Our friends lost their home, musical equipment, and countless records in a tragic fire.
If you frequented our residency at Neuehouse this past summer, you might’ve attended a beautiful listening session with our good friend Josh Da Costa. Along with being one of the sweetest people we’ve met, Josh is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, and long-time staple of the Los Angeles music scene. He’s one of our favorite selectors in town and someone who has been supportive to so many newcomers to the city.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Josh da Costa, Shags Chamberlain, Renee Lucille Clark, and Daryl Johns lost their home in a tragic fire. At around 6:30 pm, an arsonist set fire to two trees on the property on Avenue 54 in Highland Park. The blaze quickly spread to the attic before ripping through most of the home. Luckily, no one was injured, but Shags, Renee, and Daryl only had moments to escape to safety, without even time to put on shoes.
This fire has resulted in the loss of much of their personal belongings – including clothing, basic necessities, musical instruments, production equipment, and large collections of rare records – and they are all now displaced in the loss of their home.
They’ve put together a GoFundMe to support the four housemates as they navigate the aftermath of the fire. This safety net would allow them to move forward without feeling like they’ve been robbed of their home and their livelihoods. If you have the means, please consider supporting these artists that are such a crucial part of the Los Angeles music scene. Anything bit helps.
Check the GoFundMe page to donate + more information: https://gofund.me/093b32ac