Perfect Distraction: Brodanse feat. Cari Golden ‘Nobody Walks’ Danse Club Records

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The rain is boring, the news is frightening, my bank balance is buggered and this morning’s porridge wasn’t quite enough to lift the spirits. But then this beauty dropped. And now I’m perfectly distracted. By a tune, by a lass, by a groove, by a moment. Brodanse featuring the wonderful Cari Golden ‘Nobody Walks’ on Danse Club Records has everything I need right now. Its getting my wiggle on, I’m more than smitten and its making the rain go away. Just how I like it.

Brodanse feat. Cari Golden ‘Nobody Walks’ Danse Club Records is out now on Beatport
A1. Nobody Walks (Original Mix)
A2. Nobody Walks (Club Dub) (Vinyl Only)
B1. In The House (Original Mix)
B2. Reactivate (Original Mix)

Kyrgyzstan to vote on ‘gay propaganda’ ban

Kate Wildblood:

Another step backward!

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:

By Tom Ana
Editor of Caucasus Equality News

Kyrgyzstan is located between Kazakstan and China (Map courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Kyrgyzstan is located between Kazakstan and China (Map courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A committee of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament this week approved a proposed “gay propaganda” ban, moving the bill one step closer to being brought into law.

The ban will now go up for vote in the nation’s assembly this Thursday, Oct. 9.

Under the proposed ban, heavily modeled on current Russian laws, any individuals found guilty of spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” would face up to a year behind bars. The ban would also outlaw LGBT rights and advocacy groups and make the discussion of LGBT issues with a minor an arrestable act.

Proponents of the bill claim that the ban would “defend the institution of the traditional family.” The bill’s sponsor, member of parliament Kurmanbek Dykanbaev, told RFE that “under the West’s influence, the norm of same-sex families is being…

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Queenie gets a Legend groove on with DJ Makky D

20140914_175836Don’t let the onset of autumn dampen your spirits when there’s still a whole load of dancing to be done. This month Queenie has a chat with Mak AKA DJ Makky D who’ll having your toes a twinkling even if those flip flops have gone back into the loft!

Where can we see you playing? You can find me at Legends playing on Friday nights in the bar and at other events there too, including The Basement Club for private hire functions. I also run my own mobile disco business so am available for private hire – weddings/civil partnerships/birthdays etc.

How would you describe your djing style? I play a pretty commercial set which I beat mix right across several decades and different genre types. I’ll adapt according to the venue/function and of course to the crowd’s reaction!

What’s your favourite song of all time? I have several favourites depending on my mood! Can I choose two pretty please? Ultimately the songs which always get the hairs standing up on the back of my neck whenever they’re played have to be Whitney Houston’s It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (Thunderpuss remix) and Kylie Minogue’s Better The Devil You Know

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Currently I would still have to say Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines – played at 128bpm naturally!

What would be your ultimate dream gig? Well I like realistic achievable targets (& dreams) so this year’s one was to play on Pride night to the crowds of Brighton – which I did at Legends on the Terrace. So let’s see what next year has in store for me J. I know….warm up DJ at a Kylie Concert!!!

Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Gosh, well the one that stands out for me was an ABBA Medley that I so wished I’d checked all the way through before playing it…… I nearly died when I heard the word f*ck repeated so many times!

Guilty pleasure? I have several! He he! Ok – one that is printable is my weakness for Haribo sweets, hint hint!

What’s been your best ever gig? There have been several, but the first really memorable one for me has to be the night I played at Effingham Park in Copthorne in 1999 to an audience of 700+ (all from Citiflyer airlines) where the crowd were going wild on stage and I just happened to catch a glimpse of two guys kissing (full tongues) directly in front of me. It was the first gay kiss at one of my gigs!

Tell us a secret! I can’t tell you! IT won’t be a secret otherwise!

Makky D’s October Top 5

Jess Glynne Right Here (Club Mix) Atlantic

Clean Bandit Rather Be (Magician Remix) Atlantic

Gorgon City Ready For Your Love (MNEK Ext Mix) Virgin/EMI

Crazibiza, Dave Aude feat. Vassy Hustlin’ (Original Mix) Pornostar Records

DJ Cassidy ft Robin Thicke & JessieJ Calling All Hearts (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Club Mix) Columbia

Wildblood + Queenie’s Gscene October Wonders

10_Gscene_Oct14So here comes Autumn. Another season, another sensational selection of tunes and the perfect excuse to get woolied-up! (Oh how we love those mitten days). We digress. Back to the tunes of the month. First up is Balance 026 Mixed by Hernan Cattaneon on Balance Music, a double delight fuelled with low-slung grooves and euphoric depths that will keep you content till Christmas. As will the charming sounds of Give a Soul to Your Groove Volume 1 on So Sound Recordings with it’s deep chunky jackin’ vibe courtesy of artists including Inland Knights and Jazzy Eyewear. And if you like your beats beautifully bleepingly intense then it has to be the energy drink of an compilation that is Saytek Live On Cubism Vol.3 on Cubism. A real wakey wakey house and techno blinder.

As for this month’s gawd blimey missus wonders? First is the frankly sublime Blurred by Huxley on Aus Music / !K7. His promise has finally come to fruition with a debut longplayer that will enchant, delight and insist on the dig. It really is a stunner and one that will have you Callin’ his name far and wide. Grab it and then him (live later this month at Concorde2 for Treatment) and make your October spectacular.

And finally we have The 2 Bears. Their second album The Night Is Young has had us both smitten from first play, be it with the achingly honest bravery of Not This Time (a certain contender for video of the year?), the delicious pop tones of Angel (Touch Me) or the dirty groove of My Queen. It’s the kind of album you feel you’ve known forever after just one listen and yet it just keeps giving. The Night Is Young. In your soundsystem or live at The Haunt later this month, they are bound to become your favs. Just how we like our bears. Enjoy.

Wildblood and Queenie’s October 12″ Delights

Hercules & Love Affair feat. Krystle Warren My Offence (Detroit Swindle’s Anger Management Remix) Moshi Moshi Every listen makes you stronger. Honest!

Waifs & Strays Walk Out / Keep Pushing Resonance Records Get a chunk of this funked up deep house and be happy.

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Journey Into The Deep (Kim Ann Foxman Remix) Twirl Delicious house tinged with old skool credentials.

Jaymo & Andy George In My Way EP Moda Black Get those hands in the air, the boys are back!

Huxley I Want You (Huxley Club Rub) Aus Music The genius run continues with a perfect slice of house.

Deepak Transformer Numerology Local Disco house band remixed to pulsing perfection.

Vanilla Ace Hide (Original Mix) Maquina Music The last of the summer sunshine in perfect MP3 form.

Rucks Find Someone (Eric Kupper Remix) SoSure Music We love jackin’ with Eric. Eric is cool.

Franck Roger Wanderlust (Original Mix) Decay Records Deep, twisted dark house of the dreamy kind.

Kerb Staller Safety Instructions Leftroom Records If this doesn’t get your groove on nothing will. Divine.

 

Traumfrau and Pink Fringe present Late Summer Back Yard Festival

10382740_597520130360651_2889219018759643951_nThere’s nowt like a grin and a wiggle under the stars and tonight, courtesy of those rather marvellous wonders at Traumfrau and Pink Fringe, Brighton gets the chance to do just that, with a night of live performance, art and DJs. With an impressive line-up that includes The Royal Society for the Pursuit of Love Birds, Hannah Murphy, Project O, Bryony Kimmings and DJ’s Mrs Norman Knows, Solomun Onyemere as well as our good selves Wildblood & Queenie making our Traumfrau disco-tech debut, the Late Summer Back Yard Festival promises to be a night fuelled by stars and love (and a rather impressive yurt apparently!). So there you have it. Far too many reasons to come have a wiggle with some of Brighton’s finest one more time this summer. See you under the stars.

Traumfrau and Pink Fringe present Late Summer Back Yard Festival Saturday September 13. 7:30 pm – 3 am. Wagner Hall, 9 Russell Place Brighton. £7/£9 Grab online here.

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Perfect Distractions: The 2 Bears ‘Not This Time’ Southern Fried Records

Screenshot 2014-09-12 18.35.33Brave, beautiful and addictive. Yep I’ve found my latest perfect distraction. The 2 Bears are back and the boys are dragging up something real decent with a slice of heartfelt pop that will keep you enchanted until the last note.  And with their new album The Night Is Young currently caressing my lugholes I have a feeling I’m gonna be lip syncing (minus the lippy) with the bears for a while. Which is just how I like it.

The 2 Bears The Night Is Young Southern Fried Records 13th October 2014 www.the2bears.co.uk

Happy 10th Birthday Audio!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWithout it Brighton wouldn’t be, well, Brighton. Without it my clubbing history would be less grin filled, groove sorted and decent. Without it where would we put our giant disco ball? Without it my hangover curing chemist would be bust. And without it Brighton today wouldn’t be able to hold its clubbing head up quite so high. From the underground to the proud, from the terrace to the dark depths, Audio has kept me spinning to the right stuff for more years than I care to remember. Escaping into Audio, year after year after year. As the missus would put it, how fucking marvellous. Cheers to John, the glorious managers, staff, door darlings and each and every amazing promoter who’ve delivered the good stuff Brighton night after Brighton night.

Happy 10th Birthday Audio. Keep doing what you do best – putting a grin in Brighton’s soul.

Audio’s 10th Birthday party – Friday 12 September with Ame, Pablo Contraband, Schtumm, Earl J, Martyn Savage, Crazy P, Seamus Haji, Charles Green, Tom Frisco, Dominic Ashton, Paul Budd, A1 Bassline and Enzo Siffredi.  www.audiobrighton.com