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Lolo – Hey! Mr DJ

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 2

DJ Lolo is Co-organizer of Pop-Think-In! and Instant Party weekender, also active member of The John Colby Sect, based in A Coruña. Galicia, Spain. We grabbed a chance to quiz him on some of his favourite things!

How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

I remember myself as a child listening to my Dad’s LPs: Beatles, Deep Purple, Simon And Garfunkel but probably wouldn’t be writing these lines if a school friend hadn’t of taped me a Jam compilation when I was 15, then came The Who, Kinks, Small Faces and so on.

Where was your first DJ slot?

In the summer of 98 in a little town where I used to spend the summers, mainly for the free drinks, just like today he! he!

What was your most memorable DJ spot?

Difficult to answer, but some came to mind like the first Le Beat Bespoke, Beat Goes On, Mushroom Machine (always a blast!), Upclub, UFO weekend in Toledo.

What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

Getting into a club and finding out there’s none or only one turntable, luckily it’s been a very long time since that happened.

Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

Must go back to my younger days and I think I should mention Speed, Philippe Golbert, Rob Bailey and Mr. Anello. They played the tunes I liked and loads of unknown stuff to me in the same vein. When you felt like “What the hell is this??” Also I was very impressed the last time I heard Stephan Golowka djing a couple of years back in Euroyeye.

What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

You can see above, tapes were very important for me at that time. Like the Mousetrap ones and Rob Bailey’s Hipshakers Series.

What was your best ever find/discovery?

Bargains are still out there. But getting Smoke “Dreams of dreams” in a “Lot of UK Prog 45s” for was certainly a standout. Also The Bucket 45 for 15$ (sending the cash inside an envelope aah, those crazy pre-Paypal daze!)

Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

Small Faces, Pretty Things, Hollies, Simon And Garfunkel, Who, Zombies, Kinks, Byrds, Left Banke, Powder, Tomorrow, Smoke, Nazz, Attack, The Jam, Prisoners. The British bands from mid to late 60s are most of all amazing to my ears, no matter if they made 5 LP’s or just a one-off 45.

Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

Not really, but I love Page One, Immediate and Decca/Deram labels.

Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

I currently co-organize the Pop-Think-In! parties in my hometown, next month will be our fifth anniversary!

What is the record you would most like to own?

Oh Difficult. But Factory “Path through the forest” has been in my want list since the beginning of times. Also one of the best UK psych 45s, both sides.

Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:

Fleur de Lys – “Mud In Your Eye”
Rupert’s People – “Dream In My Mind”
Billy Nicholls – “Would You Believe”
Kinks – “Shangri-la”
Powder – “Magical Jack”
Tony Colton – “I’ve Laid Some Down In My Time”
Smoke – “It’s Just Your Way Of Lovin’”
Byrds – “She Don’t Care About Time”
Big Star – “The Ballad Of El Goodo”
Zombies – “Changes”

Current Top 5 Tracks:

Elastic Prism – “Time Change”
Abdullahs Regime – “Sally I Do”
Soul Inc – “The Leaves Of Grass”
Booby Trap – “Jenny Hill And Marilyn Bloom”
Quest – “The Last Days”

Main Site:
popthinkin.com
thejohncolbysect.com

Social Networks:
facebook.com/lolo.pelouro
facebook.com/popthinkin
facebook.com/thejohncolbysect

Next Club Spots:
You can find me at Mushroom Machine in Madrid, 14th February 2015
Also: Pop-Think-In! –  5th Anniversary on 7th March 2015.

drrobert

I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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February 4, 2015 By : Category : Beat DJs Europe Front Page Fuzz Interviews Scene Tags:, ,
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