11: Positive Comments

CW: Racism, War Assassination and some Sexual Content

An unstoppable force versus an immovable object. As long as racism is still a thing, Axmed will keep fighting it. In part by reclaiming his Somali background, promoting other queer, black people and reclaiming all other parts of his person at all times.

Flashback Track: Faadumo Qaasin Hilowle – Waa Habeenkii
Queer Artist Spotlight: Sadeeq Ali – Get The Cake
Best Live Experience: Saado Cali Warsame – Yaa Kuu Warama
Most Resent Discovery: Sun – Honeycomb

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10: It’s a Really Weird System

TW: mentions of fascism, racism, transphobia

With a full transition being over and done, Sophie Schers mainly focuses on the struggles of others. Both though the city council and nationally operating lobby groups she fights for the rights of trans people, disabled people, women, and so on. Sounds impressive, but being able to retreat into a nice family home or a vacation in Sweden offers some well needed moments to charge back up.

Flashback Track: Herman van Veen – Zo Vrolijk
Queer Artist Spotlight: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su – 7-15-13
Best Live Experience: Regina Spektor – Samson
Most Recent Discovery: Nadja Evelina – Beach House

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9: Not the Easiest Google Trip

TW: Explicit mention of racism, exoticism, depression

With mind all over the place and dito music taste, Jace is just trying to figure it all out. Childhood trauma and systematic oppression, on top of a good whole dose of being queer. It’s understandable why they’re having a hard time putting thoughts into words.

Flashback Track: M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Queer artist Spotlight: Black Dresses – Death/ Bad Girl
Best live experience: PUP – DVP
Most recent discovery: Vektor – Recharging the Void

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8: Reclaim pop Music

How pop music became Queer culture? Well, it’s always been Queer culture. Manju Reijmer explains perfectly how he, a brown cis gay man, can identify with straight blonde pop princesses. As well as how he helps the Dutch Public Broadcasting Network acknowledge social issues through web-series.

Flashback Track: P!nk – Like a Pill
Queer Artist Spotlight: Alan Manken – Proud of Your Boy
Best Live Experience: Moses Sumney – Make Out in My Car
Most Recent Discovery: Mike Jack Dean – Bij je Zijn

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7: For Everyone Represented by Me

It’s a song as old as queerness itself. Whenever we don’t feel catered to by whatever type of media, we go out of our way to create our own representation. Heck, that’s in part why this podcast came to be. With Romy, an androgynous person of colour (living that afab with a low voice due to a cold lifestyle), this is just as much the case.

Flashback Track: Wham! – The Edge of Heaven
Queer artist Spotlight: CupCakke – LGBT
Best live experience: Hudson Mohawke – System
Most recent discovery: The Internet – Come Over

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6: I Can Take This

Not the protest march type, Lu Lodi tries to help trans and other queer people in whatever way she can. Just acknowledging each others existence can seem small but carries huge power. This Brasilian support group host knows that like no other.

Flashback Track: Bia Bedran – Pedalinho
Queer Artist Spotlight: Tami T – Trans Femme Bonding
Best live experience: Broken Social Scene – Forced to Love
Most recent discovery: Lizzo – Juice

Shownotes:

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New!

All new! The QueerSounds Spotify playlist. All songs ever featured on this lovely podcast in one easy overview.

5: Vaporwave and the Trans Experience

As a musicology graduate Fabian had to put up with a certain level of snobbery and elitism, but that never stopped him from enjoying some great pop-tunes. As someone who analyses music, with an extended encyclopedic knowledge this might be the most in-depth conversation yet.

Flashback Track: S Club 7 – Reach
Queer Artist Spotlight: Dorian Electra – Man to Man
Best Live Experience: Jungle – Busy Earnin’
Most Recent Discovery: Moeshop – Lovesick

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4: “Are you thinking of blue balls now?”

If there’s one thing that defines Iris, is that they know extremely well how to identify what they like and then act on it. Both in the professional sense, and in their musical preferences. Having friends who are into metal is cool and all, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less room for hip-hop, R&B and disco. A self-proclaimed scaredy-cat, but there’s a large amount of confidence and power lurking underneath the surface.

Flashback Track: Aaliyah – Try Again
Queer Artist Spotlight: Lizzo – Batches & Cookies
Best Live Experience: Scissor Sisters – Inevitable
Most Recent Discovery: Likeili47 – Tick Boom

Shownotes:

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Update!

Queer Sounds is now also available through Spotify. Listen here! https://open.spotify.com/show/2aNp6O2Uxr7Dv00mST0LkO