From the masterminds behind Shake Yer Dix comes Douche Bag: an alt-pop, faggy synth, trash guitar happening for happy east end homos! They've been shaking the foundations of The Star of Bethnal Green for five years now, and we've managed to wrangle them up our way for a special Douche Bag Superstore! We sat down with resident spinners Laurence Del Rey and Mikey XCX to find out just what they have up their sleeves for us.
Hi Laurence Dey Rey and Mikey XCX! We can’t wait for the premiere of Douche Bag at Dalston Superstore! Can you tell us a little bit about the party?
Douchebag has been playing trashy guitar, wonky pop and faggy synth in deepest Bethnal Green for five years now. It’s a fun, unpretentious night mixing MIA with Marina and the Diamonds, Christine and the Queens with Crystal Castles. Many bearded drunk men in vests and sultry smoothies attend.
Why did you choose Dalston Superstore as your new home?
It felt unfair to keep the fun all over there so we are bringing it a little west, then north a bit to you. We also thought ‘Douchebag Superstore’ sounded good.
Who are the special guests you’re bringing with you this time?
Heidi Heelz is gonna be the mistress of ceremonies upstairs at our day-glo disco. She cut her teeth and several other things on the Brighton electroclash scene, but has lots of other strings to her bow… bassist in The Priscillas, DJ, graphic artist, minor indie celebrity hairdresser. She also has an amazing leopard print jumpsuit and we love her. She’ll be in charge of the cowbell disco upstairs fusing Blondie with The Cure with LCD Soundsystem with New Young Pony Club with Michael Jackson.
We’ve also shipped our delectable doorman Matthew Speeden Coombes over from Bethnal Green to oversee your entry. He’s a pro, he’s recently been starting to spin some tunes himself at Cybil’s House and he might even remove some clothes if you turn the patio heater outside the door up high enough.
Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration for your artwork?
It’s an excuse to get men to take their clothes off in Laurence’s flat. The club’s a fun hot mess and so are the posters.
If you could change anything about the gay clubbing scene in London, what would it be?
Bring back gay metal nights.
Fave alt-pop track of 2016?
Technique by Mai Lan.
The track you wish you’d written?
I Get Around by Dragonette. For anyone who’s ever found their clothing on the bedpost, slipped back into last night’s dress and tiptoed out to the elevator.
What does 2017 hold for Douchebag?
Looking for a venue for NYE to start the year and holding out for another great Lana Del Rey remix.
Do you have any surprises in store for the first edition?
Mikey XCX will wear a black vest and try not to play On The Regular by Shamir three times after slurping one too many beers. Plus, we’ll be douching two floors for the first time so we’re looking forward to mixing things up and seeing what Heidi pulls out of her record bag upstairs…
Catch Mikey XCX and Laurence Del Rey at Douche Bag on Friday 16 September from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!