Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine

Blisspop, Honcho and U Street Music Hall present

Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine

Tommy Cornelis, D'Adhemar

Sunday Sep 29

10:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

*** $15 day of show. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only. ***

Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Gay Marvine
Gay Marvine
More than a myth, Gay Marvine is the sobriquet of legendary Detroit DJ Chuck Hampton. Gay Marvine has been a DJ in the Midwest underground scene since ’92. Personally picked by Richie Hawtin to play at several of his parties, Chuck has appeared on bills with Derrick May, Juan Atkins, DWynn, Stacey Pullen, and many noted others. He was the resident DJ for the now legendary Friday nights in the basement of the Nectarine Ballroom (the club where Jeff Mills got his start) throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. He’s been a guest DJ for several of the Macho City parties as well as the Menergy party. He is honored to have played the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement), now approaching his second appearance this May. Known for his enthusiastic, intense and diverse sets that span genres and decades, Chuck is now an accomplished remixer and editor under the guise of “Gay Marvine” on the Detroit based labels “Secret Mixes Fixes” and “Bath House Etiquette”. In 2010, he's began releasing edits of party favorites like Yello, Sylvester and Diana Ross on the Bath House Etiquette label.House, Acid, Techno, Disco, New Wave, Industrial, Hi-NRG and even Classic Rock have all been known to make their ways into Chuck’s sets. His records are edits and recontextualizations, but just as records are physical relics of a bigger movement or thought, Gay Marvine's records are totems of what DJs actually do in their sets, somehow a document of how a DJ hears music and what a DJ does. His focus is always on the dance floor.
Tommy Cornelis
Tommy Cornelis is a DJ based in Washington DC whose sets trace back to the origins of the queer dance floor, jumping around from disco, house, and acid to techno. He is passionate about building up DC's queer underground as a member of The NeedlExchange (TNX), a DJ collective and party that also includes Bil Todd, Baronhawk, and DJ Lisa Frank.

He has shared the bill with DJs such as The Black Madonna, Omar-S, Keith Worthy, DJ Harvey, Rich Medina, Kon, The Juan MacLean, Jeffrey Sfire and Aaron Clark, to name a few. With TNX, he has championed bringing talented queer DJs into the District including Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Discodromo, Honey Soundsystem, DJ Minx, Kim Ann Foxman, Gay Marvine, and Honcho. He has had the pleasure of playing in clubs and parties across North America, including the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York, Folsom in San Francisco, Hot Mass in Pittsburgh, The Black Eagle in Toronto, and Deep South in Atlanta.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009