Room 4 Resistance

ROOM 4 RESISTANCE is a Berlin-based queer femme  / non-binary forward collective focused on community-building and creating safer space & visibility for underrepresented artists in dance music.

R4R runs intersectional and sex-positive queer raves, hosts radio shows and curates panels to promote women, gender queers, non-binaries, trans, black and POC artists, to explore the political dimensions of the dance floor and to create bridges between different communities.

R4R resident DJs are rRoxymore, Luz, Deena Abdelwahed, Doc Sleep, Nazira, Gigsta and LMGM.

rRoxymore: French musician, producer and DJ, rRoxymore has released music on labels such as Human Level, Huntleys & Palmers, Macro Recordings & more recently on the English label Don’t Be Afraid. She is a resident of Room 4 Resistance in Berlin and performs live and DJ sets all around the globe.
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Luz: Belgian born & Berlin-based DJ, Luz is a resident, co-founder and curator of Room 4 Resistance: a queer femme / non-binary forward collective focused on community-building & creating safer space & visibility for underrepresented artists in dance music. Luz also hosts the monthly Room 4 Resistance radio show together with Doc Sleep, which introduces and highlights up-and-coming & established local & international artists on Lisbon’s DIY community haven Ràdio Quântica. Along with performing at countless international venues & festivals, Luz broadcasts “IEL” their own monthly podcast series for Crack Magazine for which they’re also a resident DJ.

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Deena Abdelwahed: Tunisian DJ and producer, Deena Abdelwahed, gives a fresh perspective on the alternative scene emerging in the Maghreb and the Middle East. Her debut EP Klabb – released on Infiné in March 2017 was internationally acclaimed. Deena performs live and DJ sets all over Europe and is working on her debut album.
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Doc Sleep: The co-founder of Jacktone Records and resident of Room 4 Resistance moved to Berlin 2 years ago after a decade in San Francisco’s rich music scene. She broadcasts on Radio Quantica with Luz, and previously was on Intergalactic FM. Her first EPs were released in 2016 and 2017, with another coming this year.
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Nazira: Almaty-based DJ, vinyl collector and promoter, Nazira is one of the few Kazakhs DJs who plays internationally. She runs her own club night, ZVUK, and a show on Radio Radar called “The New East with Nazira”. Nazira helped co-organise Unsound’s Dislocation event in Almaty and is a resident of Room 4 Resistance.

LMGM (Luis-Manuel Garcia): is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK) and a resident at Room 4 Resistance. He has written for major dance music platforms such as Resident Advisor and CRACK Magazine

Gigsta: A regular host on Cashmere Radio with her show Fictions, Gigsta plays a variety of tempos, rhythms and colors with a specific fascination for lower frequencies and the odd cut out sample. Born in Belgium, Gigsta grew up in Brittany (France) and is currently based in Berlin, where she writes a PhD about dance music criticism/literature and is a resident at Room 4 Resistance.

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