NY-based DJ and producer Andy Butler founded Hercules and Love Affair (HALA) in 2006 with the intent that its members would be ever-changing. Butler envisioned enlisting a rotating cast of performers to create songs inspired by his near encyclopedic knowledge of NYC dance music. Since it’s ambitious beginnings, HALA has created iconic tracks in the house, disco and nu disco arenas and has featured talents such as Antony Hegarty, Kim Ann Foxman, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6), and W. Andrew Raposo (Midnight Magic). In addition to his involvement in HALA, Andy has created a compilation for Berlin’s acclaimed DJ Kicks series, where he recontextualized classic disco tracks, updating them for the 21st century while keeping one foot firmly planted in nostalgia.
On September 27th we will have the treat of getting up close and personal with Butler’s musical genius when he spins a rare, live set at Brooklyn’s intimate Cameo Gallery. Butler’s penchant for soulful, inspired vocals and melancholic dance jams have always struck a chord with gay music fans, and his colorful reputation on the music scene is bound to bring us a night of surprises.
Joining Butler is NYC’s quintessential DJ and producer, Eli Escobar. Known for adding a level of subversiveness to even his most commercial sets, Escobar certainly knows how to please a crowd.