Disco drama queen & queer music DJ Auntie Maureen (they/she) loves to dig deep for music and for its untold histories to co-create safe space dance floors that shimmer with dancing joy. They are currently resident for disco-inspired party Boom! and deliver musical direction for LGBTQIA+ The Big Bingo Show created and performed by Timberlina.
Their DJ installations, sets and performances have been showcased at Tate Britain, The Wallace Collection, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern and The Freud Museum plus festivals such as Wilderness, Camp Bestival & Bestival, Shambala, Latitude, Barbican’s OpenFest, Culture Mile’s Smithfield150, The Museum of Last Parties night at Museum of London and Museum Nacht in Amsterdam.
Auntie Maureen shares her Pride Playlist ahead of her set at Egg LDN’s Pride Special on Saturday, July 2nd where she joins Pagano and his OFF LDN crew, Frankel & Harper and Jeffery Hinton.
1) C.J. & Co. 'Devil's Gun'
The first track EVER played by DJ Richie Kaczor as the punters walked in at the opening night of Studio 54 in New York on April 26 1977.
2) Raymond Alessandrini - 'Homosexualis Discothecus'
Fun, funky, hyper 1980s disco track taken from the soundtrack of the French cult film '2 Heures Moins Le Quart Avant Jesus Christ”.
3) Ben Sims - 'Work That Body'
Infectious skipping, jacking speed disco track from 2008 whipping with Paradise Garage hit 'Work That Body' Taana Gardner vocal loops.
4) Steve 'Silk' Hurley feat. Sharon Pass - 'The Word Is Love' (Silk's Original Anthem Mix)
It is all about love, love for bass, love for dance, love for flying on the dancefloor to this hypnotic shimmering classic by house music pioneer Steve 'Silk' Hurley.
5) Gina Breeze - 'Mantra'
Grounded warm, dark, percussive banger flirting with earlier electronic Latin rhythms ä la 1996's Henry Street released 'Columbian Groove'
6) Nicole Moudaber & Skin feat. Zebra Katz - 'Don't Talk To Me I'm Dancing' (Jamie Jones Remix)
Two international musical powerhouses teaching dancefloor etiquette through Jamie Jones infectious tech house vibe
7) Shy One - 'Crumb Trail'
Brand new gritty broken beats and bleeps from the star of queer UK bass culture Shy One. Only available on shiny 7inch plastic.
8) Smokin Beats - 'Look Who's Lovin' Me' (Smokin Club)
Classic 1995 soulful UK Garage beauty grooving as an infectious Latin shuffle that explodes with glittering vocals by British gospel family The Escofferys.
9) Musique - 'Keep on Jumpin'
Striking 1978 disco adventure that is beautifully orchestrated by the wizzard Patrick Adams with musical twists and turns and suspense until the very end.
10) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - 'No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Life affirming celebratory disco anthem for anyone who grabs their own destiny by the balls. While singing out loud.
Auntie Maureen joins Pagano and his OFF LDN crew Frankel & Harper and Jeffrey Hinton for their Middle Floor takeover at Egg LDN’s Pride Special taking place on Saturday, July 2nd. Club kids of the moment, UokHun? bring their carnage to The Loft with Resident DJs Remi Rose, Rita-lin & Victoria Peckham joined by the UOKHUN? Dancers. On the Ground Floor catch Berlin’s Boris (Ostgut), Cassie Raptor, Kyle E and Wax Wings. Running from 11 pm until super late, Early Bird tickets are £10 available here: