Selection Sorted TechnoPodcast Women's Day Special // Andi - Ida Mandato - Arrhythmia
Andi Harriman is a DJ, writer and scholar living in New York City. As the founder of the dark synth and industrial party, SYNTHICIDE, she now holds her fourth year residency at the notorious venue Bossa Nova Civic Club. She curates a melange of artists and music that cross the genres of industrial, EBM, goth and techno - anything aggressive, dismal and danceable. Having DJed everywhere from Los Angeles' Das Bunker party to Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, Andi's aesthetic combines her underground 80s obsession with hints of industrial, new beat, dark techno and noise music. Her book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Post-Punk and Goth in the 1980s has given her international recognition as she lectures and writes about all things dark and gloomy.
Ida Mandato (IT)
Ida Mandato was born in a little village of Calabria, Southern Italy, in 1989. Seduced by music and by art in general, she moved to Rome where she got the possibility to open herself to many new experiences. There, she attended a bachelor degree in Art History and, at the same time, she took her path behind the board. She made her debut with Female Cut Crew in 2013 and she began to work with Animal Social Club, becoming resident DJ after a year. In that period, she gradually developed her technique and the ability to express herself through music, becoming increasingly notorious and admired in the underground clubs in Rome firstly, then across Italy and Europe. At that moment, she started to travel between Rome and Berlin, enhancing her sound with the impeccable taste typical of the Eternal City, ranging from ambient, experimental and dark techno to the raw and violent sounds of industrial, inspired by the modern and fervent Berlin. She has dozens of important collaborations under her belt, always succeeding to make her mark.
Her first EP was released with the alias SHE314, after she worked as Ahrkitekt Monohm, and her new project is Arrhythmia. She had several appearances outside Serbia, and is in the music world since 7 years, she started producing first before djing and doing live performances. Her first mini album was out in 2014 at Dash Deep Records, since then she appeared on more Various Artists releases by Art Style: Techno. She became acquainted with industrial noise approximately one year ago, and her first work was born in 2015 in this style. The versatility and dark beautyness, the variation and over excitation of frequencies are why she feels this sound her own.
“I feel and impart unbelievable freedom through industrial noise, i like to indulge into a sound and postpone its boundaries continuously. I love the nearly shocking and scaring noises, what exceed the general and ferial soundscapes, which are surrounding us.” In her works she draws from static machine noises, voices appearing in nature and her own emotional world.