I want to show and teach women that anything and everything is possible through my actions and my art. So instead of releasing and promoting my new album in a traditional fashion, I’ve decided to use it in order to give back to the community and use my position in the industry to represent and empower my fellow females.
Beats By Girlz is an initiative with the Lower East Side Girls Club which is powered by education, arts and most importantly actions. Initially we’ll be reaching young women in NY, teaching them how to ‘Make Beats’, ‘The Basics of DJing’, ‘Remixing Tracks’ and ‘How to record a Demo’. These classes will become the building blocks for a open source, female powered webs series which will be available in 2014 to anyone.
This last year for me has been all about growth and discovery and I am so thankful to those who have supported me through this evolution. In the next step of this journey I’m asking you again to follow me down the unbeaten path. Check out this video and learn what Beats By Girlz is all about and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help spread the word by sharing with your communities.
I had a long chat with the guys behind GoFightWin the other day and now everyone can get in on the conversation. Listen and then feel free to leave your comments – constructive or otherwise…
“A conversation with New York City singer and producer Erin Barra. Combining elements of pop, electronica and neo-soul, Barra produces a sophisticated sonic cocktail that echoes Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Daft Punk and Grimes. We talk about what its like to be a tech-savvy female in a male dominated industry, the state of electronic music and the business of co-writing with Top 40 artists. She also gave us a sneak preview of some new music set to be released early in 2014.”
We’re up all night to Get Lucky!!! As the summer comes to a close, we thought it only fitting to honor the season of sun with a remix/cover of it’s hottest jam by Daft Punk. One of my main collaborators, Paul Wilson and I, spent a day in the studio working this banger out and are pleased to bring you a House/Electronic/Trap inspired version of Get Lucky, which was performed live at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC’s Lower East Side. You will also get a close up look of Ableton’s new Push, which I take a sweet solo on, record in all the bass parts live, AND run the entire session. The future is now!!!
For those of you who won’t be able to attend today’s #push event in person, fear not, for we will come to you : ) Livestream the event HERE at 7PM EST Thursday July 18th.
“Join us for an evening hosted by Ableton’s Huston Singletary and Tekserve, as they discuss Push and Live 9 with Erin Barra along with revealing tips and tricks of Push, Max for Live and Suite 9.” Giveaways from Tekserve, Ableton and Moog for those in attendance and thank you to media sponsors Sonicscoop and Women In Music for their support.
To RSVP for this event before 6PM, add your name to the list HERE
RSVP to the EVENTBRITE link to attend the event at Tekersve on July 18th at 7PMEST. I will be putting on a live demonstration, creating a production from initial click to live performance, and talking through the process as it unfolds. Also watch Push in action in a multi instrumentalist stage setting. Giveaways from Abelton, Tekserve and Moog and media partners Sonicscoop and Women In Music will be in the building. Don’t forget about the after party around the corner at the conclusion of the event!!!!
Living overseas? Come back, day of, to stream to the event and watch from wherever there’s an internet connection.
Check out a sneak peak of Erin mid-production while using Push in the studio