■ 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 ■ Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds a monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent. She enjoys playing with people’s expectations of how a techno set can be defined. Her amorphous polyrhythmic productions have been most recently released on Ninja Tune.
■ 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.