Bored Lord b2b Ariel Zetina
Now established in Oakland, California's effervescent underground rave community, Daria Lourd (aka Bored Lord) was born and raised in Memphis, where she nurtured an ear for house music, pop, techno and bassier sounds that would later inform her productions and DJ sets. Her most prominent recent release "The Last Illusion" emerged last year on Eris Drew and Octo Octa's T4T LUV NRG label, and chopped Gwen Stefani samples over dusted '90s hardcore breaks, crossing sultry disco with psychedelic acid house - energy she channels into her wavy, genre-agnostic DJ sets.
Ariel Zetina moved to Chicago in 2012, gradually coming to grips with the city's musical history and her own identity. A playwright, producer and DJ, she has a residency at the city's legendary Smartbar, where she brings together queer club sounds with Belizean punta and brukdown, genres that have evolved from the Central American country's Afro-Latin history. With releases on Club Chai and Sweat Equity, Zetina has put out a slew of productions on her own Bandcamp page, augmenting trans politics and tongue-in-cheek humor with supple hybridized techno on 2020's brilliant "MUAs at the End of the World".