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Black Obsidian Sound System: Club Night at Somerset House

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Time 20:30
Date 26/07/19
Price £8.5

Expect great tunes and even better vibes!

Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) events prioritise the comfort and safety of Black and of colour women, femmes, queers and trans folk. "We aim to make accessibility a priority. However,  we are open to everyone. As always - No racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia or hatefulness. If any of the above is compromised during an event, please reach out to one of the collective members (in B.O.S.S T shirts).

Black Obsidian Sound System was established in the summer of 2018 with the intention of bringing together a community of queer, trans and non binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. Following in the legacies of sound system culture we wanted to learn, build and sustain a resource for our collective struggles. The system, based in London, will be available to use or rent by community groups and others with the purpose of amplifying and connecting us."

Members of the B.O.S.S collective are: Adae, Deborah Findlater, Evan Ifekoya, Gin Resis’Dance, Hakeem Kazeem, Jlte, Mellowdramatics, Phoebe Collings-James, Mwen, Shy One, Melissa Fundira, Mwen, Naeem Davis, Sadqueersclub, Onyeka Igwe, Shamica, ORETHA, Natasha Nkonde



Chooc Ly Tan
French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ & Fine Art lecturer. Not limited by a specific genre, though a penchant for electronic and club music. Chooc Ly's DJ sets present a varied selection forging astral connections through spectrums of Techno, Kuduro, futuristic Chaabi الشعبي, high-voltage Electro, Hip hop, Qgom through to fusions we haven’t found names for yet. Chooc Ly recently played at Regenerative Feedback 2019 at WORM, Rotterdam; Chale Wote Festival 2018 (Accra, Ghana), the Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Tate Modern (London) and Villa Empain (Brussels).


Pepper Coast

Rose Gold Bkyn
New York baseed creative collective of softbois, DJs and visual artists creating experiences and projects that center and capture the QTPOC community.

Young Nettle


Breathless Mix:
Christopher Kirubi
Adam Farah
Chloe Filani
Shenece Oretha
Rhoda Boateng

Government DJ

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Black Obsidian Sound System: Club Night at Somerset House at 20:30 on Friday 26 July. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Melophobia is the name given to someone who has a fear of music. Fear of Music is also an album. An album by which band?
A: .1) Talking Back .2) Talking Heads .3) Talking Thumbs .4) Talking Feet