New World Dysorder Queer Record Label

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I was inspired by the birthday fundraisers on Facebook, which have raised thousands for charities and causes close to my friends, to run a fundraiser of my own focused on a local dance music collective. Two artists who came to mind immediately were Jasmine Infiniti and Cali Rose , whose New World Dysorder nights at Bushwick’s Bossa Nova Civic Club have provided a platform for artists fighting inequality on a number of fronts. Both Jasmine and Cali have used the internet as a dynamic tool for advancing their views on myriad issues in the dance world, in particular trans visibility and discrimination, but more broadly the need for more inclusivity in our local networks and communities.

When I spoke to them about this fundraiser last month I made it clear that I didn’t expect any specific outcomes or projects tied to these funds. In today's New York City, it’s an art in itself to balance a creative practice with the economics of rent and groceries. In her book The View From Flyover Country, Sarah Kendzior writes of New York, “the ‘creative class’ is a frozen archetype...the creative class plays by the rules of the rich, because those are the only rules left. Adaptation is a form of survival. But adaptation is a form of abandonment as well.” It's hard for me to disagree with that view of America,  where winner takes all and "bad luck is seen as bad character." But I see in New World Dysorder an effort to challenge that bleak outline of art in the city. Brooklyn remains a hub of diverse communities, artists, and future artists in need of spaces, models, and inspiration, and I would love if for my birthday you could help me to fund their efforts to do just that.

Specific projects where these funds might be used include an upcoming compilation album to launch New World Dysorder as a record label here in Brooklyn. That platform could provide invaluable access and exposure to the artists on their roster to release music in one of the biggest dance music markets in the world. Another ongoing project is their monthly residency at Bossa Nova Civic, where these funds could help them bring activists and artists from other cities to an audience and platform in our own.

Important to me is that they’re both here and continuing their work. Jasmine and Cali have proven themselves as cunning voices in dance music with the ability keep the gears turning so they can continue making music in New York.

To find out more about the collective you can check out a feature on Jasmine Infiniti in FADER magazine as well as her interview with Earmilk highlighting her performance onBoiler Room TV . Jasmine and Cali were also both featured on The Bunker New York’s show hosted by Red Bull Radio in September.

Ownership of this funding page will be immediately transferred to Jasmine and Cali.
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