Kai Campos (Mount Kimbie)
Room 3: Union Collective (Palestine)
YA Z AN
Sama' Abdulhadi returns on 27 May, inviting down Union Collective to Room 3; a celebration of Palestinian electronic music talent.
In Room 1, Kai Campos, one half of Mount Kimbie, will be performing alongside Ryan Elliott and faux naïf. Room 2 will feature Dave Clarke, who will be taking the reins, and residents Tapefeed, who will be joining the event for a special hybrid set. Additionally, SORAYA will be returning after a successful performance earlier in the month.
DJ Dar, Ya Hu and YA Z AN represent Union Collective in Room 3, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to fabric for their Farringdon debuts.
Palestinian DJ and music producer Sama' Abdulhadi platforms cultural identity and social justice through her music and activities in the industry. As an influential figure in the global techno scene, cultural activist and advocate for Palestinian rights, she’s been fundamental in organising music events and promoting cultural exchange. Her forthright sound and energetic sets (her iconic, and historic Boiler Room springs to mind) have earned her critical acclaim and a loyal following. For her next fabric outing, Sama’ has invited down Union Collective to curate Room 3, a group dedicated to showcasing and growing Palestine musical talent.
“I wanted to do a festival in Palestine and so I called friends that I DJ and organise events with to ask what they thought. We decided to start a collective – whoever wants can join; we didn’t select people. There were already collectives in Palestine but they felt kind of closed off – close groups of friends that are hard to get into. So what we want to do was to create a place, a hub for people that don’t have a collective, where we can start working on something new. We would have meetings every week, we decided to move in together, we would host parties, we were kind of one. And then we worked together – whoever needed help with DJing would come to me or another DJ. It was a real community of people. And it wasn’t just DJs – there were people who like to build stages, people interested in lighting, people who wanted to make pizza. The collective was really about anybody that wanted to help with the party and be a part of creating something.”
– Sama' Abdulhadi on the birth of Union Collective (via Something Curated)