An investigation led by freelance reporters and published on the has uncovered the existence a secret/private Facebook group where images and videos females were reportedly shared by a community prominent male DJs and producers.
The group, dubbed ‘Tracks & Snatch’ which no longer exists, featured a collection music and also images and videos girls without permission or consent as well as the creation their own merchandise.
The freelance reporter behind the story Phoebe Loomes, has investigated the group and has started sharing details;
“So it’s called Tracks and Snatch… because they exchanged music — tracks — and photos women — snatch. It’s not innocent, it’s private sex, there’s Snapchats in there, it’s all photos without these girls’ permission,”
Loomes said it highlights the toxic masculinity within dance music and another hurdle in the way inclusion and equality across lineups and pressions. An accompanying podcast runs through the investigation and can be heard .
Speaking with reporters and the ABC, Sydney artist Joyride spoke out about his time in the group and the kind activity you’d likely see;
“It was I guess equal parts producers and music-makers from around the country sharing tracks that they’d made to other DJs but then also photos women, From sharing photos that these girls had posted online already, to photos that had been sent to these guys privately.”
Another DJ and producer Raph Lauren, who was also added to the group but left very quickly spoke it’s material;
“Straight away it was pretty apparent that there was going to be stcore porn in this group and not really what I want to be seeing randomly when I open up Facebook, but I think the reality is that there’s a massive bro problem in the Australian music scene in festival culture, and I think particularly in Australian dance music.”
As the investigation continues we’ll be sure to update this post.
NOTE: Both founders Stoney Roads were added to the group momentarily but left shortly after. Stoney Roads and it’s founders are firmly committed to the inclusion, equality and diversity women in dance and electronic music online and fline in it’s content curation and programming and will continue to do so for years to come.
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