Up Yours, the cheekily named side project from Horse Meat Disco's Severino and HiFi Sean makes it way from the record to the club as they launch it as a brand new night at Dalston Superstore this weekend! They'll go head to head in the newly refurbished basement, showcasing their combined passion for all things H.O.U.S.E. whilst upstairs special guests Feral is Kinky and The Lovely Jonjo (Hot Boy Dancing Spot) will be ramping up the party vibes!
Ahead of Saturday's Superstore soiree, we asked HiFi Sean and Sev to interview each other!
SEV asks HIFI SEAN...
Sev: When did you start DJing after your indie band experience?
Sean: I've kinda always dabbled in DJing even throughout The Soup Dragons; The High Fidelity days with little slots here and there but it was Record Playerz, a club I ran with Alan Miller (DJ Hush Puppy) back in 2000 for 6-7 year,s that I really got lost in beats and mixing skills.
Are you missing been in a band?
Sometimes I do, but I think that man inside and the creativity within will never leave me, and DJing fulfils that, but as you know we make records as Up Yours and I make my own too and that completely satisfies the artistic need within myself.
Why "Up Yours?"
Because its a loaded phrase!
Are you making music apart from the Up Yours project?
Oh yeah, I'm doing a series of Hifi Sean 'featuring' another artist which will all start being released in 2013. So far I have recorded in Chicago with Celeda, and NYC with Fred Schneider from The B-52s, and I've got more planned too.
Plus I have ALWAYS promised that second Omnichord album by The High Fidelity
Only 13 years between them but hey... been busy !
Are you looking forward to our Dalston Superstore gig?
Love that venue, so much natural and eclectic energy. Proper underground clubbing. Up Yours is gonna make that basement SWEAT.
HIFI SEAN asks SEV...
Sean: How long have you DJ'd for and how long have you lived in London?
Sev: I started DJing in my local disco club in Italy when I was 16 years old but I guess I wanted to be a DJ when I was 7…And I moved to London in 1997.
If you were to live anywhere else where would it be ?
OMG soo many places... NYC for the energy and similarity with London... Lisbon and Rome are both beautiful...Venice is my fave but maybe when I'll be 60 ahahah! Paris too, and IBIZA as well.
What for you makes the perfect house record ?
For me, it's mainly the groove. It has to be something very sexy, and of course melody as well.
Dalston Superstore we both love , what makes it different from the other venues you /we play ?
Sexy basement with a fun DJ booth and great crowd. It's super easy and very well mixed.
I'm in NYC at moment and it's the weekend... Where should I go tonight ?
OMG my second home for nightlife. Definitely Vandam on Sunday. 11-11 on Friday. And Output in Brooklyn for the sound system and the experience of a big club.
New single The Devil EP is out now.
Join Severino and HiFi Sean at Up Yours this Saturday 2nd November at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 3am.