Don’t let the onset of autumn dampen your spirits when there’s still a whole load of dancing to be done. This month Queenie has a chat with Mak AKA DJ Makky D who’ll having your toes a twinkling even if those flip flops have gone back into the loft!
Where can we see you playing? You can find me at Legends playing on Friday nights in the bar and at other events there too, including The Basement Club for private hire functions. I also run my own mobile disco business so am available for private hire – weddings/civil partnerships/birthdays etc.
How would you describe your djing style? I play a pretty commercial set which I beat mix right across several decades and different genre types. I’ll adapt according to the venue/function and of course to the crowd’s reaction!
What’s your favourite song of all time? I have several favourites depending on my mood! Can I choose two pretty please? Ultimately the songs which always get the hairs standing up on the back of my neck whenever they’re played have to be Whitney Houston’s It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (Thunderpuss remix) and Kylie Minogue’s Better The Devil You Know
Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Currently I would still have to say Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines – played at 128bpm naturally!
What would be your ultimate dream gig? Well I like realistic achievable targets (& dreams) so this year’s one was to play on Pride night to the crowds of Brighton – which I did at Legends on the Terrace. So let’s see what next year has in store for me J. I know….warm up DJ at a Kylie Concert!!!
Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Gosh, well the one that stands out for me was an ABBA Medley that I so wished I’d checked all the way through before playing it…… I nearly died when I heard the word f*ck repeated so many times!
Guilty pleasure? I have several! He he! Ok – one that is printable is my weakness for Haribo sweets, hint hint!
What’s been your best ever gig? There have been several, but the first really memorable one for me has to be the night I played at Effingham Park in Copthorne in 1999 to an audience of 700+ (all from Citiflyer airlines) where the crowd were going wild on stage and I just happened to catch a glimpse of two guys kissing (full tongues) directly in front of me. It was the first gay kiss at one of my gigs!
Tell us a secret! I can’t tell you! IT won’t be a secret otherwise!
Makky D’s October Top 5
Jess Glynne Right Here (Club Mix) Atlantic
Clean Bandit Rather Be (Magician Remix) Atlantic
Gorgon City Ready For Your Love (MNEK Ext Mix) Virgin/EMI
Crazibiza, Dave Aude feat. Vassy Hustlin’ (Original Mix) Pornostar Records
DJ Cassidy ft Robin Thicke & JessieJ Calling All Hearts (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Club Mix) Columbia