Gabrielle Nicole Pharms

Gabrielle Nicole Pharms is a writer and Billboard Style contributor.


BLOND:ISH Goes Solo, Remixes Black Coffee's 'Wish You Were Here': Exclusive

After nearly a decade of releasing music together as BLOND:ISH, house veterans Anstascia D'Elene Corniere and Vivie-ann Bakos announced their split on Tuesday. "We are moving to a new chapter where Viv will be continuing as BLOND:ISH and Anstascia will pursue her other passions as well as spreading love through music," they said via social media. The newly solo act's latest release is an official remix of Black Coffee's "Wish You Were Here," featuring Msaki on Ultra Music. The dazzling rework has us longing for a summertime poolside jaunt instead of battling brutal cold temps, mixing swirling melodies with entrancing beats.

POSSO on Confronting Industry Sexism: 'It Happens to All of Us'

You can’t see the wind, but you know it’s there by its effects. The same rings true of sexism within the electronic dance music arena. Though there aren’t artists donning “I am sexist!” signage, the ill effects of the marginalization can be felt across multiple facets of the industry, and the lack of female DJ representation at music festivals or imprints is case in point.