Turning over the leaf of the new year, Abstract without Abstraction is honored to present its first guest mix of the 2018, presented by Leesh. Leesh, also known as Alicia Greco, is a writer, DJ and organizer originally hailing from Buffalo, NY, one of the newest members of Chicago's NBFC (Naughty Bad Fun Collective), and the driving force behind a number of platforms charting the pathways and affinities of underground house & techno in North America and celebrating intersectionality in dance music: Sequencer & the newly launched Daisychain podcast.
In her all-vinyl debut mix, Leesh takes us directly into the hypnagogic, ecstatic heart of the drum. We couldn't imagine a better way to enter the year of the dog- that is- the year of companionship. It is the companionship that Leesh embodies with the metaphor of the Daisychain- connecting up circuitry, identities, struggles, and livelihoods to form a symbiotic network of female-id, trans, cis women, and nonbinary folks from all backgrounds, both within and beyond our defined queer communities. Stop, and listen deeper.