Irish DJ Gordon John doesn’t mince words. While the hunky sound master preps to lay some international beats on Atlanta, he lays us out with some tweet-worthy answers about filthy tracks, sweaty dance floors and "Yankee" men.
Yeah as a brother from across the pond, "Yankee" means something different to him than it does to us in the South. Just go with it. On route to Sydney, Toronto and Melbourne, John delivers the London club scene to your doorstep on Saturday at the Eagle. His return engagement includes rubbing elbows with you if you’re game, he tells Project Q Atlanta.
“I want to have a fun time, see my friends and meet lots of new people – something I love doing,” he says. “Plus rock the hell outta the Eagle.”
That's right. Gordon John keeps it brief. His answers are often 140 characters or less, but the sexy Brit reveals quite a bit while he spits the grit with us about his edgy style and exactly what kind of husband he’s hunting. He lets his music do the talking, which is fine with us.
Press play on his “Phreaky Mofo – FM Remix – Signed to Jungle Funk” below the interview, and check out all of his remixes at Soundcloud.
What drives your beats, and what separates you from other DJs?
I play more deep and tech house with a lot of old school ‘80s rap vocals.
You’ve been all over the U.K. and abroad. How do the crowds vary from city to city?
Gay crowds are different all over varying on age, type of guys, music they are used to hearing… Generally the gay style of music is circuit and commercial sounding. This is why I like to give them something different, which has an edge.
Does the crowd play a part in inspiring your live sets?
Seeing people dancing and enjoying what I am playing. Also pushing people a little to more cutting edge type sounds
How do you approach a gay Saturday night like the one at Atlanta Eagle?
Start off funky, then build it up by the end. You want them sweating and going crazy to the filthiest beats.
What’s your favorite song or artist to play at the moment?
Groovebox. Also Jay Lumen and Leftwing & Kody. Groovebox is the more funkier tech side of my sets. Jay Lumen Leftwing/Kody the dirtier deeper sound of my sets. All three are my gods.
There are always options for gay Atlanta on Saturday nights. How would you persuade us to choose your gig?
It will be a fun night of sweaty dirty music with the hottest guys in sportswear. My nights are always social and fun with a naughty element.
What else? Anything you want our readers to know before you descend on the Eagle?
I love the U.S., and would kill to live here. I'd also love to find a big hairy Yankee gorilla and marry him.