For those that don’t go out on school nights and for those who don’t all that often frequent south-of-the-river… We bring you Horse Meat Disco. On a Saturday. In Dalston. With all four residents. Over both floors. That’s right, you’ve got Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard and of course Severino Making the trek north from their home at The Eagle in Vauxhall to have a one-night-stand with Dalston Superstore.
We caught up with Jim for a quick chat about all things Horse Meat ahead of tomorrow’s party…
In London, where nightlife options seem endless, what do you attribute your enduring success to?
We set up HMD as an attempt to side-step the obvious that was happening in clubland nine or ten years ago; a seeming pre-occupation of sex and drugs before music. And the party crowd, it was all a bit dark and soulless with a few notable exceptions. I guess we’ve just always tried to keep these things at the fore ie. GREAT MUSIC and the PEOPLE and I think once you have this in place the sex and whatever else follows!
The Eagle is a special place… What makes it so?
It is in the East Vauxhall side of things, an area known for frivolity and nightlife frippery, where the likes of Pepys could be found indulging their party requirements – the Lambeth Walk is across the road! It’s some kind of leyline here, really crazy.
We’re graced by all four of you this weekend… who is the biggest diva?
Me (Jim Stanton), hands up before we get into a handbag fight. HOWEVER we ALL have our moments trust me.
Who have been your most interesting guests so far this year?
There have been some absolute CRACKERS, most notably David Morales who played through a dizzying set comprising of all his musical stylings, Kenny Dope was legend and I guess Weatherall for me was a personal jaw-dropping highlight.
What three records do you associate most with HMD on a Sunday?
Sylvester – Mighty Real
Diana Ross – The Boss
Sheryl Lee Ralph – In The Evening
And finally, who is on the Horse Meat wishlist for 2013?
All four Horse Meat Disco residents join us over both floors this Saturday 24th November at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 4am.
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