Friends With Benefits Records is expanding into the world of radio!
The Friends With Benefits show brings you house, techno, and disco, mixed continuously by DJs of the queer underground scene. The two-hour broadcast is hosted by David Sylvester and airs Saturday nights at 11pm PT on Wild Planet Radio, KPQR 99.1 FM in Portland, Oregon and online at WildPlanetRadio.com. All episodes will be archived at fwbrecords.com/radio.
Friends With Benefits strives to carry the torch lit by dance music’s founders: the queers and people of color whose innovative productions provided escape from the oppression of everyday life. Their music is the heartbeat of nightclubs that serve as safe havens for community building and authentic self-expression.
FWB stands in opposition to the whitewashing, commoditization, and appropriation of dance music culture. Our mission is to deliver techno and house music that creates joy, nourishes community, confronts systemic oppression, and inspires you to jack your body.
Host David Sylvester is one of the founders of FWB Records. Although his adopted surname honors the queer disco legend Sylvester, David’s style synthesizes dance music’s past and present while always looking to the future. In addition to DJing, David is working in the studio on several remixes and original material for his debut EP.
Wild Planet Radio is the United States’ first full-time FM radio station devoted entirely to queer programming, and it’s a nonprofit supported by community members. Visit WildPlanetRadio.com to learn how you can help KPQR bring the voices of the queer community to the airwaves.