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WHAT AN AMAZING PRIDE MONTH!
This time for our Fresh Hunts Round Up, we’re throwing one more celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community that makes our music scene complete. Get to know these beautiful artists!
Congratulations are in order to Capshun as he has just joined the Madison House family! In addition to these big moves, he recently released a gorgeous new track titled “Fever Dream” with Jon Casey. Capshun recently shared, “My career so far has been such a wild ride and honestly, I’m beyond excited and humbled to have made it this far. I’m so hyped to start bringing the live experience to city’s around the US and abroad.” We couldn’t be more proud!
Clozee, our beautiful queen. Still buzzing from the amazing experience that was Voyage Weekend, we are so excited to keep her magic going by catching a stop of the Neon Jungle Tour this fall. She recently created a remix of “Moving On” by Emmit Fenn. Excited to continue dancing with us, she shared, “Coming together to celebrate live music again was long overdue. I am so appreciative of this community we have. <3”
Griz said it best for this Fresh Hunts Round Up, so we’re passing the mic to him. “Pride month to me is a lot of things. A re-learning of LGBTQIA+ struggle and history in America. A check-in with the community, the new and the ones that have been here before for me, to be educated on how everyone is feeling and changing. Which can sometimes feel really conflicting. The new generation not having the same experiences as coming out or existing as queer as the generations before, and also the older generations not always connecting or relating to younger generations’ different struggles. The dialogue of queer expression and representation is always evolving, and I find this month sacred time to hold space for those different perspectives and also check in with self. Look at how far you’ve come in your own journey, where you are headed, and also taking time to just fkn celebrate yourself and all the bullshit you had to go through and will continue to just to find self-love and acceptance! I know this isn’t easy. And I want to tell you… I love you. Wherever you’re at, I’m proud of you.” We love you too Griz, and congratulations on your sold-out Red Rocks show. 🙂
Chicago raised, New York infused, Honey Dijon has a portfolio that reaches beyond her extensive global nightclub bookings. She’s stepped into artistry, sociology, fashion, and the rights of the individual. Queer to the bone, she is one shining star. Her remix credits include rewiring old classics for Blancmange and Neneh Cherry while sprucing up the latest work of Lady Gaga and Madonna. And, she’s given us some amazing new music to keep celebrating with.
J Worra, our house queen! It’s been quite an exciting year so far for her. Let’s recap a little: she’ll be headlining Day Trip LA on the Patio at the end of July, she’s playing at the Brooklyn Mirage with Diplo in September, she’ll be playing her first EDC Las Vegas this year, and she just released a remix to “Strut“ by Elohim! It makes us so happy seeing the people that create music we love, thriving and doing what makes them happy. Cheers to you!
Jarrod Misner, Baskets
Jarrod Misner of the genre-bending duo Baskets, is happy to share that he has just released an amazing EP, ghost, premiering with Electric Hawk. He shared with us that what it means to be queer is difficult to put into words. “I’m pansexual, and I didn’t really realize until I was 27. Once I found out who I was it took some getting used to and finding out my new brand for myself. When I first started playing at clubs I used to wear Hawaiian shirts and a visor (I came out at the same time I started playing publicly) and I realized this wasn’t who I was. I have more darkness and deep confusion in me. After more time, I changed my sound and brand to more fit my style. This is where I found myself. Your brand shouldn’t really fit your “gayness,” it should fit who you really are. It takes time once you come out, and a lot of realization and therapy on finding one’s self.”
Not many individuals can say they know what direction they would like to head at such a young age. Moore Kismet is continuously spot on with their self-expression, which is what we love most about their project! Being openly non-binary, pansexual, and completely supportive of the LQBTQ+ community, Moore Kismet strives to spread inclusiveness and everlasting queerness through their music. And, starting now, all items in their merch shop are 35% off to end Pride Month with a bang. They also dropped a new remix of “Until I’m Home” by imagiromusic.
We love Muzzy Bearr over here at Electric Hawk. He recently sat down with our lovely writer Ashley and shared some beautiful words about what Pride means to him. “To me, Pride represents this sentiment. ‘We are who we are and we love who we are.’ It is a reminder that we’ve come a long way since Stonewall, but we have a long way to go. Celebrating LGBTQIA+ artists and providing equity for them, especially in a scene like electronic music that is rooted in queer culture, is something we have to manifest into a reality. We gotta shine like diamonds, even if those diamonds are in the rough. As I said, it takes work but I am here to say it is so so so SO worth it.” <3
Another queen we love, Alex Mantekas, aka the magical mind behind NotLö, has been part of the underground bass scene in Denver, C.O. for about four years now. We’re so proud of her because she has five huge shows this month alone! You can catch NotLö in LA, New Orleans, or performing at Wubduction, Big Dub, and Sound Haven Music Festivals. Additionally, she’ll be playing alongside some of our favorites in Detroit come October at Gaia Group‘s newly announced show.
The latest and greatest news for our love Redrum is that she has recently released a gorgeous, mystical new track called “Floating,” out now with Sskwan. “Floating” is the second single to come from her debut EP. She absolutely rocked the house at Forbidden Kingdom Festival, and got to spend some time with Liquid Stranger himself. We love this for you, girl! You can check out the first single, “Phases,” from her new EP here.
You know we had to feature our favorite, w/out! Just in time for this Fresh Hunts Round Up, they recently dropped a mix with our very own Electric Hawk Radio. This mix features “a lot of different genres, quite a few throwbacks, as well as some IDs and other goodies.” w/out just continues to bless us with their magic, and we love every second of it. And, if you’d like to hear some more, you can check out their debut EP, The Infinite Room, here.
Recently, Worthy spoke a beautiful, special sentiment that we’d like to highlight in this Fresh Hunts Round Up. “It has been a year now since the house of cards I built over 40 years started to fall apart. At this time last year I dressed up and took the picture that changed my life and showed me my truth. As I sit here a year later my emotions are all over the place as I process the last year. Doubts still run through my mind at times, but then I realize how happy I am now and how good and right it feels to be called Kristy. I don’t know if I’ll ever be exactly like the girl in the picture. She still feels and is kind of like a dream to me. Sometimes I catch her out of the corner of my eye in the mirror. There are still deep fears I need to work through and let go of. I imagine this year will be just as rocky as the last or maybe even more. I am not sure when the road will smooth out or if it ever will.” We love you, and the Worthy project, Kristy. We will always have your back <3
Last but certainly not least, our amazing, hilarious, lyrical genius queen, Wreckno. With the release of his debut EP, Pansy, we have been able to see multiple different sides of the project that is Wreckno. Not only is Pansy a beacon of his talent and promising career, but it also highlights some amazing artists on a well-deserved platform. We were able to get down and experience Chase Icon, Miss Tiddy, Jordn Moody, Ujuu, Ruku, HerShe, and Whom?. Pansy is versatile, inspiring for queer artists, and provides such a positive safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. We love you, Wreckno!
We hope you enjoyed this Fresh Hunts Round Up.
Pride Forever! <3
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We should always celebrate and support our LGBTQIA+ friends! EDM began with the LGBTQIA+ community, and it should always be a space to be fully yourself – safely and without judgment. Not only is it always necessary to celebrate the full spectrums of gender and sexuality, but we should also prioritize awareness of the continued fight for gay and trans rights. Learn how to support trans rights here. Also, support several causes for the LGBTQIA+ community here.