Severino is one of London’s old school DJs playing at some of London’s biggest clubs and the latest trendiest hangouts. His ability to play a wide variety of music and genuine passion for what he does makes him a promoters popular choice.
When did you first decide to be a DJ and why?
I think i decide when i was 6/7 years old listening and playing with my sister vinyls..i just loved it
What was the first record you bought and the last one you bought..
Difficult …maybe it was an Italian band called EVA EVA EVA or a Donna Summer or Cerrone album ..the last one was a compilation of afro stuff
Why the disco obsession?
Well i grew up with that (a bit of rock too) but mainly it was all about disco late 70s and after that afro/cosmic/electro from the early 80s ..
I remember your legendary sets at AM from 2000 onwards do you prefer to DJ in Vauxhall or in Shoreditch?
Both ….The vibe in Vauxhall that time was great …still underground and very gay ..But Shoreditch was becoming super fun too… and now Dalston or Peckham.
Which was the favourite gig of this and last year?
mmmm few from last year …a boat party at Electric Elephant in Croatia…a fashion Chanel party in south of France and a Disco party at LGBT centre in NYC ..amazing ..GAY history in the making. This year so far Severino and friends@Dalston Superstore, and HMD Easter bank holiday and PAG in TLV
Who is your DJ idol and why?
Harvey ..he’s unique ..he likes playing everything from disco to rock to house and techno ..Genius
What is your favourite dinner party food if you have to cook for 4 friends?
Rice salad, pizzas, pasta…
Where is your favourite country and the best club you have ever played in overseas and why?
Soo many …difficult to say .They are all great with different style..
How do you think Horse Meat Disco has stood the test of time?
It was soo different when we start 9 years ago …nobody was doing disco in the gay scene ..and still it’s great fun .
What productions of yours and which house music labels excite you at the moment.
Lots of them..Vision Quest, Hot Natured, Defected, Gazeebo…Batty Bass, soo many ..there’s lots of house music around, ..all very good.
What are you predictions for the hottest 5 tracks of the summer 2012?
mmmmm I don’t know …the music goes soo fast now…u can’t predict …
Chopstick and JohnJon-Listen
Hot Chip-Night and Day
Sona Vabos-Black Music blues
Are you in Ibiza DJ-ing this summer of 2012?
I’m gonna be resident DJ at Ushuaia for Pooldisco pretty much every sat this year in Ibiza ..
See you on the dancefloor!