Queenie gets some Golden Handbag action with Claire Fuller

2Queenie catches up with the fabulous Golden Handbag winning, ever busy DJ Claire Fuller to hear all about her Pride plans and beyond……

Congratulations on winning the Golden Handbag for being Brighton’s favourite DJ – how did it feel when your name was called out? Thank you (blushes)! I went into a trance, my girlfriend Natalie was shouting “you won, you won” and I was just sitting there stunned! I can honestly say it was one of the proudest moments of my life and such an honour. And to be awarded it on stage by Miss Jason and the huge hug I received from David Raven made it extra special. So thanks to everyone who voted for me!

Do you have a favourite Pride tune? It is such an obvious choice but for me it has to be We Found Love Calvin Harris ft Rihanna. When I dropped it in the Girls Dance Tent last year and the whole tent erupted….. It was a feeling only a DJ would truly understand!

Which tune will you definitely be playing this Pride? I have a mash up of Alex Gaudino’s Destination Calabria that transitions into Dr Dre’s Next Episode that gives me massive goose bumps. I can’t wait to see the crowd’s reaction!

What are you most looking forward to this Pride? There is so much…Katy B is going to be amazing, and the street party sounds like it’s going to be awesome! I’m also looking forward to seeing Collabro perform on the main stage because I know Richard (one of the lads) and I know how hard those boys have worked to get where they are.

What is your best Pride memory? Where do I start? I’m just so grateful to be a part of it! But I think it has to be the main stage last year, looking out and seeing 1000’s of people in front of the decks was just mind blowing.

What’s been your favourite ever gig? Girls Dance Tent last year!!!!!

Go on…..tell us a secret! I like to sing at karaoke… You have been warned!

Claire’s August Top Five

Sigma ft Paloma Faith Changing (Original mix) 3 Beat More

Ella Henderson Ghost (Dan Dalys sunshine Remix) Syco

Oliver Heldens ft Becky Hill Gecko (Overdrive) Parlaphone

Marvin Gaye Sexual healing (Freemasons vocal mix) Last.fm

Idina Menzel Let It Go (Dave Aude club remix) Warner Brothers

Catch Claire over Brighton Pride at Audio for Girls, Girls, Girls: Pride Lesbian Terrace Party on Friday 1st August, The Girls Dance Tent and Main Stage at Preston Park, Legends and Koochy at Concorde2 on Saturday 2nd August and POP CANDY Closing Party at Legends on Sunday 3rd.  Residencies at Pop Candy!, Legends and Yates Bar. Claire is also launching her own ‘girls who like girls’ night at Club Envy on Thursday 7th August.

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Wildblood + Queenie’s August Wonders

08_Gscene_Aug14Here we go then. Brighton’s finest day is almost upon us and we are a tad bit overexcited. Yes its time to get a wiggle on at Brighton Pride and get proud with the ones we love in the city we love for a cause fuelled by love. Is that enough love for ya? If not here comes some more, sound style.

First up is the glorious twisted electronica of Mason’s Zoa on Animal Language. A joyous journey of jammed electronica, this is an essential adventure in quirky beats. As is the oasis of deep basslines that is Boutique Hostal Salinas Ibiza Compiled by David Phillips & PBR Streetgang on Seamless. Always a must-go for the decent, PRS Streetgang and David Phillips deliver a magical ride filled with disco, deep groove house and techy beats. One for your beach loving days. Also worth your attention are the downtempo wonders of Tecs Evergreen’s
 Overtone on Dusty Records and the techno goodness of Collection of Retrospective on Loose Records.

Finally our must-haves. First up is the funk-fuelled, kooky, bleeping house of Freaks Psych on Rebirth – never have two lasses got their wiggle on quite like we did to this one! Second is the dirty smooth of Minimal Kid Enzo Siffredi’s Raw on Wired. A local wonder this assured debut will keep you hot till dawn, just how Enzo likes it. And finally there’s the breathtaking Mating Call by Nick Monaco on Soul Clap Records. Oh our days. This has us smitten and easily one of 2014’s finest with its utterly unique and enchanting soulful deep beats and hip-hop tendencies. Adored.

Enjoy your Pride celebrations. Freedom to dance. Freedom to love. Freedom to live.

Wildblood and Queenie’s August Top Ten

Andreas Saag In The Box Local talk  Sometime the beauty is in the simplicity. Fall for Andreas today.

Kahwe Deeper Love Anjunadeep Find your deeper love inside with Kahwe this Pride.

No Artificial Colours The Menace Madtech 6am grooves from house music colour wonders.

Bambook Humble Hearts (Finnebassen Remix) Culprit Top tune. Top remix. Top of the day to ya.

Huxley Callin Aus Music  He does it again. We are not worthy.

Hot Natured Benediction (Nic Fanciulli Mix) Hot Creations / FFRR  One for the festival heads as Nik stars in the sunshine.

LTMDTW x Jesse Boykins III The Rain (illyus & Barrientos Rmx) Madtech  Joyous deep tech vibe house that will keep you screaming for more.

Phil Weeks It’s The Inside That Counts Robsoul  Sample heaven from the master         .

Carl Hanaghan Feat. Beth Illuminate Me Discopolis Recordings  Joyous stuff to ensure a loved up summer

Diana Ross The Boss (Dimitri from Paris Remix) Defected  With this on the terrace of love Sunday Sundae is gonna blow!

Catch Wildblood and Queenie at HAW (With Fashion), Wild Fruit Dance Tent, Calabash, DSD, Wild Fruit at Audio and Sunday Sundae. For more info go to www.brighton-pride.org

 

Queen Josephine’s Brighton Pride 2014 Weather Forecast

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Queen Josephine’s Brighton Pride Weather Forecast 2014. Brought to you by that Wildblood, Queenie, Pritt Stick, gaffa, Mandi’s golden lamé, poster paints, glitter and some shite what we got off eBay. Filmed in Campicolor.

 

Catch Queenie and Wildblood doing their proud thing at HAW (With Fashion), DSD, Wild Fruit & Calabash tent @ Brighton Pride Festival, Wild Fruit at Audio, BPLW Secret Garden Party and Sunday Sundae. For tickets and more info here.

We get to do this camp nonsense because we don’t live in one of the 82 countries where homosexuality is criminalised. There but for the grace of location go we. #freedomtolive

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Wildblood and Queenie’s July Wonders

07_Jul2014_GSJuly is always about the build-up. Brighton Pride is on its way and we are getting very, very excited. But whilst the deadlines and the glitter and the sequins beckon we need a little sound distraction. And so here are this month’s Wildblood and Queenie Wonders.

First up are two Chris Coco offerings. Well it is summer and you can’t be all Balearic without some Coco. Gecko Beach Club Formentera: Volume Three Compiled and Mixed by Chris Coco and Danny O takes you right back to the best beaches on the planet whilst Coco, Steel and Lovebomb’s The Chillout Album on Melodica Records reminds you why this genre can be the enlightener it is. Class Coco stuff. Again. Also keeping it horizontal and glorious is Sunset Hours at Marini’s On 57 – compiled by Jose Padilla Secret Life Records. Ibiza is calling you.

Also vying for your wiggle attention this July are the sonic house of Cocoon Ibiza mixed by Mathias Kaden & Popof on Cocoon and the slo-baked grooves of Late Night Tales presents Bill Brewster: Nightshift
on Late Night Tales. Each will enhance your summer loving and are worthy of your hard earned.

Finally our must-have because life isn’t complete without them albums. First get your ears around the genre-busting free spirited wonder that is Digitaria’s Night Falls Again
on Hot Creations. It’s certain to become your favourite addiction. As is Sankeys 20th Anniversary album by Darius Syrossian on Sankeys Music. A blueprint for any house compilation that’s to come, this live adventure is sublime. And if you aren’t smitten by Darius’ remix of Green Velvet’s Bigger Than Prince by first listen we’ll be worried about you. Seriously worried. Enjoy.

Wildblood and Queenie’s Joyous July ones

La Fleur Stella(Arms Around EP) Watergate Just house of the finest nature, this will add quality to your days.

Hercules & Love Affair I Try To Talk To You (Seth Troxler NYC mix) Moshi Moshi Stunning track, stunning rework, stunning vocals. You know the score.

Green Velvet Bigger Than Prince (Darius Syrossian Rmx) Circus Recordings We have three words for you Darius – we love you!

Downtown Party Network Disco Ball Drama Futureboogie Recordings Sweet slo-mo grooves to get your juices flowing.

MK Always (MK Area 10 Remix) Defected / MOS We defy to keep your hands by your side. Get them in the air people.

Luke Solomon The Acid Games (Stop The Riot EP) Classic Back in the day grooves throwback that’s so 2014.

Benedetto & Farina ft Jaw Your Smile (Matt Tolfrey & Francesca Lombarda Reshape) Leftroom Ltd A slice of twisted but most seductive deeply dishy house music.

SKMK What a Night Lost My Dog Deep and jackin’ house to make you move.

Copy Paste Soul Cant Take It From Me 2 Swords Strung out deep disco samples keep this heaven bound.

Billie Ray Martin After All (Mijk van Dijk Remix) Disco Activisto Records Ms Martin keeps on delivering. Year after year after year.

Catch Wildblood and Queenie at DSD, DSD Higher, the Wild Fruit Pride Tent, Sunday Sundae, Calabash, HAW and Striking A Brighton Pose at Jubilee Library. Sssh!

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DJ Profile: Maze & Masters

Maze & Masters BWQueenie catches up with the fabulous DJ duo Maze & Masters and hears all about the busy summer ahead……

Where can we see you playing? Although our roots are in Brighton we live in London and reside at Beyond & Gravity at Fire club – hear us there weekly! We’re at XOYO on 18 July & 8 Aug, London Pride closing party at Orange on 28th June, Secret Garden Party on 25 July, Girlie Circuit on 13 Aug, Kuala Lumpur tour with Fierce Angels in August and Bestival on 8 Sept. At Brighton Pride we are delighted to be playing in the Wild Fruit Big Top! In the evening we will be at Coalition followed by Beyond at The Haunt, and on the Sunday we’re proud to be joining the Fruity crew’s Sunday party!

How would you describe your djing style? We are pretty spontaneous. We always try to connect with the crowd and then take them where they want to go (even if they didn’t know they wanted to go there!). Musically we push a bumping deep tech house vibe, always with a hint of original grooves inspired by classic 12” house and garage history.

What’s your favourite song of all time? What an evil question! There are many, but one in particular stands out to both of us….. Red Carpet’s Alright. We were both there in the Wild Fruit Tent, Pride 2009 when Dulcie Danger dropped it. It created an epic moment. Dulcie and Alright have been very inspirational to both of us – Bryony even has the lyrics tattooed on her!

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Verity: MK Burning (Original Vibe Mix). It never fails, never gets old. Bryony: Right On (Vocal Remix) by Silicone Soul is a guaranteed to send any dancefloor into a nostalgic spin.

What would be your ultimate dream gig? Bryony: Panorama Bar in Berlin. We went for the first time in January, and there is something pretty magical about that place – the music is always unbelievable and the crowd are in a different world, it’s really special. Verity: I feel very lucky because we regularly have those gigs that afterwards we say ‘wow that was the best gig ever’! So the answer is any place there is a perfect balance of love, sweat, tears….and an epic soundsystem.

Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Bryony: I once dropped the Glee version of Don’t Stop Believing. There was a fair amount of tequila and peer pressure involved and I publically apologised the day after!!!

Guilty pleasure? Verity: Bryony likes to feature some diva tune when you least expect it, she is the master of ‘one more song’ and that has become my (not!) guilty pleasure! Bryony: My favourite was M People’s One Night in Heaven at the end of a club night in Vauxhall. I almost got in a trouble for that until they saw everyone singing along! Ha!

What’s been your best ever gig? No brainer. Brighton Pride – Wild Fruit Tent!!!

Maze’s Top 5

Patrick Topping Forget Hot Creation

Redondo & Ferrick Dawn Love Too Deep (Original) White

Dominica Gotta Let You Go (Club) Outland

No Artificial Colours Reach For Me PMR

Karizma 4 The Love (Acapella) Defected

Masters Top 5

Rick Sanders Friends (Dub) Smiley Fingers

Nasser Baker Falling (Original) Objektivity

James Pople I never knew Elektronique

Shonky Cluborama Freak n Chic

Ian Pooley Organic Lo:Rise

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Queenie gets perfectly distracted by DJ Mikalis

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As we dance our merry way into June, Queen Josephine catches up with someone who’ll not only be playing the tunes but making them as well. Gather round people – it’s time to hear some words of wisdom from the fabulous Mikalis. But please, try not to mention Paris Hilton…….

Where can we see you playing? At the moment I’m mostly playing for Kidology, which is a London based record label I’m very fortunate to be a part of as DJ/Producer/Label Manager. We played the Buddha Lounge on 17th May, then Sub Audio Festival on Clapham Common on the 24th which was my first experience DJing at a ‘silent disco’! Our pre-Ibiza Tour party Saturday Sessions at the Ministry Of Sound London start on the 7th June with James Zabiela headlining.

And what’s up on the production front? First up in early June is Be Prepared, Understand which is a rework of the classic piano house track Choc The Beat with a bit of diva vocal action added. Then in July the Mark Wilkinson and Mikalis remix of Dolly Rockers Voices will be out, closely followed by another big gay remix which I’ll be giving away in time for Brighton Pride!!!!

How would you describe your djing style? Lovingly blended uplifting house with a heavy influence from the days gone by of house, disco and garage. I enjoy playing with familiarity and presenting much loved sounds in new ways!

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Inner City Big Fun ‘We don’t need a crowd to have a party, just a funky beat and you to get it started and oh, we’ll dance the night away’…… pretty much says it all!

What would be your ultimate dream gig (no holds barred and in an ideal world!!!)? I’d love to go back in time and play at Paradise Garage in New York along side Larry Levan with a PA from Loleatta Holloway!

Name a tune you wish you’d never played (and why!)? Oooooh there are so many. One that springs to mind is a remix of Paris Hilton’s Stars Are Blind, mainly because it makes me feel partially responsible for her continuation in the music industry!

Guilty pleasure? Bit of a cop out but I never feel guilty about taking pleasure from music…

What’s been your best ever gig? I’d have to say warming up for Fatboy Slim at Wild Fruit on the night of Brighton Pride a couple of years back! I dropped my remix of Ce Ce Penniston’s Finally and when it got to the breakdown I looked up, all the lights in club were on and most of the club were facing the DJ booth with their hands in the air singing!

Mikalis’ Top 5

Wookie Higher (Jaded Remix) ManChu Recordings

Mark Wilkinson vs Mikalis House Music Baby (Hifi Sean Remix) Kidology London

Nice7 Time To Get Physical (Bontan Remix) DFTD

Control Freakz Higher (Fake Remedy Mix) Discopolis

Shur-I-Kan Won’t Love, Can’t Love Lazy Day Recordings

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