DESIREE: the ascent of South African house music’s brightest star (DJ Mag)

By |2024-02-21T21:37:44-06:00February 21st, 2024|Afro House, black History Month, Dance Music, DJ, DJ Mag, electronic music, House, House Music, International, LGBTQIA+, South Africa|

Soaring ascents, the kind that can take an artist from obscurity to stardom in what seems to be the blink of an eye, don’t occur often, in dance music or elsewhere – those who are lucky enough to have that experience often disappear just as quickly. But there’s little chance of a quick fade for [...]

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 [...]

Beatport Celebrates 20 Years of Dance Music and DJ Culture (Decoded Magazine)

By |2024-01-18T20:59:27-06:00January 18th, 2024|Announcements, Beatport, Dance Music, DJ, LGBTQIA+, news, producer, Women|

Beatport announced today the launch of BPXX, a year-long celebration commemorating the company’s 20th anniversary. BPXX will feature a slate of special programming and events, as well as retrospectives from the last 20 years of dance music, all centred around the theme “Music Is Unstoppable.” The BPXX Capsule digital web experience charts the course of [...]

Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution review – an absolute feast of a music documentary (The Guardian)

By |2023-12-19T19:05:55-06:00December 19th, 2023|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Disco, DJ, Honey Dijon, House Music, House Music History, LGBTQIA+, Music, Music News|

Idealistic, passionate … Larry Levan (left) and David Depino at Trax - Photograph: Tina Paul/BBC Studios This wonderful series documents the passion and idealism of the 70s music scene. It’s an immaculately soundtracked history lesson – and so much more besides After the tumult of the last few years, UK nightlife is in a perilous [...]

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 [...]

EX.685 Honey Dijon (Resident Advisor – RA Exchange)

By |2023-11-04T17:45:06-05:00November 4th, 2023|African American, Announcements, Chicago, Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, Honey Dijon, House Music, Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Music News, producer, Resident Advisor, Trans, Women|

  "I don't complain, I create." The house DJ talks about her new multi-platform project, Honeyverse, and using music as a way to celebrate the Black queer community.   Honey Dijon is a queer house music icon whose reputation precedes her. Originally hailing from Chicago, she grew up going to raves in the 1970s, eventually [...]

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: [...]

Top Ten October 2023 Festivals (Resident Advisor)

By |2023-09-27T21:36:09-05:00September 27th, 2023|Clubs - Nightlife, Dance Music, electronic music, International, LGBTQIA+, Music News, Resident Advisor|

  Our October recommendations include a LGBTQIA+-focused gathering in São Paulo and experimental programming in Kraków, Braga and Mexico City. Unsound Kraków, Poland October 1 - October 8 Renowned for spotlighting experimentation and leftfield scenes, Unsound turns 21 this year. With this year's theme of "DADA," the long-running Kraków festival includes an Artificially Intelligent Artistic Director (AIAD) [...]

KITTY AMOR IS THE SUBJECT OF NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘WHO’S KITTY AMOR?’ (MIXMAG)

By |2023-09-19T21:12:09-05:00September 19th, 2023|Afro House, Biography, DJ, Documentary, House, International, LGBTQIA+, London, MixMAg, UK, Women|

The short film from Defected Records explores the artist's rise to Afro House stardom Afro house DJ and previous Mixmag Cover star Kitty Amor's rise to worldwide stardom is chronicled in Defected Records' new short-film, 'Who's Kitty Amor'. Kitty Amor's story as a selector starts in Nottingham, where she studied for university. Specifically Stealth, the club famed for its £1 entry [...]

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