Spontaneous Affinity

is creating zines, DJ mixes, interviews

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Monthly Mix Sustainer

$5
per month
This tier helps support our regular mix and interview series, covering artist payments, web infrastructure costs, etc. Since early 2020, we've been paying every Spontaneous Affinity mix/interview contributor $100.

All Patreon supporters will receive periodic updates on the finances of Spontaneous Affinity (which we hope will be a small nudge toward more financial transparency across the music industry, and help others compare and contrast across small, independent projects).
  • Support our regular mixes and interviews

Print Zine Supporter

$8
per month
This tier helps cover print costs and contributor payments for our print zine releases. This includes the annual Spontaneous Affinity zine, which includes the year's online interviews and additional contributed writing, and any other print releases we release, such as our Behind the Party series, interviewing the laborers behind dance music. Expect 2-3 zines per year.

Subscribing to this tier will likely cost slightly more than the raw Bandcamp cost of buying each zine, but sustained support will help loads with being able to release these more regularly and pay contributors fairly.

All Patreon supporters will receive periodic updates on the finances of Spontaneous Affinity (which we hope will be a small nudge toward more financial transparency across the music industry, and help others compare and contrast across small, independent projects).
  • Receive a print copy of our zine releases (1+ per year)
  • Support our regular mixes and interviews

Mega Supporter

$20
per month
For the supporter who wants to go the extra mile - you'll receive everything from the previous tiers, plus extra gratitude for helping us plan even bigger for the future <3

All Patreon supporters will receive periodic updates on the finances of Spontaneous Affinity (which we hope will be a small nudge toward more financial transparency across the music industry, and help others compare and contrast across small, independent projects).
  • Support our regular mixes and interviews
  • Download code for any future music releases
  • Receive a print copy of our zine releases (1+ per year)

About Spontaneous Affinity

Spontaneous Affinity is about the communal nature of the dancefloor. It's about communication and feedback. Spontaneous Affinity isn't for the isolated bedroom producer, although we love them, too—it is for those of us who understand music and dance as one of the most powerful sources of personal growth and interpersonal empathy, who are driven by the need to support and elevate one another, and as a result experience the evolution of our creative and connective selves.

Spontaneous Affinity isn't about ego, knowledge, paraphernalia, or exclusivity of any kind. It's about pure sensation. It's about losing track of yourself and merging with a moment. It's about temporary autonomous zones and ephemeral connections. It's about forgetting to Shazam that track or fix your hair. It's about the hours far past dawn when everyone left on the dancefloor has laid their soul bare but still looks beautiful under the harshness of sunlight.

Spontaneous Affinity is not a utopian vision. It's about understanding how to let go. How to let go of a person. How to let go of a place. How to break a routine even if it hurts. How to appreciate a feeling that can't last forever as if it were eternal, and how to appreciate challenging moments—and challenging sounds—as catalysts for growth.

  • A monthly mix series, accompanied by written interviews focused on how featured artists have been shaped by the dancefloors they inhabit and how they're actively shaping the spaces they'd like to see.
  • An annual zine, collecting the year's interviews for deeper reading and reflection.
  • Additional print zine releases, such as our 2020 Behind the Party zine that collected interviews from the workers behind dance music.
  • A (perhaps futile) attempt to hearken back to slower, more personal music coverage.
  • Always seeking new avenues for collaboration and expression adjacent to the dance music community.

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