Some people go off to University and get their degrees in History, Literature, Science etc… I majored in partying. I have always been keen on that particular subject. I had a fake ID that said I was 27 when I was 17 and would go to Weekends & Club Rio in Atlanta, I was part of the San Francisco Rave Scene, A New York drag performer and London Club Kid (technically I was an adult tho – ha!); so I am pretty experienced in that arena. But in all my years of clubbing, I have to say hands down Outrageous Decadence do the BEST NEW YEARS PARTY EVER!
I’m kinda superstitious about going out on New Years. Crowds can be off putting, and it always seems to attract the same ilk of amateurs akin to St Paddys day celebrations – fights, puking etc… Plus you have expectations to have fun, which is not always guaranteed. Also someone said to me years ago “make sure if you do celebrate New Years, to be with good people as it can be an omen to the year to come.” Well I dj’d at their NYE Party last year and it was honestly the best party I had ever been too. And this has been a great year for me so I shall continue the tradition.
I can attest that the people that do the night are truly amazing and go all out with their theme. This year is Grimms Fairy Tales – It’s Grimm in St Leonards. There will be people dressed in amazing costumes, wacky props, visuals, great music and hilarious performances. You can dress up if you wish, but it’s not required. But either way you will have a blast! Everyone I met that night – the patrons and organizers – were so fun! And it’s in the Masonic Hall which is such a great space! And I will be DJing again this year too! Hopefully early so I can imbibe in the libations…
To top it all off, proceeds from the event go to help a local charity – this year it’s the Dragonflies, which mentors young people who have lost a parent. So not only do you have the time of your life, you’re helping local children! Tickets are £18/ £13 for students. So Click the pic or here for more info and I’ll see you on the Dancefloor! oxo GD
Had an absolute blast Weds night playing records at Spiritland with the gorgeous Simone Marie! Life has been a real struggle for all of us lately. What a treat it was to take a break from the madness and be able to hear great music on such an amazing system with so many good friends and new friends too – that’s what life is all about – connecting to each other how ever we can. And sound is a powerful medium to bring us together. We all must take time to enjoy the good things! Here is a mix of the night! 4 and half hours of killer sounds! Mind the technical difficulties! Lots of Love! oxo GD
STINGZ FAM! I will be doing the last hour DJ set at The Outrageous Decadence NYE Ball at The Masonic Hall. The theme is – Outrageous Decadence Gets Eurotrashed – a celebration of all things Europe and homage to the cult TV Show – since Britian will soon leave the EU. Expect lots of fun, fancy dress, flowing libations, cabaret, comedy, hi jinx, bangin tunes and trippy visuals – all in the amazing iconic Masonic Hall of St Leonards! And all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Hastings Supports Refugees Charity – sweet or what? I am so excited to participate, as I heard their events are LEDGE!!! So click the pic or here for tickets. They are £15. Or you can purchase them at Substance on Robertson Street. This will sell out FYI, so don’t wait! See you there with bells on! Woo! oxo GD
Dear friends! Unfortch I had to cancel this fridays Electric Crazyland at The Printworks. Disappointed, as I was really looking forward it & am totally up for it now, but unfortch, I recently moved house and it completely decimated me on every level. Physically, emotionally, financially, my darling cat died in a freak accident during the move; and I had no internet for 10 days, thus I was not able to properly promote the event, so I thought it best to postpone to a later date.
In the meantime I will be doing a set at Solstish, also at the fabulous Printworks – June 18th. Hosted by the amazing Zeroh who always put on the best parties! The lovely Riz Maslen of Neotropic will also be spinning some tunes. So come down and celebrate the Solsice-ish at Solstish! Gonna be a good un! At The Printworks 8pm-4am June 18th! £5 cover. Info here! oxo GD
Of course by now you have surely heard of my meteoric rise to fame as the new GIF art star on the scene? Ha Ha! Just kidding! But I shall be taking all my trippy gif loops and projecting them at Hastings Super cool new venue – The Printworks as part of Thee Sunday Sonics Events for Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Im also doing a rare dj set! That’s right – psychedelic animations and sonic sounds! Woo! Loads of cool bands/ visual artists doing performances too, so come on down – this Sunday Feb 7th – day time at The Observer Building & from 5pm at The Printworks. Click the pic or here for info! In the meantime enjoy this dj mix & animation show! See ya! oxo gd
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Attention Brighton! Yours truly will be joining the lovely Desert Island Mix Crew at The Bees Mouth in Brighton next Friday March 6th for an ultra rare DJ set! The theme of the night is illustrators & I am tres excited to be droppin beats along side my dear friend & fellow artist – the delightful John Lee Bird! Luckily the manifesto of the night is less on technical skills (thank goddess!) and heavy on tunage! Specifically – tops tunes you’d want to be stranded with on an island… Lately I have been listening to a lot of Beethoven Binaural – classical music with panned tones set to affect different brain frequencies… Unfortch you have to have headphones to get the full effect, so unless they have 100 spare sets, I wont be droppin any of that! ha! Don’t worry, as many of you know I have lots of choice cuts in the vaults! I could even just play all my own music! ha! But I would go mad on a desert island just listening to myself! Ok Brighton buds – hope to see you there! Next week at the Bees Mouth – 10 Western Road, BN3 1AE Hove! More soon! oxo GD