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

The All New UKIP Shipping Forecast: Showers, gay, incoming

ukipweathersocial

Irony forecast to take on UKIP. Love to Nicholas Pegg from us storm causing homosexuals.

270214_10150242130236443_4286944_n

Farewell Audio

270214_10150242130236443_4286944_nFarewell Audio. You have served us well. The sunshine on the terrace. The cute boys on the dance floor. The queues in the loos. The spankingly fine doormen, the glorious barstaff, the handsome managers and the handsomer DJs. The best promoters, the finest owner, the jump up and down moments and those fierce, fierce hangovers. The civil partnership and the day the snow closed down the disco. The Pride weekenders, the legendary Sunday Sundae, the giant disco balls and saucy go-gos. The Horse Meats Discos, the Deviants, the Sunday parties, the disco capes, the Dolly Mixers and the EDP. Mister Green and Watts and Budd and Lewis. The Schtumm and the sparkles. The soundman who looked like Jesus and the soundman who made everything better, every time. The too, too many drinks tickets, the smoke machine with a mind of its own. The long glorious nights of mates and lovers. The disco and the house. And the Jack, oh the Jack.

Yes I’ll miss you.  I’ll miss the beloved ones, the Sunday Sundae ones, the decent ones, the Brighton ones. You were everything I love about my city. The people, the tunes, the parties and we’ll not see your like again. Clubbing made with passion. Clubbing that left a great big fucking grin on your face the next morning as you reached for the Pepto Bismol and promised yourself never again. Till the next time.

Farewell Audio. Thank you for clubbing that made us and this city we call home what it is today. And make that one last tune count. x

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Wildblood + Queenie’s March Wonders

03_Gscene_Mar15 (dragged)Spring has sprung and we are definitely living for love. Excuse the matador outfits but when Madge tells you to do something, you do something. As for other moments of music glory we have loads for you this month.

First up are the perfectly pert nu-disco beats of Toomy Disco’s Bedroom Tricks on So Sound Recordings. Expect to be seduced something silly with fine synth action and quirky basslines. Also worthy of your nodding approval is the dusty slo-mo grooves of Roman Rauch’s Heliocentric on Klamauk°. Sample magic of the broken beats kind weaving into deep house heaven. Nice. As is the delightful In Fields’ Phantoms on Desire Records. A tribute to the DJ who keeps you guessing till the early hours, it becomes more addictive with each listen. As does Levon Vincent’s debut album Self Titled. A journey to cherish it delivers something just right for all us kooky house heads and available now as a free download on houseofdisco.com.

As for our wonders of the month if it’s a joyous wiggle you want then head towards Various Artists’ Hotel Voyage: Vol. 2 on So Sound Recordings. Chopped up and deep disco house grooves that will ensure the sunshine finally shines again. Or delve into Zehn Mixed By Chris Tietjen on Cocoon for a label retrospective that insists on a dance with ya. And finally there’s the unique Swedish saucepot that is Crackazat’s Crescendo on Local Talk. We. Can’t. Get. Enough. Timeless house that will set your future listening path just right. Enjoy.

Wildblood and Queenie’s Magic March 12”s

Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs. Heller & Farley) Junior Boys Own Tribute to Frankie and a fundraiser for an AIDS free future. Buy. It. Now.

Waze & Odyssey Ways Of The Underground EP W&O Street Tracks Nothing will get you moving like this mighty moment from W&O.

Flash Atkins Levenshulme Orphanage for Boys (Richard Seaborne Mix) Paper Recordings A Queenie favourite that is worth getting in a spin about

Kim Ann Foxman Open The House Firehouse She delivers again as the house gets hot under the collar.

M A N I K featuring Eli & Fur Nightfall (ThermalBear remix) Culprit Soul enhancing goose bump stuff

Escape ft. Daudi Matsiko Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix) AUS Always a treasure, always a pleasure, Martin returns and its magical

Aashton Humans Phonetic Records Feel good hands in the air house that insists you get up and dance.

Jem Haynes Ready to Roll Colour Series Techno flavoured house that will keep you going till dawn

Above & Beyond ft Alex Vargas All Over The World (Illyus & Barrientos Remix) Anjunabeats A club anthem remixed to cool perfection.

PBR Streetgang & X-Press 2 Cosine Futureboogie Recordings An almighty house ‘ménage à quatre’ that will tick all your boxes.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and online at radioreverb.com. Saturday 7th March 17:00 GMT as part of Reverbathon.

Big Home Service love to Brighton’s BN1 Magazine!

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 11.39.21

BN1 Magazine loves Home service. And we love BN1 Magazine. You’ve always had impeccable taste guys!