About

Experimental Housewife has been playing and combining music for nearly twenty years. Having been the member of several bands and projects ranging from Canadian act Man meets Bear to Danish artist Crystal Shipsss, and DJing awkwardly young at 12-years-old, it is safe to say that she is a seasoned and well-informed selector. Her sound, whether DJing or hybridizing material, is loud, awe-inspiring, stimulating, and tightly sewn. ExHouse sets are replete with rhythmic force smothered in nostalgic drone; they are complex canopies which are so familiar, you feel that you've heard it a hundred times before. Such a style promotes diversity and the relinquishment of fixed categories, whether political or sonic. This style furthermore lends itself to the ethereal and is pointed at some kind of goal, an upheaval in which listeners are included and engaged, no matter who they are. ExHouse hails from Montana, USA and lived in Berlin, Germany in the late 2000s. She currently resides in New Mexico, USA. 

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Memberships/affiliations:
Perfect Location Records Founder, Manager & Curator
Run The Length Of Your Wildness Resident & Co-manager
Jacktone Records Artist
ANTIME Records Artist
female:pressure Member
No Fear Of Pop Staff Writer
Tiny Mix Tapes Contributing Writer

Selected Press:
XLR8R (2019)
Sequencer (2018)
TRUANTS (2018)
Schmer 10 on Terminal 313 (2018)
Headphone Commute (2015)
Femmecult (2014)

Quotes about ExHouse:
“Absolutely bonkers”
“Music that rattles the pipes”
“The most confusing music that left me convinced”
“Unpredictable and boss”
“Leaves people talking”
“Took the entire room on a journey"
"Truly experimental"

Timeline:
1985 — born
1994 — intro to electronica via AMP MTV, music store
1996 — started learning to compile and record mixes
1997 — purchased first 4-channel Gemini PDM10 rack mount, won DJ competition at local music shop
1998 — started DJing publicly and for hire
1999 — learned beat matching with Technics 1200s, purchased CDJ700s
2000-2004 — held first residency, played warehouse parties, collaborated in projects as a drummer
2006-2008 — hosted college radio show “Drool Music” on KBGA 89.9FM
2010-2014 — lived in Berlin and performed regularly as a DJ and drummer
2015-2017 — toured the festival circuit, produced “Place Writer”
2018-present — based in San Francisco, managing Perfect Location Records

Bio:
(short)
DJing for twenty years, ExHouse tends to be an unforgettable sonic experience. She is lauded for weaving together deep cuts with psychedelic techno while holding seamless, long mixes. Every now and again, she unleashes her house roots onto the decks for a vivacious, educational treat. No matter what style she is presenting, she exercises her knowledge of technical DJing, from strange pitch bending to multiway beat matching. Unsurprisingly, she “keeps it experimental”.

ExHouse is an experienced touring artist having played destinations such as Montréal, Seattle, Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Belgrade, and her once-home of Berlin. She has released music on Jacktone Records as well as various international labels, including ANTIME and Schmer. Currently, ExHouse runs Perfect Location Records and is active in San Francisco as a co-manager of the legendary Run The Length Of Your Wildness, a gathering founded by Cherushii and Roche for adventurous dance music enthusiasts.

(long)
DJ, producer, label owner, percussionist, and professor Evelyn Marie Malinowski aka Experimental Housewife has been playing and combining music for twenty years. Having served as either a drummer or keyboardist for various post-rock and experimental projects throughout the last decades, it is safe to say that ExHouse is a multifarious and cross-disciplinary creative force. When looking at her DJ career, which began at age 12, there is little room for stating that ExHouse is anything other than a seasoned selector and inspired collector. Her direction can be rather unpredictable; her approach, however, is consistently genre defiant and driving, a modus operandi which is organic to her artistic process but furthermore helpful for breaking moulds and withdrawing from counterproductive homogenies. Replete with rhythmic energy and nostalgic celebration, every ExHouse set is thoughtfully curated, whether she’s playing live or DJing.

As a producer, Malinowski chooses unconventional pathways to making hypnotic music. Her recordings are noted as “icy”, markedly repetitive, and audaciously droned out. ExHouse tracks often deliver audio hallucinations, another signature move derived from her indulgence in using pools of drone as foundations for songs. Something always feels a little off, yet, if we let the sounds she has pieced together run their course, a rejuvenating sensation takes hold. Such a method certainly nurtures new perspectives and forward-thinking electronica. Her debut full-length album, Place Writer, released on Jacktone in late 2016, is a strong demonstration of ExHouse’s drowned out ambience. She’s also released experimental and dance floor-focused music on Perfect Location, ANTIME Berlin, and Schmer, and has contributed to multiple compilations and collaborative efforts. 

Malinowski applies her natural knack for collecting, compiling, layering and mapping to broader environments as an academic and professor. Teaching courses within the Humanities for seven years, Malinowski prioritizes connecting otherwise disparate topics by using Literature, Language, Rhetoric & Composition, and Cultural History. She is a scholar of English Philology specializing in Virginia Woolf and Modernity Studies; she also bears proficiency in Germanistik, Queer Shakespeare, and Sound Studies. She has taught and lectured on these same subjects, and, additionally, upholds other scholastic fields such as Oral Traditions, Decolonized History, and World Geography.

ExHouse is also the founder of Perfect Location Records, a finite label project with Bay Area centricity. She is also a local crew member of Run The Length Of Your Wildness, the legendary weekly party and community banner founded by Roche and the late Cherushii, two of Malinowski’s closest friends.

In viewing Malinowski’s mountainous career panoramically, one can clearly sense — and perhaps visualize — her academic technique, rhythmic mind, and dance music heart.

Certification:
M.A. English Philology (Free University of Berlin)
B.A. English Literature (University of Montana-Missoula)
B.A. German Studies (University of Montana-Missoula)

Creative & scholarly interests:
Philology, Cultural Geography, Virginia Woolf, Modernity, Cultural History, Oral Traditions, Mythology Studies, Sound Studies, Ethnomusicology, Electronic Music Cultural History, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Shakespeare, Gender Studies