Our favourite happy-go-lucky homodisco Homodrop returns to Superstore this Saturday with a special appearance from London based DJ, producer and genre-defying wunderkind Kiwi (Disco Halal, Future Boogie)! Joining him is the queen of the queer scene in Geneva, Nina Nana who is known for DJ sets which branch into the world of drag performance and span disco, italo, boogie and beyond! We caught up with them to get a forecast of what to expect at Homodrop!
Describe in one image your vision of the party.
Describe with one track your vision of party.
Kiwi: This one’s much harder, because i can’t think of a track that really sums up everything a party can be. But this ones been doing the business recently, pitched own of course.
Queen or queer?
Nina Nana: Queen of queer!
Are they any exciting future projects for you that you can share with us?
Cult Athenian party series LaGaSta have already welcomed some phenomenal guests this year, from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor to Gabe Gurnsey, and the latest artist to join their ranks is one half of Frankfurt-based outfit Tuff City Kids, Lauer. Their debut album Adoldesscent has already been making serious waves since October release, and we can’t wait to hear some of the throbbing house tracks on our newly installed Funktion One Soundsystem! We stole five minutes with Lauer to chat dream collaborations, inspiration tracks and plans for 2017!
If you had to trace your DJ career back to one track that started it all, what would it be?
Hard to break it down to one record… But maybe Arj Snoek – I Can People Know
What is the weirdest/best place you’ve ever played?
Can you let us in on any plans you have in the pipeline?
New music here and there.. remixes too. I was thinking about recording a new Lauer LP next year… More stuff coming with Fabrizio Mammarella and Tuff City Kids and Tim Sweeney and Talamanca System as well. Why do you keep away from all social media? When lately it’s sometimes the easiest way to promote/advertise music
There’s no policy behind this really… I was on Myspace and when that drowned it was so sad to watch that i was still mourning when everybody went on Facebook .. I might get a profile soon !
Also I’m a guy who records music and plays records.. there are other people who promote things – called promoters and label managers ..
In a restaurant the guy who cuts the onions doesn’t wait the tables 😉
On the Tuff City Kids album you have collaborations with Annie, Kelley Polar, Jasnau and Joe Goddard. How do these collaborations come about? While writing a track do you think of someone you would like to sing it?
Not really… We kinda had all of them on our list of people we wanted to work with, and we sent them some music and they made a pick.
Which is the last song you remember yourself singing or whistling lately?
I remember because by coincidence Gerd (Janson) was talking about the track the same day a bit later: Sandra – Maria Magdalena – the Michel Cretu production.
What’s the ideal soundtrack of a night ride with your car/on a car
The radio or silence… enough tech house all day! 😉
Catch Lauer at LaGaSta on Friday 2 December from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!