Annie Mac has called out the treatment of female producers in dance music.
The Radio 1 host, DJ, festival founder, and cultural force was asked by a fan to name her current Top 5 female dance producers.
After much deliberation she responded:
eeeeek in no particular order..— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) April 23, 2019
The Black Madonna
Jayda G https://t.co/AVklZrAzlg
A fine list, for sure. However Peggy Gou's inclusion sparked some Twitter trolls to emerge from the woodwork, citing the age-old myth that she uses 'ghost producers' to construct her work.
I love the conviction you say that with. Have you sat in the studio with her? and even if she does work with someone does that not make her a producer? I can sit here and list about 200 blokes who use ghost producers. Would you say that about them? https://t.co/MapBgPIyR3— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) April 23, 2019
because it's always women who get called out for it in dance music. https://t.co/yHYsYKSkQi— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) April 23, 2019
Why is it always Peggy Gou who gets this treatment, we wonder? The Black Madonna also showed support:
No. Stop saying this. Does Peggy look like she needs help? Peggy writes, performs, sings and produces hit jams. If she has any additional mastering or engineering she’s still doing more work than most. Give respect. https://t.co/tTKmwJjQXK https://t.co/OMpjP9mWQW— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) April 23, 2019
Let Peggy live tbh.— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) April 23, 2019
Hot Chip's Joe Goddard also showed his support:
YES Joe x https://t.co/xXhMJypvW1— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) April 23, 2019
For more on Peggy Gou and the double standards to which female producers are held check out this article.
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