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BY FRANK DOLL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Asbury Pa ASCEN This August, thousands of gay men from around the globe will flock to the sun-drenched Jersey Shore for the threeday, 11-party, 14-DJ festival known as Ascension Party. “Prepare to be turned ovah like a fat rat,” says DJ Lina, who launches the weekend on Friday, August 4, spinning the VIP cocktail party. “The wonderful part about Ascension is each DJ brings their own unique style, so everyone gets what they need.” Following Lina’s event will be the Ascension Underwear Party with world-renowned DJ Eddie Martinez. “My style is sexy and fun with lots of energy,” he explains. “My sets always include my original work, private mixes and edits, along with my own personal flare.” The fun continues Saturday with the weekend’s main event, the Ascension Beach Party. International DJs Dani Toro and Hansel will be spinning the beats. “Right now, my favorite producers are Tony Moran, Paulo, Joe Gauthreaux, Tommy Love, Mauro Mozart, Tom Stephan, Thomas Solvert and, of course, myself,” laughs Dani Toro. “I’m currently playing Zhana Roiya’s “Lick Me Up” and Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” a lot, but we’ll have to see in August which songs will be crowd favorites.” After the beach party, superstar DJ Paulo takes the booth for the Saturday Night Celebration. Clubbers love his tribal/progressive beats layered with big vocals. On Sunday, partiers will once again break out the Speedos for the Ascension Pool Party. Drop-dead gorgeous DJ Dan Slater plans to mix commercial, classic and underground tracks like Brian Justin Crum’s “Show Me Love feat. Toy Armada & DJ Grind” and Ultra Nate’s “Desire ‘2K17.” Then DJ Joe Gauthreaux takes the stage, spinning his big-room beats at the grand finale Closing Party. He promises, “It’s going to be a ride like no other!”
k Rises Up For SION PARTY! DJ DANI TORO DJ HANSELL LEYVA DJ DAN SLATER “We are thrilled to bring Ascension back to the States this year,” says Ascension Party founder Eric von Kuersteiner. The festival launched in 2006 on Fire Island Pines, where it continued annually until 2014. For the last two summers Ascension has taken place in Mykonos. “We brought on a new partner for the weekend who brought a lot of fresh ideas, including the idea to take the party to the beautiful beaches on the Jersey Shore,” he explains.