The image of a shirtless, leather-clad circuit party circa the early s is the traditional image for this form of gay escapism, with DJs like Peter Rauhofer or Junior Vasquez setting the tone for the chiseled swaths of men on the dance floor with a very specific brand of pumping house. In the past decade, however, gay clubs have begun to splinter off from a somewhat antiquated sound. Eschewing big beat drums for TB basslines, techno grooves, and soulful vocals, the new queer movement is one that looks to the past while pushing its sonic boundaries further and further forward. Unique to the scene itself is a lack of a geographic center, with gay party crews from all over the country proving to be integral to its overall identity — not just those from the usual major nightlife markets. Jacob Meehan, Harry Cross and Aceboombap founded the Chicago dance party on the aim of providing a space free from inhibitions, away from the oppressive attitudes and abuse gay people are too commonly subject to in more public places.
6 party crews redefining the gay underground
Top 10 techno clubs in Barcelona | Xceed Blog
Your clubbing guide to find the best nightclubs and events near you. The latest electro and techno music news and reviews from Xceed. Your cultural source to the latest news about artists, music, events and more…. Of all the great things your city has to offer, nightlife is not the least of them. Latest music news, comment, reviews and analysis from Xceed. Discover all things to do on a night out. But here it is, enjoy.
Be the Life of Our Party!
But, spoiler alert! Around since , its founders have been taking the electronic dance scene in NYC to new heights and even further underground , with lists of DJs ravers in Berlin have probably never even heard of. Today they throw parties all over Brooklyn at various locations, many not even being disclosed to ticket holders until the day of.
How did house music become so whitewashed? How did a black musical art form pioneered by black DJs during the 80s and 90s in black neighborhoods become so detached from its origins? In recent years, these questions and conversations around the gentrification of techno, house and rave music have increased. Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, co-founder of Discwoman, a New York-based collective and DJ booking agency focusing on DJs of marginalized backgrounds, criticized the lack of diversity at Dekmantel and Awakenings last year, two major rave festivals held in the Netherlands.