ALUNA & FRIENDS: RODEO RAVE
TO STREAM LIVE ON TWITCH FROM THE COMPTON COWBOYS RANCH IN LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 1
FEATURING BAMBII, GUILTY BEATZ, UNIIQU3, LADY BEE, KIDDY SMILE AND AUSTIN MILLZ
ALUNA TO PERFORM HER DEBUT ALBUM ‘RENAISSANCE’ LIVESTREAMED
RELEASES ‘ENVIOUS (GUILTYBEATZ) REMIX’
– OUT TODAY
DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘RENAISSANCE’ OUT NOW
Following the August release of her debut solo album RENAISSANCE via Mad Decent, Aluna is today announcing her very own personally curated all Black, POC, Female electronic virtual festival. ALUNA & FRIENDS: RODEO RAVE, will stream live via Twitch on November 1 from the Compton Cowboys Ranch in Los Angeles. Alongside the stellar line-up, Aluna will be performing her critically-acclaimed debut solo album, RENAISSANCE.
“Originally, putting together my dream festival line up (Black, POC and women DJs who play dope dance music) was an incredible goal, a chance to show exactly how I see the future of mainstream dance festivals.” Aluna reveals. “Then we found out the Compton Cowboys we’re down to help us put the festival on and all of a sudden you have this parallel of two black people in totally different worlds doing the same thing — re-invigorating the inclusion of black people in a space where we had been erased. Getting to connect like this is really what music should always be about — bringing people together. This is gonna be an epic cultural moment for myself and anyone who is looking forward to the future of dance music.”
The festival will include guest DJ sets from BAMBII, GuiltyBeatz, UNIIQU3, Lady Bee, Kiddy Smile and Austin Millz. The rave will kick off on Sunday, November 1st at 12:45 PM PT / 3:45 PM ET on Twitch. For more information and to watch, visit: www.twitch.tv/AlunasRoom
In June Aluna also penned a powerful open letter to the global dance community, demanding the community re-assess the platforms and positioning of Black creators within the dance world. “When I started looking at all the challenges I face being a black woman making dance I realized I wanted to do more than just create a space for myself – I want all black people to know that the genre of Dance is their heritage and they should feel included and encouraged to create under that banner by expanding the genre to be culturally and racially inclusive.” Read the full letter HERE.