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Radio Reverb gets Home Service(d) this May

Home Service returns to the RadioReverb airwaves on Sunday May 8th for a bumper show filled with disco, house, electronica and more disco. Just how we like it. Yes our sound adventures on Brighton’s best community radio station RadioReverb continues as we delve into our dusty boxes, promo some upfront house wonders and indulge in our love of a decent disco tune. Plus we’ve some much needed Prince action. As we all should.

So tune in and get serviced with Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on RadioReverb this May. It’s what the airwaves were made for. Two older ladies playing tunes…with added camp banter.

Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service

Sunday 8th May 17:00 GMT.

97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com.

Catch up with all our Home Service adventures on Mixcloud.

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Home Service at Sunday Social Club @ Patterns 01.05.16

Playing the music you love to the people you love. The DJs idea of a perfect night out. Its that simple. Genres, grooves and grins combining with passion and pert wiggles. Our monthly Home Service at Patterns’ Sunday Social Club is our chance to do just that. Sharing our love of the good stuff as we deliver a vintage Sunday soundtrack stuffed with disco, house, 80s electro, queer anthems, odd pop and more disco. 

With Local Love guest DJs chosen especially to celebrate the unsung heroes and heronines keeping our seaside lives sound, be they on the airwaves, at the keyboards, crafting words, delivering parties, creating images or the decks of those underground wonders we all need to know, Home Service at The Sunday Social Club celebrates everything we love about our salty city.

Add a venue as stylish and welcoming as Patterns with its art deco decor, glorious seaview terrace, state-of-the-art sound system, gorgeously welcoming barstaff, deliciously naughty hot dogs and sides courtesy of The Dog Haus, some Handmade With (Wild) Love visuals, Queenie’s Ouch House DIY live cartooning and you have a night we like to call Home Service because, well it comes from a home where nothing is right without a decent soundtrack and a cheeky wiggle.

Home Service. Doing it right on a Sunday night. With love and passion and oh so sound selection.

Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service at The Sunday Social Club

With special guest DJ Meesh Mash

(Zanzibar / Ocean Rooms / Housewife’s Choice)

Sunday 1st May 6pm-12midnight Free Entry b4 11pm

Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL

2-4-1 selected cocktails
£3 pint of Amstel
Buy 2 large glasses of wine and get the rest of the bottle free
With added Dog Haus hotdogs, sides and fries served till 10pm

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2 disco queens : Queenie meets Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard

Listen…..is that the glorious sound of sparkling galloping hooves??? It can only mean one thing – Horse Meat Disco have come out to play!!! This month Queenie has a chat with the absolutely gorgeous Luke Howard, one quarter of the fabulous foursome that make up HMD, and hears about what’s new in their marvellous disco fuelled world.

HMD now have a residency at Patterns – how do you like playing in Brighton? I love coming to DJ in Brighton. Patterns always has a good crowd who love to dance and have a good time – my kind of people. Also my mum and niece live in Brighton so I get to visit them too.

Where else can we see and hear you lovely gentlemen? Every Sunday at Eagle London from 8pm-3am. We also have a weekly show on Rinse FM every Sunday from 1pm-3pm PLUS we have a residency in New York at Output!

For those who don’t know you, how would you describe the HMD style? Disco and dance music from the 1970s and 1980s – a mixture of underground gems and dancefloor favourites

What’s your favourite song of all time? That’s a tough one to answer. I have so many favourites… The Boss by Diana Ross, Was That All It Was by Jean Carne, Born This Way by Carl Bean, My Love Is Free by Double Exposure, Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton, Coat Of Many Colors by Dolly Parton… I could go on for ever!

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Love Sensation by Loleatta Holloway always goes down a treat or the Dmitri From Paris remix of I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

What would be your ultimate dream gig? I have DJed in Brazil a few times and I’d love to get some gigs in Rio at the Olympics – that would be pretty special. I love Rio and I love the Olympics. Parties in Brazil are always super fun and I’m sure during the Olympics there will be lots of amazing things happening.

Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Je Ne Regrette Rien – I didn’t play it btw! I regret nothing!!

Guilty pleasure? S Club 7 Reach For The Stars

What’s been your best ever gig? Everytime I play at Eagle London. Everytime I DJ in New York. January 2015 at a festival called Mareh on a beautiful beach in Brazil. Tape Club Berlin. Lux club in Lisbon. NYC Downlow at Glastonbury for the past 10 years……

Tell us a secret! I used to have a button phobia and wouldn’t wear shirts until I was about 40!!

Luke’s Latest Lush Top 5

Cheryl Lynn You Made My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World Mix) Z Records

Touch of Class I Need Action RCA

Sheila Hylton Disco Reggae Beat Harry J Records

Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing RSO

Esther Phillips Our Day Will Come Mercury

Catch Horse Meat Disco at Patterns on Saturday 28th May 2016. Further info and tickets here.

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Wildblood + Queenie’s May Gscene Wonders

It’s official. Summer is beginning. Well almost. And to help you get prepped here’s a May soundtrack so sizzling it comes with factor 50 as standard.

First up is Billie Ray Martin’s enchanting new venture influenced by her love of Hi-Records and the 60s garage sound. The Soul Tapes on Sonnenstahl Records is a soulful treat destined to illuminate your summer. As will the soul diva Natasha Watts’ blissful 2nd Time Around on SedSoul and the emotional authenticity of Bucharest’s Mius’ Eigengrau on Sonar Kollektiv.

As for getting your May wiggle on check out the spot on 4-to-the-floor techno and house of Trevino’s Front on Birdie, the acid and slo-mo techno of Posthuman’s Back to Acid on Balkan and the Dots & Pearls 3 compilation mixed with aplomb by Daniel Stefanik for Cocoon. Also set to please this month is Madhouse Ibiza 2016 where the glorious La Fleur, JammHot and more await you or the brilliant MadTech Ibiza 2016 where Alexis Rapheal, Max Chapman and even more await you. House music all island long.

And as for our marvelous May must-plays? It has to be Dressed As A Girl: Official Motion Picture Soundtrack curated by the film’s director Colin Rothbart and the ever-handsome DJ Guy Williams. Press play and let the glitter fly outta those speakers. And if your like your glitter Italian then purchase the effortlessly stylish 100% Gomma Mixed By Severino of Horse Meat Disco on Gomma. One day all house music compilations will be made this way. Fa troppo caldo.

Wildblood & Queenie’s May Marvels

Acidulant Ladies & House Music Blackan Keeping the acid sassy this has Pride anthem written all over it.

Severino & Farley feat. Roy Inc Music Fills The Air SoSure Music A Home Service favourite this is house at its classiest.

Juliet Sikora & King Brain ft. Anita Davis A Tribute To House Divas Kittball Addictive house paying the divas we love the respect they deserve.

Zhut & Kapote Make It Cold (Nachtbraker Remix) Toy Tonics Queenie’s favourite label delivers a slice of jazzy funked up house.

Dorsia Chateau D’if Southern Fried Record Moody and marvellous. Just like it should always be.

Richy Ahmed So Good Hot Creations A summer essential that ensures the vibes on the dancefloor are too good.

Neil Parkes Fallin In Love Leftroom Records Snaking, groove-led bass hook anyone?

Lucretio Bug Lady Hot Haus Records Wet Coast EP house action that’s keeping us very, very excited.

Books Stoned Love XVI Records A NYC loft party vibe that will have you hooked at first listen.

Nikola Gala Komplex (Jansons Remix) Lower East  Choppy basslines and stuttering stabs = happiness.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie at Home Service May 1st and Horse Meat Disco May 28th @ Patterns. Plus on Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on Radio Reverb May 8th 17:00 GMT 97.2FM, DAB and online at RadioReverb.com

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The Missus, Me and BPD cartoon

Writing about BPD is never easy. The crippling self-doubt, the unrelenting standards, the anxiety, the fear of being judge and the endless overthinking makes being open and honest a challenge. One day I’m all for it, determined to tackle the stigma head on, the next I’m fearful of being seen as difficult, weak, as unfit for purpose. This continual state-of-head affairs ensures anxiety reigns but this year, as part of Gscene Magazine’s Mental Health Issue, I decided to face it head on, help raise awareness and to come out as having BPD. Cartoon style.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Emotional Intensity Disorder as it is sometimes known affects those living with the illness in many different ways. Our cartoon The Missus, Me and BPD hopes to reflect the day to day realities I deal with living with BPD. Its like living without skin, every emotion hits harder than it should, every thought a beginning to a mountain of worries and self doubt, every action seemingly meaning a thousand bad consequences.

BPD is fuelled with crippling filters that ensure endless self-doubt, anxiety attacks, hypersensitivity, over thinking, self-harm, relentless unrelenting standards and indecisiveness. The indecisiveness that means on good days I just I can’t decide on which socks to wear but on bad days sees me isolate myself in a self destructive, depressive hell hole convinced the world and those around me wish nothing but harm to my worthless self.

But the day I decided to create The Missus, Me and BPD with Queen Josephine was a good day. A day I was confident enough to say that, regardless of the limitations my way of seeing the world places on me, it is time to challenge the stigma. To thank those who continue to help me live with BPD including Brighton’s LGBT+ mental health charity MindOut’s advocacy service and Sussex Oakleaf’s Lighthouse Recovery Centre. To flourish not just survive. To communicate not overthink and to heal not self-destruct. A day I know I won’t regret as I continue to challenge the way I see the world and myself. A day where my intense emotions don’t get the better of me.

The Missus, Me and BPD. Part of me and part of my life with Queen Josephine. A part that today I’m proud of. Here’s to many more of them – and choosing which pair of socks to wear in seconds.

For more information about Borderline Personality Disorder check out bpdworld.org

For more Queen Josephine Strip Srrvice and Ouch House cartoon action check out queenjosephine.org

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Get Home Serviced with DJ Meesh Mash

DJ Meesh Mash. The Brighton legend that’s a little too keen on polyester is coming to play with Home Service this May. A design heroine behind the scenes at Gscene Magazine, Meesh Mash a.k.a. Michelle Allardyce is a sparkling Belfast import we can’t wait to share the decks with.

Set to service us with disco glitter and house class this Bank Holiday Sunday at Patterns we caught up with the housewife’s number one choice and talked parties, tunes and seaside. All frisky disco like.

How did you get into DJing? I loved making my own party mix tapes and LOVED dancing so when I started working at DJ Magazine with like-minded folk it was a natural progression to get some decks and start putting on club nights with friends

Deck action? Brighton’s Shameless Hussies and Housewifes Choice with Wildblood & Queenie, the Wild Fruit back room, plus residencies at The Zanzibar, The Sidewinder Pub, Fireside Favourites @ Victoria Pub, Room 101 and Ocean Rooms with my soul twin Affy, Swing Emporium @ Komedia with my soul squirrel Tylo, plus lots of back room sessions for one off DJ Mag parties around the UK including Ministry Of Sound, Blue Note and the Hacienda.

Why Brighton? How did you get here and why have you stayed? I came over from Belfast to the art college. I love the sea, the freedom to be wild, crazy and queer. I lived in Berlin for a while which has the same creative vibe but no sea so it’s Brighton all the way for me.

Genres loved? I love to play a bit of everything, but there’s not many occasions you can get away with playing disco, soul, funk, Latin, film scores, big band swing, 1950s R&B, reggae, punk, electro, bluegrass, northern soul, drum & bass, western swing and Bollywood in one session!

What can we expect from your set at Home Service? I’m in a frisky disco mood so beware.

What are the ingredients for a perfect disco tune? Swishyness, funk, tease and a heart melting melody

Meesh Mash’s Home Service 5

India & MAW To Be In Love MAW Records

Salsoul Orchestra Getaway Salsoul Records

Teddy Pendergrass The More I Get East End Music

Donna Summer Melody Of Love Mercury

Roy Ayers / Eighties Ladies Turned Onto You Streetwave

Catch Meesh Mash at Home Service at The Sunday Social Club @ upstairs at Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton. Sunday May 1st. 6pm-midnight. Free entry. patternsbrighton.com

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Home Service returns to Patterns Brighton this Bank Holiday

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