You think you know 80s flashbacks? Not unless you’ve met Jemgirl. This Australian-based DJ/digital musician is hardcore enough to be recreating tunes from the rock cartoon Jem. (Still not ringing any bells? You know, truly, truly outrageous? Yeah — that Jem, my fellow late-20-somethings.) Jemgirl isn’t alone, either: she’ll be spinning Jem tunes, 80s music, Commodore 64 remixes, and em411 member creations at a conference devoted to Jem:
Jemcon (no, really — coming up in Minneapolis)
Jemgirl’s original release on em411, “in the key of The Misfits” (there’s a phrase you don’t hear often)
Jemgirl remakes music from the cartoon: Alone Again, Falling in Love with a Stranger (both of these speak to my personal experience, too . . .)
Jemgirl lends vocals to one of my favorite Game Boy musicians, Trash80
Thanks, Jemgirl, and an early happy birthday to you!