DSD is Brighton’s favourite Dirty Sunset Disco delivering celestial clubbing to re-energise your aurora and spark up the weekend ahead. Filled with a mixed metrosexual good-time crowd with altitude, dancing to a soundtrack of disco-fused house and grooves, DSD is everything you’d expect from a night out in saucy Brighton. DSD’s cool soundtrack comes from our residents Mister Barker, Queen Josephine and David Ethics and our unrivalled guest DJ rota which has included Hifi Sean, Paul Coals, Maze & Masters, Lee Harris, Mikalis, Pier Morrocco, Dulcie Danger, Richard Jones, Oliver M, Kate Wildblood, the Go Bang boys and many more grace the decks. DSD’s attitude free clubbing, must-do Higher pop up terrace parties at Club Revenge, sound adventures on Sauce FM and glorious seaside summer residency at Brighton’s Ohso Social Bar will ensure you don’t need an airline ticket to feel that balearic vibe. Attitude free clubbing with naughty intentions that will regenerate your faith in clubbing.
So why DSD? Where did this much-loved Dirty Sunset Disco come from? The answer lies with promoter AJ and his passion to fire up the Brighton club scene. We caught up with the DSD disco dear and asked what inspired him?
I’ve been clubbing in Brighton since 1997 and have enjoyed everything it has to offer. The events and nights put on in Brighton have always been on the pulse and offered something for everybody, to suit every taste. But I kinda felt that there was one thing missing…a beach party!! With the beautiful beach just a stones throw away it seemed silly to me to ignore my surroundings and I decided to bring the two things that mean so much to me together. Music and Brighton. My eureka moment was listening to Dr Kucho’s Lies To Yourself on my iPod on the way to work in the blaring sunshine. I thought this is what I’d love, sunshine tunes in the sun! That tune just made me smile and feel happy and for me encapsulates our aims at DSD, to feel the love behind it and to deliver a certain energy, something that I think comes from the people that play there. The DJs has fun and our crowd has fun. People always leave with a smile on their faces and a tune in their heads.
The music policy comes from my tastes, soulful house, deep disco and more electro beats. DSD merges the three and the music starts with some sunshine soulful tunes and toughens up as the sun sets. The aim is to progress with your evening offering something for everyone. Above all it’s fun, grown up and downright dirty! Another important aspect was to find somewhere that had a diverse crowd. Straight, Gay, Bi or Trans, DSD is open to all and continues to attract a safe and fun crowd, people who come for the love of the music. Working with Chris a.k.a. Mr. Barker as my fellow promoter was for me was a no brainer. His intelligent music knowledge, uniqueness, and passion are perfect for DSD and what he brings to the decks. Way before DSD began we’d spend night pulling out old tunes and dancing round to them in our front rooms. He’s always on the look out for great mixes and old classics to add a bit of spice to the dancefloor.
DSD: Fire-up your thrusters, get on board and party. The future of Friday nights has landed.
Dirty Sunset Disco: The Future Beach Party
‘DSD brings Ibiza to Brighton’s seafront...with its heated outside terrace, massive disco balls and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ eminating from OhSo’s speakers everyone is in high spirits. Funky disco blends into edgy house and, just like the flyer promised, “a mixed metrosexual good-time crowd with altitude” get down and dirty in the fresh dusk air. Clubbing against a sunset backdrop needn’t be reserved for those with the EasyJet fare to Ibiza going spare. Ohso Social have brought the same vibe back to Brighton as the house crowd spills out onto the seafront while the day’s decorum turns into night time naughtiness. The big, busy, all-persuasion crowd makes it a summer night worth knowing about‘. The Source.
‘Two giant glitter balls, a handful of Brighton’s most fabulous DJs, some fire spinners and a tasty bunch of gays and their friends… on the beach… on a Friday night… at sunset. Mmm… yes please! Queen Jo and Mister Barker provide the tunes, and the setting was as good as it gets… the pier on one side, the sunset on the other and nothing separating the party from the beach straight ahead. Just gawwwjus!‘ Real Brighton.