No sightseeing for us in London
So it's our second full day in London ... and if we weren't so busy, this is what we'd be doing:
I've heard it's completely cheesy, but we've always wanted to see the sci-fi rock musical "We Will Rock You" ... featuring the music of Queen!
Although, maybe it's for the best... seeing it here in London would be twice as expensive as seeing it in the States! So instead of catching a show in Soho, we caught up with Tim Baker, aka TBC, producer of the long-running Radio Clash podcast, which features tons of mashups. We had a lovely dinner, then popped on over to The Duck & Dog Pub to meet up with a legend of the early mashup scene ... former bootlegger from Sydney, Australia ... DSICO! Here he is with TBC:
Yes, Dsico is alive and well and living in London! Dsico was the mashup producer who first coined the phrase "mashups are dead" way back in 2003. He was also our first international guest DJ to play at Bootie way back in February 2004 -- after which, he promptly dropped out of the mashup scene entirely.
It was great seeing them, and it was fun bringing two icons of mashup culture (at least in our minds) together for a few informal beers out in the streets of Soho.
We were careful not to get as drunk as the previous night, and headed over to The Ghetto for our guest DJ set at Miss-Shapes. We met Sandra, the DJ/promoter of the night, and we have to say, she is easily one of the nicest club people we've ever met. They don't book guest DJs at Miss-Shapes hardly ever, so she was taking a chance in doing a last-minute booking of a couple of freaky mashup DJs from America.
But she liked what she heard on our A plus D website, and the other resident DJ took the night off, so there we were, spinning a mostly indie mashup set for a REALLY fun, up-for-it crowd of cool dykes and fags. It's always hard playing a mostly mashup set for a crowd not used to it, but for the most part, it really worked out.
We really want to thank Sandra for booking us ... it was such a blast to come back to a party we loved two years ago ... and then return there to DJ it. Here we are at the end of the night ... we're the guest DJs!
Next stop ... our last gig of the tour at Cover Up!