99RANCH
AGUAPANELA MAMI
AMORES
APRIL7TH2002
BABY BLUE
BRYNDON COOK
BUFU
BURNING WORLD
CALLDETROIT
CARDAMAMI
CATALOG FOR A LONG BLACK TOMORROW
CHAD MURDOCK
CHRIS MOON
CHUZMA
CRY$CROSS
CY X
DINNER WITH US SERIES
EDICA+
FATBACKBASTARD
FOLARINISTIRED
GINLA
GOD'S EGO DEATH
GUANABANA
JOOPITER
LITTLE KII
LOLA LILAC
LÁLE
PARADISE ALLEY
PHANTAZN
RAVERJINN
SIISII
STERLING JUAN DIAZ
TRAVIS BROWN
UNPACKING WORLD
USHKA
ZAIN ALAM
ZENAT BEGUM
STERLING JUAN DIAZ

Sterling Juan Diaz is a 27 year old Dominican American artist born and raised in NYC.

As a multidisciplinary artist, his mixes explore a wide range of influences from the QTPOC NYC dance scene to the creative works he's synthesized mirroring his experiences growing up.

With Yung Bugarron no genre or feeling is off limits.
CARDAMAMI

DJ Cardamami is a Brooklyn based DJ. They draw inspiration from their Afro-Caribbean & South Asian roots.

They are the co-host of Yalla Yeehaw, a party featuring Arab pop, Bhangra, & other Southwest Asian, North African, & South Asian sounds and the host of Spicy Trax, a bi-weekly radio show for Playground Radio.
CALLDETROIT

By the people for the people.
GINLA

Toronto - Brooklyn connects.
UNPACKING WORLD

A raw conversation every episode that talks about tipping culture, racism, equitable & living wages and more with raw voices from New York City Hosted by Tinuade Oyelowo, with music by danymane.

Produced by Tinuade Oyelowo, John Barrington, and Dany Brito.
CY X

A storyteller and cyber witch merging sound, video art, performance, and sonic-based research.

Their practice is grounded in the art of synthesis: truth generation and sound generation which is used to create portals to explore new possibilities.

Fusing art, sound, and technology with the practice of witchcraft, they are inspired to use spells, rituals, and alchemic practices to fundamentally alter the world around us.
TRAVIS BROWN

Travis Brown is a multidisciplinary creative from Largo, MD who's been involved with various radio platforms since 2010.

As a culmination of jazz training and a deep love for music, 'By Proxy' is Travis' vehicle to share musical and emotional exploration within varying genres.

Aside from radio, Travis hosts a vinyl show on Twitch ("Travis Plays"), freelances on work varying from graphic design to event planning, and enjoys conversations amongst friends old and new.
GOD'S EGO DEATH

Based in Brooklyn, God's Ego Death mixes a range of eclectic and vibrant sounds to bring you a fun experience every show.
LÁLE

Based in Brooklyn, New York.

Lale- 25 y/o Dominican-American kid raised between North Jersey and Santiago De los Caballeros.

Influenced by a range of genres; soul, D&B, breakbeat, floathouse, ukg revival, post disco and funk, among others, he's able to grapple with the seamlessness that might exist between these different sounds.
EDICA+

"DUB & EFFECTION" (D&E) is a radio show and online platform dedicated to Soundsystem Culture and Dub music, including its relative electronic subgenres (bass, grime, reggae, hip hop, ambient, downtempo, instrumental, remix, etc).

D&E also spotlights the art and profiles of creatives around the world whose work is influenced by the Caribbean's "heavyweight champion sound".

By educating listeners on the history of Dub and its deep roots in much of today's popular music, D&E is a "salute to the revolutionary foundation of modern sound."

D&E is hosted by its founder EDICA+, a Guyanese Brooklyn-based DJ, Sound Designer, Curator, and Dub Artist. In addition to her selections of eclectic global sounds, she goes far beyond as she takes her audience on trippy, otherworldly sonic journeys.

She was featured as a top 10 DJ to follow by ESSENCE Magazine and continuously evolves her artistry with new experimental audio+visual projects.

Her explorative sound trips are an experience to catch, as she dives deep into classic yet refreshing vibrations that simultaneously bump the body and massage the mind.
ZENAT BEGUM

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Zenat is the owner of the Playground Coffee Shop.
BRYNDON COOK

Bryndon Cook is a multi disciplinary artist and vinyl enthusiast. He composes music as Starchild & The New Romantic since 2014.
AMORES

With a heavy emphasis on disco and cumbia, Amores has gone from Mexico to Texas to Brooklyn with love songs playing every step of the way.
LITTLE KII

Little Kii integrates meditation and melodies to bring you an eclectic mix of soundscapes.
USHKA

Thanushka Yakupitiyage is a Sri Lankan born, Thailand raised activist, cultural organizer, and DJ under the artist moniker "Ushka."

She dj's from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of club music from soca to dancehall, hip hop to south asian rhythms, baltimore/jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, azonto to afrobeats and more.
CHRIS MOON

Korean Artist from California with a knack for storytelling.
AGUAPANELA MAMI

DJ Aguapanela Mami is a regular degular shmegular mamacita from queenz.
CHAD MURDOCK

Chad Murdock is a film director, writer, composer, editor, and cinematographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
BUFU

The 5 co-founders of this project (Jazmin Jones, Jiun Kwon, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom, and Suhyun Choi) started BUFU in September 2015.

A project-based collective interested in building solidarity amongst Us, co-creating with You experimental models of organizing & making, generating prestige, and mining time as a resource.
BURNING WORLD

Burning World IS book club hosted by Corpus Family and Playground Annex. Our brains are weapons. Thought and discussion is action.

Our goal is to practice reading and discussion as a means of self-defense while we navigate and reimagine our burning world.
DINNER WITH US SERIES

Dinner With Us started in summer 2019 when Playground launched it as a community dinner series.

We introduced the initiative through a three course meal (made by materials and produce donated by local food organizations, farms and CSAs) while highlighting the detrimental food climate that exists in Bed-Stuy.

The access to healthy and sufficient food sources are limited in our community. Our intention is to start a conversation and introduce practices in food security and solution based thinking.

For this iteration we will shift our focus to see how we produce high levels of food waste when the people in our community are food insecure. Our mission is to provide insight about food waste at a consumer and community level.
FATBACKBASTARD

Fatbackbastard (DJ Fat Fuck) is a rapper and producer from the IXY collective which is a P.G. County, Maryland (DMV) bred Hip-Hop group now residing in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York.
Aguapanela mami, SUCIA! & v4p0ru

Aguapanela mami, SUCIA! & v4p0ru are collective of first-gen Queens kids spinning everything from cumbia, salsa, dembow to jungle, dancehall, punk, & emo.

GUANABANA

Guanábana is a collective composed of and dedicated to Black folks of Antillean Ancestry. Their aim in doing so is to dismantle Latinidad and find newer ways to relate that work towards decolonial freedom.
CATALOG FOR A LONG BLACK TOMORROW

Jaylen Strong presents Playground Radio's Catalog For A Long Black Tomorrow. Every year at Playground Coffee Shop we organize an event to celebrate, uplift, and showcase Black artists and creatives in honor of Black History Month, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we opted to bring you all an accessible online virtual experience!

RAVERJINN

Raver jinn is a graphic designer and DJ/producer based between the midwest and New York. They seek to translate properties of jinnhood — including oscillation between good/evil, embodied/illegible, and earthly/supernatural — through various mediums. Raver jinn's main sonic influences are hard house, goa trance, and midwestern techno, and they like to spin whatever can keep you bouncing. Their work can be found at @raver.jinn on IG, and jinnlab.club.
99RANCH

Brendan Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American DJ from Orange County, California and currently based in Brooklyn.

As a second generation immigrant raised by refugee parents, Brendan was always drawn to the diverse communities, food, and music that NYC had to offer and moved here in 2015 after spending some time in Atlanta.

Brendan's DJ alias, 99 ranch, is inspired by the good memories he has of visiting. Asian supermarkets and buying snacks as a kid with his mom.
LOLA LILAC

Lola Lilac is a DJ, producer, and zine-maker born and raised in Brooklyn.

She is interested in violence and survivorship. To create noise and experience it is a form of embodied knowledge for her.

She loves mixing between jungle, r&b, hip-hop, hyperpop, reggae, and dub. Her sounds come accompanied with a zine that she distributes in the streets
BABY BLUE

babyblue is an Amsterdam-based DJ and pop lover, active in the city's queer nightlife.

Their published mixes are dancefloor inspired and cover a wide variety of styles, eras and rhythms.
JOOPITER

Brandon (he/him) is a multi-disciplinary artist who DJs under the name Joopiter.

He hopes to bring the sounds of house music into more black spaces and help reclaim the genre for those who created it.
PHANTAZN

Phantazn is a figment of your imagination. a projection of your audio desires, a repository for breaks, kicks, hats. a dance dance revolution.

Let’s jam into the metaverse.
PARADISE ALLEY

ZAIN ALAM

Zain Alam is an artist and musician based in Bed-Stuy, New York City.

His recording project Humeysha has been described as “a unique intersection, merging the cinematic formality of Bollywood and geometric repetition of Islamic art.”

His work has been covered by Vice, Village Voice, and the New York Times. He has recently completed fellowships with South Asian American Digital Archive, Wreck City, and Harvard University, and is currently at work on a new full-length.
CRY$CROSS

Cry$cross is a multisensory creative and DJ living in Brooklyn, NY.

She is known for her playful, genre-bending club mashups and her unique personal style.

Her infectious high energy behind the decks is guaranteed to have your body moving and booty bouncing.
SIISII

Sienna Fekete is a curator and producer based in New York City with a background in radio, podcasting, music, and public programming.

She is a Curatorial Fellow at The Kitchen and the host of the Points of View Podcast for Cultured Magazine.

She is a Co-founder of Chroma, a cultural agency & creative studio centering on the work and perspectives of women of color.
APRIL7TH2002

A newcomer to djing, but she's already making a scene.

Mixing anything from remixes of familiar 2000's pop tunes to Jersey Club mixes, she likes to keep it underground, but familiar and fun.
FOLARINISTIRED

Folarinistired is a dj and historian.

He is the host of A Blowout Comb Dispatch (or ABCD for short), a monthly show on The Lot Radio that explores diasporic Black music in all its variations.

When he is not listening to music or making mixes, he moonlights as a doctoral student at NYU studying the history of Africa and the African diaspora.
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