Built around a vocal sample taken from an interview with Dr. Maya Angelou, “Until Everybody is Free” is a cheeky subversion of diva house: Soft-spoken words with a sassy beat. A smooth swarm of synth sounds hover above raw, syncopated percussion and a rubbery, bouncing bassline, laying the framework for the doctor's orders. With a glossy finish that's unmistakably contemporary, the track nonetheless honors the heyday of house music, a genre inextricably linked to intersectional identities and struggles.
“The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free”
— Dr. Maya Angelou
The release of “Until Everybody is Free”, marks the launch of Bella Cuts’ own imprint, Common Groove. Originally composed for the Internationalist Queer Pride in Berlin, the track also serves as theme song for The Solidarity Index, a new podcast exploring cultural power for collective liberation (out on 16.01.2023 on all podcast platforms).
All proceeds from this release go to the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation