What was the trigger?Kendall Mugler performing in Paris
One day I went to see Mike Q play in Paris and Kiddy Smile, whom I already knew a little bit from him being a dancer in every French rap video at the time, was the opening DJ. He had brought a bunch of Parisian voguers with him and they threw a mini-ball hosted by Lasseindra Ninja. Seeing it live in front of my eyes was so dope that I instantly wanted to be a part of it somehow. There weren't a lot of DJs in Paris who were interested in those types of beats and I thought I could contribute something. Soon Kiddy invited me to DJ one category of a ball with him, and gradually I learned how to do it by myself. Lasseindra recruited me and The Boo (of label Clek Clek Boom) as DJs for the Paris chapter of the House of Ninja soon after. We've all been quite active in the ballroom scene ever since. There's, like, a little pool of DJs forming itself in the Paris Ballroom scene and it's really cool.
How do you explain that a new generation of Parisian club kids of the 2010’s reinterpret a gay cultural movement born in the Bronx in the 80’s?Just Jam featuring Teki Latex
Teki Latex & Eero Johannes Things That I Do
Teki Latex Overdrive Infinity
Saturday, December 19th, Le Bain presents Teki Latex (Sound Pellegrino | Paris) with MikeQ and Geng (PTP). Doors 10pm. The Standard, High Line.
Header photo: Teki Latex by Jacob Khrist