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PRIDE ’16: GAY MARVINE, DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange
June 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm UTC-4
For the 3rd year in a row, DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange (TNX) return to U Street Music Hall to exalt the magic of prolific, queer love. To celebrate pride we’ve invited our friend, the mystical disco dissident & underground phenom, GAY MARVINE!
More than a myth, Gay Marvine is the sobriquet of legendary Detroit DJ Chuck Hampton. Gay Marvine has been a DJ in the Midwest underground scene since ’92. Personally picked by Richie Hawtin to play at several of his parties, Chuck has appeared on bills with Derrick May, Juan Atkins, DWynn, Stacey Pullen, and many noted others. He was the resident DJ for the now legendary Friday nights in the basement of the Nectarine Ballroom (the club where Jeff Mills got his start) throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. He’s been a guest DJ for several of the Macho City parties as well as the Menergy party. He is honored to have played the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement), now approaching his second appearance this May. Known for his enthusiastic, intense and diverse sets that span genres and decades, Chuck is now an accomplished remixer and editor under the guise of “Gay Marvine” on the Detroit based labels “Secret Mixes Fixes” and “Bath House Etiquette”. In 2010, he’s began releasing edits of party favorites like Yello, Sylvester and Diana Ross on the Bath House Etiquette label.House, Acid, Techno, Disco, New Wave, Industrial, Hi-NRG and even Classic Rock have all been known to make their ways into Chuck’s sets. His records are edits and recontextualizations, but just as records are physical relics of a bigger movement or thought, Gay Marvine’s records are totems of what DJs actually do in their sets, somehow a document of how a DJ hears music and what a DJ does. His focus is always on the dance floor.
DJ Lisa Frank (ROAM, Flash | DC)
DJ Lisa Frank, a household name in the electronic scene of Washington DC, has garnered an almost cult like following in the electronic world of our nation’s capital and it is easy to see why after catching her spin live. A steady dance floor seems to be inseparably paired with her hard hitting techno sets. She relentlessly promotes the local scene of DC most notably with ROAM – a party she develops alongside Chris Nitti (U Street Music Hall) and Sami Yenigun (1432 R).
The NeedlExchange (TNX) (DC)
Founded by members Bil Todd, Baronhawk Poitier & Tommy Cornelis, The NeedlExchange is a DJ collective from Washington, DC. Since 2012, TNX has spearheaded DC gay nightlife with their inspired programming and cunning approach to reinvigorating an authentic dance floor.
They celebrate the freedom in the groove.
Pride ’16 w/ Gay Marvine, DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange
Saturday Jun 11, 2016
18 and over
$8 – $10 Adv Tickets
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW DC