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BEARCAT

BEARCAT is a London born, Brooklyn based artist. Internationally known for her various skill set’s as a DJ/Producer, Audio Engineer and Pro MUA, BEARCAT began touring with various artist’s in 2005 providing backing vocals and creative direction for live festivals such as Afropunk, Glastonbury, Reading and Lovebox. Since launching her solo career in 2008 she has performed in various parts of the world including Egypt, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Leipzig, Barcelona, Mexico City, Oakland and Chicago. Never afraid to delve deep she uses her emotive musical selections as a form of therapy. Drawing from deeply personal experiences and diasporic root’s, her ear guides her into creating bass-heavy uncompromising, powerful mixes that harness a symbiotic energy between the music and the crowd to generate the perfect soundtrack to any event. 2016 was an astounding year of new heights for BEARCAT with a two month European tour and set’s played at Boiler Room (NYC) MoMa PS1 (Warm Up / Sunday Session’s) MFA (Boston), RinseFM (Paris), Radar Radio (London), Slake, Flavorpill and a documentary score premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. BEARCAT is the #rappersdj for acts including 21 Savage, CupcakKe and Caleborate.

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HARAM

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DJ HARAM

DJ Haram is a producer and DJ originally from New Jersey, currently based in Philadelphia. Stylistically versatile, she throws down for Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore with club and booty bounce sets but also has been known to pay homage to her roots in the tradition of Middle Eastern dance music and of DIY noise and experimental sound. DJ Haram (along with Moor Mother) is 1/2 of the noise/rap group 700 BLISS. In spring 2017 Haram composed and original score for the debut tour of Richard Siegal’s Munich-based modern dance company “Ballet of Difference.” Dj Haram participated in Redbull Music Academy Bass Camp in summer 2017. While in Philly Haram curates a few nights; a legal fundraiser party series (f)LAWLESS, a monthly live/DIY hip hop night ‘Gas’, and a monthly radio program RAGE RADIO on 91.7FM. She has curated events for MoMa Ps1 Sunday Sessions and Fringe Arts Festival Philadelphia. Dj Haram is touring North America and Europe in summer/fall 2017; recent and upcoming tour highlight performances include Unsound Krakow, MoMa Ps1 Warm Up, Bonnaroo, De School Amsterdam, Creamcake Berlin, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Damas Lisbon, Paradox Baltimore, GHE2OG0TH1K New York City, Club Chai Oakland, and Drake Hotel Toronto.

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Juana

Juana (the artist formerly known as Brdhs) is so house. Birthed from a tribe of opera singers and children of the soul mother from the universal vibrations of the earth spirit, Juana grew up on a steady diet of smooth jazz, jheri curl funk, los discos, and prog rock, which shaped her sensibilities immeasurably. She began collecting records at age 4 and stealing tapes and CDs from Tower Records at around 14. Juana has been a DC staple since 2004. 2016 and 2017 opened up many new avenues for Juana, joining forces with numerous local heavy hitters in DC, playing the Acid People party series with the likes of Ron Jackson, Damon Bradley, and Tsurugi. Juana also recently linked up with TechnoFist, Void Archive, and Select DC as part of the quickly growing Sequence party series, on opening duties for Detroit’s BMG, and getting muy loca closing for Discwoman (Volvox and Umfang) and Tommy Four Seven. She’s also had the good fortune to open up for the likes of Rick Wade and Kai Alce, Stefan Goldmann, and Pan-Pot, plus play a couple times at Brooklyn’s famed Chevy Nova Pizza Club. (Right) Photo by Hannah Russell.

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mobilegirl

mobilegirl grew up in Munich, Germany where she studied Media and Computer Science and has been a fairly new addition to the Berlin music scene. She connected with Stockholm’s Staycore soon after she started making music and is set to release her debut EP in 2017. As a DJ, mobilegirl focuses on powerful danceable rhythms and manages to blend music styles from different ends of the spectrum. Her sets are to be described as eclectic yet cohesive and create an arc that fuels the dance floor with euphoria and nostalgia as she has a predilection for 2000’s R&B anthems. With three Boiler Room appearances in 2016 alone she’s ranked amongst the most of that year. She has performed in cities all over Europe, including London, Stockholm, Barcelona and recently completed her first Asia tour with shows in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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Riobamba

Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ, and cultural activist based in Brooklyn. Riobamba’s rowdy, deeply researched live sets reflect back nightlife’s power as a site of joy and resistance, amplifying connective tissues between YouTube clips, dembow brujería, bodega soundtracks, and noise hyperreality “suped up with a twisted, industrial gnarl” (Complex). As a self-made bridge between música urbana’s underground movements and pioneers, Riobamba has recently shared the stage with Tego Calderón, Maluma, Nina Sky, DJ Playero, Rosa Pistola, and DJ Blass. The Fader has called her production work “a radically self-expressive piece of futurism that stands against a single, boxed-in definition of what Latinx club music can be.” Riobamba is founder of record label and creative agency APOCALIPSIS, a platform insistent on visibility for narratives by those “ni de aquí, ni de allá” (neither from here, nor there); recent highlights include curating and co-producing Boiler Room’s first reggaetón showcase, and providing ongoing music education in a Brooklyn juvenile detention center. Riobamba leads A&R for the iconic Nuyorican music label Fania, home to groundbreaking artists Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, and Willie Colón, and was previously Music Editor of cultural platform Remezcla. Prior to moving to NYC, she was the first Colombia-based researcher in the Fulbright-mtvU program, studying the subversive power of digital music production in a region enduring the effects of civil conflict. Her original work has been featured in Resident Advisor, Univision, Fact Mag, The Fader, Thump, Complex, and Red Bull Music Academy Radio.

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SHYBOI

SHYBOI (Yulan Grant) is a Jamaican born, New York based multidisciplinary artist. SHYBOI is the moniker she uses to cause sonic disruption. As a creative positioned between Caribbean and American culture, she uses sound to interrogate ideas of identity, notions of power, perceived histories and the entanglements that happens within these topics. She is also member of the queer artist collective #KUNQ whose ethos is centered around the production of multidimensional work through sound, visual and performance art while expanding the discourse surrounding the subcultures and genres that have become diluted or obscured in the name of hybridity. SHYBOI has three Boiler Room sets under her ever widening belt as well as two performances at MoMA PS1 and is a frequent collaborator of NYC underground staples ranging from Rizzla (Fade to Mind) to Venus X. Recent sounds have been featured in Fact Mag, Thump, Rinse FM, MixMag and the Fader.

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stud1nt

stud1nt is a multi-instrumental artist and DJ, born and bred in New York City. Informed by their training in jazz piano and guitar and early start sampling on turntables, their original productions and mixes live in-between the spontaneity of improvisation and acute harmonic and rhythmic composition. They create across genre with a penchant for the hypnotic low-end of club tracks and euphoric possibility of psychedelic riffs. A member of queer art collective #kunq, their sounds are also attentive to the politics of the body and sociohistorical context. stud1nt has presented their workshop on creative approaches to production at Vassar College, the New School, and Recess Art. Their work has been featured in Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Rinse FM, the Fader, FACT Magazine, and MixMag. Notable performances include sets at Boiler Room New York, MoMA PS1, GHE20G0TH1K, and the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival at Output.

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UMFANG

Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds a monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent and an affection for vinyl. Recent highlight appearances include a 7 hour open to close set at Hott Mass Pittsburgh, her debut at Berghain, an extended set at De School Amsterdam, Corsica Studios London, Kaiku Helsinki, Brutaz Warsaw, closing the first night of Sustain Release Year III, and an intimate set at Video Club in Bogotá. Her amorphous polyrhythmic techno productions have been released by 1080p, videogamemusic, and Phinery.

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VOLVOX

A dominant force on the Brooklyn underground scene, Ariana is known for tough, stripped-back techno and groovy, acid-flavored sets. She has been a busy DJ and event producer since 2006 and in that time has shared the decks with many international stars including The Black Madonna, Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, The Hacker, Legowelt and Mike Servito. Based in NYC since 2011, she holds two monthly residencies: JACK DEPT. NYC at Bossa Nova Civic Club is a top event of the notorious hotspot that’s focused on an acidic house party vibe featuring standout DJs and producers from across the burgeoning American scene. The mighty UNTER party pushes the harder edges of techno and in just a year has won accolades as the best after-hours in New York. Since early 2016 she has enjoyed a busy tour schedule hitting the east and west coasts of the United States, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. This summer she toured across Europe featuring standout gigs at De School in Amsterdam, Kaiku in Helsinki and Berghain/Panorama Bar in Berlin. In August 2016 she launched her successful party series JACK DEPT. as a label with it’s first release by Texas-based producer TX Connect. Upcoming releases by M//R and AAAA are due leading up to 2017.

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Ziúr

Ziúr is a Berlin-based DJ/producer, dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework – clearly intended for loud soundsystems (and preferably accompanied by a fog machine) but without any strict loyalty toward a certain BPM or subgenre. In 2015, Ziúr self-released her first mixtape. Titled /xuːx/, seamlessly mixing seven instrumentals and two vocal collabs, with Brooklyn’s Samantha Urbani & Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and San Francisco rapper MicahTron. The tweaky follow-up single “Lips” and its video dropped just as Ziúr joined Peaches on a string of European tour dates. In 2016, Ziúr played across Europe with Kablam, Amnesia Scanner, Patten and DJ PayPal, but she took even bigger strides in the studio. Following her contribution to Peaches’ remix album (which The Fader called “perhaps the record’s most exciting moment”), she released her official debut EP, Taiga (Infinite Machine), which was praised by MixMag: “Her mutations blenderise hunks of techno, trance and noise… her productions sound like little else out there.” Resident Advisor rated it as “one of experimental club music’s most formidable new records” and concluded her second EP, Deeform (Objects Ltd.), “sharpens Ziúr’s approach, channeling the noise and fury into controlled blasts.” Aside from further remixes for Air Max ’97 and Bonaventure, she teamed up with a global network of friends to release CO-OP, a compilation calling for action against the increasingly oppressive political climate. At the end of a busy year, Ziúr was selected by Fact Mag for their “Best Club Tracks of 2016” and The Fader as one of the “Artists you need to know about in 2017”. Meanwhile, Ziúr continues to DJ regularly and has brought her live set to festivals (Unsound, CTM, Lunchmeat, 3hd) and concert settings (supporting Lower Dens and Micachu + The Shapes). She has shared a number adventurous mixes online, including one with NYC’s Discwoman collective or Resident Advisor, and she continues to co-organize BOO HOO (named one of “Berlin’s best club nights” by Time Out and i-D). Her first full-length album is scheduled for October 2017 on Planet Mu & Objects Ltd.

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