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Feminist DJ Collective Factory Girls Drop an All-Female Artists Mixtape for Valentine's Day

Hear the badass femme mix from Gun$ Garcia​, Suga Shay​, and Katie Rex ahead of their Galentine's Day party this weekend.



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Factory Girls—a strident trio of feminist DJs and producers Gun$ Garcia, Suga Shay, and Katie Rex—have put together an exclusive mix for THUMP to help you realign your priorities this Valentine's Day. The hour-long Galentine's Day mixtape, named after a party in Philadelphia the collective is throwing this weekend—is a masterful party blend of exclusively female-identified producers, remixers, and vocalists, celebrating the collective's dedication to the under-represented femme side of dance music.

For the past four years, the Factory Girls have been throwing Galentine's Day as an antithesis to the usual Valentine's Day hype. Rex said: "We've always set out to create spaces for people that didn't have them elsewhere, but Galentine's Day has been especially special because you rarely find moments in which female/femme identified people are expected and 'permitted' to celebrate each other outside of bridal showers."

Each of the Factory Girls' musical specialism, from Gun$ Garcia's underground hip-hop and Jersey Club, to Suga Shay's ballroom and tech-house, and Katie Rex's techno and deep house cuts, is repped on the eclectic mixtape. Rex told THUMP over email: "Seeing women beginning to be celebrated in the music industry has been so empowering. The mix represents the power and influence women hold in groups, while still holding their strong individual place, much like each of our roles in Factory Girls."

In addition to Galentine's Day in Philadelphia, the Factory Girls' tour will include a stop in New York's Le Bain for Chromat's NYFW after-party, as well as Los Angeles's the Lash, where they'll be joined by local heavy hitters Club Aerobics, Ducky, Bianca Oblivion, and Suspect Bitch. Check more information for the events in New York, Philly and LA. Listen to the mix and check out the track list below.

Galentine's Day mixtape track list:

1. Nina Kraviz, "Let's Do It"
2. Louisahhh!, "Quake"
3. Kim Ann Foxman, "Creature" (a/jus/ted dub)
4. Sofi Tukker, "Drinkee" (Addal remix —Atom E edit)
5. Edu Imbernon, "Fixing Fires ft. Archivist" (Maya Jane Coles remix)
6. Maluca, "Mala"
7. AlunaGeorge "I'm In Control" (ft. Popcaan)
8. ANNA, Chizhov, "Only Ahead"
9. Treasure Fingers and BOSCO, "MYNE"
10. Kalela, "Rewind" (Atom E Drum intro edit)
11. Nina Las Vegas (ft. Snappy Jit), "Contagious"
12. Anna Lunoe, "Satisfaction" (UNIIQU3 remix)
13. Tkay Maidza, "Ghost" (production by What So Not, Baauer and George Marple)
14. Fei Fei , "Hold You" (Dot remix)
15. Diplo, CL, Riff Raff and OG Maco, "Doctor Pepper" (LH4L)
16. Sha Sha Kimbo, "Hyperspeed Kiss"
17. Ducky, "Work"
18. Nina Las Vegas and Swick, "Pool Girls" (Joseph Marinetti remix)
19. Aurora Halal, "Death of Real"
20. Gladiator and Kittens, "Cute"
21. Ida Engberg, "Devil Dance" (Adam Beyer remix)
22. Blinkie, "Don't Give Up On Love"
23. Christy Love, "Paradise" (The Carry Nation remix)
24. Huxley and J. Phlip, "Salvia"
25. Ellie Herring, "Why'd You"
26. Nicole Moudaber, "Own"
27. Louisahhh!, "Want"
28. Flume ft. Vince Staples and Kucka, "Smoke and Retribution"