This week I’m all mad for the new dance craze come out of France called Tecktonik, an interesting hybrid of ’90s raving, that strange shuffling thing you see in Melbourne, hip hop and -” wait for it -” vogueing. Yes, the country that gave the world Stardust and Cassius and didn’t want them back is once again in charge of le discothÃ¨que. Type Aprem Tecktonik into YouTube to view it in all its splendour.
This Friday sees the return of the Attention Deficit Disco to Slide, tipped to be a sea of lycra, headbands and firm thighs. A.D.D. is a funky house night featuring DJs Graham Cordery, David DC and Luna T, a live set by vocalist Jeremy Brennan and a late-night performance by The 4 O’Clock Dancers, who, you can be assured, will be busting aerobics moves not seen since the ’80s. Entry is $15.
J+J+J’s Confessions is on Friday at the Cross nightclub, upstairs at the Bourbon. The dress theme is 1970s Kings Cross, so think pimps, prostitutes, the mafia -¦ basically Boogie Nights with an Aussie accent. The line-up includes DJane, Dan Murphy, Jason Barry and Alex Taylor vs Kate Monroe, Joyce Maynge’s WYD production at midnight, and a live PA by Stonebridge and Kamilla at 1am. Entry is just $5 if you get there before 9.30pm. Ain’t nothing wrong with saving money.
Rounding off a night of flashbacks, Ritorno al Futuro (that’s Return to the Future in Italian) is upstairs at the Oxford Hotel on Friday, featuring DJs Mark Pritchard (Warp Records), Melbourne’s Hysteric and Wasubot, and resident DJs dropping Italo house, electronix and synth wave. Entry is $10.
On Saturday, Starfuckers at Club 77 is having a Back 2 Basics Residents Bareback Bash, quite a mouthful let alone a bum full. Residents are Mr Disorder, Hookie, Trentertainment, Stew York, DY, Donnie Blood and Sunday School. Entry is $10 and drinks just $3 before 11pm.
Sleaze Ball is just a week away now and Sleaze Sunday is shaping up to be a huge party day in its own right, with more and more events being announced.
Love Gaze is happening at Trademark for those seeking a stylish day party. DJs are Kate Monroe, Alex Taylor, Jason Barry, GI Jode and Melbourne’s Steve Stodge spinning sun-soaked, summer-sounding, funky and vocal house. Running from 9am till 5pm, the party will be spread over both indoor and outdoor areas and entry is $20 on the door.
Gurlesque’s Sleaziest Ball is the recovery for women and trannies, and is happening at the Manning Bar, Sydney Uni, from 6pm till midnight. DJ Gemma is rocking out the beats and there will be shows at 7.15pm. Entry $25. And Loose Ends returns to the Phoenix with a Sleaze Sunday party called Super Size Me, launching the summer season of Loose Ends. Entry is $10.
Coming up after Sleaze Ball, the International Day of the Fag Hag celebrates our kindred sisters at the Midnight Shift on 18 October and the second Revolution rolls into the Oxford Art Factory the same night. Then Rubber Ball is at the Manning Bar and Club Kooky at Hermann’s Bar, both at Sydney Uni, on 25 October.
There’s a lot of dancing to be done, troupers. Download those Tecktonik tutorials straight away. I know I will be.