FIST is one of NY’s most forward thinking queer parties, offering a home where full throttle techno, grinding hardcore and unhinged mutations thrive. Discowoman’s Akua headlines August’s edition, bringing a cool touch to the molten programming. Her sets lunge and leap, commandeering rugged, high velocity maneuvers with hypnotic rigor. Ukrainian-born, NY-based Ana B laces her techno beatdowns with a dark, dungeon energy while a b2b from Gabberbitch69 and limitbreak! should keep dancers on their toes: venomous trance, frenetic hardstyle, strobing gabber and industrial techno are just the starting point. Finally, founders Word of Command and DJ Clone round out the lineup. Their sets are renowned for pushing the energy into the hallucinatory and sublime.