This Friday we welcome two self-proclaimed Douchebags to our doors in the shape of Laurence Del Rey and Michael Kelly. Known for their bank holiday party Douchebag down at The Star of Bethnal Green, they'll be bringing a whole night of douching to Dalston Superstore's top bar! Meanwhile, Rory Phillips and Nadia Ksaiba takeover the basement for their summer jam dance party Say Yes. Ahead of Friday's festivities we caught up with Michael and Laurence to find out more...
Who are Douchebag and why did you decide to name yourself so?
L: We are Laurence Del Rey and Michael Kelly. We're both based in the heart of the east end surrounded by douchebags and thought why not join them?
What's the doucheiest thing you've ever done (that you can admit to)?
L: Running and jumping off a bus shelter after winning on Singstar. All sympathy disappeared from the doctor after I explained what happened.
M: Actually Laurence I think you'll find it was when you played a Cher song 'by mistake'.
What is the best track to "douche" to?
M: So so many, MIA - Bring The Noize, Die Antwoord - Cookie Thumper, CHVRCHES - Gun are springing to mind right now.
L: Probably Yung Rapunxel by Azealia Banks as it begins with voice going "danger, danger" then once she starts screaming you could probably douche without anybody hearing you. The drop out will give you a moment to let it all out and then when the bass kicks back in you get clean to the beat. She's also a bit of douche at times but we love her for it.
Your party was previously just a bank holiday special... as bank holiday professionals- what is it about London and CRAZY bank holidays?
L: It's the thrill of getting wasted on a Sunday, it still feels naughty. I tend to need another bank holiday after my bank holidays however.
What's the furthest anyone's ever travelled for one of your parties- has anyone ever crossed the river for you?
L: Michael Kelly knows the answer to this, he tends to travel home with them being the loose one in the team.
M: Lies, I never go south of the river... but if anyone from Streatham is reading this, you're very welcome.
Least favourite track on Now That's What I Call Music 83?
L: Wow it's a pretty bad comp. Stooshe 'Waterfalls' for adding little to a classic? I do like the Amelia Lily song on that CD, we don't play her at DB though. In fact none of that track listing would end up at our party. One day I'd like there to be a 'Now That's What I Call Douchebag'. It would be messy.
M: So hard to pick just one... Cheryl or Bumford.
Who are music's top douchebags EVER?
M: Die Antwoord, and we love them for it. You'll definitely be douching to them this Friday.
L: Lady Gaga. I'm not looking forward to another two year campaign of pretentious nonsense from her. Hopefully that lead single will suck and we can forget about her.
Join Douchebag in the top bar this Friday 2nd August for Say Yes at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 3am.
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