Gay Marvine (aka Chuck Hampton) Opens Honcho Monthly!
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Gay Marvine (aka Chuck Hampton) Opens Honcho Monthly!

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2013 is the year of Honcho as we plant down roots every first Saturday of the month at the club space that seems like it was built just for us: Hot Mass.

This venue has quickly whipped itself into shape to become one of our favorite places in the city. We intend to put the late night hours, clean-as-a-whistle sound, LED light system, and dark corners to work for your bodies, eyes and ears.

Honcho’s goal is to fill the empty void in Pittsburgh as the only party focused on highlighting the underground queer DJs and dance music scenes emerging across the world. Every month you’ll get to meet and party with people digging in to their respective cities – working towards the same goal as Honcho: to reconnect gay culture with it’s rich history in pioneering dance music.

To start us off, we turn to none other than:
[Bath House Etiquette Records, Secret Mixes Fixes]

Gay Marvine is the nom de plume of legendary Detroit DJ Chuck Hampton. Chuck Hampton has been a DJ in the Detroit undergound scene since ’92. Personally picked by Richie Hawtin to play at several of his parties, Chuck has appeared on bills with Derrick May, Juan Atkins, DWynn, Stacey Pullen, and many noted others. He was the resident DJ for the now legendary Friday nights in the basement of the Nectarine Ballroom (the club where Jeff Mills got his start) throughout the 90′s and early 2000′s. He’s been a guest DJ for several of the Macho City parties as well as the Menergy party. He is honored to have played the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement). Known for his enthusiastic, intense and diverse sets that span genres and decades, Chuck is now an accomplished remixer and editor under the guise of “Gay Marvine” on the Detroit based labels “Secret Mixes Fixes” and “Bath House Etiquette”. House, Acid, Techno, Disco, New Wave, Industrial, Hi-NRG and even Classic Rock have all been known to make their ways into Chuck’s sets. His focus is always on the dance floor.

Join us as we welcome one of Detroit’s music staples for his Pittsburgh debut.
Opening set by Edgar Um [Pgh Bro Club / Honcho / VIA] Closing set by Aaron Clark [Humanaut / Honcho / VIA]

_ Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Hot Mass

1139 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

– 12am-6am
– $10, BYOB-Friendly
– 21+ w/ ID
– Sound by Impact Audio