey. And slowly but surely, it will be the toxic, misogynistic self-styled “alpha” males who will end up very miserable and very unwanted.

Original Text and Post by : Monsters & Muses

Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Music Friday! Quality EDM Delivered To Your.....Um....Screen!

Free Music Friday!

Happy Friday! This week I have something new and, well....something new with a classic old sound for you to download. Some pounding Hard Techno and some Classic synth laden Acid House.

First, we've got Ohm & Kvadrant's "Elevation EP" released on Kontakt Records this year.

Pounding hard techno and ever-evolving synth lines make this a great EP and I am looking forward to more from the duo!

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Second, we've got a throwback to some classic Acid House by Regal....except this is a new release but you could have fooled me as it's that same gritty Acid House we loved back in the early 90's! I give to you....Regal's "Acid Is The Answer" was released on Involve Records back in January of 2017.

Britain's Illegal Rave Renaissance: LOCKED OFF

What Goes Around Comes Around.....

God Bless Vice and their network of amazing programs. Vice is like the never ending fountain of incredible shows and this one is just one to add to the pile! Funny how cyclical the whole Rave culture is and the return to warehouses and illegals is just that cycle starting back at the 12:00 position.