Hot Mass / girlFx: Dr. Rubinstein, bijoux, Sin-Pit

PITTSBURGH – In tandem with VIA Weekender, girlFx and Hot Mass present Dr. Rubinstein, bijoux and Sin-Pit.

Dr. Rubinstein
Marina Rubinstein loves to DJ, but even when she’s perched in the booth, weaving together a invigorating assortment of hypnotic acid, ’90s rave and pumping techno, her mind is on the dancefloor. After all, it was on dancefloor that this Russian-born, Israeli-reared artist fell in love with techno in the first place. Long before she started playing records and adopted the Dr. Rubinstein moniker, she was a self-declared “true raver” in Tel Aviv, and it was during those long nights of partying that she eventually came to see dancing as a kind of meditation. “When the music is right,” she explains, “you can free your mind and just dance without thinking of anything. For me, it’s the best feeling in life, something that brings absolute happiness.”

That “special feeling,” as she describes it, is something Rubinstein is constantly seeking, not just for herself, but also for those who come to see her play. While her ceaselessly cheery personality certainly goes a long way in this effort, it’s her adventurous spirit – not to mention her unabashed love of all things acid – that truly sets her apart as a DJ. Now based in Berlin, she’s become a regular at places like ://about blank and Berghain, but her talents have increasingly taken her around Europe and the globe to spin alongside a wide array of techno luminaries.

Opening support from:
bijoux
SIN-PIT


girlFx
pronounced: girl_friend
a growing list of gxrls and our friends throwing events around music, art, life. Catch us every 2nd Monday for In the Weeds at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, and 5th Saturdays/quarterly at Hot Mass.

girlFx strives to create responsible spaces and is committed to your physical and emotional safety at events. If you witness or experience harassment, discrimination, or behavior that poses as a potential threat during your time at Hot Mass, we encourage you to speak with girlFx staff located at ticketing, along with the onsite Security team. We take these issues seriously, and are an open door to answer your questions and assist as best as we can. We want you to have a great night — know you can reach out to us at any time.

<< 21+ w/ ID // limited capacity, please arrive early >>

Pittsburgh VIA Weekender

PITTSBURGH – ‘Tis the season ~ hailing from Pittsburgh, Berlin, NYC, Stockholm, the West Coast and beyond ~ join VIA and friends old and new for an 8th trip around the sun. Free & ticketed events for all ages ♥

Presented with: Listening Spaces, Carnegie Mellon University, Ace Hotel, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music Lending, Hot Mass, girlFx, Honcho, Mesh.

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FRI. OCT 6

LECTURE: ELYSIA CRAMPTON in CONVERSATION
6PM – CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV – free & all-ages
pres. with Listening Spaces
https://www.facebook.com/events/542746949401099
Elysia Crampton is an Aymara-American experimental electronic musician and poet currenting living in northern California. Her work is known for taking heavy detail in bringing light survival and Latinx culture and queerness.

PERFORMANCE: ELYSIA CRAMPTON, TOXE (Staycore), EMBACI (NON Worldwide), HALEEK MAUL, ANNA AZIZZY
9PM-1AM – ACE HOTEL – 18+ $
https://www.facebook.com/events/466383200414683
Exciting new voices traversing experimental club music, rap, RnB, performance and noise from Sweden, NYC, Barbados, and Pgh… join us for a v special once and be transported.

AFTERHOURS: girlFx | DR. RUBINSTEIN & co.
12AM – 6AM – HOT MASS – 21+ $
Weaving together hypnotic acid, ’90s rave, and pumping techno, it was on a dancefloor in Tel Aviv that this Russian-born, Israeli-reared artist fell in love with club music. “When the music is right,” she explains, “you can free your mind and just dance without thinking of anything. For me, it’s the best feeling in life, something that brings absolute happiness.”

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SAT. OCT 7

WORKSHOPS + OPEN DECKS:
CIRCUIT TRAINING: SYNTH PLAYGROUND with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Music Lending Library, Women in Sound & more
2PM-8PM – ACE HOTEL – free & all-ages
CLP will be bringing their music lending collection out for you to play with! Sound recording & DJ workshops will be led by local and visiting musicians and engineers.

AFTERHOURS: honcho | ROOM 4 RESISTANCE w Doc Sleep, Luz
12AM-7AM – HOT MASS – 21+ $
Room 4 Resistance is a Berlin-based queer femme forward collective focused on community-building and creating space & visibility for women artists, gender queers, non-binaries, trans people, & people of color in Dance Music.

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SUN. OCT 8

LAST DANCE: MESH w Mx. SILKMAN (In Training), The Moonbaby & co.
10PM-2AM – THE PINES – 21+ freeeeee
Dumpy Trash Edition, say bye to a great weekend.

Hot Mass / gFx: DJ Haram, Boo Lean, Anuprizzle

PITTSBURGH – Hot Mass and gFx present Discwoman’s DJ Haram, girlFx resident Boo Lean, and Pittsburgh’s Anuprizzle.

Dj Haram
Discwoman / Philly
DJ Haram is a producer and DJ originally from New Jersey, currently based in Philadelphia. Stylistically versatile, she throws down for Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore with club and booty bounce sets but also has been known to pay homage to her roots in the tradition of Middle Eastern dance music and of DIY noise and experimental sound. DJ Haram (along with Moor Mother) is 1/2 of the noise/rap group 700 BLISS. In spring 2017 Haram composed and original score for the debut tour of Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference, a Munich-based modern dance company. DJ Haram participated in Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in summer 2017. While in Philly Haram curates a few nights; a legal fundraiser party series (f)LAWLESS, a monthly live/DIY hip hop night ‘Gas’, and a monthly radio program RAGE RADIO on 91.7FM. She has curated events for MoMA PS1 Sunday Sessions and FringeartsFestival Philadelphia. DJ Haram is touring North America and Europe in Summer/Fall 2017.

Boo Lean
VIA / girlFx / Pgh
Aka Lauren G, girlFx bb and co-founder of Pittsburgh’s VIA / VIA Festival. OG audio-visual matchmaker. This miss DJ on the DL has shared the stage with the likes of DJ MinxKINGDOMJamie xxJasmine InfinitiAir Max ’97,UNIIQU3, and Cakes Da Killa… When we asked what her sound will be like we got “scorched earth and getting your pxssy ate” so bring your fire game tonight.

Anuprizzle
danceCRUSH / Pgh
Co-founder of danceCRUSH, a DIY multi-genre dance party that’s been vibin’ since 2011, and a sustainable energy ambassador at her day job, Anuprizzle prides herself on balancing two extremities in her life. Shedding her corporate mask, she adorns her nightlife alter-ego with her love of quirky accessories alongside an ineffable bump n grind soundtrack. She has two goals: making y’all feel sexy, smart, and cool in a world that compels you to choose one and not the other & creating a space where you can let yr freak flag fly.


girlFx
pronounced: girl_friend
a growing list of gxrls and our friends throwing events around music, art, life. Catch us every 2nd Monday for In the Weeds at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, and 5th Saturdays/quarterly at Hot Mass.

girlFx strives to create responsible spaces and is committed to your physical and emotional safety at events. If you witness or experience harassment, discrimination, or behavior that poses as a potential threat during your time at Hot Mass, we encourage you to speak with girlFx staff located at ticketing, along with the onsite Security team. We take these issues seriously, and are an open door to answer your questions and assist as best as we can. We want you to have a great night — know you can reach out to us at any time.

<< 21+ w/ ID // limited capacity, please arrive early >>

Hot Mass / girlFx: Noncompliant aka DJ Shiva with Elle Excess

PITTSBURGH – For over 20 years, Noncompliant (aka DJ Shiva) has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her truest talent lies in her knack for contrast and composition.
(Valence, FLASH RecordingsDETROIT UNDERGROUNDSUB tl)
Elle Excess

Both onstage and backstage, as herself and under a myriad of monikers, Alexis Icon has been making sure the Pittsburgh party scene sounds proper for the past decade. Her expert knob twiddling pushes the boundaries of acid trance and deep techno in an invigorating, improvised journey to find out just how hot this mass can get.


girlFx
pronounced: girl_friend
a growing list of gxrls and our friends throwing events around music, art, life. Catch us every 2nd Monday for In the Weeds at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, and 5th Sundays/quarterly at Hot Mass.

<< 21+ w/ ID // $15 // pw announced day of >>