Wildblood and Queenie’s Gscene November Nuggets

11_Gscene_Nov14Whizz, bang, wheeee! Yes our favourite banger of a month is finally here and we have a fine selection of soundtracks to keep your November toasty and warm. First up is the subdued minimalism of Brassica’s Man Is Deaf on Civil Records and it is anything by minimal and every bit as civil as you’d expect from this must electronic wizard. Lose your self in the finely crafted beats and bleeps for a longplayer you’ll find life less without. Also keeping us soaring this month is the divine dirty disco beats of Craig Bratley’s Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride on Tsuba and the fierce French house and techno wonders of Kyō mixed by Oxia a.k.a. Olivier Raymond on Kyō Records. Remarkably addictive.

Berlin wonder Chanson 3000 from the renown German producer Munk on the Gomma label has brings much needed sunshine and will impress with his mix of house, disco and all things exquisitely electronic. As will the brilliant new Tilt album Resonator on Pro B Tech records. Tilt a.k.a. Mick Park and Nic Britton deliver a session of future music that ticks every house, techno and classic electronica box you have and then some. A real Tilt treat.

Finally our must have a wiggle albums. First up is the sublime electronic pop of Various Artists The Green Collection
 on Eskimo Recordings – the aptly named follow up to the labels Pink and Blue collections. Already a firm favourite in the QJ & WB household, it will enhance any frosty adventures you have planned this winter. As will the Various Artists Needwant: 5 Years
on, you guessed it, Needwant. With Maxxi Soundsytem, Bonar Bradberry, Kim Ann Foxman and more onboard it really is the ride of November. Get on board sharpish. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s Naughty November 12”s

Brodanse Nobody Walks (Original Mix) Danse Club Records  Sultry saucepot of a tune that demands your devotion.

Xinobi Bogata (Psychemagik Remix) Discotexas If there were such a genre as whallop this is it. Dirty, dirty bass!

Trulz & Robin feat. Camilla Luna Me To You Eskimo Recordings Deep house of the dead sexy kind destined to delight         .

Copy Paste Soul The Push (No Artificial Colours Remix) 2 Swords Another spectrum busting remix from the Artificial wonders

Steve Lawler That’s House Play It Say It A slice of classy back in the day house that’s impossible to resist.

Ali Love Perfect Picture Crosstown Rebels Loopy bassline line with a funky heritage that will have you hooked

High Contrast Who’s Loving You (Deetron Remix) Virgin / EMI Deetron deliver yet another must wiggle remix to keep us moving.

Jaymo & Andy George In My Way Moda Black Always a class above, always perfection.

Secondcity feat Ali Love What Can I Do (Mark Fanciulli Rmx) MOS Come 5am this is all you’ll need.

Bunte Bummler Purple Talk Hot Trax Kooky kool hot trax out to thrill with its unique house groove.

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Review: Bitten and smitten by The 2 Bears

1452582_10152613939708557_8879880022962823218_nIt may just be background music but those warm up grab-that-first-beer tunes tell you a lot about the night ahead. When The 2 Bears came to Brighton’s The Haunt this week the sound system was brought to life by Frankie and Donna, insisting we feel the love and relax. Yep a night with The 2 Bears a.k.a. Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard was coming our way and we were primed for some perfect bear distractions.

The 2 Bears second album The Night Is Young has kept me grinning since the promo landed in my inbox and has proved itself – thanks to its almost continuous play status – to be one of the most joyous dance albums of the year. Lyrically beautiful with tales of betrayal and beauty, love and life, its musically sound ventures fuelled with furry electronica, decent beats and addictive melodies is a thing of wonder and transferred perfectly to the live stage as Joe and Raf came up trumps with a celebratory performance. We Work(ed) it from the beginning as we promised to Be Strong for the Bears.

The intimacy of The Haunt allowed for the most glorious of connections with the band as the boys, ably abetted by their goddess of a guest vocalist Adelaide Mackenzie, delivered a night of grins. My Queen was the perfect anthem for us furry freaks and geeks and when Sink The Pink joined the band to strut their stuff and bring the fierce radical drag beauty of Not This Time video to life I was bear smitten. Again.

Add Kellee’s must see rave knitting (I expect to be warmed up this way for every future gig I attend), the company of some true Brighton VIP wonders and the wiggle we all got on, this was a night where the bear hugs were free and easy and all ours. Just how it should be. Here’s to many more of them.

For details of The 2 Bears tour and photos www.facebook.com/followthebears

If you go down to The Haunt you’ll be in for a 2 Bears surprise

10699945_10152557825473557_3261248409934715224_oThe 2 Bears have been soundtracking my every wiggle this past month. Their joyous album The Night Is Young is a masterstroke in right proper dance music, ensuring no day is grey as they deliver track after track of Bear delights. From the lyrically pert Not This Time to the campaigning corker that is Money Man via the life affirming My Queen, it is a 33 you need in your life. And on Tuesday 28th Joe Goddard and Raf Daddy bring their glorious selves to Brighton’s Haunt, ensuring a night of smokey wiggles and bear love as they kick off their first ever live tour. I can’t wait. The night will be young, the night will be fabulous.

The 2 Bears Live at The Haunt, Pool Valley, 28th October, 7.45pm. Grab tickets here and see you at the front. www.the2bears.co.uk

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.