Posts Tagged ‘Florian Dovillez’

Throwing Shade

By Florian Dovillez


 

We often speak to DJs with many a plate up in the air, but I think it’s safe to say that Throwing Shade wins in the versatility category, with an MPhil in African history from Cambridge, work in human rights law, a Black Belt in Karate as well as being a beyond-talented producer, DJ and NTS Radio host. The latter gig has had her placed on our radar for years now, and we are so thrilled that we’ll finally get to experience her sonic mastery at the latest edition of Homodrop! Promoter Florian Dovillez AKA Cheriii caught up with the London music doyenne to find out what she has in store for us at her upcoming Dalston Superstore debut!

The best club or festival you’ve been in your all life?

Worldwide Festival in the south of France! 

Tell us about your NTS show! How did it happen? 

I’ve been doing my NTS show for four years now… quite a long time! I like to play loads of different music and field recordings from all around the world. No boundaries. 

You are perform live as well, and produce. Any releases coming up soon?

I’m currently in the studio working on my next record which is going to be my debut album…. it’s hard work but it’s fun, and I’m hoping to get it finished in the next few months. 

What are your inspirations in your everyday life ?

Just watching London life go by, paying attention to everything around me. 

Give us two tracks you are sure you’re going to play at HOMODROP!

Hmmm. I’ll probably play a Mehmet Aslan Disco Halal remix, and also a good acid house tune by Kerri Chandler

What are your favourite tracks at the moment?

At the moment I’m listening to Black Focus, the album by Yussef Kamaal which came out last year, ON REPEAT! The whole record is so incredible. 


Catch Throwing Shade at Homodrop on Saturday 1 July from 9pm-4am at Dalston Superstore!

 

Chloé

By Florian Dovillez


Homodrop are thrilled to be welcoming Parisian DJ, producer and general super-babe Chloé (Bpitch Control, Kill the DJ) for the next instalment of their loved-up homodisco. Between releasing killer LPs, playing at her Rex Club residency in Paris, and DJ spots all over the world, we caught up to chat precious records, plans for 2016 and what to expect at Homodrop!

Hi Chloe, we can’t wait to have you back at Superstore! First of all, who is currently your favourite English producer?

At the moment I’m into Jamie XX. I really respect him as a producer – he has the talent to make a good mixture of multiple genders. I really like the production on The XX too.

What is the most precious record in your vinyl collection? of them all ?

I am very attached to all my vinyl collections – music that goes from classical music to 60’s/70’s jazz, 80’s punk rock bands, 90’s electronic, 2000 electroclash-whatever, 2005 minimal etc etc… difficult to just pick only one of those ! 

You recently played B2B with your friend Miss Kittin. What was the best moment of the night?

At one time Kittin played And I Miss You by Everything But The Girl, an edit/remix by Todd Terry. So I thought “Okay, then I can play Show Me Love by Robin S” – this old school hit from the 90’s. I have to say everyone was so happy to party, t0 just have fun – especially as it was just eight days after the Paris attacks. We really needed to be all together, and continue to do our job normally, even it was a bit difficult as we all think about the people that died there.

Homodrop is so glad to have you for the last edition of 2015! Tell us which track you really want to play during the night ?

I’d like to play one of the tracks from Markus Gibb’s new EP, out on Lumière Noire, a collection I’ve created on Kill the DJ. And I have tracks also to be coming on Lumière Noire from Moderna & Theus Mago to play for sure!

Can we expect a new album from Chloe soon ? 

Yes, I am working on it!! Hope to finish SOOOOON!!! 

Catch Chloé at Homodrop on Saturday 5 December from 9pm-5am at Dalston Superstore. 

Homodrop

This Saturday we welcome back Homodrop to Dalston Superstore with Hackney Wick based party and label Colors ldn as special guest stars in the basement. Ahead of all the fun we caught up with the brains behind Homodrop, Mister Florian Dovillez to find out a bit more about him and what we can expect from his parties this year…!  

What is the ethos behind Homodrop?
Subtlety is the conductor of this party… And it’s a very mixed party, where everybody is socialising together and dancing! It’s why I used the word DROP! Just a DROP of everything to make it full of happiness!
 
What’s been a standout moment from a previous party you’ve held?

At the end of two first parties it was amazing to see people staying till the last track, hands and the air, screaming, dancing!

Justin Robertson at Homodrop

And I remember  when I saw girls and guys  at the last party with faces full of make up and paint on them (done during the night by our artist Loulou Reloulou).
 
What do you do in your real life and how did you come to put on parties?

I’m session stylist. I work on editorials, commercial TV or shows.

And I’ve been going out from last 12 years now. So I’ve been to a lot of parties in so many different clubs, festivals and countries hahaha! Now I want to create my own party.
 
Why have you chosen to bring Colors LDN to the Superstore basement this weekend?
 
I met Colors team 2 years ago, when they first launched their party. Colors was not a big party at that time… I remember it was close to London field, in a basement, on a Sunday evening during summer. 
 
AMAZING music and happy people! They are very talented and have done amazing showcases in Berlin and Barcelona (for Sonar festival), they created their label, and are working with good producers/remixers like Ivan Smagghe.
 
Hot guys at Homodrop
 
What one track sums up a night at Homodrop?
 
Here are two of my favourites ones…

 
 

If you had a time machine and could visit any dancefloor anywhere/anywhen, where would you want to go dancing?

Oh dear, a lot of places. Maybe Studio 54 for the craziness, and dancing with amazing voguing dancers. In Detroit as well in the ’80s (I’m a big big fan of Detroit techno). Palace in Paris for sure! Maybe back to Le Pulp in Paris (10 years ago) and DV1 (in Lyon, where I’m from), both of them had amazing line-ups.

The visuals for Homodrop are always really striking- who are some of the artists you work with?

I love working with LOULOU RELOULOU (she designed the toilet murals at Superstore). She is so creative and very colourful! For this Saturday, Alessandro Monaco is our VJ, and I’m directing the new video teaser for the April party, which we are filming this week.

Loulou Reloulou at Homodrop

Your next party (after this one of course!!) is over Easter bank holiday! What can we expect?

A lot of surprises! And a very good guest haha!

And of course HAPPINESS! 
 
Join Florian this Saturday 7th February for Homodrop at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 4am.
 
Buy earlybird tickets for Homodrop here : dalston-superstore.eventcube.io