Nite Trax: Housepitality warms, Jason Kendig's solstice mix chases winter chills

Mr. Jason Kendig

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I'm still buzzing over last night's fantastic installment of the Housepitality weekly at Icon, which was a classic San Francisco get-down, a warm intersection of smiling hotties, sweet freaks, and warm tunes from main men DJ Bus Station John and Honey Soundsystem's Ken Vulsion. A gay old time indeed in a perfectly pan-orientational venue.

(Many of us queens used Bus Station John's hopping back room -- which he'd decorated with fuschia and yellow Christmas lights -- as a respite from the often too-crowded front room dance floor, and it was funny to see some of the straighter bro-types who wandered back there do a double take and slowly start to back out. But more often than not, they soon rejoined and dropped their inhibitions in our true nightlife style. I even helped hook one up with this amazing girl, because he was so tipsy and shy, and because I'm lady-magic.) It was a perfect solstice evening -- definitely hit up future Housepitalities.

Speaking of Honey Soundsystem and the solstice, one of queer techno-ish collective Honey's heartthrobs, Jason Kendig (also cofounder of the MR INTL label), has released his annual, eagerly awaited Winter Solstice mix. If you're looking for the spot-on alternative to playing Barbra Streisand at your holiday affair, this chill, sophisticated techno set will do the trick nicely. Oh hell, play both!

Jason says:

"I made a mix last year on the solstice that also coincided with the lunar eclipse. I got a request to make another one and since the timing was right i thought i'd put together a collection of tunes that i've been digging lately. Something on the deeper side of things. Goes well with a hot toddy." (And listen for some canny references to Jason's beloved hometown, Detroit. They call her Ms. Ross!)

Dance to Honey Soundsystem every Sunday night -- except this Christmas one -- at Holy Cow and swing by the Honey-Sunset New Year's Eve party at Public Works with hot 'n heavy Bulgarian tech-house star KiNK and, as always, a thrilling, nubile crowd ready to dance I'm sure.

Jason Kendig winter mix 2011 by kendig


beatbox (pbr streetgang remix) - crazy p
rainbow road - tornado wallace
if i feat. valentine (jay shepheard remix) - hamid
no one - daniel bortz
love in me (eats everything's loving you re-work) - laura jones
what's there - dauwd
ensnare - julio bashmore
call me (dixon edit) - mark e
intersection - tevo howard
something - honeydrop
life of plants & flowers - tom trago
wecanonlybewhoweare - crazy p

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