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Help Queer Artists Build a Music Studio in Toronto

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My name is Amalia, a black trans artist from Toronto. The past few years were not easy for me as I recovered from a complicated and invasive surgery. I became depressed during a long recovery. However, I had time to heal and reflect on who I wanted to be as an artist. Writing became an escape for me, and that’s when I realized that I wanted to express my trauma through the art of music.
Unfortunately, I was discouraged when I saw the prices for electronic music gear. After expressing how I felt to my friend Callum, we decided to build a music studio to collaborate in as queer artists. The funds will be used to procure equipment for our studio. We are looking to obtain a variety of integral pro gear, including audio interfaces, preamps, microphones, synthesizers, drum machines and monitors.
Thank you for donating to our fundraiser and helping queer artists continue to create music in a safe space.
Amalia Marilyn is a recording artist from Toronto, Canada. Amalia is currently recording her debut EP exploring themes surrounding her experiences as a Black trans woman with chronic pain caused by sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disease. She combines mysterious lyrical poetry with a music production style that borrows from modern techno, goth rock, and dance-pop to create an intriguing allure unique to herself.
Callum Magnum is a techno producer from Toronto, Canada. Since 2015, Callum has run the iconic queer techno label Wet Trax. Callum’s production credits include work with Chippy Nonstop (Beatport’s Top 50 Tracks of 2021), Quanah Style (Billboard’s Top 10 Dance Albums of 2020), Deluxe Ultra (Resident Advisor’s Best New Techno), Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, and a variety of his own aliases. He is currently working on new music.

Organizer and beneficiary

Amalia Marilyn
North York, ON
Callum Martin

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