The contexts from which the Deep House sound emerged are forgotten: sexual and gender crises, transgendered sex work, black market hormones, drug and alcohol addiction, loneliness, racism, HIV, ACT-UP, Thompkins Sq. Park, police brutality, queer-bashing, underpayment, unemployment and censorship — all at 120 beats per minute.
DJ Sprinkles, Midtown 120 Blues
To conclude and celebrate the 30-hour live performance and installation of “Soulnessless” at the Lichthof of Martin-Gropius-Bau Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles will play one of his elaborate Deeperama sets for which the American transgender artist is internationally renowned. A rebel within modern club culture, DJ Sprinkles brings to mind house music’s roots in queer club culture, offering beat-based resistance against the cliché of the dance music scene as an apolitical, hedonistic space.