Horse Meat Disco (UK)
A Queer Moustache Party for everyone. (mo's at the door) Homos, Heteros, club kids, fashionistas, bears, guerilla drag queens, ladies who munch come together to mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York in Late June Early July 1969, the birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement. For this special event sugar is proud to
present the legendary Horse Meat Disco founders/deejays Jim Stanton and James Hillard live supported by HMC and dj driiLLer.
Since its humble beginnings over 5 years ago Horse Meat Disco has become an institution on both sides of the sexual divide due in large part to its dedication and appreciation to Disco music in all its forms. The brainchild of James Hillard and Jim Stanton via the inspiration of New York nightlife legend Adam Goldstone (RIP) the idea was to create an alternative party that harped back to the halcyon days of parties like The Loft and The Gallery in New York whilst at the same time adapting it for a London crowd and always looking to the future. This formula proved successful from the start and led the club to take up its residency every Sunday in the most fantastic South London boozer; Eagle London.
Jim and James both DJs in their own right enlisted the help of 2 of London's hardest working DJs to help create the sound that would take HMD from its beginnings in a china town basement to the recognition it now holds. Those DJs being Severino hailing from Mantova in Italy and Filthy Luka (aka Luke Howard) resident of Queer Nation and life long disco fanatic. These 4 DJs with their knowledge of music and what makes a dance floor move proved a force to be reckoned with and the parties soon became the talk of the town attracting a discerning mix of old time disco heads, club kids, bears, naturists and something new in gay clubs; a space where disco fans of a heterosexual persuasion could live out their fantasy of going to a gay disco club without feeling totally out of place. The club's ethos has always been to provide a queer space for everyone after all the best parties have always been the ones where the crowd comes from all walks of life.