Queenie meets Harris: Lee Harris interview in March Gscene

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Though there seems to be a bit more warmth in the air meaning spring is just around the corner, Queen Josephine catches up with a dj who’ll have you whipping your top off and getting into a right old sweat before the frosts have even melted! Get ready to party those jumpers away with the mighty fabulous Lee Harris!!!

Where can we see/hear you playing?
I’m currently playing at Legends Brighton every Wednesday and Revenge on Fridays, plus Society at Area Vauxhall, HB in Portsmouth, Aftershock Manchester and The Edge Southampton. Monthly I have guest spots in various venues – please check my website!

Please describe your djing style.
I’m quite lucky to have a wide taste in music, from one venue I could be playing commercial dance to another venue playing deep and tech house, basically anything that makes your ass wiggle! I don’t believe in sticking to a genre. Music is about being uplifted and having fun, people take it too seriously sometimes!

What’s your favourite song of all time?
There are so many, I couldn’t choose. Chill out track would be Bjork’s Play Dead On The Dancefloor. I love
Mory Kante’s – Yeke Yeke, but my favourites change every day, depending on the mood I’m in 🙂

Which tune always fills up/rescues your dancefloor?
Redlight’s Get Out My Head (Sonny Wharton mix) has been really doing it for me for the past few months.

What would be your ultimate dream gig (no holds barred!!!)?
Maybe a stadium, warming up for Morillo or Fatboy Slim. Big crowds I love!

Name a tune you wish you’d never played and why!
When I first started playing in Vauxhall, I played a house remix of House Of Pain’s Jump Around that went into the original break for about a minute. Maybe 500 half naked muscle lads didn’t appreciate going ghetto for that long. They just looked at me in disgust haha!

What’s your guilty pleasure?
60’s girl groups and cheesy 90’s pop. I have a musical dad who played those girls all the time and they really grew on me, and the 90’s was my growing up era.

What’s been your best ever gig?
Any Prides are amazing, but at last year’s Brighton Pride I warmed up for Fatboy Slim at Audio which was phenomenal. And I also played Vancouver pride which was an experience!

Tell us a secret!
I cry (a lot) at sad films.

Lee’s March Top Five
5: Nicky Romero feat. John Christian & Nilson Still The Same Man Toolroom
4: Soul Avengerz Love You Feel 2013 (Frater & Stent Remix) Conkrete
3: Zoe Badwi Release Me (Lee Harris ‘glazin’ 2013) White
2: INXS Need You Tonight (Chus Ibiza Edit) White
1: Parralox Creep (T Tommy & Victor Perez) Subterrane

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