With Brighton Pride looming large and beautiful on the horizon, this month Queenie catches up with the gorgeous Sami Kubu to hear about her plans, discover where to find her busy dancefloors or to hear her on the radio, and to find out about her secret guitar wielding past…….
Where can we see you playing these days, and what are your plans for Brighton Pride? I’m down at BeAvantgarde at The Hub some Fridays, Saturdays I do Nightshift at The Duke of Norfolk as well as a few dates in London to be confirmed so stay tuned for that! And you’ll be able to catch me at DPM during the summer. On Wednesday’s for all your airwave junkies, you can catch me on Codesouth from 10pm – 12am playing all sorts of house & techno. And for Brighton Pride I’ll be in the Girls Dance Tent at the Pride Festival in Preston Park on Saturday 1st August and on Pride Sunday you can catch me at the Secret Garden Party at Neighbourhood and The Official Brighton Pride Girls Weekender Closing Party Ohso Social Beach Terrace Party.
How would you describe your djing style? I’d say my style has got a lot of groove, and strong basslines. I like to remix tracks live, so you’ll always hear a classic vocal line over a bouncy tech house beat.
What’s your favourite song of all time? A bit of a random one but it’d have to be Bruce Springsteen Blood Brothers
Which tune always fills up your dancefloor? Recently it’s been Format:B Chunky. It’s a great tune and goes down well no matter where I’m playing.
What would be your ultimate dream gig? DEFINITELY DC10 or Vista Club in Ibiza and Watergate in Berlin!
Is there one standout tune you’ll definitely be playing this Pride? I Can’t Stop – Sandy Rivera.
Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Honestly, Beyonce Drunk In Love (Full Crate Remix)
Guilty pleasure? Where Are Ü Now by Skrillex & Diplo. I honestly hate myself for liking this track but when it drops in, it’s just so damn catchy!!
What’s been your best ever gig? Last year’s Pride Sunday at Neighbourhood! It was incredible, things just went off!! Such a good vibe!
Tell us a secret! I used to play guitar in a punk band haha!
Sami Kubu’s July Top 5
Kevin Knapp Do Work (Original Mix) OFF Recordings
Butler & Bontan featuring Vula Live My Life (Original Mix) Ultra Records
Disclosure Bang That (Original Mix) PMR
Marc Romboy Ghetto What Systematic
Enzo Siffredi Sometimes (Original Mix) [Defected]