Abdu Ali, Lawrence Burney, Chanel Cruz and DJ Genie launched Kahlon as a showcase for artists of varying backgrounds (women, people of color and the LGBTQI community), often held at the Crown in Station North. In the past two years, the inclusive event has featured party-starting artists like Princess Nokia, DJ AngelBaby, Dan Deacon and Ali himself, but it has also evolved. Now the audio-visual exhibition incorporates works of poets, authors and artists addressing social and political issues. But it still acts as a sweat-drenched, life-affirming dance party, too.
— Wesley Case