DJ PROFILE: Sami Kubu

September is upon us and whilst the prospect of a glorious spell of late summer sunshine is extremely likely (I’m ever the optimist), there’s no getting away from the fact that the evenings are getting darker earlier.

Yep the nights are drawing in! But that’s not a time for dismay, dear reader. It’s time to dust off the dancing clogs and get out for a wiggle. And there’s no one finer to shake that booty to than Nightshift Records’ gorgeous Sami Kubu…

Hello, have you recovered from Brighton Pride?
Hi! I’ve just about returned to the land of the living! Not without those post-Pride blues however.

Pride standout moments?
Brighton Pride just gets bigger and better with every year. This year was nothing short of incredible. My favourite moment was playing the Girls’ Dance Tent and having 3,000+ people sing along. Absolutely mind-blowing!

Where do you DJ?
I’ve had a busy few months but nearing the end of the summer is a bit more chilled. I played alongside some of my favourite Brighton DJs at the Tempest Inn in August and am looking forward to playing MONO on September 2. Then… watch this space!

What music do you play/make?
I play and make a mixture of deep tech house and techno. Though recently I’ve started to swerve toward making some disco-inspired sounds too, so it’s all very exciting.

Fave tune ever?
Definitely a tricky one, but it’s really got to be Kings of Tomorrow’s Finally. Such a fabulous and timeless track.

Ultimate place to DJ?
Goes without saying that playing Berghain in Berlin would be an absolute dream. Other than that DC-10 in Ibiza is pretty high on the list.

Tune you wish you’d never played?
A few years ago I played a remix of Waiting For Tonight by Jennifer Lopez – I think a bit of my soul died that day.

Guilty pleasure?
I do love a bit of Vogue by Madonna. Who doesn’t?!

Describe yourself in three words!
Passionate, creative, introverted (sometimes!)

Sami Kubu’s current top five:
♦ Fusion Groove Orchestra – If Only I Could, Strictly Rhythm
♦ Angelo Ferreri – Jackin Anthem, Nervous Records
♦ Hog, The Groovelines – Got To Dance Disco Paul’s Boutique
♦ Landmark – Just A Minute, Glasgow Underground
♦ Martin Badder – Shake Down (Disobey Remix), Nightshift Records

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