Planningtorock aka: Jam Rahouja Rostron, has announced their new EP, Gay Dreams Do Come True, will drop on October 29, via Human Level/PIAS. Comprised of three house tracks, Gay Dreams Do Come True is Planningtorock’s aural mission to own their queer happiness, and to share that joy with anyone who wants to listen. About the track, Planningtorock says, “This song is a dedication to my love, my wife Riinu and too the Black trans women who fought for the rights we have today as queer, gay, non binary lesbians.”
Planningtorock has been been making dance music for fifteen years. Initially signing with DFA via James Murphy himself, and opening for LCD Soundsystem in America. Planningtorock has released four studio albums, using the personal as political on each record while playing with gender in their costumes and photos for each release. These albums, were collaborations with The Knife and Peaches.
Jam, recentl uprooted to the Estonian capital – a beautiful, gentle-paced city on the Baltic coast – after spending two decades in Berlin. Already feeling restless and ready for a change, everything fell into place when the musician met their partner, Riinu, through mutual friends in Helsinki; soon, Jam relocated to Riinu’s home city full-time. Last September the couple married. LGBTQ+ marriage isn’t legal in Estonia, so the ceremony took place at the city’s British Embassy – in theory, the country recognises marriages which took place abroad. In reality, they have been struggling to get their partnership acknowledged in their home country while under a right-wing coalition government. With the prime minister now ousted over an alleged corruption scandal, Estonia is going through a time of great political upheaval. Distant hope of a more progressive government is on the horizon – and Gay Dreams Do Come True represents Planningtorock’s own personal exploration of queer love.
10/14/21 London, UK @ Scala
10/15/21 Manchester, UK @ Pink Room
Tickets for these shows will go on sale on July 2nd.
pre-order the Gay Dreams Do Come True EP HERE