Black Obsidian Sound System have launched a fundraiser for new equipment.
On 24th December, the London-based, Black and queer/trans-led sound system collective - also known as B.O.S.S. - launched the fundraiser to purchase "DJ equipment to further teaching and skill sharing within our communities." Among the equipment that B.O.S.S. hope to raise funds for include Pioneer 2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 mixers.
Established in 2018 with the aim of bringing together a community of queer, trans and non-binary Black and people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism, B.O.S.S set a target of £6,500 for the fundraising drive. With one day left before it concludes, you can contribute here.
On their Crowdfunder page, the collective wrote: "After four years of renting equipment, buying our own will allow us greater freedom to facilitate teaching and skill sharing within our communities, and more widely with young people in London and around the UK. It will enable B.O.S.S members to grow their DJ skills within the collective and for us to add the full set up to our hire offering."
"We will be able to offer free/low-cost DJ practice sessions to our community and to throw more QTBPOC led parties where we can rejoice and be held through music," they added. "We do not run for profit and appreciate all the generous support we hope our wider communities can offer."