Founded by local DJ Ifeoluwa, Intervention began in November 2016 after noticing the toxic homogenous and often white DJ and guitar scene in Bristol and beyond. Since then, they regularly held free DJ and music production workshops across the U.K. teaming up with the nation’s best and brightest. Representation and visibility of marginalised groups – often the creators and originations of everything from punk to jersey to techno – has not only sparked a much needed debate but has kick started the careers of many POC, womxn and LGBT+ individuals with different abilities. As a label, club night and radio show, 404 seeks to push the boundaries of underground dance music by uplifting and amplfying marginalised individuals – allowing for creative experimentation on the dancefloor and on the air waves.
As an artist Ifeoluwa is as a multifaceted DJ renowned for their R&B club cuts and high energy jersey, regularly found dipping into post punk and UK Techno on NTS Radio. Using music and both still and moving image from her formative years, each set is an extension of their identity within a world that seeks to silence and marginalise queer black women and has recently contributed to the NYC and further afield based collective ‘Discwoman’ mix series.