By Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson content warnings: police brutality In 1993, before Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor, he had his own team create The Rudolph W. Giuliani Vulnerability Study, a 464-page detailed report which highlighted all his weaknesses in effort to be prepared to finally defeat his opponent David Dinkins (who he narrowly lost to in … Continue reading An Architect of Police Brutality: How Mayor Rudy Giuliani Cemented a Police State
Dweller speaks with Pepper Coast from Black Obsidian Soundsystem (B.O.S.S) to touch base with our network of techno diaspora.
by Jean-Hugues Kabuiku A plague rave in Paris this summer raised a question for me, how can you be a participant in a scene that pretends to be the heirs of the 90s rave era only to dilute the craft of DJing into a rat-race? Trying to individually propel your career in a pandemic, when … Continue reading What the Dance Music Industry Can Learn From Italian Operaismo?
We launched the Dweller blog in March, considering the pandemic this felt like a crucial transition from the festival: platforming black perspectives within a time where black people are disproportionately affected. We’ve published some critical perspectives and compiled a techno history library within this short time, contributing to the larger conversations concerning black people and racism. … Continue reading help support black writing via our new limited-merch or contribution
Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson sits down with LSDXOXO in his Berlin apartment to discuss his first musical release in almost three years: “WAITING 2 EXHALE”. They discuss his process, why its taken this long to release, white commodification of dance music and how black voices are steering a revolutionary time in techno music. You can download … Continue reading In Conversation with LSDXOXO: the process of “Waiting 2 Exhale” and the Black techno revolution.
Can we begin to recontextualize absence as presence? As abolition?
DJ Dee Diggs takes us through the accusations of racism and sexual harassment against the Dutch nightclub De School, the issues with how it was dealt with and how club’s can learn from this in order to cultivate safer club experiences. Trigger Warning: The piece contains mention of sexual harassment/intimidation and discusses the nuances of … Continue reading What Went Wrong at De School
par frankie decaiza hutchinson Traduction par Joseph Leca « Je pense qu’il est temps pour nous de remettre la nuit en marche ! », m’a dit un promoteur de Brooklyn qui m’invitait à une rave, comme si la décision nous appartenait. Les tensions raciales et la pandémie ont mis la lumière sur une triste réalité – pour … Continue reading business techno matters: ou comment ceux qui ont le plus sacrifient le moins
ECO es una plataforma colombiana creada con el fin de pensar las estructuras de los ecosistemas electrónicos latinoamericanos. Un espacio colectivo para debatir y pensar en otros futuros posibles. Las reflexiones de Frankie sobre el complejo industrial -estructuralmente racista y excluyente- y cómo este ha respondido a la crisis que navegamos, son importantes para situar … Continue reading El Business Techno importa: Cómo los que tienen más sacrifican menos
business techno matters: how those who have the most sacrifice the least (french, spanish, japanese translation available)
by frankie decaiza hutchinson Note: You can find this article translated into French, Spanish and Japanese “I def think it’s time for us to take nightlife back!” a Brooklyn promoter said whilst inviting me to a rave as if this is our decision to make. The race war and the pandemic have illuminated a depressing … Continue reading business techno matters: how those who have the most sacrifice the least (french, spanish, japanese translation available)
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