A few words on our values, roots, and politics.
Our work at RSS is deeply rooted in the idea that the dancefloor is home.
Dancefloors are liberatory spaces of expression, emotion, social intimacy, and have deep cultural meaning.
The dancefloor welcomes all, includes all.
Throughout our history, dancefloors have been an especially crucial space of exile for marginalized folks around the world. The dancefloor is a permissive space, filled with the meeting and mixing of sound, people, and ideas.
The dancefloor dissolves borders. It provides refuge. At the dance, you can be yourself, and be with others as themselves. Collectively feel joy, expel fear, alienation, and stress, and move…together.
The story of contemporary global club and dance music is the history of modern forced migration, and peoples' resistance to domination, oppression and suppression. From the advent of modern imperialism, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, down through contemporary manifestations of these forces, people experiencing displacement, exile and alienation all over the globe have created spaces of dance and music where soul and culture can survive, heal and thrive. Dance music is a commitment to liberation, for all.
With that being said, RSS is committed to leveraging the resources that dance music and its culture offers, to support and enrich the lives of those communities who have and do contribute so much to our craft and culture. We are honored and humbled to be able to use our knowledge and skills to support migrant and diasporic, undocumented, refugee, LGBTQ, alternatively abled, those in incarceration, and/or anyone who is searching for freedom, belonging, inclusion and support in this music and culture.