Love Injection is a New York-based music and culture fanzine in print since 2015. Co-founded by Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele, it quickly established itself as a critical platform for celebrating the constantly shifting cultures of dance music in New York. In addition to the print zine, the two host a weekly radio show with the same name on Brooklyn’s The Lot Radio Saturdays from 10am-12pm EST. Love Injection has produced nightlife exhibits at MoMA PS1 (NY), White Columns Gallery (NY), The Music Center (LA), curated and hosted panels for Resident Advisor, and produced shows for radio stations like Dublab (LA) and WorldwideFM (London).
Universal Love is a quarterly fundraising party with a growing community joined by the principles of social progress, good sound, uplifting music, and open minds. They play these parties end-to-end and try to challenge perceived norms of genre, tempo, technique (or lack thereof).
Paul and Barbie also produce and host the New York Chapter of Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy’s co-educational Classic Album Sundays championing communal, active listening on world class hi-fi components. The New York sessions are currently held monthly at Nowadays in Brooklyn once per month.
Separately, Paul runs the Most Excellent Unlimited imprint and Barbie plays in Seedy Films, a punk band under Luke Jenner’s Manono Records imprint.
“NYC is a cultural melting pot that creates unique situations through which truly unique and innovative music is birthed. How the music and the scene evolved through the night-clubs, DJs, labels, artists, radio, stores, and streets is such a fascinating tale. Love Injection champions the past, present and future of NYC and its musical connections.” – Matthew Neal, Mr. Bongo