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    Sy Xe has been djing and producing since 2017 and has already become a staple voice in the New York underground. Their heavy, twisted sonics are informed by a host of unwavering principles and ancestral knowledge. The following "sonic essay" is a container for the urgency these times call for - urgency to act, to build, to remember, to be mindful and to honor decay. Swelling, unintelligible vocals ride the waves of crashing dissonance into the shores of the unconscious. This piece is at once a call to action and a vacuum for the fear and doubt we face. Sy Xe's masterful layering evidences an architecture of relief, resilience and revolution.

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    In what capacity has sound aided in your personal regeneration and preservation? How has sound healed you?

    Sound has dug through archives of ache while laughing off false impulses, a tentatively whipped toxin in the balm of gilead. Sound sirens desire and has shown me how to reset.

    What place does "wellness" have in an ecosystem of social change/decay?

    Wellness sustains. Decay holds us through its necessary uprooting, enzymatic rot. Decay comprises discomfort and wellness learns best inside of chasms.

    What kind of ancestor would you like to be remembered as?


    Do you have a battlecry?

    Yes, first heard when I exited the womb.

    SYANIDE is a sound artist who works between New Jersey and Brooklyn. Since their debut set for Boiler Room in 2019, SYANIDE has gained traction in NYC’s underground community, developing a sound that questions the function and form of dance music. NYC sound collective DISCWOMAN curiously questioned their approach as a guest on their ‘DISCUS’ podcast, where they candidly spoke on their relationship to technology, time, intergenerational irreverence and mentorship, and the presence of technical disruption over technical perfection in their work. They were featured as a panelist for Dweller Festival’s premiere discussion entitled ‘Who Does Techno Belong To?’ and performed at ‘Black Sound’ hosted by Make Techno Black Again x HECHA NYC. Their track “RASH” was featured on the third volume of ‘Physically Sick’. They provided a piano improv and wrote a poem titled “Disruption (Cato’s Conspiracy)” for Clinical Poetics’s ‘Black National Sonic Weaponry’ album, serving as a visceral re-imagining of the 1739 Stono Uprising, the largest recorded uprising of captive Africans in British-occupied South Carolina and the colonial U.S. mainland. Their latest release ‘RHONDA (RIP)’ is a 6-minute, 4-track digital tape available on Bandcamp.