Our favourite happy-go-lucky homodisco HOMODROP is turning four this weekend and celebrating with an extra special party with headliner SONJA. We had a little chat with promoter Florian about the birth of HOMODROP, his musical inspirations and more..
Hi Florian, for those of us that don’t know you as a promoter, can you tell us a little about what you do?
For HOMODROP I’m taking care of programming, building a line up, contacting DJs , agency, booking them and also taking care of all visuals . It’s is really important for me to have good music and good posters. Both are linked.
How did Homodrop come into the world? Was she an easy birth? A long, painful out labour of love?
Very fast actually, no pain hahaha! The party came out of the closet 4 years ago, in a Stoke Newington basement, on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon. For the first one there were only 2 DJs- STATHIS from DISCOSODOMA and myself.
If you could sum up these last four years of Homodrop in one track what would it be?
That’s a hard one! I think I’d choose a track form MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA who played last year for us, called I AM DISCO .
If you could pick any guest, dead or alive, to headline one of your parties, who would it be?
The late, great Frankie Knuckles.
Can you tell us a little bit more about SONJA, your headliner for this edition?
We met playing together in Lisbon where she’s been really shaking up the underground electro scene in the last year. She has her own label called Labareda, a resident for LUX and hosts a monthly radio show on the famous Radio Quantica. On top of that impressive CV she is very funny!
What were your earliest musical inspirations?
Electronic wise i started to play minimal, techno minimal, electro minimal and electro clash about 12 years ago.
You’ve got all international of late, Homodropping in Canada, France and Portugal, where you now live, what’s that been like??
I’ve recently moved to Lisbon. It’s a really nice city and I’ve discovered a very underground scene, even more underground than Berlin. It’s proper underground, in all aspect, venues, posters of party, equipment, people ….
If you could be any animal crossed with another animal, what would you be an why?
I can imagine myself a mix between a bee and a stingray.
What track would you use to describe this creature??
HAPPA – DRAG
Have you got any exciting ideas for the future of Homodrop at DSS?
Stay tuned – but we have a mega party coming up for DSS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Catch Homodrop’s bday shenanagins from 9pm-4am this Saturday 3rd of November!
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