Upcoming CLUB IHC co-headliner MikeQ has teamed up with Qween Beat labelmate Divoli S’vere for a remix off the inaugural edition of Moveltraxx’s new club music compilation series, Street Bangers Factory. Vol. 1 is now streaming via Fact Magazine and available for iTunes pre-order ahead of its January 26 release. The new cut finds preeminent NYC ballroom/vogue house DJ/producers MikeQ and Divoli S’vere churning up Mexican rumpshaker Ezekiel’s insouciant Gurrrr Swag into a staccato, “Ha!”-punctuated frenzy. Gurrrr Swag falls right in line with the updated ballroom aesthetic that MikeQ and his Qween Beat collective have developed and refined over the past few years; where once the genre sampled heavily from classic house and disco, latter day ballroom is stripped down, aggressive and raw. As Fact Mag succinctly puts it, you can expect a MikeQ track to be “pretty much the definition of a neck-slapper.” On that count, Gurrrr Swag definitely delivers.
You can get it in with MikeQ this Valentines Day (2/14, duh) when he crashes IHC Presents: CLUB IHC alongside Girl Unit, Helix and Zakmatic at The Lash Pop-Up in Hollywood! It’s a Saturday night, so you can stay out nice and late. Invite yo franz on Facebook & BUY TICKETS. HA!