This month I caught up with Revenge’s newest DJ Dana to talk all things tuneful, tattooed, Snow White, spice and nice.
Where can we see you? You can see me at ‘Spice is Nice’ in Bar Revenge every Wednesday from 9pm playing Pop Punk, Ska, Indie, Alt, Dubstep, and Chart, as well as at Girls on Top in Club Revenge every Thursday from 10.30pm at the DJ Battle!
Describe your DJing style? As a DJ, I’m pretty versatile. When I lived in Cornwall, female DJs were pretty scarce so I got a lot of work doing a wide range of nights, the most popular being alternative and commercial chart. Since moving to Brighton, I’ve had the opportunity to mix up the two, even to the point of playing pop punk versions of current chart songs. Since I started at Girls On Top so many people have approached me saying they love the music I’ve brought to a Thursday night, which makes it all worthwhile.
All time favourite song? This is the hardest question! I have a handful of all time favourites, all for different reasons. Sunburn by Muse I’ve loved since my early teens, Highway to Hell by AC/DC gets me up and out of bed no matter how hungover or tired I am, and She Wolf by David Guetta feat. Sia is the one that me and my best friend Shaneypops made up dance moves to and bounce around the dance floor like insane people.
What tune fills up or rescues your dance floor? Heads Will Roll by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs fills up/rescues the dance floor on both the commercial and alternative nights. Plus Karen O is an absolute babe.
Your ultimate dream gig? That would be to play at Disney World and for all my friends to be there. There would also be loads of cats mincing around.
The one tune you wish you’d never played? I used to do a night at a strip club and I accidentally started playing I’m Wishing from Snow White. DISASTROUS… but hilarious. I styled it out.
Guilty pleasure? Eminem or Nickelback. Cringe.
Your best ever gig? Playing at Girls on Top for the first time. Since I first visited Brighton I dreamed of DJing for the night and was ecstatic when the management and promotions team gave me the opportunity to play.
Tell us a secret? I just got offered an apprenticeship at Death or Glory Tattoo Studio in Brighton, which I am very excited but also very nervous about! My favourite forms of work alongside each other – here’s to 2014!
Dana’s Top 5
Chase & Status feat. Jacob Banks Alive MTA Records
Peaches **** The Pain Away Kitty-Yo/XL Recordings
Zedd Feat. Hayley Williams Stay The Night Interscope
Neon Jungle Braveheart RCA Records
No Doubt Just A Girl Interscope