Glitterbox welcomes Horse Meat Disco
Ahead of them joining us at Glitterbox this weekend, we sat down Horse Meat Disco's very own Severino and Luke Howard to ask each other 5 questions about DJing, Ibiza and more.
SEVERINO ASKS LUKE…
We know you are a big fan of Diana Ross… What is your favourite album?
My fave Diana album is called Surrender (in the UK it was released as I’m Still Waiting). It’s from 1971, written and produced by Ashford & Simpson and is a tour de force. The lyrics, arrangements and Diana’s delivery are musical perfection.
Why is Brazil is so special for you?
Brazil is my favourite place for many reasons. The geography is stunning, the weather always warm, the people are generous and friendly plus the samba and Rio carnaval… They are my two great passions after disco!
Dinner with 6 stars… Which ones?
Divine, Larry Levan, Phyllis Hyman, Sylvester, Leigh Bowery and Keith Haring.
Any particular Horse Meat Disco moment?
Every Sunday at Eagle London, the home of our residency, is always full of moments! 12 years on and I still love playing there.
You used to work at Defected… Do you remember which artists you were promoting?
I had to look after Roger Sanchez. He was so adorable to work with. I had to take him to lots of radio and press interviews and he was an absolute gentleman. James D Train Williams was lovely too – I took him for fish & chips. And N’Dea Davenport was an absolute darling – I loved meeting her.
LUKE TO SEVERINO…
Who is your favourite Italian diva?
Mina of course. The extension of her voice is amazing… She can go up and down in a second – just genius, and the Italian 60s glamour were so chic.
I know you love Ibiza, what’s your perfect day on the island?
Coffee and croissant at Mar Y Sal in Las Salinas. Head down to Sa Trinxa to chill or the gay beach and dinner back at Mar Y Sal – that restaurant is so chilled and full of characters. Maybe a good night out and ended up again at Mar Y Sal for a night cap with the sailors… LOL!
You’ve been remixing a lot lately. Which artist or track would you love to remix?
Well Prince is not with us anymore, but yeah him… or Stevie Wonder?
Tell us something about the ‘afro’ music scene in Italy in the 1980’s?
All started in the 70s at BAIA DEGLI ANGELI with disco but then Baldelli DJ got a residency at COSMIC… a club 50 miles from my hometown, but because I was underage (13 years old) I was lucky to hear a pirate radio station called RADIO AZZURRA where they played afro all day in those podcast mixes. They call it afro because of African music (Fela, Manu Dibango, Toure Kunda), but it was also electronic (Tangerine Dream), Brazilian (Jorge Ben) and more.
What are your top 3 ‘afro’ tracks?
Sivuka – ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’
Kongas – ‘Ankara O’
John Forde – ‘Don’t You Know You Who Did It’