I watched this whole thing at 4a and was legit crying for most of it. Venus X on segregation in nightlife, appropriating music and making derivative versions of it, Mad Decent’s bullshit (seriously, fuck Diplo), negotiating online and real life existence, creating nightlife and new economies, and disrupting frameworks is one of the deepest and realest things I’ve ever heard.
I’m trying to start my own party series in Chicago, and GHE20G0TH1K is one of my main sources of inspiration because I similarly want to create a space for marginalized music to be enjoyed and respected and for marginalized people to feel safe to fully express themselves. I have so much to think about after listening to this talk, I don’t even know where to start. But I’m excited!