■ AURORA HALAL ■ Aurora Halal is a producer, DJ and creator of Brooklyn’s Mutual Dreaming party series & the Sustain-Release festival. Shadowy and psychedelic, her hardware live & DJ sets have a hazy sensuality and metallic dance floor intensity that's at turns playful, dark, acidic, hard, euphoric and emotionally vulnerable. In all her projects, she treats dance music as an arena for transformation and underground as the final destination.
■ UMFANG ■ From Bronx to Kansas to Brooklyn, Umfang has is as eclectic as they come, challenging dancers every chance she can get. Almost a decade since her return to the Empire State, Umfang is still on the up and up, holding a residency at Nowadays as well as recently releasing records on 1080p and NinjaTune. Expect a cacophony of breaks and rhythms, Umfang’s record bag is only getting deeper.
■ AUSPEX ■ Auspex is a Brooklyn-based DJ and producer, and also plays host and resident to the monthly techno party, Dominion. Known for sets that traverse subterranean techno soundscapes, he has become a regular fixture of the Brooklyn underground scene at parties such as Unter, The Black Hole, Aphotic and more. This year saw the release of his first production work, with several high-profile releases just over the horizon.