Line-up /Zebra Katz, Njena Reddd Foxxx, MikeQ
Mansion x Yes Yes Y'all present...
V O G U E //// Z E B R A K A T Z & N J E N A R E D D D F O X X X & M I K E Q
Zebra Katz & Njena Foxxx's delve into their minimalist take on NYC's hip hop and "ballroom" culture with support from Fade To Mind's Mike Q at the now party-friendly Black Box Theatre below the Great Hall.
+ Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx (Mad Decent/Jeffree, NYC)
Zebra Katz is a rap character who blossomed from a performance-art background. But while Zebra Katz and "Ima Read" are conceptual and performative, Morgan's explorations of sexuality in his raps are intentionally understated. "Ima Read" is lyrically abstract- the lines could be rapped by someone of any gender or sexual preference, and Morgan doesn't cross-dress.
"It's a fine line that I'm playing here. I'm trying to see how cleverly I can walk a tightrope," he explains, detailing how a more nuanced approach might appeal to broader swaths of listeners. "You have [fans from] the ball culture," he says. "And then you have hip-hop heads who are gonna say this is hard because it's very minimal and to-the-point. And we're talking about bitches and bitches and bitches and bitches."
+ MikeQ (Fade To Mind, NYC)
MikeQ 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 ballroom DJs, but he also heads up his own Qween Beat team and turns out a steady stream of vogue and ballroom tracks, re-edits, and remixes.
+ Blackcat (Big Primpin/House of Monroe, TO)
+ Powered by 40hz Soundsystem
+ Photography by Catherine Chung & Conrad McGee-Stocks
$12.50 Advanced Tickets (Guaranteed Entry), visit Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, or Ticketweb.ca: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4626095
$15 Reduced Guestlist (Subject to Capacity), e-mail names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future events, pictures, updates, and more at the Mansion page: https://www.facebook.com/MansionEntertainment