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- 097 Julio
 
 
Few artists can pull off first-name-only monikers, but Julio is on​e of them. Raised in Geneva, the longtime music lover began DJing in 2007 and traveling the world before settling in the US to bring listeners something fresh. It was then that an idea began to grow. Soon, he would be on the cusp of launching what would later become the renowned and beloved Sheik 'N' Beik label and party series. 
 
 
Now a staple in NYC's electronic scene and abroad, Sheik 'N' Beik grew from one man's concept to a full fledged collective, label, and production team responsible for some of the hottest parties and releases of the last few years with a strong community of dedicated supporters wherever they go. 

Bring TBA Brooklyn Back.



Almost two years ago TBA Brooklyn opened its doors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the goal of providing a home for New York's underground electronic music scene. We wanted to create an intimate space that is open to anyone looking to grab a drink and hear some good beats without spending a lot of money. 

We like to think that since opening we have succeeded in our dream and solidified our reputation as a space where even though you rarely pay a cover, you can always count on seeing the best talent that NYC has to offer, along with artists from around the country and world. We have also been lucky enough to host some amazing art exhibitions, both on our outside walls and at TBA and its sister gallery space. Those who have been with us from the beginning know that we are always working to improve the space and the TBA experience, whether you are a regular, an occasional visitor or a random tourist stopping by. 

Unfortunately, recent events have put that dream at risk and we need your help to make sure that we can continue operating.

On the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, TBA was subject to a multi-agency inspection by various New York City authorities and at the conclusion of the inspection, to our surprise, we were forced to immediately cease operations. Since then we have been working on multiple fronts to determine what exactly the requirements are to reopen and how we can satisfy those requirements. We have already begun this process, working with architects, contractors, expediters and lawyers, each of which cost money. We have learned that we will need multiple inspections and our expediters have been tirelessly working to get those inspections scheduled promptly but the timing and findings of these inspections remains largely out of our control. Until the authorities are completely satisfied and convey their sign-off across departments, we are not allowed to operate.

Having zero revenue for going on 3 weeks has been a challenge. We are faced with many outstanding bills and are struggling to find a way to survive this crisis, and so we are turning to YOU to help us weather this storm and keep TBA alive.

On Thursday December 18th we'll be hosting a fundraiser at Good Room from 5pm to 4am. There will be over 30 artists joining us & delicious food will be served from our friends' eateries. Below you can find the list of the artists, eateries & supporters. We're thankful for having so many amazing people around us. 

Plus we're starting an online fundraising campaign where you can make donations for a month. All funds will go directly to paying our outstanding bills and we will provide updates as available. Thank you so much and hope to see you at TBA soon!

- 096 Lorenzo Dada
 
 
It's been 10 years since Lorenzo Dada launched on the electronic circuit after impressing fellow musician Jay Haze with a few tracks. It wasn't long before they joined forces to create and release music together on his own label, Sonora Records. 
 
Founded in 2007, the label has gone on to release albums with No Artificial Colours, Death On The Balcony, Wareika, Daria, Eduardo Castillo, among others. 

- 095 Mantu
​The trajectory of MANTU's career ​is anything but traditional. From throwing underground (and illegal) Berlin raves in the '90s to joining the corporate music industry with Universal as a promoter and A&R, he created a name for himself as a bona fide expert with an international reputation.