Hello, my name is Kyle Bella.

I’m a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, HIV/AIDS advocate and online archivist with a passion for music. This blog is an attempt to explore emerging artists, under-appreciated gems and works that speak to marginalized experiences around race, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

The title of the blog - "Make 1,2" - is a reference to song by Arthur Russell, one of New York's most prolific and influential musicians up until his untimely death from AIDS-related complications in the early 1990s.

I hope you enjoy these explorations with me. Feel free to reach out with any questions or new music you think I should listen to.