Me Gusta and Shifting Spheres have been thriving in a bustling Manchester scene for some time now.
Me Gusta are a multicultural collective. Through music, dance, unity and art they form events to expose these rich identities from continent to continent creating a basis for all to connect as one.
Their friends and collaborators over at Shifting Spheres are a driving force for providing DJ training programs for women, transgender and non-binary people.
To celebrate August Bank Holiday weekend, Melodic Distraction came together with the two forces for a socially-distanced get together at the lovely YES Manchester. Sets came from a line-up of great DJs curated by the two Manchester collectives.
The whole event was geared towards raising money for the two collectives’ nominated charities; Kids of Colour and Manchester Refugee Support Network. Find out where to support them in the links below.
Kitsta is co-founder of The Beatriarchy, a tune sharing group formed alongside Dj Gracie T. The group is a safe space to share and discuss all kinds of electronic music. The crew want all minority groups, particularly womxn, POC and LGBTQ+ members to feel safe and free from judgement in the sharing of musical knowledge.
With her Megababes show on Foodhall Community Radio, Kitsta joins the dots between pop classics and UK techno and breaks. Mega!
For her set at YES, Kitsta brought a box of slick house and techno rollers to push through into the late evening.