This Brighton Pride it is time to celebrate the DJs that created the LGBTQI dance scene, the disco that shaped our community, the influences that delivered that thing we call house music and the tunes that soundtracked our queer lives as we came together on the dance floor to create the global Pride movement.
Press play for Pride and your days and nights will sparkle, filled with the sound of our LGBTQI history. This is for the transgender women who stood together in their finest heels at the Stonewall Riots and kicked off our Pride revolution. This for the hispanics, the drag queens, the butch and femme lesbians and young black gay male clubbers who embraced a thing called disco and made it their home. This is for the DJs that took that home and made it our house. David Mancuso, Larry Levan, Bert Lockett, Frankie Knuckles, Nicky Siano, Terre Thaemlitz, Ron Hardy, Tony De Vit, Smokin’ Jo, we salute you. And this is for the disco darlings who made it the community it is today, the producers, artists, club kids, promoters, door whores, and those oh so glittering dancers. And this is for the tunes, the lyrically uplifting to the camp and controversial, the bass lines and the boogie, the divas and the delicious deviants. As we come together to celebrate each and every one of our glorious LGBTQI family this Brighton Pride, we should always remember those pioneers who made us the stars of our queer dancefloors. Happy Brighton Pride every one and see you at the front.
Wildblood + Queenie’s Forever Pride Top Ten
MFSB Love Is The Message Philadelphia International
Sylvester Stars Fantasy
McFadden and Whitehead Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now Philadelphia International
Donna Summer Heaven Knows Casablanca
Blaze My Beat (Derrick Carter remix) Slip N Slide
Honey Dijon feat. Sam Sparro Look Ahead (Horse Meat Disco’s Vauxhall version) Classic Music Company
Purple Disco Machine Dished (Male Stripper) Club Sweat
Patrick Cowley Get A Little Megatone Records
Sheryl Lee Ralph In The Evening The New York Music Company
First Choice Feat. Rochelle Fleming Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles 12″ Mix) Salsoul records
Listen to our Pride wonders on our Brighton Pride Specials on 1BTN. Stream on Mixcloud or tune in on Wednesday 1st August 8pm-10pm. 101.4FM DAB+ and online at 1btn.fm
Catch Wildblood + Queenie at Club Syndicate at The Tempest, Diva Girls World Dance Tent at Pride Festival Preston Park, Patterns Pride Terrace Party, Wonderland Pride at The Arch, Wild Family at The Tempest, 1BTN Rock The Discotech at Fortune Of War, LoveBN1Fest and Sunday Sundae Pride Reunion at Patterns for Brighton Pride 2018 plus at B.Please at The Tempest on August 17th and Rave For Life at The Tempest on 25th August. For tickets and party info click here