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"They have the tools and the literacy of the old music and new types of dance music.... actually turning out to be quite a bit of a scene" --- NPR, Art of the Story Podcast (January 3, 2024)

“A completely new way to listen to Jewish music” --- NY City News Service (October 20, 2023)

“Chaia is definitely of the new generation of klezmer performers, there’s no doubt in my mind about that... and her burgeoning vision is catching on." --- The Jewish Week (August 4, 2023)

"[Chaia's] songs become a conversation with listeners about her own takes on the source material... it's a Zeitgeist moment" --- Grammy.com (May 13, 2024)

“Chaia is forging a new movement in klezmer and really taking it to the 21st century. It’s not just a genre. It’s a way to bring people together.” --- The Forward (July 18, 2023)

"[Chaia] is giving this old-world music genre a new spin and introducing it to a wider audience...one of the burgeoning klezmer fusion artists" —Jewish Unpacked (March 14, 2024)

"A catalyst for intergenerational collaboration and celebration." —Reckless Magazine (August 9, 2023)

"With her community-oriented approach, New York DJ Chaia has established herself as a fresh voice in the landscape of New York nightlife." --- Deja Me (April 12, 2023)

"[Chaia's] dance parties are growing as fast as the popularity of the [social justice] messages in her music." — Jewish Unpacked (August 7, 2023)

“Using house and techno as her canvas, she samples traditional Yiddish music and sound bytes from contemporary progressive Jewish thinkers to combine her modern music interests with her ancestral background."— Allston Pudding (July 11, 2023)

“More than just a new sound— [Chaia] has kindled a unique scene of queer young activists who are pushing for radical change.” --- Bushwick Daily (October 26, 2023)

"Berman Peters gifts us a chance to step into a cultural underground, bringing together the world of the shtetl and the world of the rave." --- Vashti Media (July 27, 2023)

“[Chaia] uplifts Jewish music through the use of electronic music” --- BK Reader (Nov 3, 2023)

"[Chaia] samples Yiddish traditional records and melds them with techno and house beats for what Friedland calls an 'atmospheric, ethereal experience.'" —Chicago Reader (May 9, 2024)

"She is a multi-dimensional Jewish techno artist: a producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter... She's designed a high-energy storytelling medium through her techno tracks." --- The Harvard Independent (March 30, 2023)