@ The Phoenix Hotel
Sunday June 25, 2023
01:00 PM - 7:00 pm
MIGHTY REAL presents THE 2nd ANNUAL PRIDE WEEKENDER w/ special guests Mousse T, DJ Holographic, DJ Minx, Tedd Patterson, Jason Kendig + MORE TBA w/ resident David Harness. Single day + weekend passes available!
The effervescent club music of producer Mousse T (Mustafa Gündogdu) blends disco and house along with taste and camp into a sparkling mix that has spawned such hits as “Horny” and “Sex Bomb.” Born in Hagen, Germany of Turkish decent, Mustafa moved to Hanover in 1990 to join the band Fun Key B on keyboards, build his own studio, and moonlight as a DJ. In 1993 he formed the label/production house Peppermint Jam with partner Errol Rennalls. He spent the next few years releasing his own rousing house music and some cool acid jazz on Peppermint Jam 12″s while producing and remixing the likes of Michael Jackson, Simply Red, Amber, Ziggy Marley, Boney M, and Randy Crawford. In 1998 he had his breakthrough hit when “Horny,” featuring vocals by the female duo Hot ‘N’ Juicy, dominated clubs worldwide. While his remix of Moloko’s “Sing It Back” was storming up the charts that same year, “Horny” was appearing on numerous compilations, from Gay Happening, Vol. 6 to Chef Aid: The South Park Album. A year later he teamed with the legendary Tom Jones for another smash, “Sex Bomb,” which would be featured on Jones’ album Reload. Both “Horny” and “Sex Bomb” would appear in drastically different versions on his jazzy and lounge-flavored album Gourmet de Funk released in 2002. His 2004 full-length All Nite Madness was introduced by another club hit, “Is It ‘Cos I’m Cool?” Two years later “Horny” would invade the dancefloor once again but this time cheeky producers Loo & Placido mashed it together with the Dandy Warhols’ single “Bohemian Like You.” Titled “Horny as a Dandy,” the cut was another dance compilation favorite.
DJ Minx was inspired to spin at The Music Institute in 1989, where some of Detroit’s leading dance music DJs helped to hone her skills.
For two years she engineered and hosted “Deep Space Radio,” an electronic music show on Detroit’s WGPR radio station. She also voluntarily hosted a weekly radio program at the University of Canada on CJAM 91.5 FM called “Steamy Windows,” and later became a resident of world-renowned Club Motor in Hamtramck. In 2000 she was a featured performer at the first Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and has since become a regular fixture at Movement.
In December 1996 Minx founded Women on Wax, a collective of female DJs from the Metro Detroit area. From then on, she worked with promoters and DJs across the country to solidify the career of several top female DJs and singers.
In 2001, Minx established her own record label called Women On Wax Recordings, which has become a platform for her own productions (including the 2003 classic, “A Walk In The Park”) and outlet for local talent. Minx expanded her musical majesty by creating a sub-imprint of the label called W.O.W. B.A.M. (Women On Wax Bangin’ Ass Music), and continues to collaborate with, produce on, and remix for a number of labels.
Currently on the Liaison Artists roster, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” is going strong after nearly three decades of DJing and continues to play in cities across the U.S. and around world. She was recently named one of the “20 Women Who Shaped the History of Dance Music” by Mixmag and one of the “Best house music DJs of all time” by TimeOut New York. In 2018, she was presented with the Spirit of Detroit Award for “exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life,” and in 2020, she launched Behind The Grüv, an online store that sells high-quality, reasonably priced casual wear, fit for lounging, outdoor events and working out.
DJ Holographic’s mission is to serve up a mix of musical cuisine that combines House, passionate R&B, Hip Hop, unreserved Disco, true Detroit Techno, and Motown. Join her as she concocts her next rhythmic dish.
Having spent these past few years traveling the world and playing for crowds in Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, she has thrilled crowds on hallowed dance floors at Smart Bar, Panorama Bar, Output, and beyond. Featured in print by Mixmag, DJ Mag, and more, top tier DJ’s such as The Blessed Madonna and Carl Craig sing her praises regularly.
2020 saw the release of Holographic’s debut EP “Parallel Shifting” on her own label Hitchhiker, with more releases to follow. On April 16th Planet-E’s Detroit Love Vol. 5 hits shelves which Holographic compiled and mixed full of unreleased exclusives from some of her favorite producers across the globe.
As a DJ, producer and remixer, Tedd Patterson has established himself as a leading talent on the international dance music scene. He has become renowned for a signature sound that incorporates an intoxicating blend of contemporary and classic dance music styles. Thousands of fans worldwide have been seduced by his wickedly innovative sets that combine driving percussive beats and deep techno textures with throbbing progressive house, soaring Afro-Latin grooves and the occasional classic reflecting a diverse array of influences.From his legendary sets for Italy’s Angels of Love to his eagerly anticipated sets at the WMC’s seminal Magic Sessions (along with house music veterans Louie Vega and Tony Humphries), Tedd has earned a reputation for delivering unpredictable, adventurous, and wildly infectious rhythms on the dance floor. Whether headlining with Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, or Tom Stephan or manning the decks alongside Steve Lawler or Chus and Ceballos, Tedd consistently crafts intense and varied grooves that have made him a favorite in dance clubs around the world.
Originally inspired by the music electrifying Detroit’s airwaves, Jason Kendig has been collecting and mixing a broad range of dance music for well over two decades. From his first residency at Detroit’s infamous club Motor in the late 90’s he went on to become an integral member of San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem and a resident at Smart Bar in Chicago. Kendig’s touring schedule has brought him to dance floors around the globe where he never fails to make others move through his ability to reference dance music’s past while keeping an ear tuned to the sounds of the future.
Sunday June 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm