Originally released on Soundcloud in 2018, "Higher Higher" was a part of 'Atomic Age' on my label Unspeakable Records. Included in the primary auction is a custom merchandise package and two tickets to any Dot show (festivals excluded).
50% of profits from the "Early Days" series will also be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds, and to Planned Parenthood. Please find my statement on the issue below:
It's taken me some time to speak up about the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade -- words like "saddened," "disgusted," or "horrified" don't begin to cover the ranges of emotions I've felt since reading abortion rights headlines day after day. It's hard for me to gather thoughts on an issue that seems completely illogical.
Women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies. Women have the right to decide if and when they want to be mothers. Women's access to basic healthcare is not up for debate. I KNOW that women have the same basic human rights as all people on this planet, regardless of what few individuals in power or larger institutions may try to do to suppress that right. This is a truth that I will continue to live by, and continue to fight for no matter the situation.
My performance in Los Angeles last week was one of the more difficult sets I've had in recent memory. Playing music and connecting with people is usually my favorite thing in the world, but I couldn't shake this shadow of awareness that according to many institutions, I don't have the same rights as my male peers on that same stage. And this privilege of getting up in front of audiences to share music that I created is something that very few women have access to.
A USC study completed in 2020 showed that less than 2% of music producers in the industry are women, and while this number may be shocking to some, it makes perfect sense to me when you consider the centuries of oppression and violence against us that continue to seep into modern politics and healthcare practices. If we want to see more women excel in music (or any field), we must address the underlying issues that keep us from living our lives as equals instead of subordinates.
Today I'm launching a new series of music NFTs on Catalog titled "Early Days" of music I released on Soundcloud from 2012-2018, and I'm donating 50% of all sales from this series to the National Network of Abortion Funds, and to Planned Parenthood. Soundcloud was extremely important to me as a young female producer, and was one of the first community-driven platforms to give me a voice and enable me to share my music with thousands of people before I had any sort of following or cosign. These early releases opened so many doors for me that I would not have had access to otherwise (like getting discovered and reposted by Soulection, creating Team Supreme with my friends, and giving one of my instrumentals to SZA as an unknown producer), so it feels right to me that a significant portion of profits from that music should be invested in women's rights.