Fun Active Gentlemen Society spun an enchanted vibe by the pool today at Ace Palm Springs at HANDS ON, brought to poolside revelers by our friends at Heineken, Towleroad and LA Weekly. We’re looking forward to an unforgettable show tonight with power duo Light Asylum with bounce master Beyondadoubt and DJs from COCKFIGHT (LA) in the Amigo Room, 9pm til 2am, free in the Amigo Room.










Photos by Maicol Chavez

Fun Active Gentlemen Society spun an enchanted vibe by the pool today at Ace Palm Springs at HANDS ON, brought to poolside revelers by our friends at HeinekenTowleroad and LA Weekly. We’re looking forward to an unforgettable show tonight with power duo Light Asylum with bounce master Beyondadoubt and DJs from COCKFIGHT (LA) in the Amigo Room, 9pm til 2am, free in the Amigo Room.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


INTERVIEW : BEYONDADOUBT

Beyondadoubt, pictured here at The George & Dragon in Shoreditch, London, has an encyclopedic knowledge of genres of music most barely know how to recognize. She’s been creating hybrid tracks of bounce, house, soul and punk for over a decade, playing soul 45s all over the country and her own dance music all over the world. Recently back in the US from a European tour with Beth Ditto, she’s playing tonight at HANDS ON with Light Asylum and DJs from CockFight.

We asked her for a plalist of some of her favorite tracks, below. Come get thanked by your own ass tonight on the dance floor, 10pm til 2am, free to all.

1. Tears Baby by Johnny West - 1962 RnB

I’m really a sucker for any song that mentions the word tears. 

2. No G.D.M. by Gina X - 1979 New Wave

This is always a stand out track. For me it’s at a perfect tempo. I love the lyrics, “you are perfect you are shear if you are a redhead queer.”

3. Poloroid by Ruth  - 1985 New Wave

Cold wave, Dark wave, Synth wave? Not sure which is the correct term, but this song is pretty near perfect with the deadpan vocals, synth lines and horn line. My girlfriend hates the female vocals on this one, but I don’t mind and actually really like the contrast. 

4. Homework by Otis Rush - 1962 RnB

Horns Horns Horns Horns. Ugh so good.

5. Make dat Ass Go by SBP Gunna - 2010 Bounce

An amazing video of New Orleans shakers. Absolutely LOVE that they are all over the construction equipment.

6. Home Depot (Hammertime) by Blaq n Mild - 2009 Bounce

A bounce classic by legends Blaq n Mild. Bounce shakers descend on Home Depot and reek amazing havoc. So fun.



Photo by Christa Holka


BUTT SHOP got off to a bang and Jeremy Kost’s preview of new photographs captivated Wednesday night at our HANDS ON kick-off party, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Ace x Impossible cameras and film are capturing the hearts of many hot cakes and Howie Pyro played an afterparty with Mr. Black in the Amigo Room.





Photos by Maicol Chavez

BUTT SHOP got off to a bang and Jeremy Kost’s preview of new photographs captivated Wednesday night at our HANDS ON kick-off party, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Ace x Impossible cameras and film are capturing the hearts of many hot cakes and Howie Pyro played an afterparty with Mr. Black in the Amigo Room.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


Stay Gold (SF) spins tonight in the Commune at Ace Hotel & Swim Club with Mustache Mondays (LA) for HANDS ON during Palm Springs Pride, 10pm, free to all.





Photos by Hannah Cairns

Stay Gold (SF) spins tonight in the Commune at Ace Hotel & Swim Club with Mustache Mondays (LA) for HANDS ON during Palm Springs Pride, 10pm, free to all.



Photos by Hannah Cairns


Forster Rudolph is our HANDS ON Button Contest winner, and will be enjoying two free nights at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this weekend during gay pride. This is the clever little button he made which we’re passing out to guests this weekend — one has your name on it.
Forster is also a designer and sculptor, and we really like some of his work.

Forster Rudolph is our HANDS ON Button Contest winner, and will be enjoying two free nights at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this weekend during gay pride. This is the clever little button he made which we’re passing out to guests this weekend — one has your name on it.

Forster is also a designer and sculptor, and we really like some of his work.


INTERVIEW : KINGDOM
KINGDOM has been putting dance floors in ecstatic trances for many years. He joins us during pride in Palm Springs at HANDS ON, as DJ Day’s special ¡Reunión! guest. Catch him from 10pm til late on Thursday in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, and get to know him a little better below.
What’s inspiring you at the moment?
I just moved to LA a year ago from Brooklyn, this place is inspiring me, the climate, the mountains, the ocean, and also my crew here (Nguzunguzu & Total Freedom) inspire me a lot. Recently we did a Fade to Mind showcase in Mexico City and feeling that city for the first time was also great.
What are you working on right now?
I have a lot of new music out there at the moment! My songs Take Me and If You Buckare out now, and my next EP Dreama will be out November 22nd. Also my label Fade to Mind will be releasing NYC-based Ballroom/Vogue producer MikeQ’s debut EP November 21st. We will be celebrating both releases with a huge party in LA at Los Globos on the 18th.
On that note, join us for a free screening of PARIS IS BURNING, a 1990s documentary about NYC Ballroom and Vogueing culture — screening Friday night at 8:30pm at HANDS ON.




Take Me ft. Naomi Allen by kkingdomm

INTERVIEW : KINGDOM

KINGDOM has been putting dance floors in ecstatic trances for many years. He joins us during pride in Palm Springs at HANDS ON, as DJ Day’s special ¡Reunión! guest. Catch him from 10pm til late on Thursday in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, and get to know him a little better below.

What’s inspiring you at the moment?

I just moved to LA a year ago from Brooklyn, this place is inspiring me, the climate, the mountains, the ocean, and also my crew here (Nguzunguzu & Total Freedom) inspire me a lot. Recently we did a Fade to Mind showcase in Mexico City and feeling that city for the first time was also great.

What are you working on right now?

I have a lot of new music out there at the moment! My songs Take Me and If You Buckare out now, and my next EP Dreama will be out November 22nd. Also my label Fade to Mind will be releasing NYC-based Ballroom/Vogue producer MikeQ’s debut EP November 21st. We will be celebrating both releases with a huge party in LA at Los Globos on the 18th.

On that note, join us for a free screening of PARIS IS BURNING, a 1990s documentary about NYC Ballroom and Vogueing culture — screening Friday night at 8:30pm at HANDS ON.


Take Me ft. Naomi Allen by kkingdomm


HBO’s The Strange History of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell screens Thursday night at 8pm at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of our Gay Pride festivities, HANDS ON. The documentary follows the movement to allow gays and lesbians to operate openly in the military without retaliation. The director will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening, and you can join us afterward in the Amigo Room for DJ Day and Kingdom (LA)


BUTT Magazine premieres their 2012 pin-up calendar at BUTT SHOP for HANDS ON, our queer music and arts festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Palm Springs Gay Pride, November 2-7. Come get your hands on one and join us at the opening party Wednesday and catch the reception of Jeremy Kost's preview of never-before-seen prints, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Mr. Black follows with a DJ set in the Amigo Room with Howie Pyro til late, and a pool party the next afternoon. Precursors to a curious, complex and unforgettable weekend.



Photos by David Benjamin Sherry, Miguel Villalobos and Samuel Hodge

BUTT Magazine premieres their 2012 pin-up calendar at BUTT SHOP for HANDS ON, our queer music and arts festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Palm Springs Gay Pride, November 2-7. Come get your hands on one and join us at the opening party Wednesday and catch the reception of Jeremy Kost's preview of never-before-seen prints, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Mr. Black follows with a DJ set in the Amigo Room with Howie Pyro til late, and a pool party the next afternoon. Precursors to a curious, complex and unforgettable weekend.



Photos by David Benjamin Sherry, Miguel Villalobos and Samuel Hodge


Stills from PARIS IS BURNING — we’ll be screening this gem poolside Friday night, November 4 at HANDS ON. A document of NYC’s gay ball culture in the 1980s, it explores gender, race, polyester and total realness and leaves you feeling indescribably inspired.

Stills from PARIS IS BURNING — we’ll be screening this gem poolside Friday night, November 4 at HANDS ON. A document of NYC’s gay ball culture in the 1980s, it explores gender, race, polyester and total realness and leaves you feeling indescribably inspired.


Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.

Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.


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