Sunday August 5 2018
Babes On Babes / Queer Pride Edition
Presented by Babes on Babes
Babes On Babes brings you a fierce presentation of Queer DJ and Qlub culture with local and international artists from San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland and Vancouver.
The Bay area’s very own MichaTron will be in the house blessing the mic with her party rockin’ rap styles. Her vibe and energy will have us all connecting on the same frequencies along side DJs Whitney Day / DJ Chelsea Starr / DJ CHINA G / DJ O Show / BOIGRL / Erica Dee / DJ Krista / ADIA
Pride is the time where we get to celebrate our history, our accomplishments and our resilience. We are a brave, dedicated and vibrant community and we can’t wait to party with party YOU!!!
4 ROOMS OF MUSIC / 4 VIBES / 10 DJs / UNDER 1 ROOF
1. ★★★ MAIN ROOM ★★★
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE BY:
MICAHTRON – Live Hip hop (OAKLAND)
Queer artist born and raised in San Francisco, with not only a unique style but also a creative approach to music. Having gone from homeless to low income housing growing up to international performer. This artist has an old school soul, with a new school flow!
With influences such as Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, M.I.A, Nas, Common, Andre 3000, Digable Planets, and her all time favorite Santigold. She takes the core qualities of these artists and blends them into what she’d like to call Art in forms of music.”I’m looking to empower people of all ages who share a similar background, to simply be themselves. Set goals and fight to reach them no matter what gender, racial or religious obstacles you face.” She states. Using her strongly art influenced background as a gateway to standing out, she takes the matter of her music into her own hands. Spending tons of time writing, recording, networking, and booking her own shows. She is her own team.
DJ SETS BY:
★ CHINA G (SFO)
Native to California and raised in San Francisco Elyssa Pon aka DJ China G has been a DJ and club promoter in the LGBTQ community for 17 + years. The International DJ is the co-founder/ promoter and DJ of the renowned queer party Rebel Girl from 2000-2009. Rebel Girl was voted Best of the Bay in 2002 for the Best place to see Hot Chicks Dance. DJ China G has also been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly magazines.
Spinning for Vancouver Pride from 2010-2017, she also had the honor to spin for the 1st Women’s stage for SF Pride, San Francisco Dyke March DJ Truck for Pink Saturday-SF Pride, San Francisco Dyke March 2015 & 2016, SF LGBT Community Center’s Soiree 8th Year Anniversary, The World Famous Dinah Shore Weekend 2017, and continues to DJ for the LGBTQ scene in the bay area at parties like Vice Tuesdays, UHAUL SF, Bad Habits, Kool-Aid, Hot Toddy, Swagger Like Us, Cockblock, She Said, XO, Cotton Pony, LIPS, Fingerbang, Ships in the Night, Pussy Party, Gold Star, Rebound, iCandy,The Port Bar & White Horse (Oakland) Fantasy Fridays (Los Angeles)
★ DJ O SHOW (YVR)
DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiseling out her niche as a female hip hop and R&B DJ in Vancouver, BC.
★ ADIA (YVR)
Trained at one of the top music Production & DJ schools in Los Angeles and from playing at the ExchangeLA (Los Angeles) first floor to Fortune Livestock room multiple times in Vancouver along with beauty events on the side and producing her own mashups and original songs on the side this is a busy girl. Adia has been writing her own song lyrics since the age of 8 and grew up listening to 60s rock and roll and classic country songs. Her current djing style is EDM mixed with hip hop and of course some rock classics 😉
2. ★★★ MIDDLE EARTH ★★★
Located between the main floor, middle earth is where you’ll find the hot n sweaty Queer Qlub vibes, underground house, jersey club and vogue music by DJs:
★ CHELSEA STARR (PDX)
Chelsea Starr started dj-ing in San Francisco in 2000. She has played all over the country since then, at gay parties and girl parties, dive bars, Pride stages, film festivals, women’s festivals, science museums, and wherever else sounds fun. She plays a sexy mix of house, disco, techno, and gay jams that will work you, goddamnit.
★WHITNEY DAY (LAX)
The roots of Whitney Day’s signature sound are grounded in soul music, with her sets building on layers of vocal and deep house, disco, funk and driving, percussive rhythms. Armed with an instinct for reading the crowd and an ability to artfully mix genre-blending sets, Day has spent the better part of a decade traveling across the United States and around the globe to DJ in cities such as Tokyo, Ibiza, Miami, Montreal, Stockholm, Sydney, Vienna & beyond.
Day’s infectious passion for mixing music and performing on-the-fly sets has spread from underground Brooklyn warehouses to European music festivals, tropical circuit parties, sports arenas and notable fashion events. Her uniquely fresh and energetic vibe has led her to share the stage with acclaimed DJs and artists such as Honey Dijon, Crystal Waters, Peaches, Jennifer Cardini, Bebe Rexha, JD Samson, Cece Penniston and Lil Kim to name a few.
★ BOIGRL (SFO/YVR)
Separately both accomplished international DJs and strong advocates for female and queer artists in their communities, the universe brought Ms. Jackson and Skylar Love together. The merging of two music soul mates, fueled by UK house, Bass House, Jersey, bmore and underground Club music. Together, they bring their high energy and queer dance vibes to club parties where old school rhythms meet future sounds on the dance floor.
3. ★★★ BOOMBOX ROOM ★★★
This rad lil red room is the perfect spot to get your dance on to Hip Hop, 90s Party Jams and live vocals by DJs:
★ ERICA DEE (YVR)
Raw, timeless and dynamic, Erica Dee offers playful melodies over energetic rhythms with a magnetic presence. Having Funk and Soul ingrained in her roots, Dee brings a captivating performance honoring the world’s best old and new hip-hop and electronic music. This Vancouver based vocalist, DJ, writer and producer has been carving out her own path in the music industry for over a decade.
★ DJ KRISTA (YVR)
Creator of Downtown, a local Queer/Lesbian dance party, this talented DJ, promoter and photographer spends her time capturing moments both on the dance floor and behind the camera. Expect Top 40 +Mash Ups+ Club Bangers from this local creative.
4. ★★★ CHILL VIBEZ ROOM ★★★
Step away from the loud music, take a breather from all the celebration, have a one on one with an old or new friend.. Specially curated music for our cuddle puddle chill vibez room.
Babes on Babes is held on occupied Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples. This includes the territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh, Stó:lo &Tsleil-Waututh nations.
Hosted by: MC Brigee.K
** 3 dance rooms + DJs + 4 bars
** Cover: $20
** Doors Open: 9pm
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19+ / Everyone welcome LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are gender neutral.
Venue – Fortune Sound Club 147 E. Pender St.
Fortune is easily accessible by transit, street parking is available but please don’t drink and drive.
THE BUDDY SYSTEM:
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Leave your oppressive & non inclusive behavior at the door. The Buddy System will be in effect. Our buddy will be wearing a bright yellow shirt. They will have bottled water handy for you, run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support should any problems or questions arise.
While we cannot encourage the use of recreational drugs, we understand that folks have a variety of ways they like to party. We will have someone trained to administer NARCAN (available at this event) in the event of an opiate overdose.
Each month Babes On Babes donates $300 to a local Queer service, we are always looking for new avenues to donate to. Feel free to email us your ideas and suggestions.
LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are gender neutral.
Reminder that the more packed a space is, the less accessible it is. Please keep in mind how your body moves throughout the room and around people.
Please follow the link below for the detailed accessibility summary of Fortune Sound Club.
Babes On Babes is a Queer long weekend event. We are a collective of artists, DJs and promoters with the desire to showcase and celebrate local and international Queer talent.