Tonight: Wild Fruit presents Fabulous

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Wild Fruit has always been about the people. Sure the tunes, the decor, the productions, the hostesses, the PA’s, the wild and wonderful themes and those Pride parties, oh those Pride parties, have all played a part in making Wild Fruit the legend it is today. But for me, be it as clubber or DJ, Wild Fruit has always beens about the special Fruity family; the wonders on the dancefloor, the delights at the bar, the disco darlings by the DJ booth, and yes even the randoms in the toilet queues. All coming together, as the DJ plays one last tune, arms in the air, united as one. Friends for (fruity) life.

Tonight may of us will be gathering to reclaim the party spirit, the fabulous, glamourous, sparkling spirit that makes Wild Fruit so special. It promises to be a Sunday social like no other, filled with classic Fruity tunes and must-do catch-ups. A chance to come together, dress up and be Fabulous again. Just how Brighton should be.

Wild Fruit presents Fabulous. Sunday 5th April No32 Duke St, Brighton. Hosted by the legendary Dolly Rocket and Chrissy Darling with DJs Pete Hayward, Dulcie Danger, Mikalis, Wildblood and Queenie. 9pm-3am. Find Fabulous on Facebook

12″s of Wild Fruit

Wild-Fruit-frontA 12″ of clubbing wonder from our 2014 Strike A Brighton Pose exhibition. Part of the Brighton Pride Arts and Film Festival, SABP told the tale of LGBTQI clubbing in the city and celebrated the flyers, the people and the wonders that are our queer discos. Enjoy the Wild Fruit throwback this Thursday and then join us this Sunday as Wild Fruit presents Fabulous at No32 Duke Street, Brighton from 9pm with DJs Pete Hayward, Dulcie Danger, Mikalis and us two – Wildblood and Queenie delivering a soundtrack of Wild fruit diva fuelled vocal house classics. Hosted by the disco double act we all want to be Chrissy Darling and Dolly Rocket. For more info check out Wild Fruit on Facebook. For more Strike A Brighton Pose delights click here.

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April’s Ouch House calendar – April showers regal style

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Queenie gets a Little Rob action

10689939_10154881109000436_2945016989920007505_nNow the nights have a spring in their step it follows that the party should be bouncing about like mad. This month, Queenie catches up with DJ Little Rob and reckons his nights are going to be full of Easter promise…..

Hello! What is your DJ name? Little Rob, because I knew a few other Rob’s and I was always the shortest…..so not what you guys always think ;-)

Where can we see you playing these days? I’ve played top Brighton venues the Bulldog, Revenge, Legends and Boutique and I play a lot in London. I’ve also played great nights such as Marine Late at The Marine Tavern and The Big Scrum at Subline and have a a new residency at Bloc. There’s much more in the pipeline and I’m very excited about this Pride! All will soon be revealed!

How would you describe your djing style? Most my gigs vary in style/genre due to the night. At Marine Late I play 80s & HI-NRG, at Perfume Garden I play hard house & trance. The style I play out on a regular basis is house & commercial.

What’s your favourite song of all time? Hmmmm…. it has got to be Marmion Schoneberg (Marmion remix) because of my raver days at Tidy. Also it was the last song played at Trade at Turnmills, which is still very close to my heart.

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Zoe Badwi’s Release Me never fails do get the crowd moving.

What would be your ultimate dream gig? I would love to DJ at Dance Valley in Holland….. I get goosebumps when I see video clips of the crowds! Some of my DJ hero’s have played there too!

Name a tune you wish you’d never played? It has got to be that song from the Disney film Frozen. I even get asked at house gigs to play it! Everywhere I was I heard it and the craze went on for ages with people singing ‘let it go at you’. Especially that Monkey character.

Guilty pleasure? Ooooh well I have a few and they are Spice Girls, Bewitched, Steps….. and Danni Minogue’s All I Wanna Do.

What’s been your best ever gig? I can’t decide between the two, but main stage Trafalgar Square for London Pride or Maspalomas Gay Pride where I have played to a crowd of about 30,000. Absolutely immense!!!

Tell us a secret! I still have my teddy bear from when I was a born, though I don’t sleep with him like when I was a child…..

Lil Rob’s April 5

Giorgio Moroder Right Here Right Now feat Kylie (7th Heaven Remix) RCA

Beverly Knight Soul Survivor (Bimbo Jones) Hurricane

Umek and Groovebox  Cause And Effect Toolroom

Philip George Wish You Were Mine All Around The World

Hardsoul And Dirty Freak Just Another Face ft Bridgette Apartment Sixty Three

Little Rob on Facebook

Wildblood and Queenie’s Gscene April Wonders

04_Gscene_Apr15Spring has finally sprung. The bunnies are bouncing, the sap is rising and the tunes are filled with sunshine. Yes our favourite time of year has arrived and the soundtrack is glorious. No fillers, just spring thrillers. First up is the magnificent Joe Le Bon’ s House Music Love Music on Moods & Grooves. Take a journey onboard this stylish Berlin bound house train and you will be forever wiggling. As you will if you indulge in a little of Dave DK’s captivating Val Maira on Kompakt. Quality electronica for the quality lover. Other adventures in sound worth noting this month include the brilliant Markantonio’s Musichemistry on Analytic Trail and the must groove that is Jazzy Eyewear’s 10 Years Of Jazzy Eyewear, Pt. 2 on So Sound Recordings.

As for those sensations we can’t help but salute this month? First are Eelke Kleijn, Prok & Fitch and Boris for Toolroom Live 02 on Toolroom Records. With house this enchanting you just know we are going to have sensational summer (and Brighton Pride) ahead. Next we have the truly inspirational fabric 81 Mixed by Matt Tolfrey on fabric. Always one to get excited about, Matt Tolfrey delivers a perfect compilation, making memories and refreshing parts you never knew needed the Tolfry touch. Magic. As is Rebel Rave 4 from Matthew Styles on Crosstown Rebels. With a track list that includes Eats Everything, Jamie Jones, Cassius, Dixon, Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex and Herbert you know there is a party to be had with the Rebels. As always. Enjoy.

Catch Wildblood and Queenie at Wild Fruit presents Fabulous on Sunday 5th April at No.32 Duke Street, Brighton and on Radio Reverb’s Home Service.

Wildblood + Queenie’s 12’s of April joy

1. Woozee Fine Without You Club Soda Records Several “Wooh!”s + “come on baby’ samples = tune greatness

2. HNNY Solsidan / Alby EP Let’s Play House Let the sunshine in

3. Miguel Migs The Melody (Original) Salted Music Another class production with true Soul (II Soul).

4. Ralph Lawson presents Lost in Time Hold Over Me (Ralph Lawson & Tuccillo Vocal Mix) No.19 Music Deep divine beats to keep a hold of you till dawn.

5. Man Without A Clue Get Out Of My House (Waifs & Strays Remix) OFUNSOUNDMIND They so do have a clue – beats of the devilish kind

6. Ricardo Baez Butoh (David Jach Remix) Exotic Entertainment Forbidden Colours EP that has us in a sweet dancefloor sweat

7. Satoshi Tomiie Thursday, 2am Abstract Architecture New Day Album sampler that has us smiling all day long

8. wAFF Connected Hot Creations Dirty groove demanding attention. Just as we like it.

9. Pete Dafeet Wife (Extended Mix) Lost My Dog Piano loveliness returns for a house masterclass from Mr. Dafeet

10. Superlounge ft. Jinadu & Forrest Ghost Of Time Culprit Aching beauty from one of the UK’s finest.

Caton + Queenie’s Home Service on Radio Reverb: Supported by Forde Hair + Sh! Women’s Store

Caton-&-Queenie-podomaticThe Day Nurse failed me. The balsam wasn’t strong enough. But luckily on International Women’s Day weekend I could rely on the women. Especially two women, the wonders that are Queen Josephine & Kathy Caton. Yep Wildblood & Queenies’ Home Service on Brighton’s RadioReverb had the award-winning touch as Brighton’s favourite LGBTQ champion broadcaster came off the bench, did her best Wildblood impression (maybe less smiling next time Kathy!) and joined my queen for an hour of tunes, giggles and lady love.

A celebration of the finest in female producers, DJs, artists and remixers Caton & Queenie’s Home Service was a beauty – hand crafted by a flu ridden me and delivered in style by Reverb’s finest. And it was part of a record smashing (not literally) weekend as RadioReverb went all Reverbathon on us and Brighton’s airwaves. Congrats to each and everyone one of the RadioReverb souls and supporters who made the marathon weekend broadcast so special, to the beauts who supplied the tunes and the cheeky wonders who kept our indents cool and in the family.

You can keep donating towards RadioReverb’s Reverbathon here and alongside our generous Home Service supporters Forde Hair and Sh! Women’s Store, keep RadioReverb free from ads and commercial playlist for ever more!.

Right I’m back to consuming my own body weight in Lucozade. Grab a listen to Caton & Queenie on Mixcloud today and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday 12th April for the next instalment of the radio madness that is Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service.

Wildblood + Queenie's + Caton's Home Service March 2015 Radio Reverb by Wildbloodandqueenie on Mixcloud

Full tracklisting – Go buy these tunes cos as we all know Home Taping Is Killing Music!

Leonore O’Malley First Be A Woman (Original Mix)  Polydor

Francesca Lombardo What To Do Crosstown Rebels

Lauren Flax feat. Kim Ann Foxman Pleasure Principle (Original Mix) Creep INTL

Lana Del Ray Blue Jeans (Sophie Lloyd Remix) White

Martha Wash Carry On (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope Alternative Mix) RCA

Madonna Living For Love (Original Mix)  Interscope

Michelle Manetti Home Service 12Min Mini Mix:

La Fleur Kattflickan (Art Of Tones Remix) Power Plant Records

Lenzman feat. Riya Open Page (Hannah Wants remix) White

Joyce Muniz Pulp Fiction Exploited

Nicole Moudaber & Smokin’ Jo Can’t Say No To That Dopplegaenger

Steffi & Virginia Yours (acapella) Ostgut Ton

Maya Schenk  It’s Over Habitual Recordings

Hercules and Love Affair & Krystle Warren My Offence (Radio Edit) Big Beat Records

Maze & Masters Joan Rivers (Original Mix) White

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