Posts Tagged ‘Gigolo’
It started life at Lo-Profile on a Thursday, then found new legs at The Shadow Lounge on a Wednesday, but tonight see’s promoters L.a. & David Hart switch their Soho soiree back to Thursday’s, Gigolo the club that once again squares up against its counterpart on Greek St., we looking into this change & what it means for the Thursday night clubbing scene, while this “Cover Star” event makes our “Pick of The Day”, all the detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below.
When the phrase “…Thursday’s have become the new Friday’s…” very much became a Soho reality with the launch of the still hugely successful Room Service, it came as no surprise that the heat would be turned up with some clubbing competition in the form of Gigolo, a concept developed & then launched at Lo-Profile by the boys behind ShootMeUp, David & L.a. Hart, their bold branded bash scoring initial successes & seemingly neatly rubbing shoulders with its counterpart across the other side of Soho. However, with a major part of the Gigolo concept being the propulsion of porn star action into the music mix, the team realised they needed to find a new home to deliver their dream to the full and in The Shadow Lounge, the Hart’s found their perfect bedfellow, even if it meant moving their weekly meet to a Wednesday. Yet while the home proved right, the more extrovert XXX rated action post midnight presenting none of the complications that Lo-Profile had carried, it seemed & ultimately proved that the midweek timing was always going to be limited in terms of numbers & popularity, even if there was little or no competition.
It was therefore inevitable and has come as no surprise that Gigolo once again has decided to switch back to Thursday’s, while retaining its brilliant bedfellow venue on Brewer St., which has excting prospects for not just upping the Thursday clubbing ante, but for no doubt increasing the footfall into Soho which still continues to miss both Profile & Lo-Profile. That said, Gigolo has interesting times ahead, especially given how successful that Room Service remains, but in the spirit of clubbing choice, it will and should certainly play its part, while like its counterpart, Gigolo certainly has a loyal following that the team have nurtured over its two years or so in equally successful existence. So, tonight marks a new beginning for this superb Shadow Lounge based Soho soiree, it’s “Cover Star” event welcoming back Athens based D.J. GSP to the decks, alongside relative new boy to the Gigolo residency team, Adam Watts, while all that XXX rated porn star action will continue as before, no doubt adding extra spice to the Thursday night clubbing mix, full details of tonight’s party available via the events page at https://www.facebook.com/events/519327474770591/.
So, as we sit on the sidelines from our hospital bed, we wish the Hart’s & the whole team at Gigolo & The Shadow Lounge all the best with the switch and hope that the promise of a boost to the Thursday Soho scene is spearheaded by this new slot selection. (DISCO MATT)
As we stutter & stumble into the third month of our year of positivity, 2013 is looking as rosy as the inclement weather, spring yet to have sprung in a second month that had plenty of positives but plagued with health negatives, we nevertheless looking back then forward with a yet further renewed sense of optimism for bigger & better times to come.
With a real spring in our step as February broke and much to look forward to in March, it would be fair to say that, as with the majority of 2012, our month was dominated by personal health issues that have close on brought us to a grinding halt, we falling off the radar completely in the last couple of weeks. However, while we should be a few thousand feet up in the air right now, heading home for our holidays, due to those health complications, we find ourselves lame in London, although with a mindful eye on the need to remain both positive & optimistic, out of the disappointment of missing out on our beloved South Africa (for now at least) comes the opportunity to be part of an event that marks a new beginning in the capitals clubbing circuit. So, for this third monthly message of 2013, we celebrate the good things to come out of February & the great things to come in March, while also touching on some shocking scene soirees that marred what was otherwise a really positive month for the London scene.
A disturbing trend that seems to be re-emerging and what looks like a writer’s block that we have developed towards the cornerstone of our activity, reviews of Scream & DISH from January & Propaganda at Red & Blue from February still outstanding. Plus, with a cancelled trip to This Is Prohibition and a dip in clubbing activity towards the end of February, our sheet here is clean excepting the first in our returning “That Was The Weekend That Was” review and then the special (and final report) we posted on Beyond, which did also review the clubs history from Colosseum through Area, while for us, the good times we reflected on, are now becoming memories of what used to be our favourite club of all time, but due to recent developments has fallen fatally from grace. http://discomatt.com/web/2013/02/reportsreviews-not-another-one-beyond-midnight-saturday-23rd-february-special-reflective-report
With no less than three previews planned for February, only one actually made it to publication, and quite a scathing one it was too, as we honed in the crazy new Orange Nation Friday night venture that was effectively the replacement for Onyx. But with a name “Manic Panic” it was always going t be in for some stick, the name itself probably a reflection of the internal affairs of the group, while with second room off-shoot District XXX nothing short of a clubbing rip off, we didn’t hold back in our condemnation of this new club on the calendar. As for March, well Covert will be getting our preview attention, as will Matinee’s “La-Leche” event in Paris, more detail on these coming up in a bit. http://discomatt.com/web/2013/02/previews-dads-army-antics-manic-panic-district-xxx-the-launch-friday-15th-february/
While we have only two weekly newsletters to boast for the whole month and just one Weekend Focus, our attention did land on two huge newsworthy happenings, the new clubbing combo This Is Prohibition & the forthcoming As One In the Park, although with a need to really pull our socks up, March seems to be the month to do it, although we are effectively already two weekends down. http://discomatt.com/web/2013/02/recommends-sidings-showtime-this-is-prohibition-love-resurrection-saturday-16th-february-weekend-focus-special/
The phrase “…there’s something in the air…” seemed wholly appropriate for our reporting in February as, while we promised ourselves a positive 2013, we actually found ourselves focussing n some of the scene negatives, Beyond, Manic and Orange Nation dominating our downbeat deliveries, while in our new Seventh Day Sermon reports, we received the biggest reaction to our writing since we started back in 2008, many praising us for speaking out on issues, particularly in our “Finding Our Favour Faltering” post. But while these controversial compositions will continue in March, we will also be reporting on the good & the great of which there is much out there at the moment. http://discomatt.com/web/2013/02/reports-finding-our-favour-faltering-dms-seventh-day-sermon-sunday-17th-february/
A pretty abysmal month for what is the true love in our lives, although with the popular podcast wind punched out of our sails, we struggled to find favour with many productions sufficient enough to go to full feature press. However, both Danny Verde & Brent Nicholls made it, while we also propelled Jean Phillips latest captivating compilation as one of three “Podcast Of The Week” choices. But, as we pick up the pieces of a dented delivery period, we hope to be back on both our newsletter, D.J. focuses & podcast picks feet by the end of March, having also consolidated our D.J.’s & Music sections into one. http://discomatt.com/web/2013/02/musicpicks-digital-dream-holab-heaven-podcast-track-of-the-week-saturday-23rd-february/
What seemed like a good idea at the time, ended up being a vastly underused section and, in reality, one which was simply a distractive extension to our Recommends section. So, while we did post two Picks posts for Gigolo & Butch n February, we have decided to ditch the section in favour of a new Press Releases one, while our Picks will now fall under our Recommends where they should always have been.
With March doing just that, marching ahead, we have much to catch up on, however, with some subtle changes to our website already implemented, we have much planned for the weeks ahead, not least that special feature on overt, our next Disco Matters interview, this time with Alan K, as well as a preview of Matinee Paris, a destination in our diary for Easter Sunday. Plus with Easter itself only three weekends away, the focus will fall on that, while the vent “A New Beginning” is in the forefront of our renewed activity, following which further new ventures as well as International focus features of The European Gay Ski Week, the return of Lovechild & WE Party will be received our detailed devotions.
First & foremost, the place to watch is right here, while we use our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/pages/Disco-Matt/112730602119746 and our group at http://facebook.com/groups/discomatt/ to propel all our posts into the public eye. And here you will also find pictorial propulsions of our “Pick Of The Day” and “Podcast & Track of The Week” choices, as well as our new “Hot Shot Happenings” where we share unmissable events, all these choices & post links appearing on our personal profile at http://facebook.com/discomattlondon along with our Tumblr page at http://discomatt.tumblr.com.
DISCO DANCE DIARY DATES
Having been completely off colour since Antwerp in February, we have scaled back our diary for March considerably, the only two commitments going to Covert’s “A New Beginning” this coming Saturday (16th March), while Matinee in Paris on Easter Sunday (31st March) is a definite too. So, anything else will be a bonus, while we plan to be back to at least four outings in April (and probably more).
Well that’s it for this third monthly newsletter and having seen our activity crumble at the end of February & the beginning of March, the only way is up. So, while we are determined to now under promise & over deliver and also ditch our theory of one post a day, the reality is that we are far from out of the health situation woods, meaning March may not be as productive as we would like, but, as we said earlier, bigger & better times are to come, so we move forward with positivity & optimism. (DISCO MATT)
Getting back in our “Pick of The Day” feature grove, we head for the midweek marvel might that is Gigolo for today (Wed 6th Feb), a special double set by resident star spinner Aamyko complimenting super stud porn star & Greek god Leo Domenico, all the vent detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while we summarise the detail beneath.
Gigolo “Easy Rider”
Wednesday 6th February
10 p.m. till 3 a.m.
The Shadow Lounge
Brewer St Soho
London’s hottest party wants you to take it east and enjoy his helluva ride, as he introduces hot Greek international pornstar stud, Leo Domenico along with Gigolo regular, the saucy & sexy Issac Jones, there XXX rated shows matched by the XXX rated photography from London’s most notorious scene shooters, ShootMeUp, who tell us, “…if you want to be shot by the best then get sexy or undressed…”. Plus, with resident superstar player, D.J. Aamyko spinning a double set of hi nrg & slut jamz, this is THE place to be & be seen this Wednesday.
£5 with I am Soho card or concession list
More detail at
Back in the “Picks” posting driving seat, we find our terra firma this Wednesday (19th Dec) making hay with the midweek mash-up that is Gigolo, which holds its “Beat It” bash tonight at the Shadow Lounge in Soho, the brilliant beats blends coming from resident stars Aamyko along with our very own premier protégé player, Zach Burns, all the event detail a banner selection away opposite, or an image click below, while we précis the promoters patter beneath.
Gigolo promoters The Hart’s, say of their brilliant brand…
Gigolo brings together a fusion of the hottest D.J. talent to spin a combination of retro Disco, uplifting Disco house, dirty nu Disco beats. International pornostar guests work their $$$makers in the VIP booth. Gigolo was THE slamming Summer Disco of 2011 and continues to heat up midweek Soho every Wednesday. There is literally no other party like this in Soho… any day of the week!
And the sexy iconic photography comes from SHOOTMEUP, London’s most notorious scene shooters who attract London’s hottest posers from the East end fashion forward, West End muscle boys to the sluttiest Tranies and hottest gay scene celebs. So, if u want to be shot by the best then get sexy or undressed
Gigolo his business is your pleasure, in & out, a great ride, friendly and a TOP guy. If you’re looking for a good time, there’s a place that you can go where the tunes are pumpin’ and the hunks are humping. Let him take you on a trip back to the future of Disco …
…and of the event tonight….
TOP PORNO STAR HOSTS
Hot Latino megastar Jean Franko who this week celebrates his 12 years in porn alongside Gigolo’s resident porner Issac Jones. Watch these hot guys as they get down & dirrrrrty in the sexiest jockstraps & singlets provided especially by http://cellblock13.net/
TOP D.J. TALENT
Shadow Lounge resident and now Gigolo regular Aamyko kicks off the “Beat It” bevy of beats, banging out his unmissable slut jam, while the hot, hot, hot Zach Burns returns to barnstorm this bash with his uplifting, funky & full-on frenzy of music making that will leave you panting for more from this premier protégé player’s pulsating performance.
THE HOT 22 CHALLENGE
Get Into the XXXTRA disco action with our porno stars at the iconic Gigolo pink booth! This week if you wanna be in the HOT 20 you will be handed CellBlock13LA to wear!!! The sexy porno underwear company is sending us a big package for you gigohos! So strip down & pose in the sexy Cell Block 13 underwear, just as the Gigolo Boys for your pair, while don’t forget to get into a hot mess with the live XXX photoshoot at 1 a.m. (check out our blog at http://shootmeupblog.blogspot.co.uk.
GIGOLO WHEN, WHERE & HOW
Gigolo “Beat It” – Wednesday 19th Dec
The Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer St, Soho, London, W1F 0RF
10 p.m. till 3 a.m.
Entry – £5 concessions with guest list or or I AM SOHO card between 10pm-11pm
Add your name to our guest list by going to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGt0NlY1YXV5SE1JeEVNT1dCTW9kYUE6MA, otherwise its £8 at the door
For table or event bookings contact email@example.com
With 2012 ravaged with disturbing distractions, the steady activity decline from a height of over fifty posts a month to just five in October has signaled a pretty serious writing wake-up call, our determination to be back where we belong now matched with renewed enthusiasm for supporting & promoting one of the world’s most prolific clubbing scenes. And with the only way is up our new & latest motto, we reflect on what was & look forward to what will be for these last two months of a so far disastrous DM year.
It would be fair to say that we have been disproportionately distracted during 2012, virtually every single part of our reporting suffering a significant slump while we have been consumed with matters away from the scene we have supported, with weekly regularity. Indeed, with our scene step outs sliding sharply & the subsequent reviews remarkably reticent, we have clearly not been ourselves, those distractions continuing to throw plans to re-propel our postings right off the rails. However, with a comment (perhaps a throw away one) regarding our reviews, along with a number of people remarking on the absence of our reporting’s, we thought it high time to dispel those distractions, find the focus & be decisive with our delivery, all in an effort to restore our reputation & standing for supporting the scene that we love & adore. with all those clubs, events, promoters, D.J.’s, music producers & other scene faces come figureheads, not least to justify the support many of these individuals have given us in our many moments of need & escape from some of the horrible realities of other aspects of our lives.
Therefore, with just two months left of what has been our worst year since setting out on the Disco Matt road, we are pretty determined to get back into the groove, continuing to accentuate the positives, those like our “Picks” section on the website as well as our now infamous nibble size tweets on Twitter, while getting our much missed, reviews, previews, recommends & features flowing freely & fully. And that controversial yet constructive approach that established our reputation in those early days four years ago, will also be back, we never afraid to tackling the sometime slippery situations across the scene, the hot water it has landed us in before, no doubt dousing us again, although falling on much broader & more seasoned shoulders. Plus, we have a real sense that you, our reading public, have missed our reviews, recommendations & reports, so as part of our re-building process, we are setting ourselves a goal of one post a day, whether it be a review, a pick of the day, a recommends, a music feature, a newsletter or even a preview.
So what’s on the cards for November?, Well first & foremost we have three reviews from October to post, Room Service’s “Brilliant Boy Girl Grooves” from Thursday 11th, a special review, Fabulously Phenomenal Fortieth”, devoted to Steve Pitron & his birthday on 20th, and “Yesterday Meets Today & Tomorrow”, recapping on Beyond/Trade which took place on Sunday 25th. But that’s it for October & before, much of what we missed reporting & reviewing to be gathered up at the end of the year, rather we now need to look forward and in doing so herald the return of our weekly recommendations, through “Weekend Focus” features, our “Best Bites” & “Short Shouts” newsletters, the “Extra Bites” posts that pick up on eleventh hour/last minute news, all coming fully back on stream by next week, while if time permits we will slip in our two newsletters and/or “Extra Bites” posts in time for this weekend, . Moreover, we will be devoting renewed energy to our music writing too, those “D.J. Focuses” & “Music Newsletters” back and once we have our full stride back, the special music features will surely return too. However, we will continue to throw our full support behind clubs, events, business, music producers & publications through the promotional banners on our website, while we will be re-invigorating our “Pick Of The Day” & “Podcast Of The Week” choices, starting fresh from this Saturday (3rd Nov), promoting these via our social network pages, Facebook, Tumblr & Twitter, while the goal for propelling both our “Previews” & “Disco Matters” posts will hopefully be back on stream by the beginning of December.
As far as activity out on the scene, definite dates include the new look A:M “Ultra tomorrow night (Fri 2nd) Deelooded’s “Fake Realness” on Saturday, then PLAY>TIME & Beyond vs. Matinee next Friday & Saturday, while WE’s 2nd Anniversary party “Formula 2” is on the cards at the beginning of December, with events sure to fill the gap between, brands attracting our attention including “WAR”, “Gigolo” & “Later”, while we will be taking a look at the new Manbar & profiling other watering holes including Circa, The Edge & Profile. All this means there is much to do, although we have been here before, a couple of false starts during the year seeing us slump scarily, so our actions will surely need to speak louder than our words, but as we said right at the top of this post, “…the only way is up…” and we hope that these final two months of our own annus horribilis will see us back on the up & up, re-building the blocks of our reviews, reports, recommends, music & other posts on the solid foundations that, despite all these distractions, remain intact. So here’s to a no nonsense November, a decisive December and then a new year full of lucky for some 2013 activity promise (DISCO MATT)
Having missed reporting on the scene & so with the August bank holiday on our doorstep, we thought it was high time to wave a fond farewell to our summer sabbatical & rev up the resumption of our services, reviews, recommends & reports all back, while our music seventh gear gets selected along with our picks & previews, all the planned scene & other coverage set out below
Well what a summer it has been here in the capital, the weather speaking volumes for the rest of it, our planned full-on sabbatical battered by heavy winds literally a week in, stepping out on the scene over gay pride weekend nevertheless reasonably limited and only a smattering of showings since, predominantly at Play>Time & Beyond. So, there has been much we have missed, WE, Matinee, Salvation & SuperMartXe, the biggies while the launch of Toybox, the continuing success story of WAR, and not one but two Deelooded parties all passing us by. But with plenty more parties we could have made, Gigolo, Room Service, Hustlers, Stripper, all in Soho, along with Shoreditch shindigs, Gutterslut, The Men Who Fell To Earth, SOS & Dish, we have very much been out of the clubbing circuit circulation, this on top of the first few months of 2012 when we were ravaged by personal problems & setbacks. All this means that there is much catching up to do, not just in restoring our website & reporting services, but putting ourselves out & about, in front of club promoters, owners & you, the clubbing crowd, thus showing you that we are back in & meaning business.
So what does all this mean? Well, having taken the necessary break to ponder our position, we have very much missed reviewing, reporting & recommending the scene, yes we have been continuing our support through the promotional banners on our site and, yes, we have also been sharing our “Pick Of The Day” choices through Facebook, Tumblr & right here, although, with the exception of the odd music focus & one (yes just one) review, that is been about it. Therefore, we have set ourselves a stringent target to not only produce at least one post per day, but to devote days of the week to certain reporting duties, the setting of these stringent timescales, timetables & goals hopefully producing the kind of prolific productivity that we used to enjoy this time two years ago. Indeed, as part of the re-expansion plans, some of our much missed reports/posts will be back, for instance our weekly recommendations newsletters “Best Bites” & “Short Shouts”, the first two rolled out for this August bank holiday, while we have a trio of Weekend Focus features too, Toybox, WE & As One all in the recommends spotlight, while from the beginning of September our slightly shortened weekly round-up report, now called “That Was The Weekend That Was” will be back as well.
But it is our core activity that we will be pushing to the fore, our music newsletters also becoming a weekly feature, covering the podcasts & tracks that have either just been released or are floating our boat as well as making big on the dancefloors of the capital. However, it is our reviews that are paramount in our productivity plans, these being what Disco Matt is most famed for and have been in existence from the very start. Yet, 2012 has seen a lack lustre amount of reflections; we determined to put this straight from now on, at least one review a week to come, while for the August bank holiday, it looks like at least three will be on their way, definitely WE Japan & As One, while if all goes to plan, we will be reviewing Toybox too & incorporating our first reflection on new(ish) club venue Covert. And to show that we mean business, August being hailed as our review comeback month, not one or two, but three reviews are due out today & tomorrow, following visits to Play>Time on Friday 3rd, to Beyond on Sunday 12th & to ClubNation just this last Saturday (18th), while we also have planned a short series of reviews entitled “The 2012 Story So Far”, covering brands WE, Matinee, Beyond & Play>Time, also mopping up on our other steps out on the scene from January through July, the plan also to include the likes Lovebox, CasaLatina & more in an “Others” review round-up. As for activity into September, well, watch this space for our “Monthly Message”, while we have already committed to Brighton Pride & to Summer Rites on 1st & 2nd Sept respectively.
So, with our summer sabbatical now behind us and we ready & raring to go, we hope that you have missed us as much as we have missed you but look forward to being back in the scene review, recommends & reports driving seat. (DISCO MATT)
Hailing the fact that the boys are back, we decide to land our “Pick Of The Day” choice at the door of Gigolo “Loaded” which takes place tonight (Wed 1st Aug) at The Shadow Lounge in Soho, promoters David & L.a. Hart back in the driving seat after a short summer holiday, while on deck duty its Doug Silva & Oliver M, more details a “Pick Of The Day” banner click away opposite or an image click below, while we promote the PR beneath
The Gigolo PR goes like this…
If you’re looking for a good time, there’s a place that you can go where the tunes are pumping and the hunks are humping & where you can have sexy fun with London’s hottest spunks. Where? Gigolo of course, his business being your pleasure! In & out, he’s a great ride, friendly and a TOP guy.
Brought to you by both The Harts, David & Lambros, the guys behind sexy iconic photographers, SHOOTMEUP, London’s most notorious scene shooters, our bronzed beauts temp you to get sexy & undressed and get into a hot mess with their XXX rated photoshoot, which takes place at 1 a.m. each week.
GIGOLO brings together a fusion of the hottest D.J. talent to spin a combination of retro disco, uplifting disco house & dirty nu Disco beats, so let him take you on a trip back to the future of disco. Plus, he attracts London’s hottest posers from the east end fashion forward, to the west end muscle boys and from the sluttiest trannies to the hottest gay scene celebs, all entertained by a host of international porn stars who work their $$$makers in the VIP booth & spinning stars who mix up the music in the D.J.booth.
Gigolo was THE slamming Summer Disco of 2011 and continues to heat up midweek Soho each & every Wednesday. There is literally no other party like this in SOHO… any day of the week!, so come have fun, get naked, grab a cocktail & get f***ed!!
…and of tonight’s event….
London’s hottest party is back, bronzed & fully loaded with bangin’ disco action. Thanks for supporting our party while we were tanning ourselves on our summer break, but now Gigolo is back at his best & ready to business your pleasure.
Tonight we welcome our XXX porno master host, Isaac Jones, who will be shooting his load all over. So, get into a hot mess with him in the live XXX photoshoot from 1 a.m., check out our blog at http://shootmeupblog.blogspot.co.uk to see what’s in store.
On the decks, we have sexy Latino talent, Doug Silva, giving you a taste of his hot load, followed by more sexy uplifting beats from international superstar D.J./Producer, Oliver M, fresh from the La Demence cruise & ready to cruise you with his towering tunes.
Plus, fancy being one of our “HOT 20”? Every Wednesday the entire *HOT 20* get to slip in GIGOLO’s entrance for free along with their homos……and get a load of this, the WINNER gets down and dirrrty with the GIGOLO pornostars in their own private booth with VIP entry & drinks!
…and the dinky detail…
The Shadow Lounge
5 Brewer St.
Door open 10 p.m. till 3 a.m.
£5 concessions with Guest list
or I AM SOHO card between 10 p.m. & 11 p.m.
£8 at the door
Dress code: the sluttiest dressers get to ride GIGOLO’s queue faster!
For table or event bookings contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this exceptional mid-week meet seemingly going from strength to strength, Disco Matt sticks to what is fast becoming a Wednesday tradition, as he points his “Pick of The Day” finger in the direction of Gigolo, its “Service” further info a “Pick Of The Day” banner click away opposite or an image click below, while DM delves a little deeper with his dinky delectation beneath
With Wednesday’s still firmly in the “school night” category for us, it is very rare to find us stepping out on the scene these days, while given the inside information we are getting on Gigolo, there are plenty party heads that shun school in favour of generous scoops of soiree socialising & a little sauce on the side, which this mid-week meet has in abundance. And in the hands of promoters David & L.a. Hart, Gigolo’s success is pretty much assured, the heady cocktail of magnificent music, heavenly hunks & sumptuous surrounds, make it a wonderfully winning formula & one host venue The Shadow Lounge & its team are proud to be a part of. But with so much more to this tremendous night on the town, it is little wonder that it continues to find itself on our “Pick Of The Day” pedestal, this week being no exception, we delving into & then dicing up the detail of this “Service” event
So, Gigolo “Service” is sizing up this week in celebration of host venue Shadow Lounge’s 11th birthday, by jetting in favourite porn star Marco Sessions, along with Lucas Entertainment’s Edji Da Silva as well as special porn star guest, Samuel Colt, all three not only performing on stage, but entertaining you lucky ones that get into the live X rated photo-shoot or into a private booth with these muscle-bound beefcakes. But it’s not all about the porn stars, as the music plays a big part too, this week seeing new & rising D.J. talent, Aamyko, who takes up the first slot, no doubt delivering plenty of “…high energy slut jams…”, while experienced international D.J./Producer, Oliver M follows with his own blend of sexy beats & euro style track treats. And if all that wasn’t enough, then you can tuck into a special Gigolo cocktail (we have tried them & they are yummy) for just a fiver & that gets you entry into the XXX photo-shoot we deluded to earlier, while its always worth either “…stripping right down or dressing right up…” as this could mean you become one of the “Hot 20”, a special package served up by Gigolo, where you , along with your pals can get into the club for free and, what’s more, the winner out of the 20, gets “…down and dirrrty…” with the Gigolo porno-stars in their own private booth with VIP entry & drinks!
So, suffice to say, for a marvellous mid-week treat, we cannot think or recommend a better place to be than at Gigolo, “Service” taking place tonight (Wed 11th July) at the Shadow Lounge in Soho, doors opening at 10 p.m. & the club running through until 3 a.m., entry just £8 on the door, while for concessions & “I Am Soho” card holders, it’s a mere £5. With more info available at http://gigolodisco.com, http://theshadowlounge.co.uk &/or http://facebook.com/GIGOLODISCO, along with an insight into Gigolo’s imagery & photography available at http://shootmeup.co.uk & http://gigolodisco.tumblr.com, don’t forget that 1 a.m. XXX photo-shoot, leaving us to simply say, “Go There! Be There! (DISCO MATT)
Departing a little from his usual monthly mixes, Zach Burns’ residency at Popcorn’s Departure Lounge being this inspiration of this latest compilation in his “House Sessions” series, our premier protégé player proves his position with his most prolific production yet, DM delivering a dinky devotion on the dance-tastic delight that has made his “Podcast Of The Week” choice.
It is no secret that, despite showing our support for scores of D.J.’s & music producers, both here in London & across the globe, there are, nevertheless, a handful that get extra attention, Zach Burns being one such individual, and having closely followed & supported his progression behind the decks for over 12 months now, we have seen this talented young man’s D.J.’ing career grow in both strength & stature, very much manifested in the roll-call of residencies he has buckled under his belt. And with that list extending to brands such as CasaLatina, Gigolo & Matinee (the later a lifelong dream already achieved), 2012 has proven a yardstick year for Zach already, with international appearances in both Berlin & Paris to add to his rising repertoire, while bread & butter gigs for Profile, Lo-Profile & The Edge back here in London have cemented his standing on the scene as a new force to be reckoned with, Zach standing tall amongst the other poppy players that scatter the scene.
So, supporting Mr Burns comes quite easily to us and with his equally prolific podcast production matching his activity out on the scene, not a month has gone by this year without one compilation or another of his making it into our collection, whether it be the specialist mixes from residencies or guest slots, such as Scream, GMF or that momentous Matinee meet, or from his now considerable “House Sessions” series. Yet while his productions certainly hit the heavenly mark, certain track selections fervently floating our boat, it has been rare for any one mix to make it into our daily playlist, one which fills our ears while exercising our other occupation, zooming around London’s roads, an elite selection only extending to the likes of Brent Nicholls, The Oli & Jamie Head, while the domination of a Steve Pitron podcast pretty much speaks for itself, the peddle power his productions produce in us, unrivalled by any other, not least his “Jan 2012 Session”.
However, in Zach’s latest, Vol. 24 in his monthly “House Sessions” series, we have one such podcast that not only pitches perfectly against Mr Pitron’s, but did, for a couple of days, topple that superb Steve set of sounds, hence why it has made it to our “Podcast of The Week” choice. But the reasons extend further than that, as in this latest Burns beats bonanza, we have a collection of tunes that both inspire & energise us, his decision to depart from the norm this month & devote this delightful dance-tastic delectation to his weekly residency within Popcorn’s Departure Lounge, bearing brilliant fruit with lashings of vocals intermixed with his trademark funky beats, while within this magnificent 75 minute mix, we have crowned both our new Burns/DM anthem of the year in Upjeet’s remix of Etienne Ozborne’s “Been A Long Time” but have also found the new 2012 replacement for the truly towering Rony Seilkaly track “Take Me Higher” in the emotionally enthralling “Another Day” from the captivating composition camp that is James Talk & Ridney.
But with Zach having chosen plenty more vocal crowd pleasures within this production, familiar names that he continues to bank on including our Italian stallion Pagano, the resplendence of Ralphi Rosario & the superb Stefano Noferini, as well as notable names & artists such as Ian Carey, Lisa Millett, Abigail Bailey & David Penn, this composition is crammed with pedigree from spectacular start to fabulous finish. Indeed, we have found it immensely difficult to dislike any track on what is undoubtedly Zach most outstandingly brilliant & best to date, pretty much sealing the deal on our recommendation that it is an essential must to your collection, downloading mere minutes away at direct link http://djburns.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-04T11_32_41-07_00, while Mr Burns has shared a selection of the total tack listing via his Beatport chart at http://www.beatport.com/chart/house-sessions-24-july-2012/92806, where, should you so wish, you can grab the track that floats your own boat & at the same time support the artists & music producers that have helped propel this podcast into our number two slot of 2012.
So, with the awesome accomplishment, not only has Zach provided further proof that his a every measure for the material that is our premier protégé player position, but he proves that, through the captivating compilation creation, music most definitely is the answer. (DISCO MATT)