Posts Tagged ‘Per QX’

Homostash Silent Auction Fundraiser

Untitled, A3 Collage.
Text your bids to: 07961 938 529 (plus your full name and postcode)
Current bid: £25 (all proceeds to Movember charity)

November is upon us, and thanks to the beautiful people at Homostash, this month we will be throwing a special Movember fundraiser edition of Homostash to benefit men’s health charity Movember. As part of the fundraiser, we are proud to announce our first ever online silent auction!

Homostash collaborator Fernando Casado has kindly donated one of his collages to be auctioned off to aid Movember! Spanish artist Casado collaborated with Rodrigo Branco on the visuals for the previous Homostash event at Dalston Superstore, which attracted a lot of attention. He will be exhibiting some of his work as well the donated one pieces for auction for the Movember Foundation UK at the Homostash Movember edition

 

Check Fernando out on Cargo Collective and Instagram, place your bids, and join us on Friday 13 November for Homostash Movember edition from 9pm-4:30am!

 

 

Paul & Shay’s Top EVER DSS Moments

Ahead of their impending move to that far-flung Chinese metropolis, Hong Kong, we asked long-time Superstore regulars and promoters Shay Malt and Paul Dragoni to pick their ultimate DSS moments from the last few years. They had a rummage through their hazy memories and embarrassing photo albums and gave us a countdown of their fave ever Superstore LOLZ just in time for their goodbye party tonight…

5. GRIZZLE (Snake Charmers)

Grizzle

Grizzle is always our favourite. Anything with A Man Da Pet and John Sizzle is guaranteed LOLZ. Pet was a slutty snake charmer whilst Sizzle came out of a £1 laundry bag as an inflatable snake. On the bar… with poppers!

4. LOVEBOX AFTERPARTIES

Outside The Box at Dalston Superstore

Every year! There are too many good memories to list here. Each year is more hilarious. How someone hasn’t fallen off the bar and broken their neck is beyond us.

3 PARIS’ ACID BALL (we think)

Shay: Me and Josh Caffe both wearing Nic Fisher’s stilletos and armed with water guns trying to master pussy dramatics in the basement whilst Hannah was playing. I hurt my back and could hardly walk for a week after that.

2 WET N WILD NEW YEARS DAY 2013

Wet N Wild on New Years Day at Dalston Superstore

The after Shed-after Dolphin-after everything-afterparty. Carnage! The cleaners hadn’t turned up to clear away the mess from New Years Eve so everyone was cleaning whilst Shay played Tina Turner and Madonna records.

1 TRANNY TRASH EASTER 2011

Michelle Moist aka Mikki Most

Everyone was a tranny! Per QX looked like Kim from Eastenders, Mikki Most looked like a cross between Farah Fawcett and the dog from The Never Ending Story! And Josh was a young hoochy Whitney Houston.

Come and say goodbye to Shay and Paul TONIGHT Friday 30th August from 9pm – 3am at Dalston Superstore.

Photo credit: Kenny Cambpell, Shay Malt

Per QX

Swedish DJ/producer and GutterSlut co-founder Per QX joins us from Stockholm this weekend as a special laser basement guest for Little Gay Brother’s latest circus themed party. LBG resident Terry Vietheer and guest C_A_C complete the basement line-up whilst upstairs music and merriment come courtesy of Chris Camplin, James Phillips and NuAge.

No stranger to Superstore, we caught up with the Stockholm based Per about his motherland, his music and his hidden circus skills…

You used to live in London- what made you want to move back to your native Sweden?

I love London and Stockholm, but in Stockholm I’ve always known more music producers and songwriters, and I felt that it was about time go back and concentrate on music. I still love DJing in London and putting on the GutterSlut parties there with Ralf, Nic and MS Crystal Mc. I do miss my London friends when I’m in Stockholm though.

Do you play out much in Stockholm and what’s the queer scene like there?

I don’t DJ here in Stockholm that often. I play occasionally at some clubs and raves. The raves here are great. It’s a mix of techno heads, hippies, homos, heterosexuals and freaks all coming together, a bit like back in the good old days in UK. All the misfits that don’t agree on our government’s strict policies.

There’s not a gay scene as such. There are a few bars and parties. We don’t have the same community and street culture here like you have in London, Berlin or New York.

Any insider tips on anyone visiting and wanting to explore the nightlife there?

Go to Berlin, haha!!! No, seriously speaking the last couple of years has been great for seeing and hearing good DJs and acts. The places to go for that this summer are Trädgården, Berns, F12 and Fotografiska. 

If you want to go to a gay club check out Garage at Kolingsborg, it’s three dance floors and a mix of everything from glittery queens to butch boys.

Who is your new production alter ego Ruefus?

I started the project at the beginning of this year. I wanted to do something different to my party sound. Ruefus is a bit slower and deeper, 117 bmp to 122 bpm, still melodic and energetic.

My studio friend Zoo Brazil is working together with me on a whole Ruefus and Zoo Brazil project. The first single is out in June. He’s a great guy and knows how to make things sounding gritty and dirty.

What other tracks can we expect to hear from you coming out soon?

Next weekend the rap sing duo RedNPink will perform our a new single we just wrote called Like What? at GutterSlut. RedNPink are the support act for Rita Ora at the moment. Like What? sounds like punk rap ragga rave machinegun house music. How now that sounds? A bit like a bulldozer on crack maybe? I had some great help engineering the track with the super talented Grönros and Bravo. I also have a new track called WTF Did U Come For out now on Tommie Sunshine’s label Brooklyn Fire.

What’s been your career highlight so far?

There are a lot of great things that I’m really happy for. Music wise I think it was great to hear Pete Tong playing my track U Can’t Hide on BBC Radio One. The track came out on Strictly Rhythm. As a kid my biggest dream was to have a release out on Strictly. Also, it’s been great to have releases out on Southern Fried Records and to have DJ’ed for Roger Sanchez’s Stealth parties and put out tracks on his Stealth label.

GutterSlut is probably the biggest highlight so far club wise. We started it as a revolt, and it’s something that I’m very proud of.

Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?

Armand van Helden.

What/who were your musical influences growing up?

De La Soul, Public Enemy, Snap, Leila K, NWA, Whitney Houston and Todd Terry.

Any hidden circus skills you can show off at Little Gay Brother Presents: Big Top?

The helicopter!!!!

What one track has made its permanent home in your record bag?

I think a track that still rocks is DJ Rolando – Black Jaguar especially in the summer.

Join Per for Little Gay Brother Presents: Big Top this Saturday 18th May at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 3am

Photo credit: Peo Bengtsson

GutterSlut At Slutty Shopper

We pinned down Per QX and Nic Fisher, two of the boys behind one of our favourite east London gay party institutions, GutterSlut, to chat them up to them about how their night came to be and how they’re playing our very next bank holiday bonanza, Slutty Shopper…

What made you want to start GutterSlut?

Nic: After a couple of years living with Per and Ralf, having too many after parties at ours trashing the flat we decided it was time to move. Per had experience promoting club nights in Sweden, we’re both DJs and as Ralf is a great photographer he would be the best to then document the night. It seems like the perfect idea.

Per: We started GutterSlut as protest against the gay scene that at the time, in 2007, was quite stagnant back then. There was clubs like Trailer Trash around in east London but not much more playing cool dance music. There was no where to go out on Saturday night, so we thought let’s start a fun club that felt like a house party.

You’ve been going for a good few years now- what’s your favourite ever GutterSlut memory?

Nic: The first GutterSlut we did in Berlin was at a place called Hubertus Lounge. To go into the basement you had to enter through a cupboard door, go down a really narrow set of stairs to end up in this really dark and dusty space where the rave was going. It was kind of surreal, very Alice In Wonderland.

Per: There’s too many. I loved it when we played at Summer Rites festival and had all the trannies climbing in the dance tent scaffolding up to the roof, Miss Crystal MC stage diving from the DJ booth, and A Man To Pet crowd surfing away to the music.

You’re going to be at Lovebox Sunday with our disco sisters Trailer Trash and you’ve got DJ Hell, Tiga and a special DFA Disco version from the LCD Soundsystem guys James Murphy and Pat Mahoney playing in your tent! Who are you most looking forward to?

Nic: They are all amazing DJs but I’m really excited to see DJ Hell as he will also put on an incredible visual show.

Per: I’m Looking forward to Tiga. I’ve heard him before and he always rocks the house, but also DJ Hell and the LCD crew will be cool.

Describe the level of debauchery at an average Gutterslut on a level between 1-10.

Nic: With parties that are normally a 10, you’d have to make them 5 so you could give GutterSlut a 10.

Per: 9.5 sometimes 10

What’s your one quintessential Gutterslut tune each?

Nic: There are a few at the moment, MK ‘Burning’ (Round Table Knights Mix) but one that I tend to always play is Deetron ‘Starblazer’

Per: I’ll go for a party anthem Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak remix) 

If you could have your wildest dreams come true, who would you book to play a dream Gutterslut- alive or dead?

Nic: DJ Sneak, he’s a legend, I heard him in Berlin a couple of years ago and he was brilliant. I love the dirty disco sound he’s releasing on his label.

Per: I think A-Trak would be great.

This weekend you’re playing at Slutty Shopper- a magic team-up between Sink The Pink and Tutti Frutti. Bank holidays here at Superstore are always bananas and it’s fair to say it’s going to be a tranny bonanza. What have you got planned to either drive these ladies wild or keep them under control?

Nic and Per: We don’t think those ladies need to get any wilder, they’re quite mental already and it would be a too difficult job to try and keep them under control, but a few bottles of Jaegermeister always helps.

Define a “gutterslut” for us and tell us which of the two of you first that bill more.

Nic: A true GutterSlut lives in Dalston, goes out on Friday and comes back on Monday sometimes Tuesday escorted by an ambulance or the police with half her garments missing, she wasn’t wearing lots anyway as she loves to show her bits.

It would have to be Per in his hay days , I guess we’ve both calmed down a bit with the years.

Per: A GutterSlut is a person that don’t care about who you are, who you know or when it’s time to go home.

Both GutterSluts Nic Fisher and Per QX play Slutty Shopper this Bank Holiday Sunday here at Dalston Superstore and co-host the dance tent for TrailerTrash Vs GutterSlut at Lovebox Festival in Victoria Park on Sunday 17th June.