Baitulmaal is a charity that provides life-saving, life-sustaining, and life-enriching humanitarian aid to people in need around the world. The charity was awarded 4 Stars by Charity Navigator, the highest rating offered by the independent charity assessment organization. Baitulmaal was recently listed by The New York Times, Fast Company, and other media outlets among a short list of highly rated charities providing emergency aid in Yemen.
Stream Informer has curated a lineup of DJs for Free Shipping's afterparty!
Stream Informer is a guiding force within the densely populated world of dance music live streams. Right now, it's safe to say the dance music community misses the rave, club, and dancefloor more than ever. That said, there are an incredible amount of live streams taking place all over the world that are bringing the community closer together in unique and exciting ways, although these streams are not always easy to find. To assist in the search, Stream Informer is continuously surfing the web to bring the online rave community the best in streams from around the world. Every day Stream Informer posts a detailed, specifically curated stream schedule featuring some of the top highlights not to be missed. As the day progresses, Stream Informer also provides constant updates, as DJ livestreams can pop up at any time. With Stream Informer, each day is a virtual stream-hopping festival, and it's the most fun we all can have without leaving our homes.
Shelby Sells is a love, sex and life coach based in New York City. She is the cofounder of Emotional Check-in, a semi-educational podcast about mental health, sexual wellness and everything in-between. She is reclaiming sexuality by empowering relationships with the self and others.
Magnolia Polaris is a non-binary first generation Nicaraguan-American musician, artist & DJ in NYC.
They are one of the founding members of Sazón Department: the New York based experimental Latinx DJ collective formed in NYC nightlife. Their sound is genre fluid; drawing inspiration from a multitude of sounds for the sake of uniting people through music as a celebration of what connects us all: vibrations and frequencies invisible to the naked eye.
Sebastián Maria is a Colombian-American sound artist in Brooklyn, NY. Known for his live shows and DJ sets of experimental Latinx music where he mixes indigenous rhythms with sonic noise-collages and ambient soundscapes. He has been releasing original avant-garde electronic music under his name for the past 6 years.
Maria is also a co-founder of the experimental Latinx collective Sazón Department, consisting of Magnolia Polaris, Probablyourdaddy and Diego Hauz. Sazón Dept produces events and collaborations highlighting the diaspora of Latin American music and culture from its roots in Africa, through the Caribbean, to its hybrid forms in NYC.
Purr began in late 2017 as the second project from New York City born, raised and forever-based songwriting partners Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. Their debut album Like New, produced with Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs) was released in late February via ANTI-.
Callahan and Staffen write: “We wrote the songs that make up this album at the outset of a transitional and particularly uncertain moment in our lives. Tide change. New patterns took hold as we tried to hang onto old ones. The songs each have their own stories — but at the time they were collectively written, we were dealing with a push and pull between dependence on and independence from people we love, and coming to terms with our own self-expectations. We were resisting and (sometimes) accepting of the inevitable changes in our relationships and friendships, a moment, a specific and strange time in our lives…and, of course, in this… world. That thread was just naturally pulled through the songs.”
Zoomer, Andy Mendosa, died this past weekend. He doesn’t have many friends so by the time his body was found it was bloated beyond recognition. Andy, having lived selfishly his entire (albeit short) life, came to in hell. As of last year, hell now has 5G and computers. Andy signed a contract with the literal devil to be able to use the internet. Contract terms bewilderingly include having to have crows peck at your flesh during internet use and other such garish acts. Andy will be streaming live from hell this Friday.
Trained in classical piano from a young age, Dalton Taylor found his passion for music and instrumentation early in life. Later on after picking up the saxophone, he played in jazz combos and made cameos in ska bands extending his range of taste far beyond Chopin.
A native Nebraskan, Dalton moved to NYC six years ago to study fashion. Fresh in the city, he quickly became a regular in the nightlife scene. Wanting to take his love for music, nightlife, and the culture around it one step further, he began to stay after-hours at clubs and learn the basics of DJing from friends and fellow musicians during early AM jam sessions. Two years later, he has played some of the most well known clubs in the city with a repertoire reflecting his expansive tastes. 90’s House and Hiphop, Disco, and Minimal Techno top 4 go-to crates.
Will August Park is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Ventura, California. He released his debut single “Fyst/ Pacific” on 38 earlier this year.
Nicole first found solace in her guitar, composing escapist songs with fantastical stories and catchy choruses. Air Waves serves up fantastic imagery with unforgettable melodies. You will no doubt catch yourself, hours later, singing them. A musician/ band fragile and sensitive, always searching for the flower even if thorns and brush are in the way. I guess it's desert pop, space pop; no matter where it pops the only thing that matters is the pop. This one's got plenty of it, in little time. Schneit writes the viral melodies that, neither sloppy nor generic, follow you through a day or two before you're drawn back to listen to them again.
Januki is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York.
Her current music project
“𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐼𝑡 𝐴𝑙𝑙/ 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐼𝑡 𝑁𝑜𝑤/ 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐼𝑡 𝐷𝑒𝑒𝑝/ 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝐼𝑡 𝐹𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 (𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝑀𝑦 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ)”
encapsulates the journey of a girl coming of age during a technological social revolution. Post MTV TRL era, Januki draws inspiration from 90’s radio hits, female-fronted folk, dancehall, and contemporary r&b pop.
The collection of songs nostalgically conjure
memories of teenage crushes “𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑦 𝐹𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒,“ collegiate courtship “𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑠 𝐼𝑛 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑄,” drawn-out breakups “𝐵𝑜𝑢𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠” and the growing pains of rebuilding one’s identity in a new city “𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑’𝑣𝑒 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑑 𝐼𝑛𝐵𝑒𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛.”
Looking through a more a critical lens, she explores topical issues such as universal healthcare “𝐹𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑀𝑒 𝑂𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠,” destigmatizing depression “𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐵𝑙𝑢𝑒𝑠,” and the importance of cultural shift in relation to sexual assault “𝑊𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑃𝑙𝑎𝑦!“
A true romantic at heart, Januki continues to reinforce her belief in the power of love, whether it be romantic partnership “𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝐺𝑢𝑦“ friendship “𝑆𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑇𝑜 𝑆𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒,“ or radical self-love “𝑖 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑖𝑡 4 𝑢/ 𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑.“
Through this metamorphosis Januki sheds the skin of her youth “I want to lay it to rest. These poems are the scars I have to show, the only proof it ever happened. I don’t know who needs to hear this but— you’re not alone.”
Maia Zoe is a singer-songwriter born in Baltimore and raised in New York City where she is currently based. Her innate ability to channel feeling to lyrics started at the young age of three years old. Her sound is a soulful spin on pop, serving as a melodic archive of moments and emotions. A recent graduate of The New School, she skillfully balanced her school work with her commitment to her music, performing at venues such as the Apollo Theatre, Public Arts and SoHo House. Her music is available to stream on all streaming platforms.
Currently 21-years-old, she is a recent graduate of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU and has performed across multiple intimate venues across the city. Raised in Lower Manhattan, of Irish and Japanese descent, Cecilia Gault's identity is a significant drive for her music and artistry. Her bi-cultural upbringing is a defining feature of Cecilia’s identity and approach to music, which features both English and Japanese lyrics. Cecilia has released 3 singles reaching over 200,000+ streams on Spotify. In addition to her solo work, she has had an impressive songwriting career to start. Cecilia co-wrote and provided vocals on the 2018 progressive house record “Higher” by Audien released on Anjunabeats, reaching 6 million streams on Spotify and more recently, she co-wrote and leant her vocals to Kaskade’s single “Love Me Like You Used To,” reaching 6 million streams on Spotify.
Lionlimb, comprised of founding members Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, are pleased to announce their new album, Tape Recorder, coming out February 23rd on Bayonet. It’s the follow up to 2016’s Shoo that featured stand out tracks “Turnstile” and “Domino” which
received praise fromThe FADER, Stereogum, USA Today, Under The Radar, FLOOD, Paste, Cool Hunting, Dangerous Minds and more
Tape Recorder is a collection of six tracks written by Bronaugh after Lionlimb’s second European tour in Fall 2016, primarily on piano in Columbia University practice rooms. After having collaborated with a friend who plays cello, Bronaugh began expanding the songs to include violin, cello and bass clarinet. Having been the first time he scored music by hand, Bronaugh looked to ‘70s minimalist composers for research.
After recording the entire album live, the resulting six tracks on Tape Recorder are reflective, soulful, and based around loose themes of family and memory. Bronaugh recalls an incident that inspired the album’s title track, “Tape Recorder,” from his youth when a friend of his collapsed during gym class and went into a two-week-long coma due to a heart condition. He and his classmates were encouraged to record cassette tapes of themselves singing songs to be played at his bedside. This ended up being one of the experiences that inspired Bronaugh to continue recording music as a means of connecting, healing, and having hope.
On the flip side, songs like “Clover” on the album deal with the more frenzied aspects of recording such as self-doubt and isolation. The minimal, bare-bones live recording of the album and collaborative orchestration of the music give Tape Recorder a deeply human and tangible beauty.
A winning mix of Japanese and American heritage, Mona Matsuoka appeals to a broad spectrum of young ones; from the neon lit back streets of Harajuku to the dive bars of Bushwick. Her modeling career is equally as varied, having graced the pages of POP, Vogue Japan and Dazed. Mona debuted by walking for the likes of Chanel, Miu Miu and Dior and appeared in campaigns for Kenzo, Diesel, Gabe, Swarovski, Nike, Adidas by Stella McCartney and a contract with beauty giant; Shiseido. She has recently embarked on a DJ-ing career having already mixed some House tunes at parties for Dior, Bulgari and Montblanc.
watergh0st is a New York based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. The music has evolved quite a lot over the years pulling from punk, folk, minimalism and jazz among others to create dark idiosyncratic melodic pieces. Utilizing the structures of pop music, watergh0st relies on intricate layering, deconstruction of the central melody and diverse instrumentation to build up songs that are both easy to follow and reward multiple listenings. The live shows are often satirical.
Native to New York, musclecars is a DJ / Producer duo consisting of Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield. As musicians, they equally share an admiration for the art form. Their desire to blend genres and express their appreciation for music is focused around their community- the end goal is to bring people together. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes, they have begun to turn heads in underground circles.
In 2018 they launched ‘Coloring Lessons’, a party that was aimed to add value to their city’s nightlife culture. While the party and sound is not genre specific, it is heavily focused around house, disco, jazz, and soul, embracing the musical elements of their black and brown ancestors. The monthly party's intention is to bring New York City's dance music scene back to what it was during the golden era of NY nightlife. They aim to spread the music that has been influential to them, and share it with a younger generation of their peers.
Goonroom was founded by childhood pals Day Cart & Wig-Wam on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn around 2013. Ever since they’ve harnessed their appetite for late nights and experiences as music journalists in the electronic music space to present some of the world’s best selectors on a variety of dance floors around New York. Their sonic focus is on jacking, eclectic pumping tunes that will make you smile and move.
Olive T is an NYC-based DJ and producer known for her eclectic output fusing the energies found in deep chugging house, ethereal techno and a variety of styles aimed at the dancefloor. She's a regular talent gracing the DJ booth at Bossa Nova Civic Club and is also known to take any of NYC's clubs by storm, including Le Bain, Jupiter Disco, Elsewhere, Mood Ring, House of Yes, H0LO, Avant Gardner and anywehre there's a dancefloor. Most recently she was selected to perform as part of Nowadays' Virtually Nowadays stream for Pride with Paramida. Away from the DJ booth and into the studio, she bares her soul. Her latest track, "Midst Of It," sounds like it's primed for Ibiza, with its epic yet melancholic synth melody full of emotion. With this body of work, Olive T is set to be a staple of the nightlife community, in NYC and beyond.
Justin Cudmore is a Brooklyn based producer, DJ, and creator of the Balance party series at BASEMENT.
Justin's coming-of-age as a fan and creator of dance music took place amidst the wide expanses of central Illinois. As a kid growing up in the state’s tucked-away capital of Springfield, he played drums as a jazz percussionist in school. While most of his peers were tuned into pop music, Justin was wearing out self-made mixes and classic disco compilations, workshopping new-wave influenced beats in bands and DJing college parties. A post-graduation move to Chicago led him to work for the influential dance music blog Little White Earbuds, opening him up to fully experience the city’s thriving underground house and techno scene.
A Midwest-born and raised DJ, Justin has played at queer parties such as Wrecked, Queen!, The Carry Nation, Horse Meat Disco, Honcho and Club Toilet, and has gained a following all over the world with appearances at clubs like Smartbar Chicago, Panorama Bar, Is Burning Amsterdam, Razzmatazz Barcelona, DC10 and Lux Fragil. His bold, acid-flecked distillation of house and techno has found a home on the labels that are helping to shape the current landscape of transgressive body music, including The Bunker New York, Detroit’s Interdimensional Transmissions, and Honey Soundsystem label HNYTRX.
Justin's sound is defined by snaking acid lines, whip smart drums and offbeat rave melodies that have resonated with DJs and dancers from Detroit to Berlin. An unabashed party DJ with a depth of knowledge beyond the often cookie-cutter framework of contemporary dance music, his effective but uncompromising style has been featured in his Rinse FM show as well as mixes for series such as Beats In Space, Truants, Phantasy and The Bunker New York’s long-running podcast.