INTERVENTION founder Yewande Adeniran (aka Ifeoluwa) is a multifaceted artist, lecturer, writer, DJ, NTS radio host, and head of record label ipaadi. As a DJ, they are known for their R&B club cuts, post-trance edits and is regularly found dipping into post punk, UK Techno, Grime and Gqom.
Their monthly residency on NTS Manchester pioneered their avourite sounds, with everything from bubblegum internet music to post-trance and emo grime, pushing their love for internet subcultures to a worldwide audience.
Over Summer 2018, they held a residency at the Arnolfini, helping to curate a series of events. During this time, their contribution to the critically acclaimed Discwoman Mix Series, gained them a new loyal fanbase, alongside a residency in Manchester with Fatima Al Qadiri. Their craft revolves around expressing themselves through activism as well as music and art - leading to them exhibiting a photographic installation on Bristol’s People Of Colour and performing at No Bounds festival the past two years. They are now a resident for Hope Works.
They also work as a freelance music journalist for Mixmag, The Wire, Insert, The Quietus and DJ Mag. As an academic, they have written and lectured on Race, Gender, Sexuality, with research spanning across queer theory, postcolonial theory, visual arts and internet subcultures. Their work with Intervention, as a lecturer and activist led to a place on Bristol’s first BME Power List and further awards as recognition for their work as a DJ and activist.