Refuge Worldwide to host the Radio Stage at MELT 2022
Sets from Sally C, Turkana, Steve Bicknell and more.
By Max Graef Lakin
On Friday December 3rd, Refuge Worldwide will take over OXI, the newly refurbished Friedrichshain venue, for a party in support of Radio Zaatari in Jordan.
Proceeds will be split between the Refuge Worldwide workshop series and the refugee-run radio station serving the people of Zaatari Village. 70 kilometers northeast of Amman, the village is home to over 15,000 Syrian refugees. Refuge Worldwide has been in partnership with Radio Zaatari since July 2021, donating half of the funds generated by the Refuge Patreon page to the project.
As anyone who made it down to the re-opening weekend will have noticed, OXI has undergone serious renovations since its forced closure back in August, including major upgrades to the lighting and DJ-booths.
Artists at the controls include South Sudanese DJ, producer and Nyege Nyege affiliate Turkana and African Acid Is the Future founder Maryisonacid. There will be b2b sets from Tornado Wallace & PLO Man, Berlin house-heads Lovefoxy & ADHDJ, and Chloe Lula & Lawrence Lee. Einhundert co-founder Nico Adomako will go head to head with Aryu Jassika, who runs Cape Town's SWAK CATALOG. Also appearing are Refuge Worldwide residents Olin, Sally C, and Steve Bicknell, who will present deep cuts from his collection for a set spanning soul, hip-hop and grime. Patreon subscribers please DM for guest list & Q skip.
See the full lineup below.
OXI, Friday December 3rd, 23:59-10:00
Lawrence Lee & Chloe Lula
Lovefoxy & ADHDJ
Nico Adomako & Aryu Jassika (SWAK x Einhundert)
Steve Bicknell [Radio Set]
Tornado Wallace & PLO Man
Turkana (Nyege Nyege)
Poster by Christina Proske.