GEI Summer Speakers Bio

Eli Goldstein

Soul Clap Records

Eli Goldstein’s career spans 20+ years on the decks and beyond.  Best known as half of EFUNK purveyors SOUL CLAP, Eli wears many hats in the music universe.  He runs SOUL CLAP RECORDS, one of Mixmag’s 10 most influential disco labels of the last decade.  He hosts a monthly radio show on New York City’s THE LOT RADIO.  He’s one of the founders of BLACK FLAMINGO, a plant based taqueria and discotheque in Brooklyn.  And he spins eclectic, vinyl oriented sets and curates a 7” record series called HOUSE ON 45.

Through it all, Eli’s mission has been to share music that feels like the past, but sounds like the future.  Music that makes you move your body and feel something in your soul.  But music is not always enough, and Eli strives to make a positive impact on the world around him by working with DJS 4 CLIMATE ACTION to support the earth, is currently working towards an M.S. in Climate Science and Policy at Bard College’s Center For Environmental Policy, and working as a researcher at A GREENER FESTIVAL. He also works with GIVE A BEAT to promote social justice and THE LOOPLAB to empower Womxn and People of Color in the media arts.