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ECSTASY, the Portland-based blog / record label / party series, curates a dance party showcasing contemporary vogue-house and ballroom sounds, with special guest MikeQ!
MikeQ [Fade To Mind|Qween Beat|Mad Decent] is one of the leading figures of the East Coast’s long-running (but still largely underground) ballroom/vogue-house scene. Based in New Jersey, the 26 year old producer is not only one of the most in-demand international DJs in and out of the scene, but he also heads up his own Qween Beat Label and turns out a steady stream of vogue and ballroom tracks, re-edits, and remixes.
“For those unfamiliar with the ballroom house scene: it’s a mostly black, gay dance scene synonymous with New York and New Jersey and competitive dancing; in the ’90s, the scene’s emphasis on “throwing shade” — one queen giving attitude to another — reached new levels, and dancers battled on the floor for the glory of their house, in the spirit of a model representing a fashion house on the catwalk. In recent years, MikeQ has emerged as the voguing new-school’s most celebrated DJ and producer: his sample-heavy tracks combine the stepping feel of classic ballroom with a razor-sharp modern edge (often built around the Masters At Work-sampling “ha” crash that appears on many of his tracks), throwing nods to UK Funky and Night Slugs-style club music in the process; Night Slugs artist Kingdom, in fact, recently released some of MikeQ’s music on his new label, and sister label to Night Slugs, Fade to Mind.” – FACT Magazine