Whether mixing it up on the gritty underground circuit or taking it over the top as only he can, Triston blurs the lines of all that is traditional and leaves his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression.
Triston is an event organizer who has performed worldwide in the most renown clubs, while simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance organizing cult classic events.
A classically trained vocalist, Triston has covered several genres of the sonic landscape from work with gospel artists Kirk Franklin (God’s Property), Glenn Burleigh to collaborations with underground Bay Area rappers Insane 1. Additionally, he co-founded an independent label in Duesseldorf, Germany, working on electronic, soul house and rhythm and blues while performing throughout central Europe. He has released two albums, and worked on several compilations featuring the best of Berlin and beyond. Backed by The $kandal $yndicate and a bevy of burlesque dancers, $kandal Du$t is one of the most amazing shows you’ve never seen before, and never again. $kandal Du$t is currently in the studio preparing for their EP.
Triston is a founding member and choreographer of glitter coq scabaret, which is the first of its kind: a male neo-burlesque performance troupe. glitter coq scabaret represents everything that is…and everything that is meant to be. Leave your prejudices/misconceptions/attitude in the alley.
The Window Lickers are a multinational, avant-garde, gender-bending troupe performing in Berlin in costumes meant to shock and titillate, and with choreography meant to leave you breathless. You’ve seen them somewhere before and not even realized it.
He has brought his dance talents to Istanbul in the form of Future Burlesque©, now performing in and around Turkey and Asia. Watch out world, Future Burlesque© is knocking at your door!
Triston has written articles for such magazines as The Huffington Post (NYC), Trespass (London) $pread (NYC), Turntable & Bluelight (NYC) and short stories featured in several publications in Europe. He recently published his memoir about living overseas, ‘Heaux Confessionals: The Sintroduction’. He is currently working on the follow-up, ‘Heaux Confessionals: Operation Tristonbul’.
Triston is known as an orator unafraid to cover topics from every facet of life. A featured performer at Berlin’s famed Fuel, he has been heard at Rhiz (Vienna), MANO, Club 73, and In The Flesh (Hollywood), and The American House to name a few.
Triston has modeled stateside and overseas on an array of projects. He has walked the runway for such noted designers as Juan Chamie, FI-FU, Tatjana Warnecke, Anthracite and worked on ad campaigns for Jurgen Gassler and Clemons Krauss exclusively. He is also featured in Vogue Italia from photographs by Frank Lassak.
As event organizer…
Triston has collaborated on several noted events in Berlin and in central Europe and Asia. They include: the notoriously naughty German Fetish Ball, in conjunction with Cosmic Couture, Moist at the legendarily decadent Kit Kat Club, Wasteland in Amsterdam - the party for the upscale fetish scene Additionally, he has been featured artist and contributor at Blood at Sage Club, Plastique in Paris, Black Girls Coalition (NYC/Berlin). As DJ ElectroNegreaux, his sets include live vocals over house classics and the latest on the charts.
Through his independent production company, Xades Multimedia, Triston has brought forth the following parties: Dirt Room, Bent, No Wires Allowed, Flight to Orion (Belgium) and his very own WonderHeauxNation party which features the best, brightest, and most talked about performers flitting around Europe at any given moment.
A favorite of underground directors and producers in Berlin, Triston has been featured in the music documentary Black Girls Coalition, the dance documentary Berlin Manners as well as mainstream shows Verliebt in Berlin and Jerry Cotton. He has been a commentator and guest on Berlin’s television show The Collegium and as creator and host of New Berlin Global Radio, he has brought America’s underground hip-hop scene to the forefront of German radio. Currently, he covers entertainment news through his website, Verbal Slaps (www.verbalSLAPS.com).
There is no divide he won’t cross.
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