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ADVENT 2016 #21 – ENA LIND

2016 December 21
by Michelle Manetti

Lipstick Disco’s 2016 Christmas musical advent calendar – we’ll be bringing a daily dose throughout December of 24 kick-ass women, who’ve been making and playing kick-ass music in 2016.

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ADVENT 2016 #21 – ENA LIND

Today’s advent artist Ena Lind has been quite the stalwart of the Berlin electronic music scene and beyond, for over a decade. The politically minded DJ and Producer has firm roots in the queer scene and predominantly pushes the promotion and education of other female artists through Mint – a project and concept she co-created with Zoe Rasch and launched in 2013. Mint is first and foremost a platform for women, DJs and producers – working in electronic music, and their goal (much like ours here at Lipstick Disco) is ”to promote visibility amongst female DJs and acts – providing female artists with opportunities to showcase their talent, develop their skills and expand their network”  Mint has many strings to it’s bow; primarily as a monthly clubnight, showcasing female DJ’s and artists, with a strong queer female attendance. Mint also offers workshops in DJ-ing and producing house and techno music through their Campus­-Reihe initiative, offering both affordably priced workshops and private one-to-one sessions – of which Ena is one of the teachers. This year Mint hosted a panel at Ableton Loop festival and Ena and the Mint Campus team, with the help of Foreign Office and Goethe Institut Berlin also found themselves, for the first time, in Kampala, Uganda to teach workshops there, a wonderfully rewarding achievement for 2016. The final string in Mint’s bow came in 2015 when Ena and Zoe also established the Mint booking agency, which currently has 8 incredibly talented ladies on the rosta, Ena herself as one of the artists, alongside Lauren Flax (who was our first advent artists HERE) La Fraicheur (one of our previous mixtape guests HERE) Lady Blacktronica, Chica Paula, Dasco, Denise Swan and Soumaya Phéline.

As well as her Mint project, Ena continues to work as a DJ and producer in her own right, her sound is a mixture of classic and Detroit house, techno and disco and although she’s been producing for some while, 2016 saw the release of her first solo EP “The Wisdom to Know the Difference” which was released in September on one of our favorite labels Twirl and includes two originals from Ena and two remixes – one from Doc Sleep and the second from Anna Leopolder. For today’s advent song, we’re bringing you the title track from Ena’s debut EP.

FOLLOW ENA LIND : SOUNDCLOUD / FACEBOOK / RA

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