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Queenie gets loved up with Lady Lola

It’s June dear reader, that sparkling month of sunshine (I hope) and the desire to dance and prance!!! This month, I catch back up with the irrepressible and gorgeous Lady Lola to hear about her current deck action.

Hello, how are you? I’m doing great thanks. Managing to juggle being a mummy and a DJ quite well! Haha!

You seem to be a busy lady – where can we see/hear you playing? I’ve had so many amazing opportunities already this year and it’s only June! I’ve landed myself a residency at one of Brighton’s best underground nights- Berlin at the Green Door Store. And I still host my weekly radio show on codesouth.fm every Saturday 8pm-10pm plus I’ve got lots of gigs coming up in Brighton & London and even some festivals! I just did Nightshift all day party at The Tempest and upcoming I’m playing Noisily Festival, Leicestershire 7-10th July and Electric Battlefields Festival at Newhaven Fort 22nd July.

What music is rocking Lola’s world these days? Techno!!! I went to Berlin recently. And went to a night hosted by Stil Vor Talent. It was incredible!!!! I saw lots of DJs and producers that I admire and for me, the night was very musically enlightening.

What’s so good about playing in Brighton just now? Brighton has turned a corner in terms of music and clubbing. There are lots of independent promoters putting on great underground nights, and using alternative venues as well as the usual go to clubs. With the combination of promoters being passionate about music, great local talent and everyone supporting each other, this ultimately other means the music scene in Brighton has been thriving over the last year.

It seems amazing (is someone speeding up the months?) but Brighton Pride isn’t far away. It’s a bit early to ask about this year’s plans I know, but do you have any stand out memories from last year? For me, every year it’s playing the closing set in the Girls Tent in Preston ParkDjing in front of a home crowd of 5000+ is an amazing feeling!

Your little boy is a year old now – is he developing a love for all things ‘house’? He absolutely LOVES music! There is always music playing at home. Whether it’s house, Techno or lots of old skool tunes– like funk, Prince and even Frank Sinatra!

What’s your guilty pleasure? I’ve got too many to list! Hahaha!!

Describe yourself in three words! Compassionate. Vivacious. Whirlwind

Lady Lola’s June Five

Prok & Fitch Double Vision Suara

Oxia Domino (Matador remix) Sapians

D-Deck Dabiah KD Raw

Green Velvet & Prok & Fitch Sheeple Relief

Oliver Koletzki Planetarium Stil Vor Talent

Lady Lola facebook

Wildblood + Queenie’s June Gscene Wonders

We’re feeling the love this June as we soundtrack our month of fun in the sun. Yep there’s a load to wiggle to as we delve deep into the delights of the latest house, disco and electronica.

Keeping the grooves on the downlow this month are the dizzyingly beautiful Russian groove of Lubish’s Clouds on Erizados, the melodies of DC Salas’s The Unspoken on Biologic Records and the warm, low slung but bass heavy class of fabric 94: Steffi on fabric Records.

Compilations ensuring this is a month of cork popping include the delights of Kittball Konspiracy Vol.14 on Kittball Records and Get Physical’s two June jumpers, Get Physical presents Ibiza 2017 compiled & mixed by Ben Hoo and the seminal 15 Years of Get Physical. Olivia John would be proud.

As for our must wiggle wonders? Grab yourself a slice of heaven courtesy of this bunch and life will be forever bright. Yep with the iconic 10cotexas Discotexas 10 Year Anniversary Compilation on, you guessed it, Discotexas, MacStanton’s spacy disco adventure LOdyssee on So French Records, Roosevelt’s Roosevelt Remixed 1&2 on Greco-Roman/ City Slang or Billy Palmier’s charming disco wonder Escape From Freedom on Citywurl Records and your boogie can only get better. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s 12” June Jollies

Joe Goddard Home (Morgan Geist remix) Domino Already up there as contender for tune of the year. Masterful.

COEO Cabrio Mango Toy Tonics Made for sunshine terraces, a tune to bring on the summer.

Prok & Fitch Nodding Dog Kaluki Music You’ll all be nodding to this monster of a floorfiller all night long.

John Davis & The Monster Orchestra Up Jumped The Devil (Louie Vega Remix) Nurvous Orchestral manoeuvres of the perfect disco kind.

Marquis Hawkes The Basement is Burning AUS Feel good house that will fill you soul with a great big grooving grin.

DJ Nature Born Lifted Futureboogie A Home Service favourite with royal approval from Queenie.

Leigh D Oliver Pussyfoot (Original Mix) Sordid Feel the feline love with this fierce house track.

City Jams Redlight Hot Haus NYC infused house cut worthy of your undivided dancing attention.

Catz ‘N Dogz feat. Shaun J. Wright Afterglow (Bright Mix) Watergate Enchanting adventures of the Berlin kind. Just how we like it.

Mix & Fairbanks Wish I Didn’t Miss You Made & Played The Angie Stone classic gets the perfect disco re-edit treatment.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie on RadioReverb’s Home Service 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 19:00 and at The Western’s Big Love Terrace Party on Sunday 28th May 5pm-late

 

 

 

Wildblood + Queenie’s May Gscene Wonders

We’re feeling fabulously frisky this festival month with a soundtrack strictly celebratory this May as we spring the good stuff on you. Just add these beauties to your life and the sun is guaranteed to shine. Be it the enchanting Afro and minimal house of South African wonders C-Major’s The Link on Atal Music, the adventure inspiring Shanghai by College on Invada Records, or the soulful hip hop of Liz Aku’s Ankhor on Sonar Kollektiv, life will always sound better with them onboard.

Add some deft dancefloor grooves from Knee Deep In Sounds Miami 2017 sampler, Leftroom’s cheeky The Extended Family Miami Edition, Michael Mayer’s quirky cute DJ Kicks compilation on !K7 and the ode to our old raving days that is Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol.1 on Hypercolour and you have beats worth bouncing to.

Especially if you mix in our albums of the month. Nothing sounds finer this May than the brilliant fabric93 : SoulClap, no grooves more uplifting than Defected presents House Masters Jazz-N-Groove on Defected Records (we can’t get enough!) and no Record Day exclusive vinyl remix project more desirable than Hifi Sean’s FT. Excursions on Plastique Recordings. So there you have it. Your music addiction sorted for May. Just as it should be. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s May Marvels

Violet x BLEID x Caroline Letho x Yen Sung x EDND So Get Up feat. Belita, Maria Amor & Sonja IWD 2017 Fine techno with all proceeds going to Equality Now? Yes please.

Tee Mango This Is Where I’ll Stay (With You) AUS Music EP#1 action of the hazy disco kind. Just how we like it.

Kapote L.O.V.E. Toy Tonics Queenie’s fav label delivers another corker with The Body Move EP

Route 94 Mind, Body & Soul (Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Body Rhythm Soul Version) Crosstown Rebels A permanent resident in our DJ bag since release, this is too fine!

Brett Gould I’m Feelin’ Good Right Now Solid Grooves Records As will you when you give this class house track a spin.

Renacer Tuccillo Unblock A Part Of 20 longplayer wonder that knocks spots of the competition.

Reboot Are You Loosing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos remixes) Get Physical One word is all that is needed for this mindblower. Epic.

El Nino Andres Rivier Blues Jackie Brown Moog magic courtesy of Andres Everyone Deserves A Little Fame EP

See Other Waitin Lobster Theremin Nothing hits the spot quite like Brain Abelson’s Linda EP.

ItaloJohnson 07A1 (Jimmy Edgar Remix) ITJRMX01 “Twink my way” she says. We’re in. Acid stylee.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on RadioReverb 97.2FM DAB radioreverb.com 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 19:00

Wildblood + Queenie’s April Gscene Wonders

However fleeting, that’s sunshine peeking through the clouds promising a summer of love and we reckon its time to prepare with some April wonders. First up is the must hear low-down shady slo-mo beats of Greymatter’s No Blood Without on Unique Uncut Records. Quality. As are the ever mind expanding adventures of electro, new wave, and EBM Hamburg heroine Helena Hauff’s A Tape on Dark Entries, the bleeps and beeps of Tenacity 2017 and the funk fuelled session that is Rebirth 10 (Remixed) on Rebirth. Girl those grooves are fine.

Also ticking our April box this month is the Tooting brilliance of Soulnaturals Love Says Yes! on British Soul Standard, the sublime sonic sensation that is Greg Gow’s Lost Days on Social Experiment Records and the twisted dancefloor delights of 
Anthony Parasole’s Infrared Vision 
on Dekmantel UFO.

Add our April besties courtesy of Terry Francis’ tech house opus Together on Hallucienda, Chopstick & Johnjon’s exquisite Reviewed 01 on Suol and the divine Hector Romero’s Weaving Genres on Nervous Records and yes, as Bourgie Bourgie sings, we are living the life. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s April Adored 12”s

Bress Underground The Jam Roots For Bloom Those Shag Edits just keep getting finer and finer

Athlete Whippet Friend Of Mine (Severino Remix) Squareglass Warm-up for Horse Meat Disco at Patterns anyone?

Ponty Mython Black Magic Burnin’ Music And the prize for best band name goes to…

Sandy Turnbull From The Start Galleria Records Jackin’ soulful back to the old days house of the grand kind.

Scott Diaz Mistreated Grand Plans  Raw, soulful and perfect. Just how we like it.

Moullinex Love Love Love Discotexas Guaranteeing more disco spins than a kitchen appliance.

Tomson, Eddie Leader & Chez Damier I Am With You (Outboxx Remix) Hudd Trax A beaut of a track that will haunt you all summer long

Chez Moon Don’t Need You Anymore (James Curd Remix) Repopulate Mars Repopulate Miami EP getting us hot under the collar.

Robin Ball Acid Stomp Memory Box Making tunes as good as their parties memory Box deliver.

Astrocat Astrocat Honey Glazed Records Feline fabulous destined to keep your pussy wiggling.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on RadioReverb 97.2FM DAB radioreverb.com April 1st and 15th 19:00

Queenie’s Strip Service: Fit Pussies

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A regal moment with DJ OLi Leslie

Now March is upon us those nights out are beckoning more than ever! This month Queenie catches up with the gorgeous DJ OLi Leslie, a fella who is sure to put the spring in your step as you hop onto your nearest dancefloor!

Where can we see/hear you playing? I DJ all over the South East of England with regular slots at Thirteen in Guildford, Anjelique Bar in Horsham, Pryzm in Brighton, Unit 7 in Basildon and Club Chemistry in Canterbury.

What kind of music do you play? Very open format / multi genre. I really like to mix things up over the course of a set. If I had to choose one genre over the course of a night it would be house music.

Always a tricky question, but what’s your favourite song of all time? Haha good question, it’s always hard to pick just one as a favourite song is not always about the song itself, it’s about the memories it comes with!!! But I guess my true favourite is Infinity 2008 by Guru Josh Project.

What’s so good about playing in Brighton? It’s very diverse with people and clubs so it’s got a lot of choice and a lot to offer both to the customers and DJs. Plus everyone just seems happier down here.

What would be your ultimate place to DJ and what has been your favourite ever gig? I’m a big fan of playing at festivals and I’d love to do more. Dream would be to play at Creamfields or V-fest – mega-dream would be Ultra or Tomorrowland. My favourite gig would have to be the Exit Festival in Serbia I did last summer. The fact that half way through my set Guetta starting playing on the main stage made me worried people would leave…… But we still kept a packed out crowd.

Name a tune you wish you’d never played and why! If you mean one I put on that I instantly regretted then fortunately that hasn’t really happened. I played a current drum and bass track called Bricks Rolling when I was at Club Chemistry in Canterbury. Normally that song can give some serious crowd hype. However, despite hundreds of people on the dance floor only about 5 went nuts. Didn’t take me long to mix in the next song. However, this question has two meanings to me because I thought it meant a song I wish I never had to play but did! Anyway, that would be Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix. Think the whole time that track was popular I only ever played it at the end of a night once due to popular demand. I personally wasn’t a fan!

What’s your guilty pleasure? I have many guilty pleasures. Love a bit of cheese and classics all the way up to a dirty bassline, but I don’t feel guilty about them at all. So they are just pleasures.

Describe yourself in three words! Tall, friendly, weird

Catch up with DJ OLi Leslie here Web | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Mixcloud

Wildblood + Queenie’s March Gscene Wonders

So like a rabbit out of a hat spring is finally jumping up before us and we have some mighty delicious tunes to accompany the light. If you want to ease yourself sweetly into spring then Chris Coco’s sound spiritual journey of discovery that is Return To Good Karma on Chris Coco Music will satisfy with its charming daydreams of Bali. As will the bliss beats of SCHiLLiNG’s Hella on Apparel Tronic. A magnificent mix of UK-rooted beats, Nu-Jazz, and jungle that will definitely impress you.

Other longplayers impressing us this month include the four-to-the-floor house and techno beauties of Octo Octo’s Where Are We Going? on Honey Soundsystem Records, the late night techno excellence of FABRICLIVE 91: Special Request, the welcome return of Jazzanova – The Remixes 2006-2016 on Sonar Kollektiv, the jubilant brilliance of Africa Gets Physical on, you guessed it, Get Physical and the all-killer-no-filler thriller that is Gradients on Astrophonica. A compilation to blow away the winter cobwebs.

As for our March wonders we’ll not be without? Be it the divine analogue ambience of Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society debut album on Six Degrees Records, the masterful back to the good stuff Big Love beauty that is Re-Loved By Seamus Haji – Volume 1, the dreamy ethereal techno and electronica that is Xinobi’s On The Quiet on Discotexas or the sensational Mr. YT and his Brand New Day on Apollo Recordings from Balearic downtime to bumped-up funk March delivers it all. And we are all the happier for it. Enjoy.

Wildblood and Queenie’s 12” March Marvels

Hercules and Love Affair featuring Faris Badwan Controller Mr Intl They are back and they are magnificent. Time to be perfectly controlled.

Bearcubs Underwaterfall All Points Achingly beautiful immersive electronica that will always seduce you.

Severino featuring Princess Magnifique Smoking Classic Music Company Right proper house music from two of our favourite disco queens.

Medlar Shake It For Discos Only Bleeping brilliance destined to get you in a right sweaty spin.

Letherette EP3 Wulf Records Downlow grooves sexier than Barry White on full throttle.

Tom Jay Fallen (Original Mix)  Sense Traxx Fall for this house beaut and all will be well with the world.

Chicks Luv Us & SerGy Pop It  Cuff   Come Up EP action so sexy you’ll be coming up till dawn.

Seamus Haji I Saw Your Face Big Love Strap yourself in for a session of seductive low-slung grooves.

Lee Garrett Mind Swerve Digital Brighton’s finest delivers a groove so delicious you’ll always want more.

Radio Slave Feel The Same Rekids A tune of anthemic proportions we can’t get enough of.

Recloose & Son Of Sound ft. Mara Spirit Knows TK AUS Quality house from AUS delivering plenty of soulful sunshine this spring.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on radioreverb.com 97.2FM 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at 7pm.