We caught up with the infamous @Dactylo prior to our 4th bday party 2moro. Listen to her delicious Sextape here too!
Dick And Fanny has a chat with Colby B prior to her set at DAF’s 4th birthday this saturgay 26 Oct @DanceTunnel. Happy bday DAFers!
Super excited to play @ Plastic, the Official Bristol Pride Afterparty ft. Little Boots Discotheque, Horseplay +more
@ 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
DICK AND FANNY, the club night for homosexuals of all persuasions returns for its first outing of 2012 on Saturday 28th January to CAMP Basement. THE LOVELY JONJO (HOT BOY DANCING SPOT), JOOLS PALMER & MANDY GRAVES (BASSMENT, NYC) and SANJAY turn it out with Dick and Fanny’s usual mix of house, techno, italo, disco and Hi-NRG. Also onboard again are Scena Mancante who will be providing some eye candy with their live visuals all night. DAF is a party for a mixed crowd of dykes, fags, trannies and their admirers with a high dosage of fun, dancing, amazing music and no attitude.
THE LOVELY JONJO needs little introduction having been a stalwart of the London indie club scene for the last few years. Starting as a core part of the small team at legendary London indie club Trash he currently is a resident DJ at Punk Wears Prada in Milan, at the internationally renowned Durrr and boasts his own East London night, Hot Boy Dancing Spot. Jonjo regularly plays nights such as Trailer Trash and Fabric Live, and festivals such as 1234, Glastonbury, Lovebox, V, the Isle of White and Airwaves in Iceland. Jonjo has supported Maximo Park on tour in China and has played Club nights in Athens, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Berlin, NYC and Tokyo. Away from the dance floor, he has compiled CDs for Tank magazine and remixed artists like We Have Band and Bishi. Jonjo has created catwalk music for London’s top fashion talents including Gareth Pugh, Jonathan Saunders, and Marios Schwab.
Both veteran DJs on the scene, MANDY GRAVES & JOOLS PALMER met back in 2009 and hit it off instantly. Since then, they’ve been curating and DJing at NYC party Bassment where they welcomed guest such as Kim Ann Foxman, Lady Miss Kier, Sammy Jo (Scissor Sister’s official DJ) and Johnny Dynell, establishing Bassment as the weekly go-to for DJs and house music lovers alike. The DJ duo are quickly becoming prominent members of NYC nightlife, having played at such notable parties and clubs as Josh Sparber’s Good Times, Rich King’s Snaxx, several SPANK parties and Xanadude as well as reaching beyond NYC with a national and European tour in the works.
SANJAY has been a fleeting fixture on scenes, from Medway to Calcutta, for nearly a decade – holding residencies at Rebel Rebel and most recently, Dalston Superstore. Described as “the Indian Kenneth Williams”, this popinjay can usually be found rummaging for disco reclaim and house rarities.
Just in time for the height of summer DICK AND FANNY, the quarterly club night for homosexuals of all persuasions, is back on SATURDAY 16th JULY bringing CAMP BASEMENT to the boil. Be sure to wear your speedos and bikinis as July’s line up of DANA RUH (BERLIN), RYAN SMITH (NYC), PISTOLPETE and DAF’s own SANDRA LE will make you break a sweat with a delicious cocktail of classic house and techno, hi-nrg, italo and disco. After hosting The Secret Garden at Shoreditch House’s Pooldisco in May, DAF are looking forward to welcoming back their usual mixed crowd of dykes, fags, trannies and their admirers with a high dosage of fun, dancing, amazing music and no attitude.
When: Saturday 16 July, 10pm-4am
How much: £7, £6 b4 11pm
Where: CAMP Basement 70-74 City Road London
Dick And Fanny is hosting the Secret Garden room at the Pooldisco party on the rooftop of Shoreditch House with special guest Susanne Bartsch.
The Secret Garden line-up includes Miss Bailey, Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), DJ De La Ioakim and Dick And Fanny DJs.
The Poolside line-up includes Pooldisco resident DJ Severino, who will be joined by Mark Moore aka SExpress and Ben Pistor (Disco Bloodbath).
The event ‘Pooldisco at Shoreditch House’ is produced by Mark Herman and the Shoreditch House team (info: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This Easter Sunday Dick and Fanny spawns its first ever special event, Cream Eggs. DAF hosts this one off event for its usual crowd of homosexuals of all persuasions at the ever popular Dalston Superstore taking over both floors on Easter Sunday 24th April 2011.
The impressive line-up includes our super special guest KIM ANN FOXMAN (MR. INTL), Dan Beaumont (DSS), DJ Rokk (Body Talk), Holestar (Let’s Get Quizzical), DJ Squeaky (DSS), Cum & Sea (Twat Boutique) and Kim Anh (Booby Trap/Saint Le Roq, LA) playing classic 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. Easter bunnies, eggs and spring renewal come and get your fill of Cream Eggs.
Easter Sunday 24th April
Dalston Superstore, 9pm-3am, £5