Music brings the people together. Memories and moments of proud love that get you right there. So in the interest of science (and the love of a great tune) Gscene contacted the purveyors of your Pride soundtrack. This is some of our DJs and their classic Pride tracks. In no particular order but fuelled with love, pride and a desire to party. Happy dancing.
Aretha Franklin / C&C Music Factory – Pride (A Deeper Love) Columbia
“It’s a song that will always be relevant!” Seamus Haji. “It goes without saying that this is the one that represents why we celebrate Pride. Love”. Verity Mayes
TV Rock & Zoe Badwi ‘Release Me’ Neon
“Break comes in, crowd erupts, smiling faces all around = Happy Pride people!” Neil Duffie
Gadjo ‘So Many Times’ Manifesto
“Amazing summers, amazing Prides, amazing Brighton”. DJ Hollie
Ultra Nate ‘Free’ AM/PM
“It symbolises and epitomises everything about being gay and getting on with it.” Justin King
Carl Bean ‘I Was Born This Way’ Next Plateau
“Positively hands in the air, life affirming and sums up what Pride is for me in one track”. DJ Affy
Praised Cats ‘Shined On’ (Skylark Dub Mix) PIAS Records
“Thousands of people shakin’ their hips in the sunshine, a bonafide club classic” Guy Williams
Chanel ‘My Life’ Hed Kandi Records
‘DJing at Pride is the best job in the world’. Lil Alex
Seamus Haji ‘Take Me Away’ Big Love.
”Sharing a moment in time, that’s what clubbing moments at Pride were made for”. Drew Palmer
Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ GTO Records
“It still gets everybody shaking what their Mama’s gave them. Classy and classic!” Queen Josephine.
Dizzee Rascal And Armand Van Helden ‘Bonkers’ XL
“This dance music/grime crossover track sums up celebrating different races, sexuality and culture. and pride is always bonkers!” Fifilicious.
Red Carpet ‘Alright’ (Erick Morillo Mix) Subliminal
“The tune that inspired me to DJ when I heard Dulcie Danger play it at my first ever Pride” Bryony Masters
Mantronix ‘77 Strings’ Southern Fried
Uplifting, inspiring and euphoric, nothing comes close to thousands of people with their hands reaching for stars”. Hifi Sean.
Steve Angello & Laidback Luke Ft. Robin S ‘Show Me Love’ White
‘A huge tune bringing back monumental memories with a smile”. Lady Bex
Jean Carne Was ‘That All It Was’ Philadelphia
“Real men love disco, especially at Pride.” Phil LoveDisco
The Boystown Gang ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ Big World
“The 12inch has everything you want in a party anthem”. Boogaloo Stu.
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne ‘Motivation’ Universal
“It’s hot, and even if the weather ain’t pretty ‘Motivation’ will warm you for sure” LMC
Lionel Richie ‘All Night Long’ (Bootleg Version) White
“Just magical. Even if no one knows the words. Yeah jambo jumbo!”. Kate Wildblood
Roger Sanchez ‘Another Chance’ Sony Music
“An amazing tune with Pride memories that sends shivers down my spine and tears down my face”. Richard Jones
Avicii & Sebastien Drums ‘My Feelings For You’ (All Around The World) Spinnin ‘ Records
Watching a roadblock crowd singing along with their hands in the air is Pride”. Linzi Lohands
Space Cowboy ‘Crazy Talk’ (Pique & Nique Remix) Southern Fried
“This track makes me want to shake everything that I have!” Jale Duval.
Other wonders bubbling under the Top Twenty included Major Lazers ‘Pon Di Floor’, Guetta and Snoop’s ‘Wet’, The Boystown Gang ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, Panjabi MC ‘Mundian to Back Ke’, Florence and the Machine ‘ You Got The Love’ (Jaggz bootleg), The Braxtons ‘The Boss’ (MAW Mix), Silicone Soul ‘Right On’, M-Gee feat Mica Paris ‘Bodyswerve’, Simon from Deep Divas vs Corona ‘The Rhythm Of The Night’ (Simon Sweat Mix), DJ Cameo and Paperbwoy feat. the Grime Wave ‘Who’s Dat’, The Sounds ‘Tony The Beat’, Erica Morillo ‘Live Your Life’, Destiny’s Child ‘Bug-A-Boo’, Kaskade ‘Everything’, Stevie Wonder ‘As’, JSTO feat Alison Jiear ‘I Just Wanna Fucking Dance’ (Wayne G Heaven Anthem Mix), Sak Noel ‘Loca People’, Kele Le Roc ‘My Love’ (Paul Masterson Remix), Motiv8 feat Jocelyn Brown ‘Riding On The Wings Of An Angel’, Dario G ‘Sunchyme’, J Velarde, Luque & Vitti ‘Sundays At Heaven’ (Original Mix), Ne-Yo ‘Beautiful Monster’, Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson ‘The Way I Are’, Take That ‘Never Forget’ and Syke ‘N’ Sugarstar ‘Danz.
Thanx to the DJs at Revenge, Wild Fruit / Aeon, Legends, DSD, Get Some, Charles St, Calabash, Dynamite Boogaloo, LNADJ, The Bear Tent, Swag On, Gaydar Radio and Dr Brighton’s.