Spring Schedule

Here’s where I’ll be for the rest of March & April. Busy month! There are a lot of different gigs on this list, genre-wise, so no two sets will be the same. I just returned from an epic trip through Mexico City and LA, and I’m feeling very musically inspired by all of the sounds I heard and all of the parties I went to. Both of these cities exude creative energy, & I definitely soaked alllll up in it. Anyway, ready to carry this energy forward into my sets and production in NC this spring!

Hostile Sounds discussion

This Thursday 2/2, I’ll be on a panel discussing the way in which sound can be used by activists as a source of power. Joining me on the panel will be Tina Haver Currin, Christopher DeLaurenti, and Rodrigo Dorfman.

In approaching this discussion, I’m thinking about the ways in which the police use high-pitched sonic weapons to create an atmosphere of fear among activists, particularly the LRAD and police sirens. I just released a track that samples the LRAD and police sirens but then flips them into tools for a club track that people can dance to. In doing this, I hope to temporarily disarm their sonic weapons and turn them into something that can unite activists on the dancefloor.

Some of my favorite artists sample & flip sonic weapons in their tracks – everyone from KRS-One to False Witness. They have inspired me to give it a try with this new track. Overtly political music is once again on an upswing, and I look forward to hearing about the ways people have been using music as a tool for activism.

Here’s my latest contribution:
https://soundcloud.com/dj-playplay/hostile-club

The event Thursday:
https://fsp.trinity.duke.edu/projects/fspppg-hostile-sounds

Recent parties

Here’s a few flyers of parties I’ve played recently. I was on tour in NYC, Philly, & Montreal last month, & now I’m back in Durham making music and throwing probably too many parties 🙂

Suzi Analogue threw a party & had me come play w/ TT the Artist, Nadus, & more (NYC)
Suzi Analogue threw a party & had me come play w/ TT the Artist, Nadus, & more (NYC)
DJ Chela & Dustyfingerz had me out for this one (NYC)
DJ Chela & Dustyfingerz had me out for this one (NYC)
Philly fundraiser (also me & Counterfeit are collabing on some 90s remixes right now)
Philly fundraiser (also me & Counterfeit are collabing on some 90s remixes right now)
I came back to Durham & was greeted by 300+ of nostalgic Durhamites
I came back to Durham & was greeted by 300+ of nostalgic Durhamites
Rang & Forge had me out at Arcana for their Super Secret Party <3
Rang & Forge had me out at Arcana for their Super Secret Party <3
THIRSTY was hella cute w/ DJ Bitchcraft as always
THIRSTY was hella cute w/ DJ Bitchcraft as always
Most recently, we had an all-vinyl Party Illegal & I got to break out my 90s drum & bass & acid house records
Most recently, we had an all-vinyl Party Illegal & I got to break out my 90s drum & bass & acid house records

Moogfest Shenanigans

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Busy weekend for PlayPlay & Party Illegal!! Moogfest appearances are as follows:

The Pinhook
Friday May 20th at 4pm
I am doing doing a b2b2b2b2b2b set with Treee City / Queen Plz / Bitchcraft / GRRL / KT Caustic.
http://sched.moogfest.com/speaker/party_illegal.1v3cn7l8
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Ninth Street Bakery(Outdoors)
Saturday May 21st 2pm-6pm
We are playing a FREE/ OPEN TO ALL PUBLIC outdoor party with Runaway and I’ll be playing w GALDYTRON!, Treee City, Queen Plz, DJ Shahzad, & Bitchcraft. I go on around 5pm.
Event page: Local Motive: A RUNAWAY Celebration
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Arcana
Saturday May 21st 10:30pm-2:30am
Party Illegal Presents: Aeon Flux is FREE/ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and my alter ego SlaySlay will be going on at midnight w/ another alter ego by the name of Free Pizza

Update and March gigs
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Other than the 6-8 hours a week I put in as editor of Clarion Content, I am basically full-time DJ’ing and producing right now. Expect some new tracks and mixes from me in the near future, as soon as I stop being such a perfectionist 😉 Also, I have the travel bug after an incredibly dreamy trip to the west coast (shout out to Swagger Like Us in San Francisco for having me guest DJ and for all of the great producers I met up with in LA). I’ll probably head to NYC next, so if you run any parties out there, I’d love to come through and play! In the meantime, I should rest up because the latter half of this month is going to be wiiiild:

3/5 – Move Your Body (a 90’s house + techno party) @ Arcana
3/17 – Ladies of the 80’s @ Atomic Fern
3/18 – A rumored party @ Full Steam TBA (10pm-midnight)
3/18 – Late night set for Girl’s Rock fundraiser @ The Pinhook (1am)
3/19 – Early set @ the Durham Co Op (12pm-2pm)
3/19 – Party Illegal w/ JUBILEE @ The Pinhook (11pm set)
3/20 – Disco Deluxe w/ Luxe Posh @ Ruby Deluxe
3/24 – Disco night @ Atomic Fern
3/25 – DIDA Fundraiser @ The Vault (10pm-midnight)
3/25 – Late night Sweatcore set @ The Pinhook (1am)
4/2 – THIRSTY (new queer party!) @ The Pinhook
4/3 – WBIB Park Party (5pm slot)

February gigs

Here’s what I have going on so far in February. I’ll be in California for nearly half of the month and can’t wait to check out all of the parties in SF and LA. Lemme know if you have any suggestions! xo

2/12 – DJ Ripley, One Duran, PlayPlay @ The Nightlight

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2/13 – CoxxPlay Goth Drag Night @ The Pinhook

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2/15 – TBA, San Francisco

2/19 – Swagger Like Us ft. Big Dipper @ Oasis, SF

2/25 – TBA, LA

2/26 – Dreaming of the 90s @ The Pinhook

2/28 – Doctor Dakar, PlayPlay @ Arcana

 

It’s So Cold in the D

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But here’s some gigs I have lined up for December:

12/11 – The Pinhook’s 7th Anniversary Party
(DJ’ing from 12:30-2am)

12/12 – The Revival at Tooties

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12/17 – Ladies of the 80’s at Atomic Fern

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12/19 – Durham Durham New Wave Holiday Party at Atomic Fern
(DJing the earlier part)

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12/19  – Party Illegal at the Pinhook
(DJing from 11-12pm)

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12/26 – Runaway Holiday Party at Motorco

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12/31 – Cheap Date – A Queer NYE Party at the Pinhook

Stay tuned for more….

 

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