LYDO is a transdisciplinary artist based in New York City. As a resident DJ of BASEMENT NY, their distinctive sets explode the parameters of techno, deftly cutting across genres while retaining a highly personal emotional resonance. Whenever Lydo plays, it’s best to leave your expectations at the door and simply prepare for an unexpected array of sonic thrills, ranging from visceral and grooving to mind-bendingly experimental.
A key figure in their local scene, Lydo also runs X-TRA GEAR.SERVICES, crafting highly sought-after practical objects and gear for the rave. X-TRA.SERVICES is renowned for its legendary, sold-out underground parties before becoming a seasonal resident party at BASEMENT. A non-binary trans artist themselves, Lydo launched X-TRA.SERVICES to serve and create space for queer, trans, and nonbinary people of color.
Lydo has played at Berlin Atonal, Draaimolen Festival, Bourse de Commerce, SculptureCenter, and Bassiani, as well as subterranean parties across Europe and North America.