Female electronic producer Peach Milk to appear at Others Way Festival 2016

Madison Eve writes and performs electronic music as Peach Milk.
Frances Carter

Madison Eve writes and performs electronic music as Peach Milk.

For Madison Eve, synthesizers were a part of childhood.

The 21-year-old now produces and performs electronic music under the moniker Peach Milk.

The Freemans Bay resident has just released her debut EP Finally and will appear at the Others Way Festival 2016 on K Rd this Friday.

A former Western Springs College student, Eve would tinker with her father's synthesizers as a child.
Frances Carter

A former Western Springs College student, Eve would tinker with her father's synthesizers as a child.

Eve says electronic music was something she was exposed to at an early age through her father having a keen interest in bands such as New Order and Kraftwerk.

"Something about electronic music connected with me, also my Dad is a total synth nerd, so we used to have lots of random keyboards and stuff lying around the house.

"So I guess I just started playing on those when I was really little."

At about 15 Eve was introduced to recording software and discovered the world of making music on a computer.

"It's fascinating to me really, I became super obsessed and was always experimenting and making quite a different variety of music as well, not necessarily the sort of things I'm making now."

She says Peach Milk has a strong feel of simple melodies and chord structures, a sound people often describe as "dreamy". 

"It's simple in that regard but then it's also complex in the way of sound design because I layer so many different synth sounds and ambient weird textures.

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"I like using instruments in a different context or sounds that would maybe not be usually used for the sort of music I'm making and using them in a different way ... I feel I take a lot of elements from so many different genres and areas of music and kind of mash them all up together."

While there's a privilege that comes with being an anomaly female producer, it doesn't mean Eve's always looked at the same as her male counterparts.

"I do find sometimes I can be tokenised for being a woman and having people being like, ' oh you're really good, for a girl'.

"I have had a few incidences of just kind of being patronised because I have a technical setup."

Eve will perform as part of the Others Way Festival 2016 on Friday September 2.

Following from its inaugural event last year, the festival will see over 30 acts perform across 10 K Rd venues.

Visit flyingout.co.nz for tickets and more information.

Check out Eve's debut EP here. 

 - Stuff

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