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Refuge Worldwide presents: Live And Direct

Elevating FLINTA* artists.

  • Mar 07 2023
  • Refuge Worldwide
    Refuge was started as a fundraising platform working in solidarity with grassroots and non-profit organizations. In January 2021, we launched Refuge Worldwide, a new radio station to amplify the music and issues that we care about, broadcasting 24/7 from Weserstraße 166, (12045 Berlin Neukölln).

    From our home in Berlin Neukölln, Oona Bar, we now host weekly workshops, training programs, and classes in media, creative fields, and mental health. These are free to attend as part of our community outreach. Refuge Worldwide is also involved in a number of collaborative projects around the globe with like-minded collectives, radio stations, and activists.

On the 8th of March, we celebrate the past, present, and future of feminist protests around the world. So, for the third edition of our monthly column, we’d like to highlight some groups working to elevate FLINTA* artists in Berlin and beyond. Plus, a new release from a Refuge Worldwide resident at the cutting edge of Berlin’s experimental music scene.

Event: There’s no shortage of great events for those looking to kick off their Feministicher Kampftag celebrations on the dance floor. Our pick is 8-to-the-floor at Alte Münze, a party by BLVSH and xcuse:u, two exciting Berlin-based FLINTA* collectives who have been hosting events, discussions, workshops, and more across the city for the last couple of years. The lineup is a mix of residents and international artists including Acidfinky, Juba, Freya K, DASCO, and Van Anh, plus surprise guests. 

Initiative: We’re lucky to be hosting a number of great FLINTA* collectives on our radio station—much love to AMPFEMININE, BLVSH, Female Bass Mafia (FBM), Future Female Sounds, Capsule, and female: pressure, to name a few. This time around, we’d like to highlight the incredibly prolific Daisychain collective, which celebrated its fifth birthday earlier this year. Founded by Chicago-based DJ Leesh, Daisychain has released exclusive mixes by  FLINTA* artists every single week since 2018, while also hosting radio residencies and events. Head to their website to listen to all 260+ installments!

Release: Shapeshifting multimedia artist, sound designer, musician, and Refuge resident Zoë Mc Pherson will release their new LP, Pitch Blender, via their label SFX this week. Mc Pherson uses their unmatched technical skills to mix breakbeats, techno, bass music, and noise into an unrecognizable, dynamic blend. Like all of their work, this one shouldn’t be missed by anyone into music that plays with the border between club music and hi-tech sound art.




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