Niall O’Conghaile aka The Niallist lives in Manchester UK. He’s a dj/producer/writer.
He’s also the man behind CVNT (Cunt Traxxx) and founding member of the group Tranarchy.
Recently I submitted some questions to get the low down on what’s happening in the UK.
Recently I sat down with Marcus Brown aka Natosha “Queen Champagne” from the legendary House of La Face. The Debra’s as they came to be known dominated House Ballroom culture in Seattle nearly 25 years ago.
BIO: Almost 20 years in the DJ booth doesn’t lie, and neither does the dance floor…which is where Xan Lucero has spent the last two decades playing house and techno music. He has spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling America exploring its DJ booths and dance floors playing a global brand of underground dance music, both on solo adventures as well as with his partner Atom Bryce as The Control Freeks. Together with Atom and on his own, Xan has held residencies all around America, made parties, thrown raves, run record stores, started discos, helped with various record labels and has generally lived his life playing music for people that want to hear it.
Xan has recently relocated back to Seattle and is enjoying a packed schedule of holding down resident duties for legendary west coast house music institution, Flammable, and has been picked up by the northwest staple brand, De La Creme, as well as hosting his own monthly and weekly parties. He continues to guest and tour around America.
A nice writeup and interview with Nark of the Bottom Forty collective this week in Proud Queer Monthly out of Oregon, with mentions of our B40 events as well as Nark’s recent parties in Portland. Nice job!
“Seattle’s resident superstar deejay has been very busy dabbling in Portland nightlife of late. He’s been seen at Love Ball, played Bridge Club, starred at Control Top, and — along with his Bottom Forty — headlined a certain drag show at The Fez that offered our fair city an up close glimpse of Jinkx Monsoon. And, it seems, that’s all just the beginning.
So who is this music maker from the North and why do all of our city’s party architects love him so? We aimed to get to the bottom of the who, what, where, when, and why that surrounds Kevin Kauer, Seattle’s deejay Nark, on the eve of his big gay Pride party, which brings Alaska Thunderfuck back to town.”
A couple years after coming together on the decks full-time and manning their popular Feel My Bicep blog, Andy Ferguson and Matthew McBriar sit in front of two steaming bowls of Phở talking of jet lag and sleepness nights turning into days turning into gigs and back into night again as their tasty sets have taken them around the world and back, but of course the tone overall says that they wouldn’t have it any other way. Tonight we get to be another notch in Bicep’s belt as their first ever visit to Seattle is happening right now, all 12 hours of it.
Nark: Is there any Seattle things you wish you could do had you more time to spend here? Spit off the space needle? Be really passive aggressive?
Bicep: Hahahaha, erm, probably try and head to some of the parks near Mt. Rainier, maybe try an climb her and then take a bath in some iced coffee to cool off!
Nark: What’s the most exciting thing coming up for you two this year?
Bicep: Really looking forward to the next release on our own label and also to our next gig at our favourite club in Berlin, Panorama Bar.
Nark: What is the secret weapon track you plan to bring out tonight? Come on, dish.
Bicep: Probably our new track we did in collaboration with Simian Mobile Disco, you are gonna just have to come down if you wanna hear it.
Bicep deliver classic house, period. Here’s something to warm you up, unless you are taking their advice and taking a nap first.