DJ Fanny Love

1. What was your first DJ event?

The Windsor Castle (Gay pub in Hounslow)’s 6th Birthday Party in June 2011.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

I had a brief stint in my teens when I DJ’d at an ice-rink in Swindon for the summer holidays, followed by a few mobile gigs. I re-ignited my passion last year after lots of support and encouragement from DJ mates and my girlfriend and jumped head-first into digital DJing! And I am absolutely loving it!

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

My passion is music and making people ‘wanna dance their tits off’! I adore great mixing and always aim to create a fantastic blend of dance, high energy vocal tracks and remixes, with a bit of camp thrown in for good measure. I spend a lot of my time dancing when I’m behind the decks, which my audiences usually find pretty infectious! 

One of my favorite quotes "A DJ is there to participate. He should have one foot in the booth and the other on the dancefloor." - David Mancuso.

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

I started as resident DJ at the Windsor Castle pub’s Friday night ‘Poptastic’ night, and have just been promoted to the Saturday night ‘Showtime’ slot having won the ‘Best Resident DJ’ award! I have also guest DJ’d at The Richmond Arms, ‘The Pink Party’ and ‘Pout’.

5. What genres of music do you play?

I play all kinds of music, particularly Dance and House – I adore a great remix! Depending on the event, I play a wide mix from R&B, and dubstep through to Indie, retro, soulful and funky including the big gay anthems , 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, disco and party tunes along with all the latest chart tracks.

6. What is your all-time favourite track?

Wow – that’s always such a difficult question to answer! I’d really struggle even to narrow it down to only 10! But I guess if pushed it would have to be Wayne G’s version of 'Over The Rainbow' by '4 Millie'.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Dance Yourself Dizzy by Liquid! – you promise you won’t tell anyone?!

8. How and why did you become a DJ?

I love dancing and have appreciated and envied great DJ’s like Wayne G for many years. Last year I just decided I’d sat (or danced!) on the sidelines for long enough, and now was the time to take the plunge and I have never looked back! I pestered my DJ mates for some lessons, invested in some equipment and read a book I’d been recommended. I then offered my services for free for ‘sound cover’ when acts were on, then at a number of gigs until I was offered the Friday night residency!

9. What has been your best DJ gig so far?

Again another challenging questions as I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every single gig that I have done so far…but, I guess I’d have to say my first Saturday night at The Windsor Castle when I was able to really get into my dance groove and give the gays some great dance mixes. Hearing the gay boys say how much they love Fanny Love is always the highlight of my night!

The Pink Party women only night at The Windsor Castle was pretty awesome – we had girl bar-top dancers, and the amazing ‘Eva La-Diva’ really whipped the ladies up a storm with her rendition of ‘It’s Raining Women’! 

10. When you're not a DJ what events do you like to go to?

I’ve hardly visited the central gay scene at all over the last year or so as I’ve been seriously concentrating on perfecting my skills and my nights at the Windsor Castle in West London, but I always have a good boogie when Miss Cupcake is on the decks at Code and anywhere else (mixed or girls only) where I can have a great boogie really.

Much love, fl ♥