Macon Reed works in sculpture, installation, video, radio documentary, and participatory projects to explore notions of belonging, the limits of optimism, and play as ritual transcendence from frameworks of evolving queer and feminist discourses.
PlayPlay is a DJ, producer, party organizer, professor, and all around music nerd from North Carolina. As both a DJ and producer, PlayPlay combines brand new percussion-forward club sounds with nostalgic classics. Their music is inspired by what they grew up listening to: house, industrial, jungle, breakbeat hardcore, jock jams, 90s club anthems and 80s new wave. In their hardware sets, PlayPlay uses Moog synthesizers to create everything from unearthly drones to high-energy acid/industrial sounds. Their debut EP, “It’s Only 3AM,” will be out on Knightwerk Records in January.
PlayPlay has been teaching DJ’ing and music production through the music department at UNC-Chapel Hill for the past three semesters. They are especially invested in mentoring women and gender non-conforming DJs & producers, and have hosted multiple workshops with this aim – most recently at Moogfest. For their work at Flux Factory, they will be exploring the energy that can be harnessed through nostalgia via a soundscape installation using synthesizers, recorded samples, and other sonic tools.