It’s that time of year folks. Pride is just around the corner and the evenings are deliciously warm and promising (well – most of the time anyway). Time to wiggle and perfect those moves then! And where better to do this than at Subline, to the sublime sounds of the glorious DJ Screwpulous? So, this month Queenie has a long overdue chat with Daddy Cool himself to catch up on his news and views…..
Hello, how are you? I’m full of beans thanks – been concentrating on my DJing and working on new mixes and edits and having a great time doing it!
Where can we see/hear you playing these days?As well as out of town gigs I’m a regular face in the DJ booth at Subline on St James’s St.
Not long to go until Brighton & Hove Pride…what plans do you have for the big weekend? This is one of my busiest weekends of the year and it’s very unusual for me to get out from behind the decks over that weekend so I’m already planning some musical surprises and thrills for everyone…..
Any other exciting projects going on at the moment? From this Autumn I’m going to be dividing my time between Brighton and my old haunt Bristol, so I’m reconnecting with my DJ partner there to come up with a new club night plus some fantastic new remixes. I’m also going back into radio work too.
What music is rocking your world these days? I’m always on the lookout for the new and exciting and have been impressed by releases from people like Fisher, CamelPhat and Block & Crown. I also keep going back to some of the great soul, funk and disco voices and some of the house greats like Seamus Haji, Joey Negro and their ilk.
Always a tricky one but I have to ask…..what’s your favourite tune of all time? Haji & Emanuel’s Take Me Away stands out as one of my all-time favourites!!!
What’s been your most memorable gig and is there anywhere you’d still love to play? Last year DJing with Lee Harris in Vauxhall was an unforgettable night. I’d still like to play to a packed Mediterranean beach as the sun goes down
Name a tune you wish you’d never played & why!!! I would say Gangnam Style – I did get pressured to play it at a private event and vowed never ever to play it again – not even as a remix.
What is your guilty pleasure? Boney M (I am Daddy Cool and they are at Bristol Pride this year!)
Describe yourself in three words. Hopeful. Foolish. Happy.
Screwpulous July Five
Dennis Cruz, Morrison, Simon This Is Serious (Dennis Cruz Remix) Elbow Music
Fisher (Oz) You Little Beauty (Extended Mix) Catch & Release
D.J.S.K.T Ballers (Original Mix) Stashed
Fisher (Oz) Losing It Catch & Release
Madonna Medellin (Jasmin’s Reconstruction) Interscope
Catch DJ Scrupulous at Subline, Brighton.