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Return Records x Mercury East Presents…Back to the Bowery- Showcase at the Mercury Lounge Featuring Samantha Liza, MindGamz, Diquan Julius, Lucha Like Libre


Samantha Liza

Samantha Liza is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, DJ and producer of Swedish and Indonesian-Chinese heritage. Growing up, she moved around the world: from London, Sweden, Kuwait, Florida, Shanghai to New York, she was introduced to a variety of cultures and music at an early age.

Samantha started writing music at the age of 13. Towards the end of 2020, Samanhta decided to focus on creating electronic music—inspired by a variety of artists and genres. Expect to hear a wide range of elements in her music, sampling sounds from the djembe, bongos, hand pan, guitar, and more.



MindGazm is a DJ/VJ live instrument experience consisting of Gregory Gelfand, Jenya Taran and guest live musicians. Born in New York City. MindGazm began as a techno rock / fusion band, but by 2017 fully transitioned into DJ/VJ Electronic Dance Music experience with visuals and live instruments.

MindGazm DJ / Live sets employ the latest EDM / deep house grooves creating a mixture of hottest releases and original productions inspiring the dance floor to rumble with motion. Nonintrusive vocals, smooth deep beats, enhanced by visuals and live flute, guitar and keyboard help MindGazm elevate the audiance into a sonic plane.

The latest MindGazm productions include: Gentle Chill, Tiny Giants, Into the Sound (coming soon). The deep bass, dance rhythms, visuals and live instruments elevate the dance floor into a euphoric resonance.


Diquan Julius

With a love for all types of music Diquan has ventured in both the R&B and Gospel industry where he became a billboard charting artist with his group UTK. Diquan now has the passion to just make music that excites him and give uplift to everyone across the globe. He hopes that through his singing and songwriting that he would be able to touch the masses through authenticity and love for people and his passion.

At the age of 3, Diquan started singing in every one of his church’s choirs except the senior choir but always felt that his mother forced him to sing on Sundays. Eventually, he became a lover of music as well as gained confidence in his voice which has landed him great opportunities such as performing the National Anthem at the Washington Wizards basketball game and singing background for the legendary Eric Benet. He and his brothers pretended to be singing frogs from a childhood movie in which he would always sing lead vocal. Since those days Diquan has always wanted to be a singer so he started writing and singing R&B while in college. He later moved to Washington, DC for work where he met a colleague that heard him singing at his desk and invited him to church. Diquan became the first choir director of his church at the time and later became the Minister of Music at multiple churches.

Diquan eventually ventured back into the R&B world with a debut single entitled “Let Me Love You” which concocted a sound of Afrobeat mixed with his soulful R&B voice. This single became known in Atlanta nightclubs as well as nightclubs in his hometown as well as commercial radio stations in Washington, DC and Atlanta. Diquan would then release a vibrant neo type of R&B single entitled “Lala Land” where he wanted to get back to sound of authentic R&B music. This record is currently being circulated across commercial radio platforms and has become a fan favorite during his performances as he moves about the DC music circuit. Through his music, Diquan plans to reunite generational division and spread love to all nations. Bringing back the authentic sound of R&B is one of the many things that he hopes to accomplish as a main goal. He will continue to write songs of many genres and push to be the composer/author that he has always dreamed of.

Lucha Like Libre

NYC based indie band


Please Note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry.

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