Honey Dijon at Public Works

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Public Works Presents: Honey Dijon

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Friday October 8, 9pm - 3am

Full Space / 21+

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➩ Honey Dijon

➩ Chris Cruse (Spotlight, LA)

➩ Brown Amy (Hard French, SF)

Polyglamorous hosts the Loft with

BEYA (Polyglamorous)

La Frida (T4T)

Charles Hawthorne (Quaint But Extra / Rolling with the Homos)

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In accordance with San Francisco’s new mandate, we’re now requiring attendees to show proof of full vaccination to take part in any indoor festivities at Public Works. For any purchases made before August 12th, we will honor a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) for entry taken within the previous 72 hours.

You must still wear a mask while indoors, so don’t forget to bring yours!

Public Works continues to follow all city health mandates, and these policies are subject to change at any time. Please visit https://sf.gov/ for the latest rules and regulations.

HONEY DIJON BIO:

“The word is artist,” says Honey Dijon. She is talking about her new album Black Girl Magic – thirteen fierce tracks of attitude, energy, heart, community and engagement. But she could be talking about all of her work and life: her stratospheric DJing career; her fashion line Honey Fucking Dijon; her soundtracking of some of the most iconic fashion shows of the 21st century. “For me it’s just about creative energy,” she says. “It’s so human for me, to want to express my experience.”

Honey is talking from her home in Berlin. “As an artist, especially as a trans woman of colour working in music, I wanted the album to be in-your-face, unapologetic, raw and honest,” she says. “The album is very timely. I’ve mostly collaborated with black, queer singers and songwriters. These are songs about love, life, resistance, fighting oppression.”

It’s also joyful. “That’s the trick of great dance music,” says Honey. “It’s why I always resonated with disco. Even though it was talking about the realities of life, it was also uplifting and liberating. That’s what great dance music does. Uplift and liberate while also reflecting. It’s affirmation.”

Which puts Honey’s work firmly in a cultural tradition as urgent today as it was in the days of disco and early house. Dance music is as much of a force today as it was then, especially in this age of structural racism and media-fuelled transphobia. “It’s the politics of the party,” says Honey. “It’s no different from when Joe Smooth made Promised Land over thirty years ago. The conversation is still valid. It has always been queer people of colour using dance music to create spaces for themselves.”

Honey knows what she is talking about. Born and raised in Chicago, she grew up surrounded by House music, and the creative souls who started a global movement. Moving to New York, she learned her art of DJing the right way: by playing records night after night after night. She worked the dancefloors of the city to master her connection with the crowd, that special magic she now brings to every set she plays. It led to some legendary residencies, such as Sunday nights at Hiro, and Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn party, where every Pride she would play twelve hours sets.

CHRIS CRUZE BIO:

Chris Cruse is a Los Angeles and Berlin based DJ whose sound is equally influenced by dark warehouses and West Coast sunshine. Frequently playing events in the US (Coachella, FYF Fest) and Europe (Panorama Bar, Cocktail d'Amore, NYC Downlow, Dalston Superstore), his mainstay is a party of his own creation, Spotlight, which aims to reclaim and celebrate the queer roots of house, techno, disco, and other forms of dance music. Despite abstaining from social media promotion and discouraging dance floor photography, Cruse’s Spotlight has quietly become the go-to event for underground music in LA thanks to its anything-goes vibe and consistent world-class bookings.

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