music & politics
QUEER POP: LCavaliero, autonome beautyfarm, Viola
AKWENSI FLOOR (Afrobeats): Caramel Mafia, Mista Walliz, Offbeatsupportah
ROCKMUSIC: DJ trust.the.girl, Karina
Solishots & Infostand: AG Trans_Elternschaft
Visuals: Zoey Vero
HOT TOPIC is a queerfeministic project hosting DJ*s, producers and artists offside the heteronormative party-mainstream. HOT TOPIC especially celebrates women, lesbian, trans* and genderqueer people, POC and black artists behind the desks and on stage. It’s not only a party, but a forum for networking that gives home to diverse queerfeministic scenes & topics as well as their rebels and cuties. Each HOT TOPIC supports a political group or project with an infostand and donations. The party offers a wide range of musical styles from queerfeministic tunes to pop, house, Hip Hop as well as R’nB and rock music. It seeks to celebrate and (re)present all those who challenge our perception of mainstream-nightlife and heteronormativity in general – bc queerfeminism is our HOT TOPIC!
AKWENSI FLOOR curated by Caramel Mafia: With a decade radio hosting under his belt, Caramel Mafia has also been a club DJ for 8 years. A regular resident of Berlin’s biggest HipHop and RnB clubs, he plays across Germany and Europe. Caramel Mafia is a regular in magazines, being DJ of the Month in Siegessäule and Blu. His mixtape „The Late night special vol. 2“ hit the top 10 of the Mixcloud-charts and drew attention his way. In spring 2016 the Dutch TV show „College 010“ introduced Caramel Mafia to its audience following his life for a week and shadowed his first show in Rotterdam. In 2017 he introduced “Ratchet” in Berlin, his own club night, which is proving to be a popular feature on the Berlin circuit!
The donations collected in 2016 (3165,00€)
were received by:
01: Beratungs- und Aktionszentrum Friedland (baz)
02: Union des Réfugié*es de Berlin-Brandenbourg (URBB)
03: Reclaim the Beats
04: Wiederaufbau in Leipzig nach Naziangriffen
05: Kreuzberger CSD
06: Schwules Museum*
07: Berlin lreland Pro-Choice Solidarity
08: Refugee Support Projekt
09: TransInterQueer (TriQ)
10: WG DonYa – Wildwasser e.V.
11: Antira-Gruppe ménage à trois
12: KAMBIUM (Supportgruppe für Geflüchtete)
Entrance fee: 7 Euros till midnight, 9 Euros afterwards