words by Shab Ferdowsi
Bringing people together and making friends is what I love doing best, Through the events I'm putting on, through the content I'm creating, it's all to build a community of artists I'm befriending, supporting, and collaborating with.
Joseph Pepe is one friend I've made this year thanks to Beating Lights. We met in January at the reLaunch Party. Ever since, he's come out to countless events, engaging with the community and sharing his good vibes with us. Needless to say, when I found out he was remixing some songs by bands he'd connected with through me/Beating Lights, I was more than ecstatic. These collaborations were a direct product of BL's purpose to connect people and melt communities together.
Over the weekend we threw a party to celebrate the release of the remixes, for tracks by WASI, Ugly Sweaters and Kid Cadaver. We held the party at Touch Vinyl, where we filled the record store with good friends and new ones. The bands performed the songs acoustically, after which we proceeded to hear the remixed versions on the loudspeakers. DJ Fannypack (aka Kenzo Cardenas of Kid Cadaver) kept the good vibes rolling between bands, and the conversations flowed so well through the different groups of people and friends.
A party to celebrate friendship, and all the cool things we can do together.
Listen to the remixes here:
photos by Jenna Mason-Brase