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DONT ASK DONT TELL: IN FLAGRANTI


  • Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02134 United States (map)

There are times when DADT is host to a national act. In the past we have brought acts such as Mykki Blanco, Le1f, Boychild, Pansy Division and Brenmar. This is one of those times. 

DADT is beyond excited to bring one of our favorite producers and DJs IN FLAGRANTI to the stage! FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!! (Except for the drag show :) )The night promises to be uplifting, high energy and straight up funky. Want to really know what we are talking about? Read on. 

The Story Behind In Flagranti

The “fantastic conundrum” of In Flagranti is a disco symphony created by Alex Gloor and Sasa Crnobrnja. Inspired by their love of the pioneering Cosmic dance scene that emerged from 80s Italy and an eclectic bag of genres including “Funk, Rock, Punk, Afro, Electronica, House, Reggae, Kraut, Classic, Blues and Hillbilly”, the pair have been working together for the past decade, creating joyful and mind-bending sounds.

Advocates of a ‘cut and paste method’ in all aspects of their work, the duo’s music is not the only creative output in which their extravagant imaginations are set free. The album artwork for In Flagranti’s back catalogue is a fantastical collection of collages, created by Gloor using vibrant clippings – the majority of which are taken from 70s soft porn magazines. “I’ve been collecting images from books and magazines for 40 years”, he says. “I select, dissect and reassemble them to create my version of the past, a past that never existed that way. The idea is to hide my tracks, make a collage so I can fool the viewer into believing that this is a picture from the past. It’s fantasy. In short, I fake history and make it look real on a very crude level.” The pair use their upbringing during the 70s as a mutual inspiration and understanding: “We work with our past, images, sounds, movies, and everything we liked growing up.” says Gloor, “It’s like memories mixed in a giant blender and re-assembled to form In Flagranti.”

Although they seem to think almost as one, it may come as a surprise to learn that the pair create their music entirely separate from one another, as they are rarely in the same city. Describing their unique partnership fondly as the ‘perfect creative chance encounter,” Crnobrnja says, “It works best for us that way, seeing as we work on different aspects of the creation. There is less discussion going on and more hands on work, then we put together the elements to make it a finished product.”

Don’t let In Flagranti’s love of soft porn imagery fool you: their take on deep, funky cosmic disco is absolutely sublime. Comprised of Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, the duo trace their history back to when the style began to take root in Italy in the ’80s. Cut to the present and the pair have finessed their synthy signature: the tempo of their tracks often sync with the rhythm of your heartbeat, and they could make the most sour curmudgeon want to get loose on the dance floor. Boasting a sound that’s rich and vibrant — it’s evident on every release on their bespoke Codek imprint — the gents finish up their current U.S. tour with a stop in New York City. Sasha “Cosmic Rocker” Crnobrnja fills us in on five artists on SoundCloud he’s loving at the moment

So expect HEDONISM.

Of course we will unleash a funktastic drag show onto your faces! Bringing some of the best back to do In Flagranti justice. Featuring:

RAQUEL SUPREEZE - NEON CALYPSO - KIM PASSABLE

Plus all these acts lit up by a disco light scape provided by Scott Hadley Lighting. And projections across the walls by Nick Day. Its gonna look queer as fuck in there. 

DADT: IN FLAGRANTI

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL

WE ARE BOSTON’S QUEER PARTY

COME EXPERIENCE THE LOVE

 

GREAT SCOTT

1222 Commonwealth Ave

Boston MA

10am-2am

$10