Hi babies! Value Pack is our brand spanking new weekly monday night shindig. There will be trashy, nostalgic music, cute vibes, CHEAPDRINKS FOR STUDENTS and maybe a little bit of drag action… Before the first installment this monday (05/11) we had a cheeky little chat with our resident discount pop DJ BRAT.
U K, Hun?
Good thanks babe! You’re a founding member of Bodycon, one of our monthly Thursday parties, tell us a bit about that..
Bodycon is the messy binch you have a fab time in the smoking area with bt would NEVER invite to the afterparty bcs she’d be the one to break the sink. She’s obnoxious and makes absolutely no sense, but the club is where she shines. She’s that girl who posts constantly on Facebook and is only funny 10% of the time IRL.
What exactly is Discount Pop
Discount Pop is a culmination of all the bangers you’d hear pulsating out your older sisters door in 2003. It’s the choreo to Girls Aloud – Sound of the Underground. It’s a celebration of the once overplayed, now underplayed that will guarantee a toe tapping and more than one bussy popping.
How many times are you going to play Jennifer Lopez – Waiting for Tonight?
I guess u’ll have to Wait until mon Night to see 😉
How many shots of Tuaca are you going to hammer?
I’m usually a Jägerbomb chik, u know this. But I’m going to see if my expired student card works @ the bar 😉
Does she even go here?
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. If she’s wearing a Peplum, she’s not getting in.
What’s you’re most memorable Poundland moment?
Who hasn’t done a last min High Drag lqqk w/ Poundland accessories?
If you were a multi-pack of crisps, what choice of flavours would you contain?
Jägerbomb, Vegan Cheese, Strappy Cork Wedge and Special Edition Tuaca.
What’s the cheapest thing you’ve ever done?
Nothing I do is cheap, it just looks like it is.
Are all the things she said running through you’re head?
All the things she said will be slut dropping in ur head Tues morn !!;*
Super-duper guest of honour at Saturday night party Les Poppeurs is London legend and DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Rory Phillips. From his time at Trash alongside Erol Akan to his stint guiding the fabulous East London party Durr, Rory has played a pivotal role in underground dance floor debauchery. His new monthly night, Creatures, takes place at Dalston venue The Victoria, sometimes involves friends guest-DJing, and has a delightfully laid-back policy that “dancing is not mandatory, but encouraged.” As Rory has a pleasantly eclectic (and vast) knowledge of music, it only seemed right to ask him about some records that are near and dear to his heart.
The first record that you remember buying?
The Beastie Boys – No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn
A record that is absolutely quintessentially London for you?
Soft Cell – Seedy Films
A record that never, ever leaves your record bag?
Banbarra – Shack Up
A record that you really wish a DJ would play one night when you just want to have a dance?
Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself
A record that reminds you of when you first started clubbing?
Dub Narcotic Sound System – Fuck Shit Up
A record that you’re dying to remix?
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi Love
A record that always makes you think of Superstore?
Paul Parker – Right on Target
A record that’s missing from your collection?
Dorothy – I Confess
A record that you can’t stop listening to this summer?
Jack J – Thirstin’
A record that you wish you’d written?
Harry Nilsson – Together
Catch Rory with Jonjo Jury, Whitney Weiss, Richard Kahwagi, Elles, and Rachael at the next Les Poppeurs, Saturday August 22!
Go in the running to win a Les Poppeurs Prize Pack here!
I have been following Hot Boy Dancing Spot’s The Lovely Jonjo since he used to play at Trash on Mondays at the sadly now gone club The End. I remember it like it was yesterday, his sets were always so unexpected, from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Kraftwerk; you couldn’t help but turn your head to the booth and wonder who was this DJ with blonde curls….
Well, almost ten years later I have finally booked him to play at B(e)ast and I couldn’t be more excited, but before the party on Saturday 1st of June, let’s find out more about Mr. Jonjo while we enjoy some sangrias in sunny Barcelona just in time for Primavera Sound…
Hey Jonjo, Primavera always has the reputation to book these bands that are largely unknown to the general public and then a year later everybody is talking about them… who are you looking forward to seeing the most at this festival, who do you think is the underdog?
Two bands that have really dividing people at the mo are The Knife and Savages, I have seen both but can’t wait to see them again. Saw Veronica Falls last night, proper British band; the drummer is amazing. Other bands I’m looking forward to, apart from Blur and Phoenix (swooon), are Tame Impala and Death Grips.
Amazing I really hope you make them part of your set!
I remember hearing you playing with Erol Alkan at Trash in the now disappeared The End. What are the clubs you miss the most in London and why?
God there are so many clubs that are no longer around that formed my teenage ears. Smashing at The Eve Club, Turnmills for Heavenly Social and of course Trade, Bagleys, and I used to love The Leisure Lounge when Popstars was there.
Your club Hot Boy Dancing Spot is now an institution, but if we talk about actual hot boys… who is your ultimate hottie?
Movie stars or pop stars don’t really do it for me. Lots of cute boys walking around here in Barcelona but the boy I’m seeing really is the hottest in my eyes hehe.
I’ve seen you play at some crazy nights… and days… but what is the weirdest thing that has happened to you while playing?
God so many weird things, a man got a bit gropey in Tel Aviv, a little bit forward. Apart from that just odd requests, Geri Haliwell asking for “black music” springs to mind, silly cow, Prince was playing.
You play so many styles but if you had to do a back to back and you could choose any DJ who would that be and what would be the track would you start your set with?
Apart from you Borja you mean hahaha! I’m a huge fan of KiNK and would love to be on same bill as him let alone back2back. I would probs open with anything by Daniel Maloso, all of his releases drive me crazy.
It was so great working in the studio with you and Tom Stephan and I love playing the track we made together! Are you working on other tracks at the moment?
I know right! So much fun working with you and Tom, our track The Birds goes mental on dancefloor. I just finished a edit for Moonlight Matters as well.
And totally random I know but… If you were a B(e)ast… which one would you be and why?
I know it’s a little Miss World but I would have to say a dolphin. Sunny sunny and smiley.
Join Borja and Jonjo in the basement at B(e)ast on Saturday 1st June from 9pm – 3am at Dalston Superstore.
The Lovely Jonjo joins us this Sunday for another spectacular team up with the JERK! girls for a Bank Holiday bonanza in the form of Hot Boy Carnival Jerk Spot! In the midst of rumours flying about that headliners Bicep will be taking “tops off” to its literal conclusion in the lazer basement, we thought it best to catch up with Sueprstore fave Jonjo (who also kindly provided this amazing mix to get us the mood) and find out how he earned his disco stripes, his best carnival memories and what bands are getting him all hot ‘n’ bothered at the moment…
You’re an actual Londoner! At what discos did you hang out at during your misspent youth?
I started going to a night called Smashing, an amazing night at the Eve Club on Regent Street which is no longer there. It was a proper night out where me and my girly mates would get dressed up at home. They would make a dress each week and we’d go every Friday night and feel like we missed out if we missed one. The club was a super mixed bag of people of trannies, indie kids, and pop stars like Bjork and Oasis. Pulp even filmed their Disco 2000 video down there. Matthew Glamorre, the host, got the crowd to give me birthday bumps for my 15th birthday but he kept shouting “He’s 18! He’s 18!” I used to go to Popstarz when it was at the Paradise Club in Angel and used to sneak into club Labyrnth on Dalston Lane, which had really good drum n bass nights. It was quite rough.
How did you come to be involved with the George & Dragon?
Richard and Lilli, the owners, used to regularly come into a store I was a buyer for, the Japanese brand Superlovers. They’d heard I started DJing at mates’ parties and we got along really well and they asked me to DJ as one of the first weekly residents. Then I started doing the legendary Sundays, which were mental. Lots of drunken dancing on the bar.
You were resident at the legendary Trash club with Erol and Rory… What are your lasting Monday night memories?
God, so many. Soulwax doing their remix album live was mindblowing. These New Puritans and PNAU were also amazing. It really was a family-like tight-knit atmosphere and I just have really good memories of people smiling and going crazy on the dancefloor.
What prompted you to start Hot Boy Dancing Spot?
Partly because of really good memories of Popstarz and the gay boys that were into music other than the recent chart crap, and going to mates’ nights in Berlin that had boys who liked boys but were really into music and the lack of that in London.
If Hot Boy Dancing Spot started a boy band who would be in it? (ps you have a time machine)
Jimmy Edgar, Iggy Pop back in the day, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Nile Rogers, and Tom Daly now that he’s 18 haha!
Which bands are getting you excited right now?
Loving Disclosure at moment and have had the Tristesse Contemporaine LP on repeat. We have When Saints Go Machine playing at Durrr next month and can’t wait to see them again. What a treat.
What is your best carnival memory?
Ooooooooh so many! My mum used to know a lot of the old Twice As Nice garage crew so I used to go plonk myself by (or on) a speaker at the KCC Sound System. I can remember one really sunny year hearing Gabriel (garage tune not Joe Goddard) for the first time, incredible.
KCC was always amazing, big smiles and never any trouble. Just shuffling along with mates dancing in the streets. London needs more of that actually.
This is not the first time we’ve had a special Hot Boy Jerkin’ Spot, why do you like teaming up with JERK!
I love those gals and the JERK! crowd are always up for it and love a wine and grind and a good sing a long. I love r’n’b and ragga but I never play it out so I’ll definitely be joining the girls upstairs for a little set this Sunday.
You’ve got purveyors of the tops off dancefloor Bicep headlining in the basement. What’s your personal tops off track?
Man2Man – Male stripper OBVS.
At the moment Róisín Murphy’s collaboration with Luca C & Brigante – Flashlight Solomun remix is driving me fucking insane.
Durrr’s Rory Phillips has been bringing his signature sound to London’s indie chic and underground cool for the last 10 years with residencies at Erol Alkan’s seminal Monday night Trash, revered east London night Our Disco and now that semi-regular hub of cool Durrr. In addition to his DJing responsibilities Rory is also a noted producer and remixing, making him the ideal candidate to ship off to Croatia to helm the good ship Durrr at Stop Making Sense festival a super person to have play our SMS warm-up party with Body Talk this Saturday. We pinned him down for a five-minute chat ahead the upcoming festival and impending party…
Can you describe Durrr for the uninitiated?
Transient love and dancing with myself, The Lovely Jonjo, and our friends from around the world.
What do you miss most about Trash?
I miss the time more than anything, that excitement of styles colliding for the first time, things that seem very much standard now.
What’s your favourite end of the night track?
Carol King – I Feel The Earth Move
What’s your favourite drum machine?
The Siel MDP 40, an almost toy-like drum machine, think that crunchy Storm Queen clap sound.
What/who are you excited for at this year’s Stop Making Sense festival?
I’m excited for the family feel of it more than anything, us, Superstore and all of the other London crews. I’m looking forward to seeing Lil Louis for the first time and Jimmy Edgar is always great.
Who are you favourite band right now?
I’m currently in a serious relationship with the Chromatics album Kill For Love.
Tell us about the Singles Club!
Glad you asked! It’s called Mixed Fortunes and the simple version is that I am releasing 6 12″ records throughout 2012 of my own original material and you can subscribe to get them delivered straight to your letterbox, along with digital versions, for less than just the WAVs would cost on Beatport. All the info is at: www.mixed-fortunes.com
What’s your one essential item (bar headphones and music) for your Stop Making Sense suitcase?
It’s a tie between sunblock and white loafers.
Rory Phillips plays Body Talk Presents: Stop Making Sense this Saturday 19th May alongside Hannah Holland (Batty Bass, Paris Acid Ball), Mikki Most (Trailertrash) Nadia Ksaiba (Rhythm Connection and Rokk plus the funky fresh Body Talk residents Charlie Bones & Tristan Reed.