The Legendary MikeQ (USA) + Secret Guest TBA (NLV Records)


7:00 pmFriday, 3 February



7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick

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Sleeper Cell, Vesta & House of Mince present Grammy winning modern Ballroom music pioneer & Qween Beat / House of Vogue founder

A leading figure of the East Coast’s long-running ballroom/vogue-house culture, New Jersey native MikeQ is not only one of its most internationally in-demand artists (DJing as far and wide as London, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Seoul, São Paulo, Lisbon, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Berlin and Madrid, to name but a few, and earning column inches and full spreads in press such as Vanity Fair, Vogue - appropriately, Vice, RBMA, XLR8R, Resident Advisor, Fact, The Fader, ID, The New York Times and more), but also heads up the world's first label dedicated to the voguing sound - Qween Beat - turning out a dizzying amount of vogue and ballroom tracks, club focussed re-edits and official remixes with heavy worldwide traction.

Leading the worldwide growth of ballroom/vogue culture through on and off-screen involvement with HBO smash-hit “Legendary”, co-producing the show's theme with UK-turned-global phenom James Blake, mentoring Jersey contemporaries LSDXOXO & UNiiQU3, garnering direct support from the likes of Jameela Jamil, Queen Latifah, Megan Thee Stallion, Tierra Whack, Missy Elliott, Keke Palmer, Yo-Yo & Azealia Banks and sharing stages with Bok Bok, Dance System aka L-Vis 1990, NGUZUNGUZU, Girl Unit, Jam City, Fatima Al-Qadiri, Venus X, Kenny Dope, Karizma, Brenmar, DJ Sliink, DJ Sega, Lil’ Kim, the late great DJ Rashad & more, MikeQ has torn through the mainstream with an unstoppable momentum, recently securing the monumental 2023 Grammy win for “Best Dance/Electronic Music Album” with none other than Beyoncé herself, and we are excessively excited to welcome him to Naarm’s own Howler Bandroom for what is set to be an iconic performance on Friday 03/03.

Support: SPECIAL GUEST TBA (NLV Records) Henni (aka Hancoq) Kaïra Cuvée, Top Hun & more TBA

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