Celebrating colour, fem power, freedom and freaky dancing... food for MY soul!!!!!
This year, I curated and hosted some of my FAVOURITE parties to date, and some of the BEST parties I have ever been to!
The vibes at my cosmic queer gatherings this year have been next level. I am genuinely surprised, touched and grateful each time at the responsiveness and excitement people bring with them. My favourites this year were PUSSY POWER, COSMIC QUEERS & my most recent GAFF'S GAFF party... all Berlin Parties, kickin/killin it Berlin! Some seriously creative beings performed and shared musical journeys that blew me away! Human gatherings like these are so important, we gotta get together, dance, be creative and remember we are all animals. My face is always beaming and full of love each time. I feel so privileged to be connected with so many inspiring beings.
Queer music extravaganza in ya face Berlin starring three live shows direct from the NYC club scene featuring club kid queen Dorian Electra, Weston Allen & Mood Killer plus hip hop witch KARMA SHE & ME! Hosted by real life celebrity Jimay Falcon, COSMIC QUEERS is a fantastical party full of fun, quality live performances and dancing to cosmic jams set to be held THIS THURSDAY in the infamous venue: Monster Ronsons. Celebrating love, light and LIFE! Cosmic queers is a sacred space where you can express yourself however you desire. Experience cosmic realness and get involved. Remember to dress UP not down!
If you have not heard of Dorian Electra yet... GET WITH THE TIMES, DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND WATCH THEIR NEXT LEVEL TASTY VISUALS... This mega lineup is not to be missed!
The History Of Vibrators with Dorian Electra - YouTube
The Dark History Of High Heels w/ Dorian Electra (Music Video) - YouTube
As I sit here listening to the live recording from Albion Venable's set at Camp Cosmic this year for the umpteenth time, I find myself having flashing backs to the glorious festivities on a continual basis, even one month later since the unforgettable gathering took place.
This year I wanted to bring colour and queerness in abundance to the already stellar lineup so I asked some of my brilliant performance artist friends residing in Berlin at the time to join together to form the cabaret show: THIS IS NOT A CULT. We performed this variety show twice over the weekend and it felt right to bring a glitzy performance element to the party.
On Sunday, I performed live and DJ’d directly after on the Mond Stage. It was to date, my favourite set of all time. In the nine years I have been performing my Gaff-E show, I have never felt so connected with the crowd. The vibe was next level and I felt like I was channelling the good joo-joo Sacha Mambo and friends had transferred to me the night before combined with inner goddess powers upon the crowd who needed that extra kick for the final night. I was on top of the speakers dancing bare breasted, hypnotised by the epic sunset in front of me with the biggest smile.
There was a dance floor moment later that night when I transformed into a psychedelic lizard queen while Albion was playing where a part of my throat opened up to release a sound that I can best describe as a noise a cheetah warrior woman transcended direct from deep in the jungle would make. Fortunately, I am still able to make this sound so I have been doing it in my live shows ever since. Friends who were in the tent with me sweating it out, described me as Albion’s personal Snake Charmer. This made me laugh cause I totally knew what they meant. It was like his music had possessed me and I was the centre of a shamanic ritual. When we exited the tent Monday morning after HOURS of dancing, I felt cleansed and reset. So much healing had taken place. I felt ALIVE! As I was appreciating just how good I felt, I looked into the distance to discover a magnificent tree dancing in the wind all lit up and full of life as LIGHTENING BOLTS surrounded it. Talk about COSMIC ENERGY…!
Being part of real magic like this is an utter privilege and I am so thankful to have these cosmic souls in my life. I can not toot the horn for Camp Cosmic enough. I wish all festivities were like this. The world needs this music for deep healing to begin...
I am a WILD WOMAN and this Feral Cat is happy and content. Thank you to all souls involved. Every single body added something special to creating Camp Cosmic. Until next year……. STAY FREAKY!
(this shot of Albion and myself was taken at Wet Delights - a Camp Cosmic reunion from last weekend!)
I feel privileged to have been part of the magic of the NYC Downlow seven years IN A ROW!
A disco utopia FULL of love, sweat and forty something sensational drag queens. I cried twice on the dance-floor on separate occasions because I was so happy. THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!
In all my travels, I have never witnessed such a big queer family gathering. Block 9 is truly unique. The vibe is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It is a place where you can be whatever you want with full freedom to express yourself regardless of gender and be appreciated in doing so. I am still buzzing off the experience. Nothing is forever (as much as those involved would love to live there on a permanent basis!) so these are times we will cherish always. My DJ sets both at Maceo's and in the Sisterhood (the new all-fem space) went off. I loved that all the wild women got completely naked and were hugging each other, dancing freely. This was a powerful moment to watch and of course I got involved (any excuse to strip!)
Big ups to Lottie Croucher and Chester Hayes for being our dance leaders, mama Jonny Woo for being our main inspiration and fire, the Grizzle sisters A Man To Pet & John Sizzle for making unforgettable appearances and of course Gideön Berger for making the whole extravaganza happen!! Highlights for me in the Downlow music wise were Luke Howard, Greg Belson, James Hillard and HUNEE. I am and will always be... YOUR DISCO QUEEN!
Here are moments I captured over the weekend. Mega spanks to everyone involved!
I LOVE YOU ALL!!
MAUDE ADAMS & ALL THOSE CHILDREN @ NYC DOWNLOW 2017 - YouTube
Pussy Power was a powerful night I am pleased to say I curated in protest of the lack of female presence in the current nightlife of Berlin. My heart is full of love and I feel privileged to have shared the stage with so many inspirational feline artists from all over the world including Valerie Renay, Moonage, Anto Christ, Poppy Cox, Electric Evelyn, T-Pow! from the superstar duo The Wau Wau Sisters and myself showcasing a wide range of performance genres; from comedy burlesque, to punk new wave action to live intergalactic space hip hop vibes and general BADASSERY!. The crowd was GORGEOUS and I am touched by the amount of support the gathering received and impressed by so many that took it upon themselves to truly express themselves visually on the night. I LOVED Urban Spree as a venue to showcase the nights talent. Having a nice big stage with excellent lighting and tech makes a HUGE difference to the experience for EVERYONE!
It should be mentioned that I was sexually assaulted towards the end of the night after the security left. Our safe space was invaded by people who were not there for our party and did not pay and were mostly young aggressive males. One of the men who took it upon himself to get his hard penis out and rub it against me. This angered and upset me deeply as it is everything I am fighting against. The special safe space I had worked so hard to create was spoiled by an entitled sleazy male energy who DID NOT read the vibe. I cannot express enough why this makes nights like Pussy Power so important. We need to gather and appreciate fem energy TOGETHER and not take advantage and objectify our freedom of self-expression. Safe spaces and dance floors are important to protect and nuture. I guarantee the next Pussy Power party will be a safe space the entire night.
PUSSY POWER will be back soon and will feature sex clown goddess BETTY GRUMBLE potentially on the 27th July so SAVE THE DATE just incase… This is just THE BEGINNING of something new!
I am super excited to announce that the second release I'M HERE RIGHT NOW from my new album GET REAL with remix by living club legend Tiago Miranda are out and available NOW on Bandcamp!
The new release features my long time collaborators My Bad Sister. The video is super future 80’s vibe and was a hoot to make. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of people being on their machines at parties! This is my message to people who are on their smart phones at a gig…