▪️Darwin (SPE:C, REEF)
Canadian born selector Darwin has been a resident at Berlin institution Griessmuehle since 2014 where she also hosts REEF: a semi-regular party with a laser focus on UK club music responsible for bringing the likes of Pinch, Kode9, and Objekt for 24-hour raves that join the dots between techno, dub, and breakbeat. Darwin also channels her avidity for UK-centric sounds into her label SPE:C, which to date has released a series of steely EPs from Bristolian producers Decka and Trans A.M, as well as this year’s brilliantly moody two-tracker Triptan by Significant Other.
▪️Boo Lean (gfx, Hot Mass)
Boo Lean is no stranger to the dance floor. Also known as Lauren Goshinski, she has created and curated platforms for boundary-pushing artists operating at the edges of sound, technology, and performance, who have become some of the visionary voices of our time. VIA Festival & gfx co-founder, New Forms Festival curator, bts at Pittsburgh’s Hot Mass and Cobra, she utilizes all these opportunities to make viable space for womxn & non-binary promoters and artists.
She’s also the sickest of DJs, blurring lines between humor and sincerity, tension and release, strangeness and familiarity into something altogether new. Whether she’s closing out a rave with golden-era techno, tripped out jungle, nostalgic teenage nu-metal bops (they exist), or some glimmering newly-unearthed gem. a Boo Lean set reminds us that the rhythms and melodies we hear tucked away in these basements and clubs help us find ourselves in the darkest hours of the night.
gfx is a collective of women and non-binary individuals who stand for ownership and representation in the nightlife community. We host Hot Mass every 5th Saturday, music production workshops at Ace Hotel every first Monday, and other special events. We welcome people of all identities.
gfx strives to create responsible spaces and is committed to your physical and emotional safety at events. If you witness or experience harassment, discrimination, or behavior that poses as a potential threat during your time at Hot Mass, we encourage you to speak with gfx staff located at ticketing, along with the onsite Security team. We take these issues seriously, and are an open door to answer your questions and assist as best as we can. We want you to have a great night -- know you can reach out to us at any time.
Added by Geoffrey Maddock