DJ, producer, song writer and local hero Nadia Ksaiba is back in the laser pit this weekend for the return of Say Yes tonight alongside Rory Phillips and Thomas Whitehead. Superstore’s Dan Beaumont (and her partner in Rhythm Connection) gave her a grilling…
By Dan Beaumont
What’s your favourite Imagination record?
Tough to answer… So Good, So Right off the Night Dubbing album. It might be a Larry Levan remix if I remember rightly. The Night versions are a bit mental.
What dance floor in history would you visit if you had a disco tardis?
The Music Box in Chicago in 1984 with Ron Hardy DJing.
Who is making dance music today that’s getting you excited?
Loads of it that I play on our radio show Rhythm Connection each fortnight on NTS Radio. I’m a big fan of Mr Beatnick, Chamboché, Brassica, Debukas, they are all pretty exciting.
Tell us about your first ever dance floor epiphany?
I think it was during a Green velvet DJ set at Bugged Out when I was a teenager and it was the Creamfields Festival I decided that dance music would be my thing.
What do you miss most about Our Disco? (editor’s note: The weekly Friday Nadia ran with Rory Philips at Plastic People in the ’00s)
I miss the routine of Our Disco, going to all the record shops in Soho, actually around London each week (most are no longer there). All the digging for records. Getting the 26 bus with a record bag… that’s probably why I go to Dance Tunnel all the time. I grew up in a basement club.
Tell us a secret about Erol…
It won’t be a secret anymore if I tell you.
Dadhouse or Indie dance?
Neither – Nu-Boogie-Funk.
Who has been your favourite Say Yes guest and why?
We had Alexander Robotnik and interviewed him on a Say Yes Radio show once – and we have a big thing for Italo. And the Krikor set was amazing, Zombie Zombie because they always play the best weird french wave, but Andy Blake because he just smashes it every time he comes and plays.
Give us your top three Say Yes anthems
This is a collaborative list from myself, Thomas and Rory
Paul Parker – Right on Target
Don Quichotte – Magazine 60
Lime – On The Grid
Who’s your favourite out of Horse Meat Disco?
The one that likes Diana Ross.
(Dan: Er… I think that’s all of them.)
Join Nadia Ksaiba at Say Yes with Rory Phillips, Thomas Whitehead and White Leather Viper Club TONIGHT Friday 3rd January at Dalston Superstore from 9pm -3am.
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