Patch Pulse: Xyla & Somni Benefiting APTP

Patch Pulse presents a night of audiovisual collaborations by multimedia artists. On June 26, tune in for special live performances by electronic musicians Xyla and Somni.

We at Gray Area stand with the current protests against systemic racism and police brutality. To support this movement, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this event to the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) Oakland. We hope you can join us in a night of creative visions to reimagine our world.

This event will be livestreamed online for free. All ticket sales and donations go towards supporting APTP — please consider contributing what you can.



Though she originally moved west in 2013 to study classical French Horn performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Houston-born Xyla has built a beautiful life in San Francisco as an all-genre electronic music producer. She is most recently known for blurring the lines between house, breakbeat, and footwork, and is often influenced by jazz and R&B. Her inspirations come from a mixed bag of musicians including Joe Henderson, DJ Rashad, J Dilla, and Brandy.


Somni is Leo Shulman, a UK born, LA based producer and singer/songwriter. Recently featured as a Best New Artist on Pigeons and Planes and NPR, his latest album “Home” has been described as having “a wonderfully home-spun feel, drawing on beat tape production and home recording influences to create a psychedelic patchwork of soulful, groovy productions that take us on a journey across a sun-hardened landscape” (Future Music Magazine). Born into a family of classical musicians, Leo started making music at an early age, studying classical, jazz, and folk music, with guitar being his main instrument. He switched his main focus to beatmaking in his teens, drawing inspiration from LA beat scene titans like Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, and Teebs, as well as UK based artists like Burial, Amon Tobin, and Portishead. Now signed to LA based label Friends of Friends, Somni released his debut album Bloom in 2018, and his follow up Home in March 2020.


Anti Police-Terror Project

The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. We support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing.

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