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NYC Downlow

NYC Downlow

Created to highlight excellence in homocentric dance music – vintage house, disco, soul and funk – the NYC Downlow was born at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. It’s a temporary, counter-cultural,…
The magic of Martha

The magic of Martha

Martin Edward Pugh (aka Martha) died of a brain tumour on 1st April 2022. He was a legendary London club kid, party animal, QX legend and for many years, my…
30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade is upon us. The Mother of all raves returns to The Egg this weekend for a massive shindig and has teamed up with Adonis for…
David Stuart

David Stuart

David Stuart, queer activist, lecturer, therapist and addiction specialist has died. The globally respected advocate for progressive sexual health strategies and specialised LGBTQ+ approaches to treatment was the leading expert…
Manumission Motel

Manumission Motel

Any hedonist who raved in the ‘90s will be familiar with the Manumission and the club’s infamous creators, Mike and Claire. Over 14 years, over 1.5 million people partied at…
Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

2020 has been grim for so many reasons, but 3 friends dying in the space of a month was particularly challenging. Kent James. Lana Vanzetta. Terry Franklin. They were all…
Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Queer roots are often overlooked in the UK history of acid house. DJ and producer Mark Moore was present at the raving dawn. He played in the  clubs that influenced…
Judy

Judy

Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s biopic. If you are a gay man of a certain age, her impact and relevance is almost inescapable.  Like most kids who…
The Prodigy

The Prodigy

Keith Flint, the iconic lead singer of The Prodigy has died aged 49. The Prodigy were formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 and are arguably the UK’s ruling dance act. …