After the Hurricane of fun and adventure that was the Big Freedia show, the RRR crew brings you the sounds of Jubilee. We decided to take a break from tending to our terrariums to, you know, like get Lok’d out to some tunes…I mean it will be Cinco de Mayo after all, right?
The Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee, whose real name is Jessica Gentile, is one-third of the crew behind Flashing Lights, NYC’s best (and only) house-techno-disco rave in a Chinese restaurant. With Nick Catchdubs and D.J. Ayres, Jubilee hosted Flashing Lights in assorted venues around the city for more than a year before landing at 88 Palace, a Chinatown dim-sum joint. The monthly dance night pulls in huge crowds thanks to bass-heavy jams and well-known guests (including A-Trak, Flosstradamus, and La Roux). We spoke to Jubilee about switching from TV to raves, convincing people to come to Manhattan, and what exactly Rave Juice is made of.
Shawn Reynaldo is a DJ. You may know him from his parties Tormenta Tropical and Icee Hot, or maybe you’ve seen his writing in XLR8R magazine, where he works as the managing editor. It’s even possible that you heard him on the radio during the many years he was on the air at KALX. He’s a Bay Area native, although he did spend a chunk of time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shawn runs Double Negative Records and also heads up Bersa Discos with fellow DJ and ex-Porteño Oro11.
-Charles McCloud (Gemini)
Underwater Basket Weaver, Smoothie Lover,
Producer to the Stars, DJ
-Richie Panic (Gemini)
Local ne’er do well, Feline Aficionado
DJ, Producer, (secret goth)
-Vin Sol (Cancer)
Living Legend, Tattoo Collector,
Musicologist, Producer, DJ