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!
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!
Dick And Fanny caught up with @sanjaysur before his set on Saturday to talk about music and vinyl + check his awesome MIX too!
Dick And Fanny has a chat with @kim_anh + EXCLUSIVE MIX. We’re so f** thrilled to have her back at DAF! 20 July!
We can’t wait for our Summer Party at Dance Tunnel! With Virginia, @kim_anh @sanjaysur
Super excited to play @ Plastic, the Official Bristol Pride Afterparty ft. Little Boots Discotheque, Horseplay +more
The wonderfully multi-talented DJ Djuna Barnes talks to Dick And Fanny about music, books, Copenhagen and X Factor! Read the interview after the jump but before you do so have a listen to the little gem of a mix she made especially for all the Dicks And Fannys out there. Djuna Barnes will be DJing at Dick And Fanny 3rd Birthday Party on Saturday 29 September at Shacklewell Arms.
What did you want to convey with this mix? What’s your favourite track in it?
I played some of these tracks a lot lately and I love concepts so I thought it would be fun to mix them with some more obscure stuff. My mixes are usually difficult to dance to because I use a lot of time and effort in making them worth many listens.
You were a guest judge on the Danish X Factor, how did that come about and what did it involve?
Yeah, that was two years ago but I am still kinda involved. One of the judges – the Danish avant-garde version of Simon Cowell – is this amazing guy that some of my friends knew. We really clicked on that show. I hated being on TV but I loved to talk about music with him – he is a former jazz drummer and kind of philosopher. And from there he hired me to help finding music for the contestants and stuff – that’s fun.
Can you tell us a bit more about your sounddesign company “Djuna Says”?
I do a lot fashion shows here. And I make scores for theatre, films and radio. And then there’s also X factor for which I am a music consultant.
Do you have any other musical projects in the pipeline?
I decided a long time ago not to start producing music myself – I don’t think I have a sound, I have many – and then I write – I really think I have a voice – and I think you have to choose one creative output – or I have to – at least.
We’ve heard that you are currently writing a book, can you tell us what it is about?
Yeah I write these columns in Danish magazines and I have a magazine KØBENHAVNER. And yes, I am indeed writing a book – about a lot of things but mostly about girls
What are your favourite hangouts in Copenhagen at the moment? It’s been quite a while since we last went.
Well, I toned the going out down quite a lot because of a one year old boy so if I go out without playing I go out early to this restaurant Fiskebaren or some small bars like The Log Lad cafe in inner city or Vibes Apotek in Nørrebro.
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.