The Rebel Beat Podcast 057 – Queer Cold Wave



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Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat!

Our very special guest on the show this week is Marianna Szczygielska, aka DJ Cyborg Monkey! Marianna is a queer-feminist DJ, originally from Poland, and now based out of Budapest, Hungary.

DJ Cyborg Monkey is a mainstay on the radical queer music scene in Budapest, and a member of the feminist space Klit. Her DJ sets strive to highlight


DJ Cyborg Monkey

the best in women and trans music from Eastern Europe, and get people moving on the dance floor. She’s been involved in a bunch of amazing queer and feminist activist initiatives over the years, as well as an upcoming feminist DJ camp in Budapest this summer.

Marianna put together an amazing mix for The Rebel Beat, called “Kvir Cold Wave” (that’s “queer” cold wave in Eastern European style), which we’re very happy to share with you tonight. It features some amazing new wave, punk, and dark synth sounds. I also caught up with Marianna over Skype from her temporary home in Sweden to talk about her music and her organizing work!

Plus we read a short obituary for the legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Getachew Mekuria, bumped a few more tunes from the amazing Black Lives Matter-Toronto mixtape, and finished with the latest from M.I.A.



Playlist – April 6, 2016

Getachew Mekuria and The Ex – Tezeta

Unknown Artist – Song for Tyson Bailey (recorded at the Black Lives Matter Toronto tent city, 03/26/2016)

Ian Kamau – Black bodies

Lido Pimienta – Para quererte Halifax mix

Interview with DJ Cyborg Monkey


** DJ Cyborg Monkey mix **

Belgrado – Jeszcze raz

Linear Movement – Night in June

Supergirl and Romantic Boys – Spokój

Robotnicka – L’espoir

Nicole Meyer – Nowhere bei mir

Miss Kitten – Bassline

Cosmetics – Black Leather Gloves (Kapitolna Remix)

Grobla – Zebroidy

Людська Подоба – Злая Шутка Бога

Harry – Caos

Max & Intro – Ostavi Sve

Rezrwat – Pod Makijażem uwielbienia (Karol Aleksander Edit)

Nuclear Family – Let’s pretend we’re in a Bruce LaBruce Movie ( Mr Kitty Remix)

Farah – Dancing Girls

M.I.A. – Ola (Foreign friend)

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