Exactly four weeks since we began our 49th Southport Weekender, we begin a new series of exclusive live recordings from the historic event, and, by popular demand, we bring you Horsemeat Disco, live and direct from the Connoisseur’s Corner.
Vauxhall’s legendry Sunday session at The Eagle, now in its 8th year, has played host to Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope, Danny Wang, John Morales amongst others but it is the team of residents that make it so special. From festival fields to fashionista events in Berlin, Bejing, New York, Fire Island, San Francisco, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels and beyond, HMD have made their mark. Gavin Kendrick caught up with the guys following their 2013 Southport Weekender debut…
Your logo on Facebook is rich with symbolism. Can you tell us more? Do you have any occult leanings?
Does watching True Blood count? I was once given a book on Enochian sex magick (sic) by Aleister Crowley but found reading it every bit as tedious as reading any self help book. I guess the closest any of us come would be Luke who being the brazilophile that he is has an interest in Candonble. The design came about as the bank holiday party fell around the time of Easter and the Papal conclave so we thought it would run with the black mass motif.
Has the explosion in your profile and regular international festival appearances, influenced your London residency in any way?
Its kind of the oposite. Its the London residency that influences all the international appearances etc. After almost 10 years its still very much the mothership. I guess the best thing to come from the touring is that the crowd that comes to The Eagle on Sundays has become ever more diverse and international, which is always a good thing, especially for the club’s longevity.
With the ‘Random Access Memories’ fanfare currently dominating the mainstream music media, do you see this influencing what you do on an underground level positively or negatively?
I don’t think it will make much difference on an underground level beyond turning some people on to disco music who previously were only into electronic music. It is after all a pop album. I love the fact that there are lots of books, documentaries and articles about disco at the moment and that the music itself is being appreciated for its genius. Every 10 years or so Disco gets “rediscovered” by the media. And its always been an influence to all people who make dance music. Its testament to its staying power as an ever relevant feature of the dancefloor.
How was your first Southport Weekender experience?
We really enjoyed it but sadly we weren’t able to stick around and enjoy listenning to everyone else’s sets. We thought that our set time of 6-8am would be perfect to play some 2 step and soul classics in the connosieur room.
Can you give us a top ten that you are looking forward to playing over the summer months?
The Clarke Sisters – I’ve got a feeling (dave lee edit)
Glenn Jones – Love Intensity
Rufus and Chaka Khan – Once you get started
Johnny Harris – Odyssey Part One
Sharon Johnson – A Better Day
Answering Service – Call Me Mr Telephone
Hott City – Feeling Love
Ish – Don’t Stop
Phyliss Hyman – Together you and me
Exapnsives – Life with you

Horsemeat Disco perform in Manchester this weekend…
HMD @ 2022NQ, Manchester
Saturday 15th June 2013
Situated just off the well trodden, beaten track of Manchesters Northern Quarter, 2022NQ is forging ahead with its policy of eclectic music events with both feet planted in the soulful spectrum of the dancefloor.
Having already invited HMD to host the opening event of 2022NQ back in April 2012, it was only right and proper that these bonvivants of Disco sleaze should be asked back in 2013.
Horse Meat Disco
James Hilliard and Severino
Saturday 15th June 2013
2022NQ, 20 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1EZ
22:00 till late
Tickets £8 advance / £10
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