**THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION, VINYL ONLY RELEASE** All proceeds are going to Equis--an organization fighting for women's rights in Mexico.
The release details: Matte paper cover that feels great in your hands, splatter vinyl, amazing fidelity. Total keeper.
Espacios Vacíos Vol. 1, more than a compilation, is a meeting point, physical and emotional, to continue the conversation around one of the most urgent issues through listening and cooperation. In addition to bringing together the incredible music of 13 projects led or integrated by women with art by Rachel Levit, Espacios Vacíos (Empty Spaces) results from the collaboration between the Devil in The Woods label and the NRMAL festival, platforms that have stood out for working with a gender perspective from the music industry.
"Based on a Slang analysis, in which we took into account the 2019 edition posters of 32 festivals, half of these had more than 75% male participation on the stages." - Slang
"Why are we women still so underrepresented in spaces of diffusion and expression as important as music festivals? These are spaces where trends and cultural symbols are disseminated, which set the tone and shape Latin America's music industries." - Ruidosa
So, with the release of this collector's vinyl, we continue to generate conversation and question why we don't see more female talent on important festival posters and all that this entails in the music circuit. We also open the dialogue to extend this cause outside of the music industry and learn what can be done to support the fight for women's rights in Mexico.
All sales of this vinyl will be donated to EQUIS, Justicia para las Mujeres, a feminist organization that contributes to the exercise of women's human rights. Since 2011 they seek to transform institutions, laws and public policies to improve access to justice for all women.
The music that fills the Empty Spaces: There are 13 Mexican musical projects, led and integrated by women who, through their art, take and expand that space, inviting us to occupy it together with them in each track. 13 songs that, from the diversity of alt-pop and indie-rock, capture that instant in which each one of us connected with their power and infinite possibilities, with the feminine energy capable of extending to anyone willing to let themselves be crossed by this impulse. This impulse that calls us to fill the empty spaces. Spaces for which, we are sure, we will continue to fight collectively so that they will never be empty again, so that they will only be an idea of all that we can achieve.
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With music we fill the empty spaces. The empty spaces that missing women leave behind, and the ones that are never filled due to inequality; the empty spaces that the system prevents us from occupying. With music we fill the empty spaces.
In ESPACIOS VACÍOS VOL.1 we compile Mexican music projects led and formed by women who, through their art, take and amplify their space, inviting us to occupy it with them in every song. The compilation consists of 13 songs that, through alt-pop and indie rock diversity, capture the instant when each one of us connected with our power and its endless possibilities; with the female energy capable of extending itself to any person willing to be pierced by its impulse. This impulse that calls for us to fill the empty spaces. Spaces for which we will be fighting collectively so they are never emptied again. Spaces that will be a symbol of everything we can achieve.
¿WHAT IS ESPACIOS VACÍOS?
Espacios Vacíos (Empty Spaces) is a compilation created by women to emphasize female talent in the Mexican independent music scene. With styles that oscillate within the ‘alternative rock’ genre, each project contained in the compilation represents a voice accompanied by a strong and unique project.
This compilation exemplifies female talent in music and the importance of knowing it and supporting it. This project works toward raising awareness of the disparity lived by women, not just in the music industry but as people in our country.
We continue generating conversation and questioning the lack of female talent in important festival lineups, and the consequences this brings within the musical circuit. We also want to start a dialogue to extend this cause beyond the music industry and propose ways to support the women’s struggle for rights in Mexico.
“Based on Slang’s analysis, in which we included the lineups of 32 music festivals in 2019, half of these had more than 75% of male participation onstage.” - Slang
“¿Why as women are we still so underrepresented in spaces of diffusion and expression such as music festivals? These are spaces where trends and cultural symbols are spread, which set the tone and shape Latin American musical structures.” - Ruidosa