Andrew Ryce investigates.
A scan that is quick of space at Mighty, the location for Honey Soundsystem’s brand brand New 12 months’s Eve celebration, 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 dance. It had been overwhelming, intimately charged and permissive, with all the very nearly utopian vibe you obtain from a very good party that is queer.
However the many remarkable thing ended up being the soundtrack, a powerful combination of household, disco and techno played by DJs who the organizers known as “the ambassadors regarding the homosexual techno underground. ” a phenomenon that is relatively new this homosexual techno underground is bringing queer people in the united states back once again to dancing music and generating homosexual parties appropriate once once again. It’s changing the face of homosexual tradition in the usa. “Honey Soundsystem changed my entire life, ” some guy explained in the party flooring that night.
Combined with the Honey that is four-strong Soundsystem, who’ve been tossing forward-thinking queer occasions for a long time now,
This new 12 months’s Eve celebration featured gay DJs from over 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. Continue reading “America’s gay techno underground. Just how people that are gay in the usa is changing.”