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The Ungoverned: mobilegirl

We're very excited to share the second mix in our Wysing Polyphonic: The Ungoverned mix series by mobilegirl.

This year, Wysing Arts Centre have invited A---Z (Anne Duffau) to curate the eleventh edition of the festival, which is being hosted online.

For the first part of The Ungoverned, five international musicians have created mixes and soundscapes experimenting between sound, music and spoken word and responding to the idea of being ungovernable and defying norms. These recordings present collective minds exploring a positive present and rewriting the past.

The Ungoverned looks at how we can deconstruct normativity through collaboration, exchange, texts, ephemeral gestures and other languages. This year’s programme emphasises the importance of difference and diverse ways of communicating: the morphing of words to choreographies, soundscapes, dialects and voices.

The festival’s second part will be presented on the 5th of September as a special live broadcast of readings from three international artists, writers, and poets (Whiskey Chow, Tanaka Fuego and Rachel Long), which will be followed by a newly commissioned performance from choreographer and dancer Maëva Berthelot and musician Coby Sey.

Find out more about the festival here.

Listen to mobilegirl's mix II here on our broadcasting site, as well as on our SoundCloud.

"I think every emancipation in its broadest sense goes hand in hand with a grieving process, a nostalgia for an alternative reality or future. So for this series I decided to make a mixtape with all original sketches and productions to soundtrack such process." (mobilegirl)

Read an exclusive interview with mobilegirl in TANK Magazine to find our more about her mix here.

mobilegirl is a Munich-born-and-raised and Berlin-based DJ and producer. Her endeavours are best described as a constant stretch of the comfortable and the finding of a new comfort therein. Reflecting a general personal stance, as well as a result of her upbringing, mobilegirl's inspirations draw from a broad pool that makes her rather difficult to categorize.

Being quite uninhibited but thoughtful in her selection, her style behind the decks is focused on a highly energetic dancefloor but allows for emotionality, for softer moments but also attention-demanding breaks. A refreshing combination that gained her traction very early on in her career, playing CTM festival and international events within the first year of moving to Berlin—the second year of making music. She has later been signed to DISCWOMAN.

With her own productions mobilegirl has made a name for herself with club edits of R'n'B classics; a predilection for which draws through all of her work and the only one more prevalent influence being video game scores of various kind. The latter accordingly set the foundation for her debut EP Poise released in 2017. A string of tracks that seemed untypically mellow but were created in an effort to decelerate and invite the listener to do the same. This project turned mobilegirl's inspiration into praxis as it opened up the doors for her to work on scores of films and art installations the years after.

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