5lowershop is a DIY music, arts, activist collective which originated in San Francisco, California. The organisation began in 1997 as an underground free music distribution with a focus on promoting the more unfamiliar genres of non-commercial electronic music through a series of mixtapes. Cassettes of DJ's and live producers were sent out free of charge to anyone who left their details via an infoline (mostly within the US). In the beginning, the concept behind the mixtape series was to try and encourage the listener to pay more attention to the music and less attention to "who" was making it. Therefore, cover art and designs were mostly nameless.
Join 5lowershop Soundsystem on Saturday June 13th, as we embark on the second in our new series of Live Stream events, bringing together DJ's and producers from the USA, Ireland, and the UK and beaming them directly to you.