Bleep Interviews Horse Meat Disco
What with Strut Records having just released a brand new brilliant compilation from the Horse Meat Disco guys, and us doing a special Strut disco bundle – we decided to catch up with Mr Horse Meat Disco himself (Severino) and talk about the dirty “D” word.
Can you tell us about the beginnings of Horse Meat Disco and why you decided to start it?
Horse Meat Disco started five and a half years ago in a gay pub in Chinatown. After a few months, we moved to the Vauxall area [of London] and started a monthly party, but after three parties we decided to go weekly. James Hillard and Jim Stanton are the main promoters and djs. Myself and Luke Howard (Filthy Luka) are the resident djs. We decided to start Horse Meat Disco ’cause we were a bit bored of the electroclash scene at the time; the music was bit boring and not so fun in gay ‘circuit’ clubs.
Disco is clearly “taking it’s revenge”. Why do you think that such a sound has become so popular again? Do you think that in two years time, people will again be burning their disco collection on football pitches? Will it become a ‘dirty’ word again?
I think it’s a combination of the time we are living in now – the recession and stuff. Disco is very uplifting, and clubbers need to cheer up a bit. It happened at the end of 70s. So, mainly, I think it’s the need of some good uplifting lyrics and melodies. At the moment the word DISCO is everywhere, we know that, but i think we’re popular ’cause we were a kind of pioneer of this. But, yeah, we know that maybe it’s gonna go too commercial…
What’s the secret to a successful discotheque? Can let us know about some of the classic HMD moments?
It`s successful ’cause we are an open minded gay night where everybody is welcome. The NYC DOWNLOW tent at Glastonbury was a good crossover for us. A great party and great energy. Also having big djs like James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem] (see video below), Derrick Carter, Dimitri from Paris, Todd Terje, Prins Thomas, Lindstrom and [Daniele] Baldelli as guests is a great honour. There`s one left: Harvey (for me) – hopefully soon!
You have the club, the label and now the album. What next for HMD?
Keep doing what we do; playing music, having fun (especially!). Show this to other clubs all over the world, like we do already in Berlin at Tape; the Honey Soundsystem in San Francisco and Special Disco Version in New York.
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