We chat to DJ Pusseidon, headline DJ and event promoter for The Cliteratti, a London LBQ night.
What was your first DJ event?
The first ever Aphrodyki - which I don't play for these days but is happily still going strong at the Ace Hotel. We set it up to give our friends and others a safe, fun place to dance and meet people but we didn't have the budget to hire a professional DJ so I just had to learn! I'm not sure it was all that slick but it was an amazing event to be a part of.
How would you describe your DJ style?
Since moving on to the Cliteratti my style has changed quite a bit - I used to just people RnB but I've built in much more rap these days. For so many people music starts out as a such personal experience these days- the iPod download or whatever. Club nights are where you have that shared experience and I want that to be as good as it can be because that's where these tracks really make their manic. So I try as hard as I can to fit my style to the room to ensure people have that experience; but within the pretty broad range of RnB/Hip Hop/sometimes pop.
What's your all time favourite track?
There's something about Beyoncé's Formation that gets me every time. It's probably the intro.
What's your guilty pleasure?
This summer it was Despacito!
What has been your best DJ gig so far?
I want to tell some ground breaking queer event that was doing something special- there's been a few!- but in all honesty it's when I'm playing at a friend's birthday party in a small bar or flat. That's when people really come together and that's what it's all about.
When you're not a DJ what events do you like to do to?
Queer nights in pubs. Still the best combo. Preferably with old school RnB but not essential.