Under the leadership of Nick León, Space Tapes record label is continuing to impact how people think about music. Since they launched in May of 2017 they’ve been hosting events regularly. The latest brought several DJs together including Miami local Channeler, who was featured in a Tropicult Behind The Music Interview.
Channeler was the first DJ to play. Floyd quickly filled up, some lounging on the couches, others mingling at the bar. Typically drinks at Floyd cost $15-$20, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out they had several specials exclusive for the Space Tapes event. $4 shots, $5 Red Stripe, and $30 for bottles of wine. #winning
The crowd was as eclectic as the music. Models, locals, artists, CEOs, and community influencers. I asked 21-year-old Kathryn Hickey, a Geology student here from Gainsville for the summer, what brought her out on a Thursday night.
Dancing was certainly on the menu. The other DJs lined up included Suicideyear, Clara La San, Nuri, and León also played.
Space Tapes Label, is for artists, by artists. It is the birth child of David Sinopoli, best known for III Points, a staple Miami festival that will take place for the sixth time in February 2019.
The date of the festival was changed from October to avoid the worsening unpredictable weather Miami experiences that time of year, which experts attribute to climate change.
You can listen to the latest from Space Tapes on bandcamp. They’re currently working on their second compilation. Interested artists should follow them on Instagram for the latest announcements.
Behind the Music: Channeler
Jose Medina aka Channeler, Space Tapes DJ, will perform live this Friday at Floyd in Miami. Read the Behind the music interview of this self-taught artist that uses music to overcome periods of sadness.