RITES XXXVII: Main Room
Opening: ROB SPERTE (New York City) Rob’s residency at New York’s ever-lasting leather bar, The Eagle, makes him uniquely qualified to open New York’s longest-running fetish party. Recently, his sound has broken out and he has spun at Panorama Bar (Berghain) Berlin, Stereo Montreal, Output NYC and Pacha. He promises a cinematic soundscape referencing the movie, Das Boot, to launch the sub’s voyage.
1 AM – 4 AM: JASON KENDIG (Chicago) Inspired by electronic dance music emanating from the airwaves of Detroit, his hometown, Jason has been immersed in the dance music community for over two decades. From his first residency at Detroit’s infamous club Motor, as an integral member of San Francisco’s queer collective, Honey Soundsystem, to his current residency at Chicago’s highly-lauded Smart Bar, Jason is the man to watch in progressive circles and returns to Black Party from his triumphant debut in 2014.
4 AM – 8 AM: DANNY TENAGLIA (New York City) A reigning superstar for the past three decades, experiencing his set is a clubber rite-of-passage that forever changes how you listen to music, go out to nightclubs and think about DJs . This is his third appearance at Black Party having made his long anticipated debut in 2011 and initiating the party’s transition to Brooklyn last year.
8 AM- 11 AM: ALYSON CALAGNA (Miami) Alyson discovered the sound of house music at the age of thirteen while living in Aberdeen, Scotland, an introduction to the world of progressive and unfamiliar sounds that would lead to a burning desire to create a sound that would become her own. Spinning around the globe for over two decades as a music professional, she headlined The Saint At Large’s LOVE BALL which marked the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a tribute to Harlem Drag Balls. Her afterhour sets are the current rage on the gay dance circuit.
11 AM – Close: TAMA SUMO (Berlin) A cult figure known to the House cognoscenti, Tama Sumo draws from her roots in Disco, Afrobeat, Techno and New Wave. She is one of the most cherished figures servicing the hallowed dance floors of Berghain, the world’s foremost nightclub. In a global career that has spanned over two decades, the Ostgut Ton/Panorama Bar resident’s authenticity, expressive approach and passion for referencing the past uniquely qualifies her to close this year’s Black Party.
10 PM – 2 AM: RON LIKE HELL (New York City) is the resident DJ and co-founder of WRECKED, a dance party for gentlemen and their friends who like the boom, as well as a DJ Duo (with Ryan Smith) who together opened the Black Party Backroom last year. Past gigs include Cocktail d’Amore (Berlin), Khidja (Romania), The Bunker, Studio 54 VIP Lounge, Smartbar (Chicago), Honcho (PGH), HoneySoundsystem (SF) to name a few + 10 successful tours in Norway. Of those past gigs, Ron has shared the decks with Prins Thomas, Rune Lindbaek, Lindstrom, Discodromo, Virginia, ND_Baumecker, Tama Sumo & Prosumer.
2 AM – 6 AM: MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA (Berlin) Born in Tricase (Lecce) in the deep south of Italy, Massi describes his style as an eclectic mix of house, disco, electro and techno – one may call it current-yet-classic. He has been spinning at some of the most popular underground venues in Germany (among them Tape Club, Berghain/Panorama Bar, SchwuZ, Tresor, ://about blank (Berlin) and Robert Johnson (Frankfurt/Offenbach)) as well as playing across the world.
6 AM – 10 AM: WILL AUTOMAGIC (New York City) Started as a DJ in 1996 and developed his eclectic sound that channels the magic of New York’s underground. Will has created and remixed music for labels such as Nervous, King St. and Def Mix. Past residencies include The Limelight & Vandam. Current residencies include NYC’s roving art-based warehouse party, SPANK, which he co-created and, THE CARRY NATION, his brain child with Nita Aviance, which produces, remixes, and spins all over the world. After appearing with Nita at The Saint At Large’s ALL SAINT’S DAY party in 2014 and spinning the Backroom at previous Black Party’s at Roseland Ballroom, it’s Will’s turn to shine.