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SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH / 9PM-LATE / $8-$10 DONATION
After a saucy outdoor get-together, IN TRAINING returns to accentuate everyone's summer with another round of queer psychedelic techno fun ♥
AKUA [DJ] (SCHOOL OF HARD TRAX, NYC) - Formerly a WRUW radio jockey and currently an NYC-based disciple of the spirit and sounds of the heyday of spiritually ascendant American dance music, AKUA has been making waves all over the New York scene and beyond with her intense and enthralling blends of multiple decades of techno magic. Since first learning to DJ in 2016, she's already graced local events like UNTER and SWEAT EQUITY with show stopping sets, as well as starting her own night entitled the SCHOOL OF HARD TRAX to showcase the best and brightest BPM climbers in her extended community. Recently she has contributed mixes to forward thinking series like Discwoman, SIREN, and Daisychain, furthering her agenda of helping others harness their own personal power and channel that into the power of dance. We're proud to present a homecoming party for AKUA ahead of her achieving full world domination. For this night and many nights onwards, she is here to help us sweat and be good to one another.
FBK [LIVE] (R-TIME/REKIDS/FRICTIONAL, COLUMBUS) - Kevin Kennedy, better known as FBK, has blessed the In Training domain with a set once before as 1/2 of his duo The Fallen with fellow Columbus techno purveyor Plural. Anyone who was fortunate enough to catch them here back in November 2015 can attest to FBK's prowess in the gracefulness and intensity within the techno that erupts from him. This time, we have him coming back solo for a live set to showcase all he has learned in his 20 years of recording and producing, achieving accolades everywhere from his home city of Columbus to the ears and record labels of world renowned techno stalwarts Radio Slave and Marcel Dettmann. Recently, FBK material has been bubbling to the surface via remixes by Terrence Dixon, a recent reissue of his seminal 1997 "Knobs and Switches" 12" on Radio Slave's R-Time records (originally released on Anthony Shakir's legendary Frictional record label), and another release via Radio Slave on his esteemed REKIDS label entitled "From The Escaped Planet". Connecting the dots between likeminded midwestern electronic purveyors is an extremely important facet of our booking at In Training, and we're thrilled to welcome back FBK for a night of spiritual dancing and to help him continually show a new generation of techno fans how special and timeless so much of his music is.
Mx. Silkman [DJ] (IN TRAINING, CLEVELAND) - Mommy's home for another rich and textural opening set of trans lesbian soundscapes. Recently, Mx. Silkman has brought her talents around the American midwest to parties in Cincinatti and Bloomington, as well as STAUB's party at TV Lounge in Detroit during Movement weekend. Soon she will be spreading her gay wings to fly overseas to Europe this fall, where she'll make two appearances at soon-to-be-announced full-on techno extravaganzas in Berlin and Bucharest. Around this time, she will also be releasing her debut album under her Auton alias on Jacktone Records entitled "La Lotta Continua". Come through early to peek into the void with her.
IN TRAINING events are intended to be a space for autonomous living for oppressed and marginalized people who have run afoul of society's expectations with regards to gender, sexuality, race, class and ability. It's a party that also emphasizes practicing good consent on the dancefloor and helping people who feel unsafe in public spaces - especially club environments - feel safe and welcome. If anyone interferes with your enjoyment of this event by harassing, groping or otherwise behaving in an oppressive manner, please let the promoters and venue staff know and we will have them removed. We would also like to remind everyone that this is an 18+ event, and we reserve the right to verify ages at the door.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT GUIDE TO KULCHUR
5222 LORAIN AVE CLEVELAND OHIO 44102
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