Category Archives: Bashment

#LivePerformance: Deanz live at #QUEERESTOFTHEQUEERFESTIVAL [@Deanz4eva]

Check out UK LGBT Dancehall artist Deanz performing live for LGBT Underground at Queerest Of The Queer Festival 2015.

Visit – www.lgbtunderground.com for live performances like these.

#ArtistProfile: Noisey Meets Deanz [@deanz4eva]

Noisey meets the UK’s first Lesbian dancehall artist. Inspired by Vybz Kartel, Deanz is on a mission to tackle homophobia through dancehall music. Although some popular dancehall songs contain homophobic themes, from her love of women to her explicit lyrics, Deanz has a lot more in common with some of her favourite male dancehall artists than they’d care to imagine.

Follow Deanz Online –

Twitter – @deanz4eva
Instagram – @deanz4eva

#Documentary: Out and Bad – London’s LGBT Dancehall Scene [@NoiseyMusic]

Noisey Films presents a new documentary about the LGBT Dancehall scene in London. In the early 2000’s the UK saw an influx of young gay Jamaican’s fleeing their country’s anti-gay laws. They would either have to hide who they were or risk abuse and in some cases death, yet on their arrival in the UK they found home and family in each other, throwing the best underground Jamaican dancehall parties this side of the Atlantic in the homeless hostels they sought refuge in.

Despite the homophobic lyrics within the songs, dancehall is a huge part of their culture. The underground events originally took place in hostels attracting hundreds of black and gay partygoers and quickly grew in size, exploding into church halls in Brixton and the Old Kent Rd, South London. With so many people attending the bashment parties, promoters had to take notice, eventually taking residence in nightclubs in Vauxhall, joining long-standing nights like Caribana and Bootylicious.

For so many, the scene created a space and support network where young people could come to terms with their sexuality and identity in their own culture whilst struggling with issues of racism, homophobia, transphobia and immigration. With exclusive access, Noisey along with Kartel Brown, chronicle the history of London’s growing LGBT dancehall community. We are proud to present Out and Bad

 

#WrapUp2015: UK Breakthrough Artist – Deanz [@deanz4eva]

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After carving her own lane with a unique brand of LGBT Dancehall, Deanz has had a stellar year. Releasing a video for ‘Red Stripe‘ and making a number of live performances at events including Queerest of the Queer Festival and Atlanta Gay Pride to name a few. As well as appearing in both the U.K and U.S series of Channel 4’s ‘Black Lesbian Handbook’ Deanz was also recently featured in the December 2015 issue of DIVA Magazine. Definitely an artist to look out for in the coming year.
 Tell us what you think?
Twitter – @deanz4eva
Instagram – @deanz4eva

#Mixtape: #Inclusive @MuseSoho – 05/12/15

On Saturday the 5th of December 2015 LGBT Underground hosted its first club night titled ‘INCLUSIVE‘. Which was held at Muse Soho, London, W1.

We put together the following mixtape/playlist in conjunction with the event. A selection of these tracks went down a storm with the crowd so we decided to make it accessible for anyone who couldn’t attend or didn’t receive a promo CD.

For any artists who want to have their tracks featured on future event mixtapes/playlists please submit to lgbtudrgrd@gmail.com