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UNSUB : Through the Looking Glass

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She’s done some Transnational Dubstep and appeared on our compilation of the same name and she has also meddled with some Transnational Bass and guess what she actually is a Trans artist.

So what!

We knew very early on, in fact we knew a few weeks into getting to know her music, that she was a Trans artist. It took some courage for her to disclose this to me and she was ever so anxious and worried about my reaction.  She was worried that I’d stop supporting her and would not release her EP.

Man it didn’t bother me, it was none of my business anyway, I was just interested in the music and could see her reaching great heights with her music.  Her EP with us “Exhibit A” was one of our first label releases and we’re still immensely proud of that EP.

It still doesn’t bother me, in the sense that because she is Trans, it doesn’t mean I am going to relate to her any differently. She is equal to everyone else as far a I am concerned and that’s it. If you have a problem with it then maybe you need some help.

Obviously, it is going to be a concern and worry for her about how she is now pereceived in the music industry and in the world generally because she is a Trans Artist and has made it public.  The world isn’t full of open-minded people like me and you and so from a practical point of view there are many things/obstacles/prejudices that will and do come in the way of people like Unsub progressing.

You can help to remove some of those prejudices.  She wants to tour North America and so why don’t you help her to achieve that aim with a donation.

All the info can be found here: Through the Looking Glass

Here’s what she says:

In A Nutshell

Help me fund a North American tour for my new album where I can finally share my story of being a successful trans artist against all odds and descrimination!

Who Am I?

My name is Lily Alice Kaitlyn Luck. I spent a large part of the first 25 years of my life figuring out who I am. I knew two things for sure; I love being able to connect with people through music and that I was female born into the wrong body. These two seemingly unrelated facts became intrinsically linked as music became my way to cope and to connect. My way to express what I was going through and the emotions I felt. Even if people didnt understand my journey, I shared my music in the hope that they would recognise the feelings and connect with what I wrote.

People definitely connected. Through my various projects I’ve been featured on BBC Radio, had my music playlisted on more than 250 FM stations around the world, done official remixes for Ministry (Everyday is Halloween – Hypnotic, 2011), Trapt (Headstrong – Hypnotic Records, 2011), Gaudi (Bad Boy Bass – 6 Degrees, 2010) and Pink Floyd (Us and Them – Hypnotic Records, 2012), had a beatport No.1 (Illesha – Only Fair Unsub Remix – Simplify, 2011) and ARIA Dance Charting tracks (Heartstrings – Klub Kids, 2011). I’ve even been featured on MTV (Gen Bass Presents: Transnational Dubstep) and recently been featured as one of Beatports 2013 Artists to Watch (http://news.beatport.com/blog/2013/03/01/new-zealander-unsub-rolls-multiple-personalities-into-one-and-drops-a-new-ep/). So basically music is my life.

Why Am I Doing This

I first made music as Alexis K but when I started going through gender transition I was open and honest about it with my fans (https://www.facebook.com/notes/lily-alice-kaitlyn-luck/addressing-rumours/10150145388701588 ) and because of this, I was harassed, stopped from playing, dropped from labels and even blacklisted from blogs and events.

I started the annonymous project called Unsub in late 2010 to protect myself and keep being able to do what I love. Unsub took all that negativity and redirected it towards music.

But I’ve realised that I shouldn’t need to change or hide who I am in order to follow my passions and achieve my dreams. My new album is the creative embodiment of that process. The merging of my past and my future into alignment. It is the essence of the story I am telling the world, that I am free to be me.

With your help, I’m taking that story on the road and connecting with a larger and more progressive audience in defiance of those who don’t want me to succeed purely on the basis of the differences I represent. Im going to show people that we don’t have to hide who we are just because we are different. That we wont be stopped by hate. That just because i was born different doesn’t mean i cant achieve my dreams and above all else I’m going to make people dance all across North America. After all, a revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having <3

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

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