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Jared Abbott of @Assploitation Keeps the Afters Location a Secret


This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists created by Stolen Nova, Rick Owens, and Alice Longyu Gao. This week, we have a sensual treat from Jared Abbott of Assploitation, anti-techno DJ and curator of horny history. His Instagram is a feast for the vintage soft-core buff, replete with striptease videos and porn intros of yesteryear set to sexy disco and other “grown folks’ music.” You’ve already heard his mix for Club Mel, but this time the Berliner brings us a playlist he describes as “broken hearts, open booty” and answers our questionnaire, in which he lets us know about his secret Schöneberg afters and determines who has the best ass in the music industry.



Where do you dance? Everywhere

What’s on your bedroom playlist? Triphop and shoegaze at night, Mina Mazzini and Joan Manuel Serrat in the morning.

Fuck, marry, kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music? Kill all three

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Wired

Who’s got the best ass in music? Jennifer Lopez obv

What was your first concert? George Michael, Detroit, 1988. I was 7.

What song on this playlist makes you cry? The Time Bandits song

What song on this playlist gets your ass shaking? All of them but anytime I hear that Billy Idol cut I think of the Miami Vice episode that uses it for a strip club scene and it really gets me going!

Who’s the queen of smut? Dr. Sharon Mitchell.

Who’s the king? Ugh, a lot of them were abusive so let’s throw some shine on Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, Amber Lynn, and Robin Byrd.

Name your favorite artist no one knows about: Les Rallizes Denudes.

Where’s the afters? I don’t want to mention it by name, but there’s a place in Schöneberg that’s just beyond words.

What’s the key to getting into Berghain? Cheap fetish gear and a hair-part down the middle seems to work for a lot of people.

What song do you have on repeat? Lush – “Light From a Dead Star.”

What do you listen to when you’re high? I don’t get high anymore but Deee-Lite, Biggie, Cocteau Twins always worked.

What’s your favorite album cover of all time? You’re hilarious for thinking I could choose just one – here’s 10: Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers, 2 Live Crew – As Nasty As They Wanna Be, Madonna – True Blue, Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA, Rage Against The Machine’s first album, Suede’s first album, The Strokes – Is This It? (the one with the glove), the original Guns n Roses Appetite For Destruction with the Robert Williams painting, Prince – Lovesexy, Grace Jones – Island Life.

Who’s the queen of pop? Mariah and Janet and Céline.

What’s your favorite movie needle-drop? Our friend Leo Herrera can make fun of it all he wants, but LaTour – Blue in Basic Instinct is top dog forever.