2 disco queens : Queenie meets Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard

Listen…..is that the glorious sound of sparkling galloping hooves??? It can only mean one thing – Horse Meat Disco have come out to play!!! This month Queenie has a chat with the absolutely gorgeous Luke Howard, one quarter of the fabulous foursome that make up HMD, and hears about what’s new in their marvellous disco fuelled world.

HMD now have a residency at Patterns – how do you like playing in Brighton? I love coming to DJ in Brighton. Patterns always has a good crowd who love to dance and have a good time – my kind of people. Also my mum and niece live in Brighton so I get to visit them too.

Where else can we see and hear you lovely gentlemen? Every Sunday at Eagle London from 8pm-3am. We also have a weekly show on Rinse FM every Sunday from 1pm-3pm PLUS we have a residency in New York at Output!

For those who don’t know you, how would you describe the HMD style? Disco and dance music from the 1970s and 1980s – a mixture of underground gems and dancefloor favourites

What’s your favourite song of all time? That’s a tough one to answer. I have so many favourites… The Boss by Diana Ross, Was That All It Was by Jean Carne, Born This Way by Carl Bean, My Love Is Free by Double Exposure, Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton, Coat Of Many Colors by Dolly Parton… I could go on for ever!

Which tune always fills up (or rescues) your dancefloor? Love Sensation by Loleatta Holloway always goes down a treat or the Dmitri From Paris remix of I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

What would be your ultimate dream gig? I have DJed in Brazil a few times and I’d love to get some gigs in Rio at the Olympics – that would be pretty special. I love Rio and I love the Olympics. Parties in Brazil are always super fun and I’m sure during the Olympics there will be lots of amazing things happening.

Name a tune you wish you’d never played? Je Ne Regrette Rien – I didn’t play it btw! I regret nothing!!

Guilty pleasure? S Club 7 Reach For The Stars

What’s been your best ever gig? Everytime I play at Eagle London. Everytime I DJ in New York. January 2015 at a festival called Mareh on a beautiful beach in Brazil. Tape Club Berlin. Lux club in Lisbon. NYC Downlow at Glastonbury for the past 10 years……

Tell us a secret! I used to have a button phobia and wouldn’t wear shirts until I was about 40!!

Luke’s Latest Lush Top 5

Cheryl Lynn You Made My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World Mix) Z Records

Touch of Class I Need Action RCA

Sheila Hylton Disco Reggae Beat Harry J Records

Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing RSO

Esther Phillips Our Day Will Come Mercury

Catch Horse Meat Disco at Patterns on Saturday 28th May 2016. Further info and tickets here.

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