This Tuesday, June 2, XLR8R will observe “Blackout Tuesday,” a day of reflection and meaningful action.

In solidarity with the Black community, we will not be posting anything anywhere, and we will continue this all week, until Monday, June 8. Our weekly podcast will be delayed, with the next mix scheduled for Tuesday, June 9.

This blackout will be a time for reflection; to research, think, and plan how XLR8R can do better to promote diversity and to better support the Black community whose inspired peoples created and nurtured the very scene we all profit from and claim to hold dear.

It will be a time to reflect on the continued racism and structural oppression and violence that people of color face every day and how we can do better to stop it from happening. It will be a time to research—with a plan to action—ways in which XLR8R can help mobilize the electronic music community in this cause.

We stand with those fighting for justice and equality and we sincerely promise to do better in this fight.

For those in a position to do so, we encourage you to research ways you can support local causes and donate to Black Lives Matter and the various funds set up to support the cause, some of which are included below.

We are committed to the fight for racial justice.

Ways You Can Help by Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

In Memory Of Tony Mcdade

Minnesota Freedom Fund