Mala Junta: D.Dan / DJ Tool / Elle Dee / Hyperaktivist / Yazzus / Lydo

September 30, 2023

BASEMENT: D.Dan / DJ Tool / Elle Dee
STUDIO: Hyperaktivist / Yazzus / Lydo

Mala Junta is back. The Berlin queer party cannot be stopped, bringing a new generation to the front and foregrounding unrestricted musical freedom. In his residency, D.Dan goes hard. His music revels in fiery mayhem and brazen, tectonic bass undulations while still maintaining a delicate precision. Truly badass, he’s become a sensation in the last few years, taking dancers to a place they’ve been craving but could not articulate. DJ Tool’s mixes gallop out of the speakers, cutting through the noise with captivating focus. He pushes the BPMs and works in a heavy dash of metallic sound design. As a resident of both Mala Junta and Fast Forward, his connection to the frenetic energy of our current moment is unparalleled. Elle Dee represents New York with some raw, pounding techno. Never one to play around, the Mild Fantasy organizer is a true force.

Hyperaktivist is set to absolutely eviscerate STUDIO. The MESS and Mala Junta resident is known for her livewire energy and churning, tunneling productions. For this one, she’ll have the opportunity to stretch out and explore another side. Though somehow we doubt it will be any less energetic; no matter the room, Hyperaktivist always goes in. Yazzus is an exemplar of rough, expressive club sonics. Always giving complete free reign to her imagination, Yazzus’ tracks and remixes are exceptional examples of dance music’s life-giving power. There’s a cathartic, gas revving energy and an openness that refuses to let up. BASEMENT resident Lydo joins the crew, bringing their immaculate touch and expansive cool to STUDIO.

■ No photos or videos
■ No phone use on the dancefloor
■ The dance floor is for dancing, not conversation
■ No glowing/flashing clothes or items
■ Respect other people's space, no shuffling
■ Consent is mandatory
■ Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form of discrimination
■ Take care of each other, alert our staff if somebody isn't feeling well
■ Violating the house rules will result in removal
■ Ticket purchase does not guarantee entrance