FREE, PROUD, DISCO
Eris Drew is a DJ, producer and trans ecstatic from the prairies of Illinois, USA. She runs the T4T LUV NRG recording label with her loving b2b partner Octo Octa. Eris is also a recording artist for Naive Records out of Portugal and conducts the Psychedelic Rites of the Motherbeat at various locations. Eris has been playing and programming keyboards since she was a child. Her experiences as a musician and dancer showed her that rave is a powerful apparatus which can be used to transform individual lives and communities. In an effort to contextualize the rave experience, Eris gives talks around the world on the connections between dance music culture and other ecstatic traditions such as shamanism. In addition, she is an advocate for trans/non-binary/queer people and mentors aspiring DJs and electronic musicians. She is there to remind us that: I. Ritual dance music has been here since the beginning, before historical time. II. Each of us is made for better things than the cultural download we receive provides. III. We can use the music as a technology to unlock our bodies, dissolve boundaries and models, and find each other.