You know what its like. So many tunes, so little time. But somehow between skorchio forecasts, glitter purchasing, outfit planning and goosebumps we’ve knocked up a little Brighton Pride mixtape action for ya. 80 minutes of the tunes making us grin right now – house meets disco meets regalness. All with a salty seaside grin.
And with tracks from Ron Basejam, Lumoon & Rob!n, Deelicious, Inland Knights, POPOF, Loleatta Holloway, Zhut & Kapote, Luke Solomon & Jonny Rock, Doc Daneeka, Purple Disco Machine, Liquid People, J Paul Getto, Diana Ross, Sante Sansone and the ever handsome Hifi Sean it will keep you wiggling till the big weekend. Enjoy.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at Brighton Pride Preston Park in The Girls Dance Tent 2.30-3.30pm and the Miami Terrace Party at Patterns 8pm-11pm on Saturday 6th August and at the legendary Sunday Sunday Pride Reunion Party at Patterns 3pm-5pm and 7pm – 9pm (in a Guy Williams sandwich!!) on Sunday 7th August. For tickets and more info go to brighton-pride.org
Just in case it had escaped your notice, there’s a little celebration coming up in Brighton this month. But with such a marvellous wealth of fun to be found from the streets to the park to the bars and the clubs, deciding where to go and who to see can sometimes leave you feeling a bit discombobulated!!! However, as this Brighton Pride welcomes the return of one of the brightest and best DJs the world has to offer, there’s one gorgeous man you simply have to make the time to hear. Queenie catches up with him……..
Hello Mr Williams, how are you? Very well my dear thank you, just about recovered from the best Glastonbury yet and Croatia playing at Electric Elephant Festival.
Where can we usually see you playing, and where can we catch you at Brighton Pride? My current residencies are Le Coq and Blockheads at East Bloc, Savage Disco, Sketch and Soho House Group all in London. Brighton Pride I’ll be playing at Handsome Vs Queer Nation at the wonderful Patterns and then at Sunday Sundae on the terrace at the same venue.
For the one person who hasn’t heard you, please describe your DJ style! Low slung hip shakin’ jackin funk!
Do you have a favourite Pride track and which tune or tunes will you definitely be playing this year? Mmmmmmmmmm. Not a fave Pride track as such but I will be playing Red Rack‘em Wonky Baseline Disco Banger!
What are you most looking forward to this Pride? I haven’t played for a few years so looking forward to seeing everyone again, bringing some jackin’ handsome vibes at Handsome and you can’t beat that terrace on the Sunday! Our own little bit of DC10 in Brighton!
Do you have any marvellous Brighton Pride memories to share? Playing on the float for Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation for 2 years running was pretty special, and every Wild Fruit Tent and Sunday Sundae gig…..
What’s been your favourite ever gig? Difficult question but probably closing the terrace at Space for We Love Sundays in 2012!
What would be your ultimate dream gig? DC10 Terrace!
And finally Mr Williams please describe yourself in 3 words. Give. Give. Give.
Guy’s Glorious Five
Red Rack’em Wonky Bassline Disco Banger Stamp The Wax
D Ramirez & Guy Williams Solid Gold Slave Recordings
Cassio Ware and Luke Solomon Dance With Me Classic
D Ramirez Brutal Power Slave Recordings
The Crooked Man Take It All Away Bitter End
From those excited first steps on the 2016 Trans Pride march, filled with pride and hope and joy to the hours spent in the sunshine in Brunswick Square, immersed in the wonder of our wonderful Trans community and the many amazing journeys made, it was the best of days. A day that made me so proud, once again, of my hometown as so many of us came together as a community to support Trans Pride. The hope and determination and the continuing fight for Trans equality was a sight to behold, a sight to humble and a sight that will continue to inspire me long after the suntan fades.
So thank you to the Trans Pride organisers, performers, artists, community groups, stewards (and the ladies with the fine falafels) who made Trans Pride the speakling gem that it was and delivered yet another Pride event Brighton should be so proud of. Trans Pride 2016. Trailblazers one and all, trailblazers for us all.
It’s all about the L.O.V.E. this month as we feel the Pride in Brighton. Hot people, hot celebrations and hot tunes await as we get set for our favourite weekend of the year. First up are the sunshine grooves of Go Deeva Ibiza 2016, with scorchers from Todd Terry, Wade, Rasario Galati & Yves Murasca, Go Deeva’s head boy, Simone Vitullo and the ever glorious Bowden (Loving that Body of his!). One for the house heads. As is the must-hear ventures of Kenny Glasgow’s Circus Tales on No.19 Music as the maestro digs deep. Magic.
For those who like their electronic electrifying August won’t disappoint. Be it the charming Balearic tales filling Mark Barrott’s Sketches From An Island 2 on International Feel, the deliciously deep electronic soul of Alan Abrahams’ Portable on !K7 or the summer sensation that is Stee Downes The Bigger Picture on Sonar Kollektiv you’ll soon be musically serviced right and proper.
As for our regal wonders this month we can’t get enough of beachside beauty that is the class compilation Permanent Vacation 4 on the Permanent Vacation label. Delivering smiles all round. As do the various artists present on Knee Deep In Sound’s Ibiza 2016 sampler. One we’ll be bouncing around to this Brighton Pride. Over and over. Happy Pride everyone.
Wildblood and Queenie’s August Angels
Hifi Sean Ft. Paris Grey Lost Without You Plastique Recordings A tune to remind you why we love this thing called house.
Luca Arcangeli We Built This House Jekos Lab Play this beauty and your Pride will go off!!
Ron Basejam The Carrington Spirituals Futureboogie The looping bass delivers a summer vibe that’s too, too lush!
Låpsley Operator (DJ Koze’s 12 inch Extended Disco Version) XL Recordings Get this 12 in your life and all will be disco-tastic.
Cassy Feel (Yoruba Soul Mix) Aus Music A slice of Cassy’s Donna Remixed that will have you spinning.
Doc Daneeka Got Me Ten Thousand Yen Sure to get the Queen (and queens) jumping on the park this Pride.
Professional Gigolo Italians Do It Better Hudd Traxx Tell us something we don’t know. Beeping lovely.
Blaze Lovelee Dae (Bicep Remix) Feel My Bicep Huge remake of the 1997 class that insists you groove this August.
Robbie Rivera Jack Your Body Juicy Music One for the house lovers. One for Jack. One for us.
Trevino Casino Aus Music Four-to-the-floor piano heavy delight that delivers. Over and over.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at The Girls Dance Tent at Brighton Pride Festival Preston Park & Pride Miami Beach Party at Patterns on 6th August, Sunday Sundae at Patterns on 7th August and Home Service on RadioReverb 14th August 5pm. Where we will mostly playing this tune. Over and over.
What you get when you pop two of Brighton’s most buxom DJs, a bag full of house and disco tunes, indents from the finest Brighton Pride DJs, Queenie’s Pride Weather Forecast and a thing called L.O.V.E. into RadioReverb‘s studio? Yes Home Service is back this July and its all about the L.O.V.E. as we get prepped for the UK’s biggest and best Pride event with sound selections bound to get you ready for our favourite weekend of the year. Home Service gets the Pride treatment. Happy rainbow disco days. Oh and just to warn you – Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service may contain camp banter.
This July it’s all about the sunshine grooves (they say with fingers crossed) as we lose ourselves in some of the best beats around. Head to Cape’s My Own Jungle on Savor Music if you want you beats dubby and house fuelled, indulge yourself in the 3 part wonder that is Deepalma Ibiza 2016 on Déepalma Records for some perfect Pool Party, Beach and Afterparty delights or if borderless house, hip hop and soul is your thing then the masterful adventure of Marlow’s In the Backroom on Sonar Kollektiv will keep you satisfied.
If you need it horizontal this July then the brilliant Balearic 2 selected by Ibiza heroes Chris Coco & Jim Breese on the Balearic label will keep you sweet whilst the exquisite electronica, house and techno of Beatamines Echoes on Einmusika / Einmusika Recording will get you grinning within minutes. And finally if you like your house organic and tasty check out 20 Years of Freerange on Freerange Records and the utter genius of the Aus100 Compilation as one of Queenie’s favourite labels celebrate their 100th release.
Finally we want to take a moment to remember those we lost on the dancefloor in Pulse nightclub in June. We stand beside you Orlando. And we will continue to defy the hatred with Pride. On the dancefloor, in the clubs, on the streets and at Pride events across the globe. Today, tomorrow, every day. Love will win.
Wildblood & Queenie’s July Jewels
Demuir Buttery Curves Guesthouse Music A groove so rich even vegans will make an exception for this beauty.
Scott Diaz Love We Had (Adventures In Self Doubt EP) Grand Plan Grab your sunnies, head to the terrace and fall for Diaz’s delight.
Mr Tophat & Art Alfie Skunk Silver Karlovak Get set to lose yourself in this sweet, sweet abyss dear reader.
Matt Smallwood Keep Pushin (Rene Amesz remake) Kittball Saucy beats that will ensure you keep pushin’ all night long
Sante Sansone Rising (Original Mix) Materialism Let me tell you you need to get down to this Love Sensation.
Samma Lone Before House, Was Disco Uptown Boogie A looped up lesson in disco love we all need to learn.
Georgi Barrel Up The Hill Roots For Bloom A session from the S.H.A.G. Edits EP we can’t get enough of.
Lumoon & Rob!n La Papaye Salted Music Deeply delicious nu-disco that will charm the disco pants off ya.
Gavin Froome feat. Golden Ears Don’t Come Home (The Revenge Remix) Nordic Trax Epic disco fuelled anthem that will ensure the grin is had come dawn.
Tuccillo Full Time Visionquest As moody as a Wildblood on a rainy day, this is a right bobby dazzler.
Catch Wildblood & Queenie at Patterns’ Home Service with special guest Solomon Onyemere on July 3rd, on RadioReverb’s Home Service 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com on July 10th, the Girls Dance Tent Brighton Pride 6th August and Sunday Sundae Pride Reunion Party at Patterns on 7th August 2016.