Bernard Farley

Bernard Farley

Bio

Bernard Farley is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of Black Techno Matters. Under the name Outputmessage, he’s put out dozens of albums and EPs starting in 2003 with “Bernard’s Song” (released on Ghostly while he was in college studying number theory and algebraic topology). Other highlights include the electronic pop of “40000km” (2012) which has over 300K plays on Spotify and the protest music video “Wake the Fuck Up!” (2020) which shows his masterful movements as a dancer and performance artist. Born in Queens, NY, Bernard finally settled in Washington, DC in 2006. This led to his role as a producer and vocalist in the indie-dance group Volta Bureau whose song “Alley Cat” topped the Beatport charts and has over a million plays on YouTube. B_X_R_N_X_R_D is his new decolonized musical identity: “Each time I jack into my tr-8s machines, I aim to create visceral drum music that is rooted in our past, liberates us in the present, and opens portals into an alternate future.”