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MAY 22, 2020 | 11:30 AM EDT

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Visuals Artists

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Leah Dixon has curated four artists to create works to be overlaid on the stream during the musical performances as live visuals

The Artists include |

Alison Kuo
Sina Puotinen
Williamson Brasfield
JUGO DEL CUERPO

EMO KARAOKE | JAMIE SIMONE & LEIA JOSPE

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AFTER-PARTY!

Jamie Simone and Leia Jospe are back with their nostalgic throwback Emo Karaoke Night, this time they're bi-coastal and streamable directly on SHIPPING for the IF IT FITS IT SHIPS After-Party!

Shelby Sells & Magnolia Polaris

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SHELBY SELLS |

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 |

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.

The Afya Foundation

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The Afya Foundation is providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers at over 100 healthcare facilities in the New York area. We source, coordinate, and distribute vital protective gear to hospitals, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), community agencies, and emergency response teams.

The Afya Foundation has been on the frontlines, responding to crises for 11 years. We deliver necessary medical equipment and supplies to those experiencing natural disasters, conflict, and other disruptions to healthcare systems. The crisis is now in our backyard as COVID-19 threatens our community and those who protect us.

Since the start of the crisis, Afya has delivered over 100,000 masks and over 20,000 pounds of protective equipment and medical material to healthcare workers at various facilities, including over 15 FQHCs and 40 community agencies.

But the need for protective equipment is still urgent and great. During this emergency, the most vulnerable healthcare facilities are overrun and under-equipped. Many facilities such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, and community health centers still lack necessary protective equipment, leaving healthcare workers exposed and in danger. We are here to protect those who serve our community and work tirelessly through this pandemic.

Trans Lifeline | Bri Barnett (They/She)

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Bri Barnett (they/she) is Trans Lifeline's Director of Development and Interim Director of Communications, a board member of Jewish Youth for Community Action, and a trained mindfulness facilitator. Bri is also an activist and fundraiser who has organized in the labor, environmental, anti-racism, housing rights, and LGBTQ+ movements. She is thrilled to support Trans Lifeline's programs so that they can ensure that every trans person has the community and resources they need to thrive.

Chi Ossé

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Chi Ossé is a third-generation Brooklynite, activist, and political candidate, who grew up in North Crown Heights. Ossé is playing key role in the revitalization of the Black Lives Matters Movement by marching alongside Warriors in the Garden, a collective of activists. Chi knows that City council is supposed to be a check upon police, education, and the criminal justice system. So Chi took it upon himself to run for office and fight against the inequities that have always been visible in his community.


On Juneteenth, Ossé announced his bid for City Council in the 36th district. Throughout his childhood, Ossé witnessed the negative effects of gentrification, police brutality, education inequality, and food deserts in his community. He also realized the difference in opportunities as he navigated throughout New York City. As an activist and now candidate, Chi will bring awareness to and fight for positive change to these issues.


Ossé intends to win the 36th district and sponsor initiatives that will Re-invest capital and resources into communities of color and lower-income communities. He is focused on what he calls the Three Rs: Reinvest, Renew, and Reimagine.


Please join the campaign for Ossé 2021 by signing up for the mailing list below, following our social media, and greeting Chi as he canvasses the streets of District 36.

Mercedes Kilmer

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Mercedes is the host of In Transit, she is an actress and astrologer based in Los Angeles. Her most recent film, Paydirt, premiered earlier this month.

LIFELINE GROCERY INITIATIVE

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SIGNED AND SEALED
LIFELINE GROCERY INITIATIVE

Lifeline Grocery Initiative makes weekly deliveries of groceries, completely free of charge, to 800+ families a week throughout Queens who have lost work due to the pandemic and do not qualify for government assistance.

8-Ball Radio

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8-Ball Radio is taking over the stream from 1PM EDT to 2PM EDT for a pre-show before the music kicks off so be sure to tune in early!

Voted listeners’ Choice Best Online Radio Station in North America - Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018.

A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION PART OF A 501c3 NON-PROFIT :: SUPPORT!

HOMIE HOUSE PRESS

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4:00 pm

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SIGNED AND SEALED
HOMIE HOUSE PRESS

Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating + publishing in the foto book medium. We are photographers + book makers + educators holding space for and with underrepresented communities. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the
in-betweenness of all that we are, and al otro lado del charco.

Books + Zines

JOSH GONDELMAN

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4:30 pm

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SIGNED AND SEALED
JOSH GONDELMAN

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, first as a web producer and then as a staff writer. In 2016, Josh made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he has also performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS). Gondelman is also the author of the essay collection Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results published September 2019 by Harper Perennial. And as of 2019, he has become a regular panelist on NPR mainstay Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. In Spring 2020, Gondelman launched his own podcast Make My Day, a comedy game show. And, if you remember this far back, he was the co-creator of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account.

THE PEOPLE'S BODEGA

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5:00 pm

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SIGNED AND SEALED
THE PEOPLE'S BODEGA

The People's Bodega is a mobile mutual aid initiative based out of a 14 foot box truck, distributing essential goods, food, supplies, and resources throughout NYC for free. Beginning in June 2020 out of the movement for Black lives, the bodega is guided by abolition and anticapitalist praxis.

LECTURES

Kim Shui

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11:30 am

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Founded in 2016, Kim Shui is a New York based womenswear brand that has dressed the likes of Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Solange Knowles, Cardi B, Halsey, Kali Uchis, Maye Musk and more.

KS has collaborated with Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, Urban Outfitters, Samsung and Fitbit and Nordstrom.

Kim was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2019.

Leah Dixon

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12:00 pm

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Leah Dixon builds sculptures and spatial interventions that address mythologies which have shaped my consumption of socio-political events as an American woman. Her work culminates in sculptures that address the space where bodies and architecture collide - fallen monuments, games, the military, nightlife and other public meeting places. I build all of my work by hand via labor-intensive processes - resulting in geometric material protests that question historical accuracies, and national propaganda.

Leah Dixon has also curated artists to include their works overlaid on the live stream

Live Visuals Artists curated by Dixon:

Alison Kuo
Stina Puotinen
Williamson Brasfield
JUGO DEL CUERPO

Julian L. Watkins MD

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12:30 pm

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Julian L. Watkins MD is an internal medicine trained physician who works for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is co-founder of the People's Clinic NYC a project started to promote consciousness raising and increase public access to information about the COVID- 19 pandemic.

* Dr. Watkins' opinions in this discussion do not in any way represent the opinions of the New York City Department of Heath *

MUSIC

Magnolia Polaris

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2:30 pm

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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.

Earth Boys

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3:30 pm

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"The Brooklyn duo draw from classic '90s house on this fun, upbeat full-length. I first saw Earth Boys this summer midway through a 14-hour techno party in New York called Fourth World. By the dimly lit patio dance floor of Sugar Hill Disco, not far from a yurt where ambient music was being played, one of the duo, Michael Sherburn, played warm, jazzy grooves from a blinking table of electronic gear. Beside him was the saxophonist Jeff Hackworth, wearing a black button-down as he jammed over the beats. The crowd of Brooklynites, wearing trendy sunglasses and sling bags, danced joyously around the group's floor-level table set-up. Though this was ostensibly a techno party, Earth Boys' early-evening set delivered the unpretentious vibe often heard in '90s house. That's the sound you'll hear on their debut album, eBoys. Sherburn and his production partner, Julian C. Duron, are pals with roots in Brooklyn's creative underground. Their music has landed on house labels with a mellow, melodic sound: 1080p, Let's Play House, 2MR and Public Release, the label releasing eboys. The LP is a smooth and occasionally trippy house record filtered through the group's freewheeling style and Hackworth's high-pitched sax playing. Sherburn and Duron seem especially inspired by Masters At Work, and several shades of the duo's sound surface on eboys."

– Resident Advisor

Earth Boys have 12" releases on 1080P Collection, Let's Play House, 2MR, Public Release, and Growth in Decay Recordings

Abby

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4:00 pm

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DETROIT / NYC

"Be afraid..."

Probablyourdaddy

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4:30 pm

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NYC native Danny Castaneda captures the sounds of the Brooklyn streets from the late 90s to the 2000s, while adding a twist of reggaeton and Afro-Latino sounds derivative of his Colombian roots.

Simon Whybray

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Blonder

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5:30 pm

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Mixing elements of classic post-punk, brighter synth pop, and 21st century indie rock, Blonder is the project of Long Island native Constantine Anastasakis. The New Yorker set about teaching himself guitar and Ableton only after college, and started churning out songs while recovering from a subsequent bicycle accident. Working with production help from Aaron Maine (Porches) and Waylon Rector (Talk in Tongues), among others, he released the singles "Lean" and "Talk to Me" in 2016, with "In and Out" following in April 2017. Inspired by an ill-fated romance, all three songs appeared on Blonder's debut EP, $5, released that June with 300 Entertainment. Meanwhile, he toured the U.S. and Canada with a backing band that included members of Guards and Wet. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi

Raven

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7:00 pm

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Resident on @Rinse_France
Founder of @houseforher
Resident of A la Folie Paris and Intime Rave parties

Contact : mehdi-bizien(at)hotmail.fr

Ana B

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7:30 pm

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Born and raised in post-Soviet Ukraine, DJ  Ana B developed a strong connection to the Kiev 'underground rave' scene early on. In 2012 she moved to New York and the timing couldn't be better; with a stagnant club scene contrasting the city's own emerging rave culture, she found the desire to take the reins herself. Now a fixture in nightlife, Bobrovska's blend of Eastern European techno with gritty and dark bass-driven Brooklyn sound  brings a frenetic energy that's surging through club speakers and shaking up the sound of downtown.

Bohan Phoenix

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8:00 pm

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Born in China and immigrated to the US at 11, Bohan is an anomaly in music in both the American and Chinese music scenes; his inclusion of both Mandarin and English lyrics reflect his dual identity and with his music Bohan aim to bridge the gap between the two cultures he calls home.

mgmt: allyson@tigermom.biz other inquiries: lovelovestudios@gmail.com

The Life

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8:30 pm

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The Life is the project of New York City based musician Curtis Everett Pawley.

Instagram: @curtiseverettpawley Twitter: @the_lifeband

Nasty Nigel

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9:00 pm

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Nigel Joshua Reynoso (born September 27, 1989), known professionally as Nasty Nigel, is an American rapper from Corona, Queens. His debut solo extended play (EP) El Utimo Playboy: La Vida Y Los Tiempos De Nigel Rubirosa was released in 2016.

Malkam

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9:30 pm

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In an era where creativity and originality are under appreciated, Malkam, a 24 year old Jamaican artist based in NYC, is sticking to his plan and trusting the process. Delivering content that is 100% curated by him, he shows off his balance in word play and evolving beat making abilities. Diversity is one of the biggest characteristics of his art. In addition to producing, engineering, and rapping he also owns his own clothing brand, (BabyBoy), in which every piece of clothing is customized and handmade. 
 Born & raised in Jamaica, Malkam was traveling between Kingston and NYC from the age of 4 and eventually moved to NYC at the age of 13 due to the rise in violence in his community Swallowfield. Because of this his work draws influences from both dancehall, and American hip-hop and R&B. Malkam was the fourth of nine children on his dad's side and second of three on his mom's.

Umru

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10:00 pm

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NYC-based 20-year-old producer umru appeared almost out of nowhere in the pop music world with his first production credit on Charli XCX's landmark 2017 mixtape Pop 2, recruited at 18 by PC Music founder A. G. Cook to co-produce one of the mixtape's highlight tracks, ‘I Got It'. The release quickly brought umru from high school and the Soundcloud beat scene to DJ sets at Charli XCX's tour afterparties across the US and Europe and collaborations with some of pop music's most experimental and forward-thinking acts. The release of his debut EP search result on PC Music revealed his strength in merging intense, bass-heavy production with both catchy and melancholy performances from a talented lineup of underground pop vocalists including Laura Les and Lewis Grant. The EP was followed by three sold out 'search party' events across the US. umru's most recent production work includes XCX's 2019 album Charli and Dorian Electra's debut album Flamboyant. umru's music has been heard on BBC Radio 1 and Beats 1 Radio and featured on Billboard, Paper Magazine and Hypebeast, his style being described as “boundary-pushing” and “insanely addictive.”

Sophia Ruby Katz

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10:30 pm

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Sophia Ruby Katz is a musician and artist working and living between NYC and Toronto. Her project Ferrari Garden released its debut EP titled Longest Slow Dance this past March. The EP is available on BandCamp and all streaming services.

Offline Projects

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11:00 pm

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Offline Projects is a creative studio founded in 2016. Born as a pet project in marrying music with new media art, Offline Projects has expanded into a multi-disciplinary studio founded on authenticity – with a diverse team combining years of experience within design, film, music management, fine art, and tech industries. At our core, OP is an extended experiment in bringing innovative technologies, design-driven storytelling, and immersive sensorial experiences together to push culture forward. Clients include 88 Rising, Alexander Wang, Adidas, Brasstracks, Flatbush Zombies, GoldLink, Spotify, TDE, and more.

Mix: Jonathon Alcindor

Visuals - One Night Only [2020]: by Adrian Yu and Daniel Mangosing.

One Night Only

2020

Adrian Yu and Daniel Mangosing


One Night Only is a collaboration between artists Adrian Yu and Daniel Mangosing, born out of a historical investigation of parallel stories of spectacle & oppression within the Chinese and Filipino diaspora. The piece marries the stories of Afong Moy and the Igorrotes of Coney Island, both examples of exhibitions where viewers could pay nickels to view human sculptures that fed upon the American lust for Orientalism as spectacle. Reimagined as monsters inspired by Chinese and Filipino mythology, the animation borrows elements of video game “bosses” to transform cultural lust into elements of horror and terror. The title is a reference to the original flyer for Afong Moy as an exhibition available for “One Week Only”, advertising her “astonishing little feet” and "Chinese costume”.

Mother Cell

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11:30 pm

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experimental boyband

xxmothercellxx@gmail.com

The Life

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4:10 pm

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The Life is the project of New York City based musician Curtis Everett Pawley.

Instagram: @curtiseverettpawley Twitter: @the_lifeband

Marblemouth

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4:40 pm

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Marblemouth is the solo project of Providence to Brooklyn transplant Ev Pacheco (they/them). Currently spending most time playing guitar in Jersey/BK band Long Neck, Marb started during Pacheco's time in Syracuse NY through inspiration of local peers to write songs after being a rhythm section member for years in bands Upstate. The songs quickly became a new personal outlet and diary of personal growth about their time in Syracuse and continued on as a self help mechanism after they left NY, only to come back to Brooklyn in 2019. Marb's first EP "Nest" highlights 3 almost incomplete songs about feelings of pure unexplainable discontent in one's own body, mind, and environment as well as mulling over ways to find peace amongst it all. A full length album is currently in the works. Email marblemouf@gmail.com if you want to hear a demo or two. Thanks for listening.

Marc Adrian

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5:10 pm

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Marc Adrian has been making music for several years now, originally starting as an engineer at The Brewery Recording Studio, and working with artists like Captain Steez under the name MONK. Eventually he rebranded to his current nomenclature, and has been moving forward ever since. Marc draws his inspiration from a myriad of sources, from lyricists like Nas, Kanye, and even Bjork and Radiohead. Marc was originally born in Trinidad, but moved to the US when he was 4. His NYC upbringing was a huge part of the way he was shaped, and he grew up skating, drinking 40’s and smoking weed as many other inner city kids did.

Water From Your Eyes

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5:40 pm

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Water From Your Eyes is a dance/rock/pop project by producer and multi-instrumentalist Nate Amos (he/him) and vocalist Rachel Brown (they/them). The duo began making music together in the summer of 2016 and have since released four full length albums and five EPs. Their album Somebody Else's Song was released by Brooklyn label Exploding in Sound in October 2019 and received some really nice compliments from some very kind people. In March 2020 they released 33:44. The record caused Rachel's own mother to walk away while it played due to its cacophonous nature. An accompanying single titled 14 came out in August. The pair is joined by the talented Mike Kolb (he/they) on guitar and keys in the live version of the band. They used to play a lot of live shows and now they do not.

J!MMY

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6:10 pm

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A lover's paradox. A emotionally charged duality of love & hate. Or, you can call it J!MMY's music. The Jersey native, has found a soulful & lush way to describe the conflict between his inner hopeless romantic, and ice cold player. By that, it's a story of triumph and true love overcoming all, complemented with tales of deception and betrayal, sometimes self-inflicted. It is this raw emotion & brutal honesty that endears listeners to all of J!MMY's records. J!MMY's first few single covers included a picture of a dog on them for this very reason in a sense: He is as lovable as he can be troublesome at times. Sometimes the dog gets his bone, other times, he's being chastised for ruining the couch. Except....trade out couch with "relationship" and you have J!MMY!

Bone Slim

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6:40 pm

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Bone Slim is an artist from the UK who mainly vocalises on a versatile selection of beats and hip hop. Hailing from the London based group Nine8 Collective, Bone Slim shows some personal songs from his solo career in this intimate session.

Jasper Lotti

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7:40 pm

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Jasper Lotti’s world exists as a parallel universe. The singer-songwriter and producer's experimental approach to pop music has birthed a genre she refers to as “dyspop” (dystopian pop), and reveals both playful curiosity and twisted humor—traits that allow her to delicately skew reality through sound. She first arrives at many of her compositions by exploring movement and using her body to channel and release. Simultaneously imaginative and straightforward, Jasper's haunting vocals express an emotional complexity that would otherwise be limited by language. Lyrical paradoxes and sparse beats amplify infectious hooks and melodies, making them sound distantly familiar and otherworldly at the same time. Fall into the arms you cannot see.

Sedona

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8:10 pm

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Sedona's sound emerges from the nostalgic undertow of hook-filled pop antics. Conjuring up female leads like Stevie Nicks and Madonna, Sedona aims to fuse past hurts with a contemporary feel. Founded by lead singer Rachel Stewart, the project has evolved into an amoeba of many creative minds. With Merilyn Chang on keys, Claire Gilb on guitar, Margaux Bouchegnies on bass, and Tia Cestaro on drums, camaraderie is at the heart of all things Sedona. The five piece comes together to celebrate ruminations of the heart - with all its pain and all its glory.

nextdimensional

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8:40 pm

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nextdimensional is a Twin Cities-born producer, singer, & DJ whose sound fuses dreamlike electronic soundscapes with lucid, lo-fi vocals. Brooklyn-based since 2018, her releases have led her to performances around Brooklyn’s underground scene and repeat appearances on internationally-renowned radio music series, The Lot Radio.

Leevisa b2b Frikimo

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9:10 pm

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While working as a DJ in Seoul, Leevisa gained a deeper appreciation for the importance of music in the life of human. Since releasing her debut EP ‘Candle’ in 2018, she has enjoyed an active music career exploring various aspects of sound. After participating in the twentieth-anniversary of the CTM Festival in early 2018, she had lots of shows in different countries. Producing music that combines elements of different fields, she has continually expanded her music production spectrum.

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Frikimo is a DJ/Producer based in Seoul, South Korea. He is a co-founder of the art & music collective named Free Collision.

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Ayegy

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9:40 pm

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Originally from Seattle, WA, Portland based pop artist Ayegy takes his music day by day, making each song a unique experience. Focusing on Nihilism, Spirituality, and Partying, his discography makes you want to dance then sit down and read to your niece because life's too short. Ayegy enjoys expressing himself through fashion as well, describing his fashion sense as "a Blueberry Banana Mango Pomegranate Strawberry smoothie."

THODÉN

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5:30 pm

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JULIA DICKENS

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6:30 pm

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Julia Dickens is a visual artist and DJ based out of Toronto, ON. She is the host of The Loving Echo on Montreal's n10.as radio, and Mr Show on Toronto's True Connection FM. Julia began as a record store clerk, collector and music fan, designing posters, installations and music videos for local Toronto musicians. She began collecting wave and italo dance records and started casually playing in bars and events around the city. Julia now focuses on collecting contemporary and classic electro, techno, breaks, and experimental dance music. She is an enthusiastic organizer and believer in local communities, and believes in music as a point of connection and catharsis between people, on and off the dance floor.

PLAYGIRL

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7:00 pm

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SIGNED AND SEALED
PLAYGIRL

PLAYGIRL(FKA Sailorq) is an electronic DJ serving different sounds worldwide. Residing in one of the most diverse melting pots in Toronto, Canada. She seamlessly blends sounds from all over the world, while staying true to her electronic sound, keeping you on your feet every minute.

LORICA

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8:00 pm

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Ian Rodriguez is an artist, producer, and composer. His work as Lorica (previously Avbvrn) filters a surgical attention to detail and sound design through a wide-scope approach to atmosphere and the spatial qualities of music. The resulting work conjures up dramatic, vivid, and tactile sonic landscapes that recall classical forms and techniques, while drawing upon contemporary textures and approaches to rhythm and memory.

A large scale work as Lorica is forthcoming on Display, while music has previously been released as Avbvrn on PH17, as well as labels including JEROME, Decisions, and Intruder Alert, with remixes produced for artists such as N1L, Born in Flamez, and Kablam. Further work has been featured in Truants, AQNB, Mixmag's Essential Listening, and FACT Magazine's "For Club Use Only".

Nino Brown

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9:00 pm

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GABRIELLE MACAFEE

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10:35 pm

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Gabrielle Macafee is cracking open a new world with her debut artist project. With roots in Nashville and NYC, Gabrielle’s love for both cities’ scenes are prevalent in her sound and image. From holy hymnals to the riot grrrl movement, Gabrielle’s sound cuts inspiration from all genres. By marrying these two worlds, Gabrielle has crafted a unique songwriting style that embraces tradition while challenging it all at once.

Her debut single “Apocalypse Rodeo” (coming March 2021) is a sardonic reckoning with evangelicalism topped with a spaghetti western flair.

JLTE TAYGETA

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11:00 pm

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KOTIK

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11:30 pm

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SIGNED AND SEALED
KOTIK

Benjamin Kotik (known as Kotik by his artist name) is a 19-year-old rapper and producer from Ostrava, Czech Republic. Born on the south side of the city, Ben grew up most of his early childhood in the downtown area which he calls the 702 00. According to Kotik, much of his artistic description derives from the city and its darker reputation. In late 2013, Ben and his mother moved to Brooklyn where his father already resided as an independent composer. Separated from most of his family, Ben began developing his music-making skills in bands and on his own, learning concepts of rock music and later on rap music. Today, Ben is a sophomore at Brooklyn College and full of ambition and commitment to become the next greatest rapper, producer, and engineer.