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.
A circuit party is a large dance event. It extends through the night and into the following day, almost always with a number of affiliated events in the days leading up to and following the main event. Proto-circuit parties in the late s, the precursors of what later became circuit parties, were called disco parties.
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Prominent queens from across Canada start off evenings with performances at the bar, followed by nightly DJs for dancing after the cabaret. If you're hungry, Lamotte has opened her Dinette next door, serving gourmet diner grub until the wee hours. Complexe Sky is one of the biggest gay clubs in Canada, with three floors of entertainment on offer, topped by a rooftop terrace equipped with a pool and spa.
Looking for more? The following party review is based on the personal opinion of Peter an avid party goer who lives in Amsterdam. Liquid Kiddy is a reasonably new addition to the Amsterdam party scene.
Fighting against the defeatism that sees people escaping the city for party weekends in Berlin and assuming that the same can't be done here. This trio have created a night of seriously forward thinking techno music aimed at bringing together the homosexual community and pushing the vibe of the underground gay, warehouse party with their night Chapter We sat down with the guys over a slice of pizza and an ice cold can of Ting ahead of this weekend's session of Hackney Wick hedonism.
While the underground American queer club scene is being led by crews like Honey Soundsystem in San Francisco, Honcho in Pittsburgh and Wrecked in New York, the UK scene has become a hotbed of fresh ideas and even fresher sounds. More info available from here. Underground warehouse vibes abound at this monthly Electrowerkz London institution. Running in various forms for nearly 15 years, KAOS has kept things gritty with soundscapes bringing together everything from crushing hardware techno to post-industrial rhythms, so put on your hard-hat.
The name is, indeed, derived from the sweet drink. Commemorate the anniversaries of the most significant artifacts of pop divadom at this decadent monthly getdown. One of our favorite parties in NYC continues its total domination of Friday nightlife with a new residency at Drom.
IFC's always-excellent queer viewing series roars back with a killer season. Kenyan-American director Saheem Ali directs the U. Meet at the arch at Washington Square Park and cruise through eons of queer history in the nexus of the West Village. Along with an expert queer tour guide, you'll journey through the gay nexus's history back to the sindulge in a complimentary cone at Big Gay Ice Cream, hit up bars like Marie's Crisis and the Stonewall, and learn about the continued battles that queer activists face in NYC and beyond.