Boston, Massachusetts

Manu Miran, Gabriel Pelaez
How has Visceral played a role in your local community and music scene?

Visceral stemmed from the shortage of marginalized POC & LGBTQ+ talent within the local community, both on lineups and behind the scenes. By promoting diversity and cultural inclusivity, Visceral has been essential to the growth of the POC and Queer scene in Boston since its inception in 2016.

What can we see, hear and experience at your parties?

Visceral gatherings are conceptual, merging various forms of interactive, visual art. We are known for introducing design elements between the audience and the DJs to create a new dialogue and behavior driven by the visual and sensorial aspects in the environment. As for music, different styles of techno, yet always urgent, forward-thinking, and sensuous.

Tell us some DJs / artists you’re digging at the moment?

Ariel Zetina, Megaphonim, Tornado Wallace, Sepehr, Le Le

What do you think will become of the music industry & the underground music scene post-pandemic?

The very nature of raving is so physical and impulsive, I’m curious to see how the sanitary and capacity restrictions will change our interaction on the dance floor and give a dystopian feel to the venues. Booking international DJs will be too expensive, so hopefully there will be renewed interest in growing the local and national talent as headliners. With almost every major event postponed until 2021, online streaming will become more technologically sophisticated to increase its monetization.

June 2020

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