7-8pm check in, casual cocktail hour
8-10pm techno speed dating
Kiss & Tell Party
follows till 4am
Special Valentine's Day sultry soundtrack provided by Heathered Pearls
Dating host and MC: Tom Calahan
[Techno Queers NY
Hosted and party pics by Seze [Seze Devres Photography NYC
Screw dating apps. It is time to meet each other the old fashioned way, in person, by shamelessly flirting with each other at a bar.
Come meet like-minded music obsessed friends regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Options will include romantic and simply platonic intentions.
Queer, straight, or whatever: all are welcome!
Please be aware that you’ll be asked to fill out a name tag with your first name, plus a few words about the kinds of cuties you’re seeking. It’s optional to say anything about your sexual orientation, but this is a space where we want you to feel comfy doing that, since this will facilitate flirtation that feels worth your time (and even if it doesn’t, the rounds are only 5 mins!)
Much love and gratitude to Tom Calahan from Techno Queers NY for help with this and the past speed dating event.
Heathered Pearls is Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, whose career in music was deeply rooted before ever releasing his own. Curator for Tycho's ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International, Alexander has been entrenched in the industry since 2002. He was first introduced to the power of ambient music by his mother at an early age, discovered techno as a teenager living in the Detroit area, and gradually learned to create his own vision of the genres.
The name Heathered Pearls originated from the combination of seeking out the allure of something special in a song (the pearl) and casting a haze of noise and erosion over it (heathered). His first album Loyal (2012) mimicked the hypnotic and swelling motions of ocean waves at night with melodic, loop-based ambient music. But Alexander would only move on from there, inescapably drawn to dance floor ideas and memories of the engrossing techno mixes he pored over as a kid. The second Heathered Pearls album, Body Complex, transforms Loyal's soft, soporific textures into driving 4/4 figures, glacial tone drifts, and starry synth plateaus. Its the beginning of a new phase in Alexanders ever-evolving career, and the possibilities are expanding seamlessly out to the realms of music, art, and performance.