FEMWAV make space please mix 005: Zequenx

We made it to number FIVE! For the uninitiated, make space please is an exclusive monthly series of mixtapes created by women and NB artists in or from India for FEMWAV. You can find the previous mixes in the series here - already there is something for divergent moods. The mood for edition five is: sticky, sweaty dissolution. Number five comes by way of Zainab Wani, playing as Zequenx, who blends acid techno, electro, EBM, and industrial techno for a romp into psychedelia.

Clamorous and raw, Zainab's mix is a ready insight into her instinct for finding order within various styles, finding common ground on the basis of ear rather than classification. This method is hugely evocative of techno royalty Helena Hauff, who not unlike Zainab also began DJing in her twenties and similarly approached DJing with more feeling less context.

Been keeping busy, Zainab recently played live for Red Light Radio at Far Out Left in Mumbai, and released her first single 'Terry's Trips' on the festival's VA compilation featuring local artists who played the festival. The same compilation saw another track from her as part of the Butter Bunz duo.

Here is what she had to say about her FEMWAV mix:
This mix was made with the intention of presenting some of the tunes I've been dying to play on the dancefloor, but haven't really had the opportunity. Some of them are tried and tested numbers, while others are personal butt-shakers I've only enjoyed in the comfort of my home. They get me moving, and hopefully they do the same for the folks who tune in! Its all laced with high doses of acid, a vibe I've been drowning myself in lately, so yep.. go ahead, dive innnn!
Brace yourself to be shaken clear out of your stupor:

Zainab will be supporting psy virtuoso Ajja at Kittysu India, New Delhi as Zen Zanan on Thursday Dec 5, 2019.

Written by Uvika Wahi