Honey Soundsystem + DEBONAiR
A special visit from our favorite bees, Honey Soundsystem making their triumphant return to the Public Works Main Room, still riding high from the success of their 10 year Anniversary party with us + their afterhours takeover of the Public Works 8 Year Anniversary party. Alongside UK radio turntable wizard, DEBONAIR of the infamous NTS Radio who delivered a no-holds-barred set at Honey's newly forged Folsom Street Fair shindig.
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The Public Works SF presents
Honey Soundsystem (Jason Kendig + Jackie House)
DEBONAIR (NTS Radio | London)
Resident Advisor Event page: https://bit.ly/2DZI0Qs
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Honey Soundsystem is a collective of disc jockeys, musicians, performers and designers. Initially conceived by Ken Woodard and Jacob Sperber in January 2006, after seeing gaps in San Francisco nightlife.
Inspired by pivotal gay underground parties of the past, they saw an opportunity to take their nights in a new direction from what was currently being presented musically in mainstream gay culture. Over the last decade the crew has been comprised of various members sharing a similar vision. Presently the roster includes Jacob Sperber, Jason Kendig, and Robert Yang while some members have moved on to new projects.
In 2008 they launched a weekly Sunday night party that would run for five years, before ending in October 2013. Their residency in SF hosted DJ’s from around the world, including DJ Sprinkles, Todd Terje, Prosumer, Boris, Steffi, Horse Meat Disco, Discodromo, Eric Duncan, Derek Plaslaiko, Maurice Fulton, Kink, Ivan Smagghe, Traxx, Silent Servant, Daniel Wang, Hunee, Optimo, Derrick Carter, Portable, Hard Ton, Tim Sweeney, Kim Ann Foxman, Mr. Ties, Honey Dijon, Steve Fabus, Bobby Viteritti, and Mike Servito. By the time the Sunday events ended, the crew went on to throw a steady stream of larger, one-off parties and the occasional underground. The crew is known to build massive, elaborate, party-specific installations to enhance their late-night soirees.
Musically, Honey has embarked on many ventures to transform the community of the queer dance underground. The crew resurrected the lost gay porn soundtracks of San Francisco’s Hi-NRG producer Patrick Cowley. They established a record label Honey Soundsystem Records to release music from their favorite underground producers like Justin Cudmore, Mike Servito, Beesmunt Soundsystem and 2017’s breakout DJ/producer Octo Octa. They travel as a crew and as solo artists to perform critically acclaimed sets in the North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Honey have carved out their place in dance music history and continually connect the past with the future. As the crew continue to build their reputation at home and overseas, they find new ways to share their passion for the music they love.
Few in recent years have emerged in London’s music underground from a place of such pungency and credibility as DEBONAIR. The DJ and radio host is regarded as one of the hardest digging selectors in the underground with a formidable knowledge of post-punk, new wave, EBM, proto-techno, electro, italo-disco and off-kilter house and she delivers these exquisitely during her incendiary DJ sets, which take place everywhere from subterranean sex clubs to post-modern art spaces. Whether it’s Unsound Festival or De School, Space Ibiza or Fabric, Panorama Bar or Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, DEBONAIR’s selections always captivate the dance.
DEBONAIR also has one of the most treasured shows on everyone’s favourite online radio station, NTS. You’re always in for an unpredictable ride as she connects the dots between seemingly disparate genres and atmospheres with deep-understanding and charisma. Having been part of the platform since 2011, DEBONAIR played a major role in building the station in the early years through her role as Programme Director and has also hosted interviews with legendary figures such as DJ Bone, Lil Louis and Holly Herndon.
Critically acclaimed mixes, on point press features and exhilarating live streams for Blowing Up The Workshop, The Guardian, FACT, Boiler Room, Mixmag, Resident Advisor, and Groove Mag spotlight her far-reaching record collection and inimitable style. Let DEBONAIR’s unique vision guide you through the static.
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