Speaker Music

Real Name:
DeForrest Brown, Jr.
Speaker Music is a solo project of DeForrest Brown, Jr.

DeForrest Brown Jr. is an outspoken theorist, journalist, curator, visual artist, and by necessity, a musician. He often collaborates with his partner Ting Ding who co-runs the sustainable gender-flexible apparel line HECHA / 做.

Raised in the deep South, DeForrest moved to New York a few years back and has been shaking things up IRL and online ever since. Brown Jr asks difficult questions that make us relook at how we think about race, class, post-racial ideas, historical events and the social structures in America. His work defies narrow bags and he’s truly a unique cultural polygot comfortable booking an artist like Felicia Atkinson at Issue Project Room or shaking up people on the street with his “Make Techno Black Again” hat line.

His music project Speaker Music was inspired by Rhythmanalysis, a book of essays by urbanist philosopher Henri Lefebvre as well as considerations of momentum and the “chronopolitical” from British cultural theorist Kodwo Eshun.



ZIQ416 Speaker Music - Of Desire, Longing album art Speaker Music Of Desire, Longing (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ416 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
ZIQ424 Speaker Music - Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry  album art Speaker Music Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry (Album) Planet Mu ZIQ424 UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Speaker Music - A Bitter But Beautiful Struggle album art Speaker Music A Bitter But Beautiful Struggle(Cass, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Purple Tape Pedigree none US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ZIQ434 Speaker Music - Soul​-​Making Theodicy album art Speaker Music Soul​-​Making Theodicy(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Planet Mu ZIQ434 UK 2021