Gscene DJ Profile: Mister Barker

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Hell folks….it’s only bloody nearly January! And once them New Years bells have stopped ringing in your ears it’s time to think of something far more tuneful to keep your shell-likes happy. So Queen Josephine has sought out a right little treasure to warm the cockles of your hearts and get you skipping merrily off to disco land. Ladies and gentlemen, please raise a glass whilst shaking your arse to the simply fabulous Mister Barker – and if you give him a bevy he may even share a little secret with you, especially if you catch him djing in another universe……

Where can we see you playing?
All through the summer at the Dirty Sunset Disco parties, and at Dirty Disco Vaudeville – our winter special pop ups!
How would you describe your djing style?
I love to play an eclectic set. I’ve always been inspired by DJs who play right across the board from current music to stuff from 20 years ago. I’m currently playing a lot of deep house, disco and nu disco.
What’s your favourite song of all time?
Always a tricky question. I’d have to go for an absolute classic like Raze’s ‘Break For Love’ or Shawn Christopher’s ‘Don’t Loose The Magic’ but don’t make me commit!
Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor?
I always have a rescuer to hand – this year it’s been Startraxx – ‘Step Into My Life’. People always come and ask who it’s by.
What would be your ultimate dream gig (no holds barred and in an ideal world!!!)?
I’ve never been a fan of corporate clubs so it would have to be somewhere intimate, with an al fresco element where the crowd have a discerning ear. Or in outer space, that would be cool.
Name a tune you wish you’d never played (and why!)?
This is a tough one as I have no shame whatsoever, but I can remember being verbally abused by a DJ taking over from me when I played ‘Love Tempo’ by Qaundo Quango as my last record. I can’t think why, though my friend Carl thinks it sounds like Bob The Builder……
Guilty pleasure?
Tons, but probably one of the most absurd is Teach-in’s ‘Ding-a-Dong’ – the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest winner. It reminds me of Queenie!!!
What’s been your best ever gig?
Nothing beats OHSO on a summers evening when the doors are flung open and there is dancing on the beach as the sun sets beautifully over the pier.
Tell us a secret!
Buy me a drink first.
What is your current top five.
Sonny Fodera & Danny Kane Feat. Jacqui George You Made Me Do It (Dubby Mix) Tommyboy
Tensnake Feat. Syron Mainline (Dub) Defected
Apiento & Co The Orange Place (Original) World Unknown
This Beat is Mine Vicky D (Soul Clap Mix) Sam Records
Living Ecstasy Sister S (Norinton Remix) Boots R Us Music

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