Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Honey Soundsystem: The Sounds of Pride

On Honey Soundsystem’s monthly broadcast, founding member Jackie House explores the sound of his own crew and the often-unsung heroes of their wider world. Bonding over their shared love of timeless sound, iconic imagery, indulgent behavior and attractive men, San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem is a collective of disk jockeys, musicians, performers, label-owners and designers. They’re a force in American dance music’s queer underground, but they’re only part of the story of what’s going on here – they’re part of a network of parties and scenes spanning the length of the continent, with each sweaty dancefloor an integral part of the whole.

Honey Soundsystem is a San Francisco based collective of three. Jacob Sperber, Jason Kendig and Robert Yang came together inspired by pivotal gay underground parties and dance music history, who offered a take on dance music in direct opposition to what was blaring on mainstream club speakers. They bond over a shared love of timeless sounds, iconic imagery, the complete look, indulgent behavior, and most of all, attractive men. The boys dedicate time and passion into archivist work, which resulted in unearthing the lost gay porn soundtracks of San Francisco’s hi-nrg producer Patrick Cowley released on Honey’s flagship HNYTRX and Josh Cheon’s Dark Entries. The crew throws their heart into event production and are known to build massive, elaborate, party-specific installations. Honey boys have their fingers in the world of music production, remixing and djing parties around the world.

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