Exclusive mix and interview of @Sudhaha! What an inspiration! Sudha plays DAF on Sat 18 Jan at Dance Tunnel
DAF has a chat with @MAnnikManetti. Come shake your coconuts on her awesome tunes this Sunday @dsuperstore
Dick And Fanny has a chat with @LA_GOSSE prior to her set on Sunday @dsuperstore - Bring it on!
We had a quick chat w/ DJ Tiago @adnarimogait b4 his exclusive set tonight at Dick And Fanny. See you on the dancefloor!
We caught up with the infamous @Dactylo prior to our 4th bday party 2moro. Listen to her delicious Sextape here too!
We can’t wait for our Summer Party at Dance Tunnel! With Virginia, @kim_anh @sanjaysur
Dick And Fanny 3rd Birthday Party
Saturday 29 September 2012 9pm-3am
The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB
Tube: Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction, buses: 67, 76, 149, 243
£7, £6 b4 10pm
DICK AND FANNY return for their 3rd birthday on Saturday 29th September at new venue THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS with an international DJ line up to celebrate three years of mixing up gays, lesbians and their friends. For our birthday we have assembled a trans-European collection of DJs including AFRICA (Mortar & Pestle, Paris), DJUNA BARNES (Copenhagen), RUFUS&BAMBI (London via Italy) and W JEREMY (New York City) to drop DAF’s usual mix of classic house and techno, disco, italo and a hint of electro for a dancing crowd of lesbian, gays, trannies and their admirers. So come celebrate with us.
AFRICA doesn’t entirely know what he is doing. A new project from Graham Peel, one half of the blog house scenes more colourful acts “Dolby Anol,” africa is less a musical statement but more an umberella alias for whatever genre he happens to try that particular week. His first release on Mortar and Pestle (the label he and fellow Dolby Anol-ite John Baillie founded last year) harked back to arguably dance music’s best period, French house. “Girls Gone Mild” garnered support from DJs across the globe and catching the eye of several blogs. It was, however, the unexpected success of his remix of fellow Scottish producer Polymaths “Fragile Breaks” which saw him raising his profile significantly-in a way that only Diplo dropping your song in his BBC radio 1 mix can. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his next release entitled “Paradise 100” to be released on “le label du jour” 100%Silk in 2013.
DJUNA BARNES (Maria Gerhardt) is a Copenhagen-based DJ and writer. For a decade she has been a leading figure in Copenhagen’s nightlife, DJing, booking and hosting parties. She has been involved in the early 00s queer scene Dunst.dk, Distortion Festival, the legendary Suicide Sunday parties and co-started and booked the infamous bar Jolene in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District. Djuna plays a wide range of music and has played all over the world highlights including Tokyo, New York, Berlin and Reykjavik. She has played alongside names such as Grace Jones, Boy George, Peaches and friend and sidekick Anders Trentemøller.
Self-registered free spirit and accidental collector of travel stamps, Elena Colombi – aka RUFUS&Bambi – invaded the London scene some years ago armed with nothing but a love of music and a toothbrush. In that time she’s whisked up something of a storm, scoring a residency at “BREED” and setting up her own shindig “Abattoir”.
Having been a house music aficionado since his teenage years, W JEREMY immediately pursued his dream and went to work in the industry right after school. He got his start as an intern at Elite Music Group where he worked along with some of the industry’s finest, including Issy Sanchez and Debra Eriksen. He then went on to work for the legendary Tony Humphries and help launch the Yellorange label. Six months later, Jeremy took a short break from the industry and moved to the west coast to re-emerge as a DJ. While in San Francisco, he became a resident DJ at the world-famous Endup from 1997-2001 at the Saturday morning party, Otherwhirled. He spent the next several years gigging at clubs all over the Bay Area including, Liquid, Club Six, 111 Minna, 1015 Folsom and 177 Townsend. In 2001 he moved back to New York, and began DJ residencies at clubs such as APT, Centro-Fly, Lot 61, Baktun, and Sapphire Lounge.
@ The CAMP Basement
70-74 City Road, London EC1Y 2BJ
10pm-4am – £7, £6 b4 10pm
It’s summertime and DICK AND FANNY, the club night for homosexuals of all persuasions , is back for its sweltering July outing on Saturday, 14th July at CAMP Basement. Our sizzling midsummer line up includes DAVE KENDRICK (MACHO CITY), NADIA KSAIBA, DJ SVETA (AUSTRALIA) and EL NINO DIABLO. As usual they’ll be supplying the Dick and Fanny crowd of lesbians, gays, trannies and their admirers with a tasty mix of classic house and techno, hi-NRG, disco and a healthy helping of 90s dance hits.
DAVE KENDRICK started his djing career back in 1984 in a room above an Hell’s Angels pub in Lincolnshire. From there he moved on to become a resident at infamous Manchester clubs The Hacienda and Paradise Factory. Dave has played clubs as far afield as Russia but is probably best known for his East London Thursday night party Macho City at the Joiners Arms which just recently finished its four year run. Dave has also played at a variety of London venues and club nights including Dalston Superstore, Vogue Fabrics, Disco Bloodbath, Carpet Burn, Club Butt, Dirtbox and many more.
NADIA KSAIBA is quite extraordinarily difficult. A skill she picked up as a regular at seminal Monday nighter Trash. There she met resident Rory Phillips with whom she started the highly influential Did We Mention Our Disco which ran from 2003-2008 and played host to guests from Prins Thomas to 2Many DJs and Lindstrom to Erol Alkan. Word quickly spread about Nadia’s skills and soon enough she was picking up gigs as tour DJ for the The Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax; and getting booked to bring her unique sound all over the UK and Europe. She has played at some of the most influential and musically credible nightspots including Bugged Out, Fabric, Return To New York, Disco Bloodbath, Bestival, Field Day, Adventures In The Beetroot Field, Trailer Trash and Optimo.
From Russia with love, lust and all points between – prepare for the deliciously diverse dissident DJ from Sydney via Odessa: Ms. Sveta Gilerman a.k.a. DJ SVETA. Sveta began her career as a radio DJ on underground community radio station has since gone on to play clubs all over Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. She has played alongside Kim Ann Foxman, Calvin Harris, Ladyhawke, Junior Vasquez and JD Samson amongst many others and was the opening DJ for Peaches at her Big Day Out shows in 2010. She has programmed and performed for Australian designer Alex Perry’s Sydney Fashion Week shows and has played clubs including London’s DTPM and Torture Garden and parties in NYC from Mr Black to Hiro and The Cock.
EL NINO DIABLO has been playing clubs in London including Trade, Coco Latte, Salvation, Beyond and DTPM. He has also djed anything from London Fashion Week shows to private parties and film and record launches. In his day job he runs a music PR company of the same name where he has been representing STRUT, !K7, Horse Meat Disco, Disco Discharge, Mark Stewart, Brandt Brauer Frick and lots more for a decade.
Dick And Fanny presents pEt sHOp bEARs
Jubilee Sunday 3 June
This Jubilee Sunday Dick and Fanny will see its second special event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Gagging! DAF hosts this one-off event for its usual crowd of homosexuals of all persuasions at the Dalston Superstore taking over both floors on Jubilee Sunday 3 June 2012.
The impressive line-up includes our special guests the pEt sHOp bEARs (Berlin), SUDHA (Faithless), RUFUS&Bambi (Abattoir), PEP SANCHEZ, and DICK AND FANNY DJs playing house in the basement and a fun mix of house, italo, disco and pop tunes in the upstairs bar for lesbians, gays, trannies and everyone else who fancies it. Queens, get your crown on!
Justin Case & Open Mike, aka the PET SHOP BEARS, throw the very popular party of the same name for the Berlin “hirsute homosexual” dixit Alexis Petridis at Bear’Ghain CUNTINE!
We are so pleased to see SUDHA take to the decks again after a truly amazing set at Dick And Fanny Fringe Party. Sudha has enjoyed global success as the percussionist for Faithless and has worked with a huge variety of artists including Talvin Singh, Kylie and The Spice Girls as well as performing at legendary clubs including Cream and The Hacienda. Since the end of Faithless, Sudha has been hitting the decks and will be DJing internationally over the summer.
Self-registered free spirit and accidental collector of travel stamps, Elena Colombi - aka RUFUS&Bambi - invaded the London scene some years ago armed with nothing but a love of music and a toothbrush. In that time she’s whisked up something of a storm, scoring a residency at “BREED” and setting up her own shindig “Abattoir”. And as if her unstoppable DJing flightpath needed any more help, the future promises live sets with a buddy and a series of exclusive afterparties. Y’know, ‘cos her diary isn’t quite packed enough.
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DICK AND FANNY, the club night for homosexuals of all persuasions returns for its April slot on Saturday April 14th 2012 to CAMP Basement. This time we have teamed up with our friends from Fringe! Gay Film Fest to host their official party on the festival’s Saturday night. So after you’ve enjoyed a day of films and events you can swing your dancing shoes at DAF to our delectable line up of DJs: LAUREN FLAX (CREEP, NYC), JOSH SPARBER (NYC), BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT (DJ SET) and SUDHA (FAITHLESS). As usual they’ll be supplying you with a tasty mix of classic house and techno, hi-NRG, disco and a healthy helping of 90s dance hits. With live visuals supplied on the night by Luke Warda.
£7, £6 b4 10pm, £5 for ticketholders of late night Saturday night Fringe! screenings at Rio Dalston and Hackney Picturehouse
For more info on Fringe! visit their website and get your hands on some tickets.
After her first DAF gig in April 2010 New York resident LAUREN FLAX finally returns to grace our decks again. Lauren has been busy in the last two years from producing her own singles as well as working on her new project CREEP with co-conspirator Lauren Dillard. The pair released their debut single DAYS with Romy XX on vocals and has worked on their debut album to be released later this year. Lauren has also collaborated with a slew of international talent from Fischerspooner to Sia and has remixed bands including Le Tigre, MEN, Telephate and Heartsrevolution.
Fellow New Yorker JOSH SPARBER has been a good friend of ours for years and is finally making his debut at Dick and Fanny. Josh is a boy about town in his native New York where he runs weekly party Good Times at Eastern Bloc in the East Village and DJs the city’s nightspots from Chelsea to Brooklyn including Vandam, Santo’s Party House and Mr Black as well as national and international guest slots from San Francisco to Philadelphia and London to Stockholm.
Another friend and local favourite BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT (aka Rod Thomas) also returns for another set at Dick and Fanny after his first stunt with us at last year’s Pool Disco at Shoreditch House. Rod is a singer, writer, producer and DJ that NME have called ‘the boy Robyn in all but name’. His 2010 debut single Love Part II was one of our favourite electropop moments of the day and his debut album is set to be released in June this year. In his DJ sets Rod plays homage to his obsession with 90s dance music that may or may not include a bit of Ace of Base, a passion he regularly indulges at his club night Another Night.
SUDHA has enjoyed global success as the percussionist for Faithless and has worked with a huge variety of artists including Talvin Singh, Kylie and The Spice Girls as well as performing at legendary clubs including Cream and The Hacienda.
Design: Anthony Cooke
Photo: Khalid El-Awad