House of Babes is proud to showcase some of the country's freshest acts in queer hip-hop, by bringing you Baltimore's first lady in queer hip-hop/dance, TT the Artist, and The Bay Area's own queer hip-hop/dance duo, Double Duchess. >Come grind all night with The House of Babes Dj's and get extra sweaty w/ the finest in queer hip-hop performances! Pink Lightning (Stay Gold)
>davO (Double Duchess, Swagger Like Us)
>Boyfriend (Swagger Like Us)
>Jenna Riot (Switch, Fix yr Hair)
Smile for party shots by: Iris Lena Triska
TT the Artist: tttheartist.com/
At the peak of 2010, TT THE ARTIST alongside dj Devin B, opened up for dance, dj and musical performer Dan Deacon and psych-rock, synth-pop, hip-hop duo, Phantogram. Soon after, Tt teamed up with the well-known dance dj and producer, Will Eastman, and opened up for the electronic duo, Thunderheist at the trendy and hip performance venue the BLACKCAT, in Washington, DC. Following her collaboration with Eastman, Tt performed for a massive crowd of hype, young, dance party goers at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, as a part of the Blisspop dance party series featuring International superstars Tittsworth and Nadastrom.
Tt has performed alongside high profile hip hop musical acts such as Oj Da Juice Man, Rich Boy, Cali Swag District, Trina, Teyana Taylor and Yo Gotti. Tt was also the opening act for a Wale and Lyfe Jennings episode of “HIP HOP RAW AND UNCUT” that aired nation wide on the STARRZ IN BLACK network. As a rising talent, both internet media and press such as Fader magazine, VICE magazine, V magazine, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Citypaper and more have highlighted Tt's work. Today, Tt's music can be heard in regular rotation on local and international radio.
At the peak of 2013 Rusty Lazer, New Orleans Dj and manager to hot Indie musical acts such as Nicky Da B and former manager of Big Freedia, reached out to Tt to spark off a major collaboration with the grammy nominated producer Diplo. Tt's vocals were featured on "Dat A Freak," and released under Diplo's Mad Decent record label as a single.
Double Duchess: doubleduchess.com
With big beats and playful narratives, San Francisco's Double Duchess transcends genres and genders through its live experience and high-energy delivery. Krylon Superstar’s mesmerizing voice and performance art genius, coupled with davO’s emceeing and production deftness, delivers a raw and campy electronic sound. Double Duchess' musical influences include Baltimore club, booty breaks, and ballroom house, all wrapped in a world of couture fashion.
Together they’ve been heating up the national queer scene since the release of their debut EP ‘Hey Girl!’ in March 2012. After their second video for ‘Bucket Betch’ was released, mountains of local buzz, followed by some national recognition, escalated their touring schedule. Along with being featured at some of the best queer parties in the US, they’d shared bills with similar acts like, Big Freedia, Le1f, Penguin Prison, Bonde de Role, and more. Official Pride Festivals in Seattle, Palm Springs, and Austin has celebrated the duo’s success, as well as the 2013 SXSW festival and 2012 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.
In April 2013 they released the single and arresting video ‘Deviant’ which introduces a glimpse of a semi-darker, heavily refined, but still raw sound. After a smattering of live performances in Summer and Fall of 2013, the duo finished out the year in the studio, collaborating with artists Nicky da B, TT the Artist, and Big Dipper, to complete a fully developed new batch of material to release the EP “Nocturnal” and full-length album, all in 2014.
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