Andrew Ryce investigates.
A scan that is quick of space at Mighty, the place for Honey Soundsystem’s New Year’s Eve party, showed a decadent scene: drag queens, dudes in fabric gear, individuals doing different intercourse functions within the club’s nooks and crannies (or perhaps away in the available), a couple of right couples joyfully dancing. It had been overwhelming, intimately charged and permissive, because of the very nearly utopian vibe you obtain from an extremely good party that is queer.
However the many remarkable thing ended up being the sound recording, a powerful blend of household, disco and techno played by DJs whom the organizers described as “the ambassadors associated with the homosexual techno underground. ” a phenomenon that is relatively new this homosexual techno underground is bringing queer individuals in united states back again to dancing music and generating homosexual parties appropriate once once again. It really is changing the real face of homosexual culture in the usa. “Honey Soundsystem changed my entire life, ” some guy said from the party flooring that evening.
Combined with four-strong Honey Soundsystem team, who’ve been tossing forward-thinking queer events for many years now,
The latest 12 months’s Eve celebration featured DJs that is gay throughout the United States: Aaron Clark from Pittsburgh’s Honcho, Ryan Smith of Wrecked in New York, Jacob Meehan and Harry Cross of males’s place in Chicago, and Carlos Souffront, a Detroit native whom lives in SF. […]