These Female “Filthy Beat Inspectors” Push the Needle in Dubstep Music Blogging – EDM.com
“We didn’t have anyone to show us the ropes,” recalls Christina Vessa, who started electronic music blog Dubstep FBI just two years ago.
“It can be daunting,” added Yesenia Vizcaya, co-founder of Vessa. “[As a woman]I felt like I was held to a higher standard and had to overcome additional hurdles to prove myself.”
It’s no secret that the dubstep scene – from its artists and label executives to its managers and engineers – is particularly male-dominated. But with Dubstep FBI and the platform it offers, Vessa and Vizcaya are determined to move the needle.
“We often find ourselves the only women in meetings,” Vizcaya said.
The Dubstep FBI team featured LAYZ on their tour with Sullivan King, selected exclusive mixes from Jinx and Steller, and covered an array of bass music festivals.
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“From interviews and mixes to playlists and promoting others on social media, we’ve developed a community where everyone is valued,” Vessa continued.
And most importantly, Dubstep FBI strives to positively elevate the scene as a whole, showing underrepresented demographics, like women, what is possible within it. Great bass music artists like Boogie T and Bear Grillz have hopped on the airwaves with Vessa and Vizcaya for their Dubstep FBI podcast series.
“We saw these actions shine on the scene and established ourselves as a figure where anyone, even newcomers, can go for support, community and mentorship,” Vessa gushed.
Check out Dubstep FBI here.