Inspired by the community networks of club culture, KCHUNG’s MOVEMENT explores embodied forms of care, resistance, and liberation through dance and nourishment. KCHUNG DJs Marielle Jade Te, Ray.ONLY, Dean Buckley, and Zuri Adia will keep us moving from 4-8PM in the Aileen Getty Plaza at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Non-alcoholic juices and elixirs courtesy of Seedy, food trucks, and more will be available to keep us hydrated and feeling good.
Zuri Adia is an intuitive seeer and DJ who channels the universe into rhythms and tones from the cosmos to the CDJs. With influences ranging from Alternative Indie Rock to Ballroom and House music, her divine eclectic mixes are influenced by her South Central Los Angeles upbringing and her Afro-Chicanx and Caribbean Jamaican roots. Adia’s DJ sets and mixes have been featured on NTS, Dublab, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, MoMA PS1, the Hammer Museum, the Underground Museum, and her new project La Neca began recording in 2022.
Dean Buckley is first and foremost a passionate music lover: a collector, an aficionado, rabid devourer, information gatherer and disseminator. Beginning as the quintessential big-haired High Fidelity record store queerdo, Dean went on to amass a long history of music industry roles and bona-fides.
Dean began DJing in the late '90s at West Hollywood's nightclub Rage for their "alternative" Mondays, perfecting a mix of modern and old-school mainstream-adjacent alt/indie dance hits and underground classics. He hosted a weekly radio show, That Damn Cat, for pirate radio station KBLT and has continued to DJ and promote his own nightclub events both as a solo artists and as half of R&D: Desearch & Revelopment with DJ Ray.ONLY. Dean has also provided the soundtrack to beer busts, artist-specific events (Prince night, Madonna Monday,) and "Disco-Fried" Sunday nights. He is the driving force behind upcoming Halloween event Murder Bar.
At music labels large (Virgin Records, DreamWorks) and small (Artist Direct) Dean designed and delivered artwork, proofread mechanicals and delivered music masters from stakeholders to manufacturers. He eventually headed the Production Department at Beyond Music and became a graphic artist within the Creative Department for eMusic, designing album packaging for such artists as Sir Mix-a-Lot, John Doe of X, Speech/Arrested Development, Tre Hardson (the Pharcycde) and Berlin's 2002 album Voyeur. He hand-delivered Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope music master to Virgin Records' Australian headquarters. The Spice Girls served him tea once.
As a music journalist, Dean covered album releases, reviewed concerts, wrote features and interviewed artists for almost a decade for L.A. biweekly gay rag Planet Homo and its successor Forefront, and contributed to national magazines Genre, Out, Advocate, and Frontiers. His writing has also appeared in the Washington Post.
Dean has a B.A. in Communications (Journalism/Radio/TV/Film) and an M.A. in Psychology. Currently he is working on his A.A. in Music with a focus on theory, production and the business. He is a member of The Sound Lab collective and provides regular radio show programming for both KQBH 101.5 FM (East L.A.) and KCHUNG 1630 AM (Chinatown), the latter via their KCHUNG Public residency at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary.
Seedy is comfort foods of 3 generations of Angelenos (Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Hillside Village, Boyle Heights). Taking inspiration from a lifetime of living and eating around LA with big splashes of flavor from their Chicanx upbringings in LA/Southern California. Their food has a magical balance of bright, sweet and smoky flavors—while making food for all diets.
Currently Seedy is vending/catering mostly around the east side with the goal of opening up a small brick & mortar serving enchanting and accessible Los Angeles comfort foods. They’re here to feed you your new favorites.
DJ Ray.ONLY was first exposed to music during his formative years via his parent's and sisters' music collection. As a penniless child, Ray.ONLY would record songs from the radio and blend them into cohesive cassette mixtapes. His first music purchase was a DJ mix: DJ Enrie's Journey into House Music. From there his collection burgeoned in formats (cassettes, CDs, vinyl, digital) and genres (Acid, Alt-Rock, Disco, EBM, Electronica, Funk, Garage, House, Hardcore Punk, IDM, Indie Rock, Industrial, Jungle, Krautrock, Latin Rock, New Wave, Pop, Post-Punk, R&B, Soul, Synth Pop, Techno, etc.). When exposed to hardcore punk, Ray.ONLY was so motivated he formed his own band, Badmouth, as lead singer and lyricist. Badmouth performed across Southern California including 2009's Sound and Fury Fest and was signed to Ghost Hunt Records in 2009.
Performing live and curating tracks for 88.7 KSPC in 2009 for their Free Lunch Project radio show, Ray.ONLY was equally inspired to explore being a disc jockey and creating ambience via song selection and sequencing. He found respite from heteronormative nightlife at A Club Called Rhonda; an obsessive hunt for similar clubs yielded events like Bears in Space, Spotlight, Honey Sound System, Lights Down Low and Acid Camp. On this quest he grasped the historical importance of nightclubs like Paradise Garage, The Warehouse, The Continental Baths, and Club Zanzibar; all of which had a major influence on Ray.ONLY and his musical taste. Concurrent with formative DJ experiences, Ray.ONLY earned his B.A. at CSUF and special certifications in graphic design, interactive art & design, and web design & development.
In 2020 Ray.ONLY joined The Sound Lab collective as Disc jockey, Art Director, and Social Media Coordinator. The Sound Lab produces a weekly radio show on KQBH 101.5 FM, where Ray.ONLY cut his teeth as a radio show host. In February 2022, The Sound Lab expanded to KCHUNG 1630 AM producing a bi-monthly radio show programmed by DJs Ray.ONLY & Dean Buckley. Ray.ONLY & Dean Buckley also launched their monthly event R&D: Desearch & Revelopment at Los Angeles' biggest gay club Precinct in February of 2022. Their event focuses on serving the LGBTQ+ community by selecting music made by LGBTQ+ identifying musicians, bands, and producers (both classic and contemporary) as well as featuring a merchants' row with goods made by LGBTQ+ identifying craftspeople. Subsequently he's added more monthly events to his promoter/DJ roster including goth/synthwave night She's in Parties and rug-cutter Bearded Pig Disco.
Marielle Jade Te is a Music Supervisor - currently at Good Ear Music Supervision (GEMS). She spent formative years at her family's Eagle Rock video rental slash convenience store and drove around as Steve Aoki's intern with a dusty Biology degree in tow. It all informed her eclectic taste and lifelong exploration of music's intersection with visual media. She's since shaped the sonic identity of television shows and films such as Silicon Valley (HBO), Gotham (FOX), Pennyworth (EPIX/HBO), Bad Trip (MGM), Really Love (MACRO) and most recently, advertising campaigns for brands like Bacardi, Honda, Google, Meta, & more. Her passion manifests itself through curious hours of online discovery, oddly-specific themed playlists, her monthly radio show on KCHUNG, and chasing the high of live music; forever Looking-For-The-Perfect-Beat.
This program is part of KCHUNG Radio’s ongoing residency at MOCA, KCHUNG PUBLIC.
Self-governed and operated on a shoestring budget, KCHUNG Radio was formed in 2011 as an open forum of artists, musicians, writers, and philosophers. Broadcasting live on 1630 AM from a studio-in-the-sky above a pho restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, KCHUNG Radio stands apart from other local LA-based stations in its programmatically evolving nature: currently broadcasting over 40 hours weekly of original & uncensored content. With the intention to platform traditionally underrepresented voices, there are talk shows, art reviews, interviews with psychics, scientists, plant life, and ghosts, live music, dressing room gossip, surrealist meditation lessons, advice panels, and unscripted gestures of an economic or performative nature. Functioning as a framework for the expression of local artists as individual contributors, the station is an open portal, accessible to any and all interested parties. It celebrates and promotes the efforts of the dedicated amateur while remaining an autonomous entity for collective expression.
KCHUNG PUBLIC is made possible with support from Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF)
Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, with Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs, Brian Dang, fomer Programming Coordinator, and Michele Huizar, Programming Assistant.
Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 4pm
KCHUNG PUBLIC: Movement
Inspired by the community networks of club culture, KCHUNG’s MOVEMENT explores embodied forms of care, resistance, and liberation through dance and nourishment. KCHUNG DJs Marielle Jade Te, Ray.ONLY, Dean Buckley, and Zuri Adia will keep us moving from 4-8PM in the Aileen Getty Plaza at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Non-alcoholic juices and elixirs courtesy of Seedy, food trucks, and more will be available to keep us hydrated and feeling good. Zuri Adia is an intuitive seeer an…