Who Run the World Remixed

A masterclass in music production

Who Run The World is back in 2020 and again we’re partnering with West Australian Music to address gender inequality in music – but this time with a twist.

 

About Who Run the World Remixed

Young female and non-binary identifying musicians, producers and DJs aged 15 - 20 are invited to join local musicians, performers and producers for a series of masterclasses, discussions and performances. From creativity with loop pedals to preparing a studio for production, releasing your music to personal stories from musicians, this is an opportunity to get the low down from those who have paved the way.

Who You Are

To participate in Who Runs the World Remixed, you should:

  • Be an aspiring musician, DJ or producer
  • Identify as female or non-binary 
  • Be aged between 15 – 20 at the time of submitting your Expression of Interest
  • Live in Western Australia

Event Details

When: 10am - 3pm, Saturday 22 February 2020

Where: SAE Institute, 116 - 120 Roe Street Northbridge

Cost: Participation is free, but you will need to cover the cost of transport to and from the venue.

Important Dates

Monday 2 December 2019  -  Full program details announced & applications open

Friday 31 January 2020 - Applications close

How to Apply

To apply for Who Run the World Remixed you will need to:

  • Complete an application form below
  • Read, understand and accept the Terms & Conditions – Who Run the World Remixed with your parent / guardian (if you are Under 18 at the time of application)

Under 18?

Please note that applicants aged under 18 must ensure they have the permission of their parent/guardian before submitting an application. The Parents / Guardians of chosen participants will be required to sign a hard copy version of the Project Terms & Conditions that gives consent for the participant’s involvement in the program.

Applications for Who Run the World Remixed will open on Monday 2 December 2019.

Event Program

Crowned WA’s Best Hip Hop Act (2018/19) by WAM, Hyclass (Susan Tuialii) is a hip hop artist of Maori Polynesian decent. Islander born and Australian raised she explores themes such as gender, family, and humility in her powerful and soulful songs.

Hyclass has supported renowned international artists including Aloe Blacc, Anderson Paak, and Oddissee, as well as Australian luminaries Abbe May, KAIIT and Thando. She is currently preparing for the release of her debut EP in 2020.

Join Hyclass at Who Run the World Remixed to be inspired by her unique journey and perspectives on music and life.

Delve into the world of analogue synthesisers in this hands-on workshop where you will find out about how synthesisers work and the different parameters that can determine how sounds are made and adjusted. (Please note: No experience with keyboard playing necessary.)

Facilitated by Phoebe Avenue (Hi. Okay, Sorry)

Learn about the fundamentals of production using Ableton including how to create beats and the basics of mixing and electronic music composition. (BYO laptop if you have Ableton installed or use the available computers at SAE.)

Facilitated by Jamilla (Emily Branson)

Make sure that you are prepared and confident to head into a professional recording studio by hearing from someone who runs one! Find out what you need to prepare, what to expect from an engineer, and how to elicit your best performance to make your studio experience both fulfilling and fun!

Facilitated by Livia Carre (Artisan Studios)

Once you have made your music you need to get it out into the world! Knowing how to develop and execute a release plan gives your music the best possible chance of success. Find out how to create a publicity campaign, who to contact, and what you need to prepare before you do it.

Facilitated by Kate Branson (Goodtime Marmalade Publicity)

Being an artist involves more than just making music, especially at the grass roots level. Developing yourself, being an active part of the community, and diversifying your skillset is important to developing a sustainable career. This workshop will explore how to develop your unique identity in the music industry - from making music to branding, community, and live performance.

The session will be facilitated by Bexx (Bec Price) who is a DJ, electronic artist, live performer, venue booker and radio broadcaster.

Em Burrows (WAM, RTRFM, Group Therapy Records, Web Rumors) will chat to local electronic artists WYN and Bexx about their experiences in music and beyond, with an opportunity for audience questions and discussion.

This workshop will explore different ways to expand and harness your creativity from finding inspiration to capturing and refining your ideas. Felicity Groom will share her own creative process in the context of using technology to make music. 

Facilitated by Felicity Groom

Artist Biographies

BEXX is an Electronic Producer, DJ and Performance Artist from Perth. Graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Performance Making from the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Bec’s music career has taken off hard and fast, with her loyal fans praising the theatrical elements in her performances.

From psychedelic visuals to face-paint and masks, BEXX guarantees a fun, vibrant and immersive live show. Whether it’s a DJ set or an original live set, BEXX is known for her ‘spicey beats and saucy mixes’, with each performance delivering a complete sensory experience.

Specialising in beats and heavy synths, BEXX has a broad knowledge of musical genres. She’s a regular on Perth radio station RTRFM and she works with some of the biggest music artists in Australia through her association with Pilerats and Jack Rabbit Slims in Perth and with Mojos in Fremantle.

BEXX is fiercely passionate about the WA and Australian arts industry and her love of all things music and art have helped her to become a real powerhouse in the Perth scene.

Em Burrows has worked in music for over 10 years in numerous roles including as a musician/recording artist, educator, radio broadcaster, and artist manager. She is a passionate member of Perth’s grass roots music community and currently works as WAM’s Audience Development Officer and the Co-ordinator of Girls Rock! WA.

Em is the song writer/producer/front person for alt-pop band Web Rumors who released their debut album “Audio Video Disco” through Group Therapy Records in 2019. The act has received international airplay as well as local acclaim and has performed at numerous festivals including Laneway Festival, Perth Festival, and RTRFM’s In the Pines.

 

The west coast city of Perth isn’t entirely renowned for its iconic landmarks, but iconic musicians? That’s a whole different kettle of fish. Perth’s own doyenne of song, Felicity Groom, makes sounds that put Perth on the map far more effectively than any landmark could. Felicity’s first EP Treasures saw Australia sit up and take notice of her broody, unique voice, with immediate airplay and numerous support slot offers from the nations’ best following suit.


The first taste “Finders and Keepers” from her 2011 release Gossamer caught the attention of triple j, who upon release, made it their feature album. The sultry single and video “Siren Song” followed and went straight to high rotation. “Trophy Talk” and “An Ache”, each with intensely beautiful accompanying clips, showcased Groom’s diversity and creativity as an artist. Hungry sky, grooms sophomore album saw international jewellery brand Cartier take notice and synched the beguiling song ‘Oh Jesus’ with their ‘love bracelet’ campaign.

Felicity continues to wow audiences and peers alike with not only her voice, but also her instrumental prowess on guitar, keys and even autoharp.

After some time working on side projects, including Rokwell and Groom, oh and a little achievement called motherhood, Felicity Groom is soon to release her third album which will see an even more tangible shift from folk to an evolving beats-based space.

 

Crowned WA’s Best Hip Hop Act (2018/19) by WAM, Hyclass (Susan Tuialii) is a hip hop artist of Maori Polynesian decent. Islander born and Australian raised she explores themes such as gender, family, and humility in her powerful and soulful songs.

Hyclass has supported a handful of renowned international artists including Aloe Blacc, Anderson Paak, and Oddissee, as well as Australian luminaries Abbe May, KAIIT and Thando. She is currently preparing for the release of her debut EP in 2020.

Jamilla combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence, and emotive and politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

In her short time performing music, Jamilla has already caught the eye of many members of the music community landing support spots for some of the country’s finest including Stella Donnelly, imbi the girl, Thelma Plum, Alex The Astronaut, Mojo Juju, Tijuana Cartel, 30/70; as well as appearing on festivals including Hidden Treasures, Perth Festival and WAMFest.

In her debut year, Jamilla performed sold out home shows and took her first steps in touring the country before going on a three month hiatus in 2019 to focus on honing her skills as a producer. And the time off served up her incredible track Bloom which won the 2019 West Australian Music award for “Best Music Video” for its expressive and stunning visual accompaniment. 

The tail end of 2019 has held many first for Jamilla including her first overseas performance when she showcased at Music Matters conference in Singapore. Her accompanying release “She.” Also achieved charting positions in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and Vietnam during this time and was her first release to touch on her bi-sexuality. Her follow up releases “Do Your Feel Ashamed When You Hear My Name” and “Tired Of The Sunrise” accompanied her BOLD tour, which incorporated dates alongside imbi the girl, her first interstate festival performance at Island Vibes and a string of West Australian show dates.

In 2020 Jamilla begins to narrow her focus towards a highly anticipated debut EP.

Kate has been working in the WA music industry for several years now. She has an Arts Management degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and has an intimate understanding of the global music and arts industry through past work experiences within Australia, UK, South America and South East Asia’s music and theatre environments.

Past work with MTA Records and Cool Perth Nights as a publicity officer, along with band management, solidified Kate’s love of music and in particular the West Australian music community.

As WAM’s Membership and Engagement Officer, Kate took great pride in identifying ways to better serve the growing member base and engaging with local and national media.

Kate started Goodtime Marmalade Publicity in 2015. Its aim, as a grass roots publicity company, is to help educate the local music community on how to DIY a release, while also working to promote artists nationally and beyond. 2019 saw Kate step down from WAM and move forward with Goodtime Marmalade as her main endeavour. Recently Goodtime Marmalade has worked with Demon Days, Your Girl Pho, The Holy Smoke, Tanya Ransom, The Disappointed plus many more. Kate also works as the publicist for Group Therapy Records (Web Rumors, Gazey, Segue and Shy Panther) and Red Country Management (Miss Genius and Bradley Hall).

Finally, Kate is a unicorn advocate for all things rainbow and sparkly.

Livia Carre is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia with over 20 years’ experience in governance, corporate accounting, and finance in a wide range of industries including music, hospitality and mining. No stranger to the music industry, she is co-owner of Artisan Music studios and Creative Shelf Photography, a vocalist, songwriter and passionate music photographer.

Since joining WAM in January 2016 as Business Manager, Livia’s finance background and innate understanding of the music industry has seen her assume a natural leadership role at WAM. She has recently been appointed as General Manager and is now better positioned to provide greater impact across WAM’s activities and business operations. 

Phoebe Avenue is a multi-disciplinary artist with a broad creative scope that spans across design, art, craft, and music. Avenue’s most notable project is Hi. Ok, Sorry. - an experimental electronic duo from Perth, Australia. Using analogue synthesisers as performance tools, the duo creates mesmerising rhythmic tracks with an immersive presence.

Hi. Ok, Sorry. resist a formalist approach to music, taking a conceptual approach, they create sounds from narratives, texture and feeling. Each performance is unconstrained, unique, and never to be repeated. Their debut EP, a self-titled 2 track tape, was released in 2017 through Pouring Dream Records. Eucalypt Music described their debut as “a refreshing take on analogue synthesis [that] truly sounds like nothing else right now.” Their second release for 2017 featured in a compilation cassette tape by Ken Oath Records.

Hi. Ok, Sorry have performed at many festivals and special events such as WAMfest, Kickstart Youth Festival, Fremantle Festival, North Freo Pub Crawl, and WOMPP’s Monthly Artist Showcase. In the local arts and music scene they contribute to experimental music nights such as IMprov hosted by Tura New Music, Outcome Unknown, VOLTA, and often perform at poetry events.

Live shows in 2017-2018 saw the duo support artist such as Feels, Nosaj Thing (USA), Jacob Diamond, Leafy Suburbs, Sage Pbbt and Boat Show and played alongside acts such as Erasers, Stella Donnelly, Carla Geneve, Lana Rothnie and Michael Strong.

To give back to the community they have helped raise money to support organisations such as The Patricia Giles Foundation, Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre and Homeless Healthcare Fremantle. With plans to record new releases for 2020 the duo continue to develop their live performances and create fresh sounds for their audiences.

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