Five Minutes With Natalie Coleman

We collared Miss Coleman for a quick chat ahead of her Dalston Superstore debut next week at Techno In My Fridge. Known for her east London night Mooch and for her unique style of driving minimal house blended with playful techno; we’re delighted to have her play alongside the legendary Ivan Smagghe and TIMF residents Mikki Most and Alexander Parade…

We see you’re an avid tweeter! Describe yourself in 140 characters or less!

HAHA! I would say…. A cockney techno loving Foody, who isn’t exactly on the quiet side! Who goes by the nickname Butcher! (that’s Pat if you were wondering)

You’re playing at Techno In My Fridge next weekend- what’s your all time favourite techno track?

Hmm that’s a hard one. I would say “The Sky is Pink” – Nathan Fake [James Holden mix] This is a classic! It brings good memories of dancing on speakers at east London afterparties! I also played it at the MOOCH third birthday and the place went off!

Being on the same bill as Ivan Smagghe must be pretty exciting. Who would you share your dream line-up with (alive or dead)?

Yes Ivan is a legend. It’s very exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I guess my dream line up would be with Raresh, Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos. I fell in love with Raresh a few years back after seeing him play at Circo Loco DC10. Also Luciano is my fave DJ. I know some people recently gave him stick, however he’s a party DJ and, well, DJing is about having one big party and making everyone dance. Ricardo is just standard! LEGEND! So I think he would be on many peoples lists.

Tell us a bit about your own night Mooch…

MOOCH is a techno/house eastend knees up which is now going strong in its third year. I started the party up with my close mate Ed and it started in our favourite eastend boozer The Horse & Groom. We are currently in new venue Basing House (formerly On The Rocks) which is a great lil’ rave cave. We have been really lucky over the years to have booked great artists such as tINI, Guti, Tim Xavier, Huxley, Dachshund, Quenum, And.id…. the list goes on. We book people who don’t regularly play in London or who are on the cusp of becoming huge. We find that in London, once one person books someone, another party follows and then you see an artist on the same bill at six different parties in the space of a few months. Later in the autumn we are going to be launching the MOOCH record label and our first release comes from Quenum with Tim Xavier on remix duties so we are pretty excited about that.

And finally what is in your fridge?

Not much to be fair,  I need to go shopping, but at the moment a bottle of tequila, a few beers, a shelf full of condiments, juice, pasta and eggs! 

Natalie plays Techno In My Fridge on Friday 6th July from 9pm – 4am with Ivan Smagghe, Mikki Most and Alexander Parade. Follow her on Twitter @nataliecoleman1

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