Dave Kendrick returns to Superstore this Saturday with a Macho City dream team in tow, consisting of himself, Severino and Charlie Porter. The three of them takeover the top bar for our second Classic Records party, whilst the laser basement plays host to Classic boss Luke Solomon, Chris Duckenfield and Dan Beaumont!
We spoke to Dave ahead of tomorrow’s party to find out all the latest updates in Macho…
What is currently on repeat on your stereo?
I’ve dug out Daft Punk’s – Homework again for obvs reasons. It’s still as berserk as ever.
I’m also listening to a radio recording of the Paradise Garage 2nd Birthday Party with Larry Levan in the mix.
Tell us the Man Of Macho for 2013!
Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation! He’s the ultimate Man of Macho. He loves Meat! And Hunting! He’s Hot!
What are your favourite defunct nights of London- what would you resurrect given the chance?
Garage at Heaven, Queer Nation at the Gardening Club and The Cock!
Best DJ set you’ve seen or heard recently?
Tama Sumo at Dance Tunnel was by far was the most inspiring set I’ve heard in ages. She was like an artist, playing B side vinyl jams, weird drum tracks, Chicago and Detroit oddities. The place went crazy.
Who is your ultimate Macho City icon?
Giorgio Moroder by a mile.
Why should everyone support same sex marriage?
Because they’re fabulous. Gay weddings should be enforced by law, for everyone.
With Dalston having been bathed in sunshine this week- what is your go-to summer music to play out?
Next weekend sees one of our favourite record labels, Classic Music Company, return to Superstore for another amazing team-up! Classic boss Luke Solomon is joined in the laser basement by Chris Duckenfield and Dan Beaumont, whilst upstairs it’s a Macho City takeover with Severino, Dave Kendrick and Charlie Porter all taking to the decks.
Ahead of the party, the lovely people at Classic have sent us one of the amazing and super limited edition hand-printed Dalston Superstore X Classic tote bags FILLED WITH CLASSIC TREATS to give away to a lucky winner!
You too can look as good as Honey Dijon and Classic co-boss Derrick Carter showing off your Classic tote around town…
All you have to do to be with a chance to win is email the correct answer to email@example.com by 10am Tuesday 23rd April with the subject “I NEED A DALSTON SUPERSTORE X CLASSIC BAG!”
Only the winner will be contacted.
Who runs Classic Music Company with Luke Solomon. Is it…
a. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
b. Aaron Carter
c. Derrick Carter
Join Luke, Chris, Severino and more at Dalston Superstore on Saturday 27th April for Classic X Superstore #2 from 9pm – 3am.
Just down the road (and allegedly via a secret disco underground tunnel) lies our new sister night club Dance Tunnel, underneath your favourite pizza spot Voodoo Ray’s.
As well as hosting joint parties with our friends Disco Bloodbath, Thunder, Kristina Records and more, Dance Tunnel will also be holding its own special nights with a strong emphasis on leftfield house, disco and techno. This weekend sees their party with our very own Dan Beaumont, Kristina Records’s Jason Spinks *and* enigmatic trio ItaloJohnson which is set to cause a roadblock all the way down Kingsland High Street followed by the incredible Tama Sumo the weekend after with Macho City’s Dave Kendrick in support.
Easter is no exception, kicking off with Bicep x Underground Paris, taking in Innerspace Halflife live and Gerd Janson along the way, before finishing off with NTS Radio co-horts on Sunday for Nonsense. And even more parties over the next few months featuring Big Names like Mark E, Tim Sweeney and Lawrence.
Ahead of next week’s party with Tama Sumo, we managed to get our mitts on this hot mix from Mister Dave Kendrick, not that we needed much more excitement for what is sure to be a bangin’ night!
Dance Tunnel Mix 001 // Dave Kendrick by Dance Tunnel on Mixcloud
We’re resurrecting MACHO CITY for a special one-off this Thursday night at Dalston Superstore starring the original triumvirate of Dave Kendrick, Charlie Porter and Dan Beaumont. Not only was MACHO CITY a weekly Thursday homosexualist hoe-down at the Joiners Arms, it was also a weekly newsletter edited by Charlie with contributions from a stable of international reporters including DOG CORRESPONDENT, POLARI CORRESPONDENT (Ms DORIS DeTINSEL) and MACHO CITY’S OWN SHARON MARSHALL among many, many others. Here are some excepts from… a selection of… THE WEEK IN MACHO!
****THE WEEK IN MACHO****
THE HOME OF MACHO, EVERY THURSDAY AT THE JOINERS ARMS
+ every Wednesday from the land of MACHO… HERE IS THE NEWS!
FASHION’S FAVOURITE PENIS ADJECTIVES
[*DISCLAIMER* If some of these aren’t actually adjectives, don’t hate us! This is sourced from those who work in fashion! English Language O-Level ain’t high on their job requirement lists]
This is a special request MEN OF MACHO! Last week, if you recall, we celebrated the perfect chest hair equilibrium that is Tom Selleck. “Oh yes about Tom Selleck,” came the message from our VISAGE CORRESPONDENT [not VISAGE as in the band, but all matters of the face], “Oh and also, Daley Thompson is the black Tom Selleck:
Watching the Olympics over the summer, we felt a draw that we couldn’t explain. Why did we want to watch the decathlon? BORING! Not just one dull sport, but TEN of them. Yet it held such a strong lure. Why why why?
MACHO CITY was OBSESSED with Daley Thompson. Moustache. Muscle. Bulk. Running shorts. And he won a pretty medal thing!
DOG CORRESPONDENT: DOGS ARE EVERYWHERE
BEARD SPECIAL: CONTINUED
time to snuggle up to a beard!!!
SO DISNEY BEARD:
ALL ABOUT THE TAILS BEARD:
OH COMEDY BEARD:
THE MACHO BEARD:
LOOK WHAT I SPOTTED:
Do you find it cute?
or a tad Weird?
I’m so confused!
(It is an apparently new X-breed of pug/staffie AKA a Paffie? or a Stug? or a Stapuggie?)
Here is another example:
STEAL OF THE WEEK! MUST HAVE! ETCETCETC
Ooooh fashion journalists are only meant to write about DIY style now aren’t they?
What with everyone being poor and stuff
What with none of the advertisers advertising so there’s no need for credits and stuff
And what with everyone really wanting to join knitting circles/the WI/jam-making class yeah right
HEY so here’s our first ever and probably last DIY GUIDE TO THE FASHIONS!
a) Head to any old supermarket b) Have with you a fabulous cloth bag, best if given free to the front row at one of those fancy FASHION EAST affairs! c) MACHOCITY’s was that black one with that bright yellow NATASCHA STOLLE croc print on it d) lovely! e) now then go to a supermarket f) oh, that was point a) g) anyway go there h) and head straight to the WINE aisle i) then go directly to the shelf of WINE BOXES j) go through WINE CHOICE HELL k) oh god! l) white wine psychosis? m) or red wine gumminess? n) AARGGHHGHGHHH! o) oh, let’s have psychosis p) take a box of white wine q) take it to that self-service check-out bit r) scan it s) the machine beeps arrghhh! t) the nice man has to come and tell the machine you’re not a child u) honest v) amazing! it’s yours w) put the wine box in the cloth bag x) get on london’s underground service! y) don’t act immediately z) but size up your companions in the carriage zz) then once you’ve got their measure zzz) dip your hands into the cloth bag! zzzz) and start to tear open the box! zzzzz) AMAZING! zzzzzz) who wants the box when… zzzzzzz) inside… zzzzzzzz) is a WINE BAG! zzzzzzzzz) A SILVER WINE BAG! zzzzzzzzzz) complete with its own pump! zzzzzzzzzzz) WINE BAGS ARE AMAZING! zzzzzzzzzzzz) they’re silver zzzzzzzzzzzzz) AND THEY’RE FILLED WITH WINE! zzzzzzzzzzzzzz) amazing zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) oooh look! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) the underground has gone to town! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) and it’s GAY DAY! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) oooh la! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) first off, keep WINE BAG in the cloth bag zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) don’t want to reveal all too early zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) plus you need to let the wine go down a bit first too zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) have a few glasses zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) out comes the bag and… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) OMG it’s a DIY clutch! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) and it’s the best clutch in the world because it contains wine! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) AMAZING! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) that is all
THE WEEK IN MACHO REVIEW. IN POLARI!
Gay Icons exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London W1
Ooooh look our POLARI CORRESPONDENT, Ms DORIS DeTINSEL, has been to that photography show of GAY ICONS! I wonder what she thought?
HEY and more to the point,
IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO INTRODUCE BOLD TYPE TO MACHOCITY!
IS BOLD TYPE ALLOWED?
WHERE’S THE DESIGN TEMPLATE?
WHERE’S THE DESIGNER?
DO WE HAVE A DESIGNER?
CAN WE HAVE BOLD?
“Omies and palones of this MACHOCITY thing…. I’m back!!- I tried to get me gay icons list into that NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY but they wouldn’t let me in with these heels, so without delay, here’s DORIS DeTINSEL’S list of Gay Icons! They’re much better than that Sharon…sorry…. Elton John’s!
DORIS DETINSEL’S Gay Icons!
Them that were ROBBED of first prize on that BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT. On the telly. Ooooh it was bonaroo, with HER with the massive thews doing that opera, and HER doing them flowers! Such talent!
Now she was BOLD! I’d chase her anyday!!
H from steps
Such lovely riah! That Lisa was a bitch though, and NO willets!!
Grotbags OFF THAT Rod Hull and Emu
Sue Ellen off of the Dallas
What a role model for us palones! And she liked her vera I can tell you. Second one from the left in The Dooleys
I need say nowt here, me old coves. She could screech a tune
The Kate Walsh
Her off of that apprentice who came second. She’s now on the telly on that Lorraine Kelly’s telly show as a presenter. Her presenting style is akin to that one off the Muppets who sang “Mahna Mahna”
Gay Grandad ted from Corrie
Gay Grandad Ted is the omi-palone who looks like Davros. Gay Grandad Ted is also fathered Gail, who only discovered that Gay Grandad Ted was her dad recently. She took it on the chin. Gay Grandad Ted is David Platt’s Grandad
so HOT!!! so Bona!!
Teresa from corrie
Now there’s an eek!! We Cove Teresa and her scheming! We cove dona poisoners!! We cove kebab eating Dona’s
Cult homosexualist tea dance Macho City is staging a one-off party next week here at Superstore. We interrogated resident DJ Dave Kendrick who’s impressive pedigree stretches back to Manchester’s Hacienda club.
What is/was Macho City?
It started as an excuse for three grown men to play high-NRG records in the crumbling excess of the Joiners Arms in 2008. What it became was a manly knees-up that a local crowd of brilliant eccentrics could call home every Thursday night.
What are some of your overriding Hacienda memories?
The club space alone was incredible, like no other I’d ever been to, or probably ever will; the sheer scale of this disused yacht factory turned post-modern fantasy. My Hac debut was the first night of ‘Flesh’ back in ’91, the night that was to become the club’s most decadent. There were foam parties with actual swimming pools, always likely to collapse at some point leaving the club 6 inches in water. There was always a sense of glamour and danger, a very northern glamour that you just didn’t get anywhere else. Once inside the Hacienda you forgot that anywhere else existed. I remember DJing for the first time at Flesh, in that amazing booth right up in the gods overlooking the dancefloor & stage. It was immense yet it always felt intimate. There was no greater sense of sophisticated fun on earth.
Who would be in your disco supergroup?
This is easy…. Klaus Nomi, Donna Summer and Sylvester on lead vocals; Cher and Dolly Parton on backing vocals; Divine on rap. Then there’s Blue Weaver on keyboards and behind the scenes Moroder and Belotte on production. It’s a properly gay supergroup.
Name us 5 Macho City classics!
These five definitely sum up the sound of Macho from its early days to now.
1. Donna Summer – MacArthur Park
2. Mike Simonetti – Hollywood Seven
3. Sana Doris – Pseudo Wind
4. Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way
5. Viola Wills – If You Could Read My Mind
Macho City takes place on Thursday 24th May with Dave Kendrick, Dan Beaumont and Charlie Porter, from 9pm – 3am.
To limber-up for the always-amazing Lovebox Sunday come and dance with us on Friday 8th June at our Lovebox Sunday Warm-up.
We are very proud to welcome actual DJ legend Mr Andrew Weatherall into our basement along with Horse Meat Disco head honcho Jim Stanton, Superstore’s own Dan Beaumont, Dave Kendrick from Macho City, Jos Gibson from Dirtbox and Lovebox Sunday curator James Baillie.
If that wasn’t enough we will be raffling 2 pairs of Lovebox Sunday VIP tickets on the night!