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RAVE LUCK CLUB w/ Hiroko Yamamura, Arthur Kimskii & more
May 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - May 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
RAVE LUCK CLUB
Presented by SEQUENCE and Sprüdel
May 30, 2020 / 2PM – 5AM EST
Streaming Live – Worldwide
Stream via Twitch: https://bit.ly/RAVELUCKCLUB
Basic Soul Unit (Dekmantel)
Jamaica Suk (Gradient Sound)
Steven Tang / Obsolete Music Technology (Emphasis Recordings)
JIA (6AM Group)
Deepak Sharma (Hidden Recordings)
Aaron J (Sure Thing)
Henry Chow (Crossroads)
Arthur Kimskii (Sprüdel)
Ron Jackson (SEQUENCE)
888 (Supervixen, Forbidden Transitions, texhno.exe)
Sleepy G (Club Cuttlefish)
Stream and interactive visuals engineered by DC collective Soundcheque.
To commemorate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (APAIHM), two staples of the DC underground team up to celebrate with a stunning 15 hour streamed showcase of DJs and producers of Asian heritage.
With Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month arriving in the throes of a pandemic, it’s important to recognize that the spread of the coronavirus has inflamed racism against Asian-Americans and has lead to an alarming surge in xenophobic hate crimes. It’s more important than ever to proudly celebrate the communities, heritage, and vibrancy of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.
Officially designated as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992, the month-long stretch reflects on and celebrates the great and significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our society. SEQUENCE and Sprüdel underscore their contributions of immense effort and talent to the dance music underground, and take the opportunity to spotlight a broader community.
As COVID-19 collapses club spaces, it also topples corresponding power structures. Washington, DC powerhouses SEQUENCE and Sprüdel are using this interruption in entrenched booking practices to pull together a unique and diverse lineup across time zones, nationalities, ethnicities, and genres to claim digital space with a fabulous lineup highlighting talent of Asian heritage.
The name RAVE LUCK CLUB is a reference to Amy Tan’s 1989 novel The Joy Luck Club, which centers the experience of Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters. Its complex lessons about family, identity, culture, community, and self-determination are more important than ever during an unprecedented period of unrest and struggle, and are ever-relevant considerations in building vibrant, empowering, and diverse communities and spaces in the underground rave scene.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to our Washington, DC warehouse team and sound system crew integral to the local scene’s current toehold in the District’s underground. The nightlife shenanigans of SEQUENCE, Sprüdel, and many more would be impossible without their efforts.
A further portion of proceeds will be donated to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, an advocacy group calling for civil rights and equality for Asian Americans. The rest of the donations will go out to our artists.