Horse Meat Disco: 20 years of queer joy on the dancefloor (DJ Mag)

By |2024-01-23T22:10:32-06:00January 23rd, 2024|Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, DJ Mag, Entertaiment, Gay, House, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, UK|

  Horse Meat Disco held their first party at what would become known as The Eagle pub in Vauxhall, London on New Year’s Day 2004. As their weekly Sunday night queer party grew, so did their international reputation, and they haven't stopped since. Here, Andy Thomas charts the soaraway success of the disco house collective over [...]

How South Africa’s queer underground is remaking ballroom in its own image (DJMAG)

By |2023-12-11T19:19:48-06:00December 11th, 2023|Afro House, Afrobeats, Amapiano, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ Mag, Gay, House Music, International, LGBTQIA+, South Africa|

  In South Africa's burgeoning ballroom scene, pioneering figures and DJs are finding their own ‘Ha’ in the country's past, and in the contemporary sounds of gqom, amapiano, and Afrobeats. Tazmé Pillay learns more “DJ, cut the beat.” The room falls silent — an unforgivable sin anywhere else, but this is no nightclub. This is a [...]

In Uganda, queer electronic music artists face the impact of a global anti-LGBTQ backlash (DJ MAG)

By |2023-11-15T22:02:48-06:00November 15th, 2023|Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ Mag, electronic music, Gay, International, LGBTQIA+, news, Report, Trans|

    Uganda passed a draconian anti-LGBTQ law in March, sending the county’s queer community into turmoil and marking another brutal step in the homophobic and transphobic backlash sweeping the globe. Marke Bieschke speaks to some of the musicians affected about the new realities they face, how their art has changed, and what we [...]

The History of GDE, ADE’s little brother (Gay News)

By |2023-10-29T21:10:26-05:00October 29th, 2023|ADE, Amsterdam ADE2023, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Gay, House Music, LGBTQIA+|

Amsterdam Dance Event continues to be the world's largest and most important DJ and electronic music conference and festival. Consisting of different sub-conferences and sub-events (such as GDE, Amsterdam Dance Event's little brother) ADE continues its global impact on the world's dance music industry, and the GDE events carry a clear message during the ADE: [...]

NEW THREE-PART DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES BERLIN’S NIGHTLIFE AND ITS PREVIOUS FIVE DECADES (Mixmag)

By |2023-09-06T17:15:04-05:00September 6th, 2023|Berlin, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Documentary, electronic music, Entertaiment, Gay, International, LGBTQIA+, MixMAg, Music News|

  'EXZESS Berlin – Hauptstadt der Clubs' can be viewed in full from September 7 A new three-part documentary series has been revealed, 'EXZESS Berlin – Haupstadt der Clubs', exploring contemporary Berlin nightlife culture and the previous five decades of its club community, The complete series - commissioned jointly by rbb and ARD Kultur - [...]

Rhythms of Revolution: The Intersection of House Music and Queer Spaces (Gray Area)

By |2023-06-27T18:08:09-05:00June 27th, 2023|Chicago, Dublin, Gay, Gray Area, LGBTQIA+, London, New York, San Francisco, Uncategorized|

In celebration of Pride Month, we're taking a rhythmic journey through time, tracing the transformative footprints of some of the world's most influential LGBTQ+ club spaces in the oasis of house music. From the disco-fueled dance floors of Chicago's Warehouse to the pulsing beats of New York's Paradise Garage; from Dublin's Mother, a cornerstone of [...]

40 Years of Smartbar (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-06-26T17:59:45-05:00June 26th, 2023|Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, DJ, Gay, House Music, House Music History, Music News, Resident Advisor|

  Founder Joe Shanahan never intended to be in the live music business. But his passion for house music transformed his Chicago venue into a nightlife hotspot and a "beacon of hope" for US dance music. The story begins on the North Side of Chicago in 1982. In the aftermath of Disco Demolition and the advent of [...]

BLACK OBSIDIAN SOUNDSYSTEM TO HOST FREE DJ AND PRODUCTION SESSIONS (MIXMAG)

By |2023-06-24T12:35:30-05:00June 24th, 2023|African American, Announcements, Dance Music, DJ, Gay, International, LGBTQIA+, London, MixMAg, Music News, news, producer, Trans, UK|

The sessions will take place at FOLD and give priority to Black and Queer musical creatives. London-based Black and queer/trans led collective, Black Obsidian Soundsystem, have announced that they will be providing gratuitous DJ and production sessions at FOLD in Canning Town, London. The workshops are part of an effort to contribute to an “ecosystem that stretches beyond nepotism”, [...]

Birthplace of house music one step away from landmark status (Chicago Sun Times)

By |2023-06-20T18:35:26-05:00June 20th, 2023|Chicago, Classics, Frankie Knuckles, Gay, House, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, Music News, news|

“The Warehouse,” at 206 S. Jefferson St., regarded as the birthplace of house music, could be granted historic landmark status by the city as early as Wednesday. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Time From 1977 through the mid-1980s, the resident DJ at the Warehouse was Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and remix artist hailed as the “Godfather of [...]

Robert Owens, Queen! added to Chicago House Music Festival & Conference (5 Mag)

By |2023-06-07T19:14:07-05:00June 7th, 2023|5 Magazine, Announcements, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Dance Music, DJ, Gay, House, House Music, LGBTQIA+, Music News|

The City of Chicago has announced the full line-up for the 2023 Chicago House Music Festival and Conference taking place on June 23 and June 24, 2023. The city previously announced that this year’s festival will be taking place on the Humboldt Park Boathouse lawn on June 24, 2023 from 11am to 9pm. The initial line-up [...]

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