Queenie minces round the Xmas tree with DJ Josh The Barber

With that darned Festive Season around again forcing you to have the occasional night away from the dancefloor in order to stylishly erect your decorations, sometimes it’s good to do a spot of dancing at home. So in between wrapping up the odd gift, swigging a yuletide snifter and munching on a mincie there’s some arse shaking to be done. But what to rock around your Xmas tree to??? This month Queenie catches up with the lovely Josh The Barber to find the answer…….

Hi there Josh – it’s been a while! Where can we hear your marvellous melodies these days? Well I’m not DJing out much at the moment – I’m having a bit of time away from that side of things. So currently I am concentrating on music production and more DJ mixes for Mixcloud. To hear what I’m up to, check out joshthebarber on Mixcloud.

Always a tricky question, but what is your favourite tune of all time? Oh I’ve got lots of favourites, though Make My Love by Shawn Christopher always gives me goose-bumps.

What sort of music is floating your boat just now? I love nu disco and deeep house at the moment.

What do you think is particularly good about playing out in Brighton? Despite my current DJing break, I still love playing in Brighton as people are up for a great night out!!! Though it has to be said, the scene has changed a lot over the last few years……

Has there been a gig or mix that you’ve done recently that has stood out for you? I really enjoyed playing the Brighton Bear Weekender at the Latest Bar back in June. It was a very busy and fun night!

Name a track you wish you’d never played! I’m afraid to say I played a tune called Some Girls by Racey at my friends wedding. I hung my head in shame…..and so did everybody else lol!!!!

What would be your ultimate dream gig? I absolutely love DJing in the men’s tent at Brighton Pride. I feel very honoured to be asked to do it. So I think my ultimate gig would be to play a later set, when the party really gets going.

Josh The Barber’s December Delights 

David Keno I Like That (Original mix) Toolroom Records

Alex Gopher Smile (Vocal mix) Ultra

10 Digits and Simone Denney Calling Your Name (Olav Basoski mix) 418 Music

Soledrifter God Gave Us Rhythm (Original mix) King Of Groove

AudioLePitake Hold me Down (Original mix) PP Music