Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a little event happening in Brighton and Hove this August…… As the sun no doubt shines it’s beautiful rays down on our fabulous city, the UK’s finest Pride weekend is only moments away!!!! This month, Queenie catches up with the gorgeous DJ Summer Ghemati to hear about her plans for the joyous celebrations.
Hello – how are you? Hey, I’m really good thank you. Excited for Brighton Pride!
Where can we see you playing ? Well…. you can catch me playing the Diva Girls World Dance Tent in Preston Park which is gonna be super fun!! I’m playing twice, firstly between 12 noon and 1pm and then again from 7pm to 8pm which are wicked slots. Also I’m at Lovebeat Pride special at Coalition with Maze and Masters, Sami Kubu and Ellie Cocks. Apart from Pride you can see me in Sankey’s in Ibiza as well as for Care3, New London plus at the legendary Beyond and A:M.
What music is rocking Summer’s world these days? All sorts, but I’m a groover at heart so I love anything with a good bassline and a fair bit of percussion. I love me a good bongo roll haha! I’m liking the sounds of artists such as Marco Corola, Joey Daniel, George Smeddles and Jader Ag.
What’s so good about Brighton Pride and are you looking forward to playing? Pride is special because of course it’s about equality for the LGBT+ community – but also it’s such fun!!! I get to party with all my favourite people in one place and I even get to take my auntie to Pride as well, so it really is a day for all to celebrate!
Is there a standout tune you’ll definitely be playing this Pride? YES – Homeless by Ralo, Strada and Jay De Lys. I’ve been banging this out for a month or so now. It always gets an amazing reaction and bridges the gap between classic and tech house.
Do you have any amazing memories from previous Prides? Every Pride has been special to me, but my first one was the best! Seeing Verity Maze play the Wild Fruit Tent before she became part of a duo was unreal…..
Always a tricky question, but what’s your favourite tune of all time? Oh no – don’t do this to me! Impossible!!! OK, I think it’s got to be Just Sing Distant People featuring Patrick Chappell and the Muthafunkers remix. Soulful vibes.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Joss Stone and 2am trips to McDonalds!
Describe yourself in three words. Passionate, energetic and sarcastic (in a nice way!).
Summer Ghemati’s August Five
Mirco Caruso Moover Nervous Inc.
Jader Ag Ooga Booga Habla Records
Bassel Darwish My Groove Habla Music
Joey Daniel Crossing Borders Noexcuse Records
Roberto Surace Sunrise In Ibz Proper Musique