From the 80s underground and into the mainstream, thanks to a primetime hit everyone is ready to “strike a pose” and carry on to Dwayne Minard’s new single!
You can’t keep a good dance revolution down! From the ballrooms of New York City’s urban underground club scene, striking a pose on the runway was a right of passage many in the black and latino LGBTQ communities sought eagerly — their 15 minutes of fame rewarded with accolades and more importantly an undeniable sense of belonging especially among the competitive houses represented at the balls. Week after week, these dance floors were populated with any number of outcasts that had finally found a home!
The hit FX primetime series Pose starring MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Evan Peters and Indya Moore and produced by Ryan Murphy reignited interest in the era defined by its indelible fashion, distinct soundtrack and inevitably legendary moves. At the core of the series, it explored the search for belonging and validation that help a community in crisis overcome prejudice and the devastation of a world that appeared to be looking the other way preferring to ignore an entire group of people.
DJ Producer and Provocateur Dwayne Minard (on Facebook @djwayneminard) celebrates the ballroom culture with the release of “Butch Queen (Pose)” the remixes of which paint a rainbow offering of contemporary sounds and harken back to the Garage-House sounds that solidified this as one of the most profound and significant moments in the dance music movement. The remix from Division 4 & Matt Consola captures the momentum of today’s dance floor crown, but still feels very much like it is derived from its House Music origins. Minard’s hard-hitting Explicit Radio track is muscly and mighty!
Don’t miss on a featured vocal from one of the ball scene’s most legendary voices when Pepper LaBeija appears to legitimize the pulse of the track anointing “Butch Queen (Pose)” like true royalty!
Take a listen to the track here on iTunes.
Thank you to SwishCraft Music for sharing.