Seven returns to The White House in Clapham, 'Sarf' London this Sunday 12th November with Jason Herd (of Herd & Fitz / Subliminal Records fame) in full effect. We interviewed Gavin Bellis (the ginger fella) from Filthy Relentless and Paul Sutter (the dark haired fella) from Glamourpuss, who will both be joining forces with Seven to make this Sunday go off with a bang!
What is the name of your promotion supposed to signify / where did it come from?
FR: Filthy Relentless I think is self explanatory, it’s all about the music, the parties and the people…filthy and relentless
GP: Glamourpuss was established in 1999 and was formed by a group of DJs and musicians hosting private parties. I think the name ‘Glamourpuss’ describes our regular crowd.
Who are your resident DJs and what are their musical styles and special powers?
FR: Filthy Relentless is a relatively new promotion so at this point we have 1 DJ being myself, this will change in the near future. So as they say watch this space…..
As for my style, I like to vary my sets but in a nutshell deep/funky/dirty electro house would best describe the way I play. As for special powers well, I just enjoy what I do and I think that filters through the crowd. As long as the crowd can see you having a good time then I think it’s all good.
GP: Glamourpuss resident DJs are Paul Sutters, Dan Page, Andy Masters and Funkhead Fred. As a collection, our musical styles range from tough funky house to Latin house and old skool. Our resident musicians include Ed Kay on saxophone on Sherv on percussion, Paul Sutters also plays keyboards while DJing.
Where do you usually throw parties and which has been your most hectic to date?
FR: This is our first event as a promotion but what a way to start….I have played at a number of Seven events and they are always wicked nights.
GP: We have promoted across many London venues, in Dublin and have run a night in China in 2005. Our regular slots include Bar SIA in Wimbledon and Downtime at Anexo (Turnmills) in Farringdon. The most hectic gig has been in Guilin, China, it was great seeing our names on posters in Chinese!
If you had unlimited amounts of cash to put on the greatest party of your life – who would you get down to play, where would the party be, and what extra entertainments would you lay on?
FR: There are many DJs doing some great things at the moment, Nic Fanciulli, Micky Slim, Jon Gurd, Mark Knight and James Talk are all top draw. A John Digweed & Sasha back to back would have to be the ultimate. As for venue, Turnmills or The End would be wicked, both top clubs and wicked sound systems.
As for extra entertainment, pyrotechnics, waterfalls, fire jugglers….that sort of thing.
GP: We have worked with some highly reputable DJs this year including Brandon Block, but we’d probably use our own DJs from Glamourpuss and spend the money on a top venue and additional entertainments. This would probably be Es Paradis in Ibiza, which always has a great atmosphere, particularly the water party at the end. Entertainments would include in-house circus acts and lots of live musicians.
What is the one track that never fails to get your crowd going? And please don’t say Fedde Le Grand, Bodyrox, or The Egg...
GP: Armand Van Helden – Boogie Monster
FR: I think as a DJ it’s difficult to pick one tune but at a push I would say Moby ‘It’s Raining Again’ (Steve Angelo Remix).
Since you guys will be laying down the beats at Seven this Sunday night, it’s likely that there will be some sore heads and “phone in sick” calls on Monday morning. What’s the best blag you’ve ever used to miss work with and will you be using it again next week??
GP: The more extravagant the better, since they’re unlikely to believe you anyway you might as well make it entertaining. The best I have used is turning up at midday holding a wad of papers and saying I was in a meeting in another office.
FR: Sore throut, cold, migrane….doesn’t matter as people at work shake their heads when they see me anyway and there’s definitely a 100% chance I’ll be blagging my way out of work on Monday.
Have you been to The White House much? What’s it like for the benefit of those who haven’t been?
GP: We have run the upstairs at the White House twice for Sundazed this summer. It’s an awesome venue and both events were sold out, so get there early this week if you’re coming!
FR: I have been to The White House quite a few times, if you’re looking for an intimate party then this is the place to go. The patrons are always friendly and having the upstairs and downstairs makes it even better from a perspective of choice. Drinks are a plenty and there’s always some great drink specials on a Sunday…this is gonna be huge, see you there!