Elliot Brown is about to drop some big ones at the up and coming Gutterslut party on the 9.10.2010 and we catch up with him to find out what is shaking his DJ world.
How long have u been djing?
A very long time now. I worked in a record shop when I was 13, after school and during holidays. One of the guys in the shop was a pirate radio station DJ who got me a gig at a local nightclub that did a teens Sunday afternoon. Back then it was all about soul music and disco!! Then I got my decks when I was 17 and its all gone from there really with my profile growing over the years, and then launching myself on the gay scene about 8 years ago, shit, was it that long ago?? I’ve been playing more east recently but returning to a club in vauxhall near you soon….watch this space.
When did u start djing for Gutterslut?
When me and the boys found the slut in the gutter one dirty night and decided to start the party nearly 3 years ago now.
How would u compare djing at Gutterslut compared to playing at A place like Fire?
The sets I play are always different dependant on where I am playing. I’ve always had a reputation for playing slightly more ‘edgier’ music so GutterSlut really allows me to take this further and exploit it, because it’s my night I can do what I want, experiment and not be restricted. The crowd is always AMAZING and very up for it, colourful, fun, friendly and interested so I’ve had some fantastic reactions to my sets there but on the other hand I’ve also had blinding reactions from the crowd at clubs like Fire, every gig is different and I love them all. This, along with many sets at clubs like Salvation, both here and abroad, and Bar Code, have allowed and necessitated me to play the more accessible end of house music, which I also love, and learning to keep the floors full of energy. Good examples of the contrasts in my set styles can be heard on my latest mixes on here: ‘DirtyDiskoTekno Vol.2’ and ‘Sunsplash Mix’, so download them and see.
How would you best describe your sound?
My sound is always sexy, uplifting and as some say ‘edgy’, and definitely underground and more techy disco with a bit of proggy these days lol (all these genres make me laugh, I just like good music!!). Yes, I produced ‘Its Tonight’ as The Boneheads with Per a few years ago, an electrodisco track which did very well, and I’ve done a couple of remixes. I’m about to start a new ‘anthemic’ project with a twist (!!) with another big scene DJ soon, it’s a secret so I’ll keep you posted. Plus we got the massive GutterBall coming up on Oct 9th, then GutterSlut returns on October 30th at new venue, EastBloc, followed by playing at the Trade birthday party which is gonna be HUGE!! Plus a few big guest slots are in the pipeline too.
If there are three things you would change about the London gay scene what would that be and why?
Well, I could name two…. Beyonce and Lady Gaga dance remixes, enough said.
Can u please give us your current top 5 tracks.
1. Alright – Tapesh
2. Gracelands – Darren Emerson
3. I Wanna Sugar – Pirupa
4. Shakedown (Bass Kleph mix) – Joan Reyes
5. Won’t Let You Go – Muzzaik.
ELLIOT’S LATEST MIX: >>CLICK HERE