September is upon us and whilst the prospect of a glorious spell of late summer sunshine is extremely likely (I’m ever the optimist), there’s no getting away from the fact that the evenings are getting darker earlier. Yep the nights are drawing in! But it’s not a time for dismay dear reader. It’s a time to dust off your dancing clogs and get out for a wiggle. And there is no one finer to shake that booty to than Nightshift Records‘ gorgeous Sami Kubu.
Hello Sami, so how are you? Recovered from Brighton Pride yet? Hi! I’m well thanks…just about returned to the land of the living! Not without those post-Pride blues however.
While we’re on the subject, how was Pride for you – any standout moments? It’s got to be said that Brighton Pride just gets bigger and better with every year. This year was nothing short of incredible. My favourite moment was playing the Diva Girl’s World Dance Tent and having 3000+ people sing along.
So where can we see/hear you playing this month? I’ve had a busy few months but nearing the end of the summer is a bit more chilled. I’ll be playing alongside some of my favourite DJ’s at Nightshift’s final summer blow out at MONO on Sept 2nd.
You are an amazing producer as well as DJ. So what kind of music do you create in the studio? I play and make a mixture of deep tech house and techno. Though recently I’ve started to swerve toward making some disco inspired sounds.
Always a tricky question, but what’s your favourite song of all time? Definitely a tricky one… got to be Kings of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’, it’s just a timeless track.
What would be your ultimate place to DJ and what has been your favourite ever gig? Goes without saying that playing Berghain in Berlin would be an absolute dream. Other than that DC-10 in Ibiza is pretty high on the list.
Name a tune you wish you’d never played! A few years ago I played a remix of Waiting For Tonight by Jennifer Lopez. I think a bit of my soul died that day.
What’s your guilty pleasure? I do love a little bit of Vogue by Madonna. But who doesn’t?!
Describe yourself in three words! Passionate, creative, introverted (sometimes!)
Sami Kubu’s September Sizzlers
Fusion Groove Orchestra Feat. Steve Lucas If Only I Could (Liem Remix) Strictly Rhythm
Angelo Ferreri Jackin Anthem Nervous Records
Hog, The Groovelines Got To Dance Disco (Chus & Ceballos Remix) Paul’s Boutique
Landmark Just A Minute Glasgow Underground
Martin Badder Shake Down (Disobey Remix) Nightshift Records
Nightshift Records: Live / The Last Dance Saturday 2nd September 23:00-06:00 Mono 169-170 Kings Road Arches, Brighton. Tickets here