Posts Tagged ‘Tutti Frutti’

Robyn

Next Monday we have an extra-special treat in store in the form of Scandinavian pop princess Robyn gracing our doors. She’ll be joining Rokk for a Body Talk Jubilee Extravaganza. Not only is Monday more amazing by the fact you don’t have to work Tuesday but this is surely the icing on the cake! We got five minutes of Robyn’s time  ahead of this amazing night…

 You took the name for your Body Talk albums from Rokk’s Superstore clubnight- why is it such an inspiration to you?

Me and my friend Louise did a club night in Stockholm during 2009 called Tutti Frutti when I was home writing the last album. Rokk came over to DJ at our night. I realized how similar our aspirations were and what kind of atmosphere we wanted to create at our club nights and the music we liked so Body Talk as a name just stayed with me when I was recording.

When I was making Body Talk I was thinking a lot about communication and technology vs biology and Body Talk seemed to capture that in simple way.

What’s your best Dalston Superstore memory?

 Mixing for the first time. I was always a good selector, but not a “mixing DJ”. But DJing with Rokk makes me brave!

We recently read on Wikipedia (so apologies if this is not true) that you voiced Anne-Marie in the Swedish language version of amazing ’80s film All Dogs Go To Heaven. What other random facts might we not know about you?

I played the ghost of a murdered child in a Strindberg play at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, directed by actor Peter Stormare when I was 10 years old. 

What’s your favourite remix of one of your own tracks?

There are many! But the Wasted Youth Remix of Be Mine by Klas Åhlund and Azari & III´s remix of Call Your Girlfriend are two of my favorites.

And finally…. Var skulle vi gå om du tog oss på en gay disco klubb i Stockholm?

[Where would we go if you took us to a gay disco club in Stockholm?]

Då skulle vi gå till Tutti Frutti; min klubb i Stockholm [I would take you to Tutti Frutti, my club in Stockholm]. Or I would take you to Body Jar or Donna Scam, two girlie clubs that are making noise in Stockholm´s club scene at the mo´.

Catch Robyn at Robyn & Rokk Present Body Talk at Dalston Superstore on Monday 4th June from 10pm – 3am.

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.

DJ Squeaky

Tutti Frutti has been a weekly feature at Superstore since July 2010, running every Sunday from 8pm till 2am. Resident DJ Squeaky has put together this special mega mashup mix for us, and it’s a two-hour dip in and out of some top tunes that he’s been working the floor with. Squeaky tells us,

Tutti Frutti is becoming one of the best Sunday Socials in Dalston; a place where you can detox or retox your weekend. We are dedicated to playing you a fine selection of musical genres both old and new. Our sound has become synonymous with remixes & re-edits including our very own brand of mashups, which are born from the live sets at the club.

Soul, funk, r’n’b, rare groove, pop, country & western, disco, ’80s, breakbeat, indie, hip-hop, tech and authentic house are in the mix. All tracks have been Squeaked and Tweaked in the true TUTTI FRUTTI style.

Artists on this mix are Tom Tom Club, M.I.A, Labi Siffre, Carly Simon, R.Kelly ft Jay Z, Missy Elliott, Amerie, Snoop Dog V’s Jackson 5, Chakachas, Kelly Rowland, Sahara, Dee-Lite, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Anane, Depeche Mode, Claudja Barry, Hercules & the Love Affair, Rick James, Lolleatta Holloway, James Curd, Kylie, Leftfield and of course Madonna!

Tutti Frutti is every Sunday night from 8pm to 2am. Visit their Soundcloud profile for more mixes and their Facebook group for more info.