Horse Meat Disco's Severino will be hosting his ever-popular party here at Superstore, aptly named Severino And Friends. He's joined in the lazer basement by the mysterious house duo Waze & Odyssey whilst the upstairs bar sees Italy's Kinki Bros take over. We caught up with Severino for a quick chat about his night, his new mix for Phonica and most importantly, what he's getting us for our upcoming birthday!
You're part of the legendary Horse Meat Disco... what's been your personal highlight over the years and what are you looking forward to most as part of this disco behemoth?
HMD is such a great adventure that we’ve been having for more than 8 years now. Soo many highlights: DJing all over the world, DFA parties, fashion shows… too many; but the most important is at The Eagle every Sunday, still having fun with cool friends and open minded crowd.
Your night Severino And Friends features Waze & Odyssey- what is it about them do you feel represents the type of music you like to play?
YES. I’ve always been playing house music over any kind of genre. Since I moved here in 1997 I’ve seen the UK garage/speed garage/funky house/tribal/electroclash etc... It’s all about house music now and there’s lots of great stuff and producers (young and not). I think Waze & Odyssey represent a kind of old skool US ‘90s house but with a modern twist.
Fellow Italians Kinki Bros are playing upstairs- do you think between you guys you represent the best of the music of your mother country?
There are so many good Italians around who live in London and especially understand this city. It’s not an easy capital to live in (some Italians complain about weather/people/stress) I never complain because I LOVE it here. Nico de Ceglia (my half music partner for my HYENA STOMP project) is one the respectful ones.
You're playing our birthday party next month- firstly what amazing presents are you getting us and secondly what musical delights have you got for the occasion?
OH LA LA. I still have to think of the pressie. Music-wise I will say some house classics but maybe some GABBA too HAHA.
Tell us a bit about your Phonica Mix- what are your favourite tracks on it and what are the more unusual gems?
That’s a difficult question because I like all the tracks I put on it. I try to put them all together in an accessible way to listen and maybe dance. Sometimes it’s a deep journey but also with a bit of vocals and revisited classics like from Bucketheads to Nick Harris in a more modern way.
Severino plays Severino And Friends with Waze & Odyssey and the Kinki Bros on Saturday 24th March from 9pm to 3am.