Berlin is world-renowned for it’s nightlife and gay party scene – for good reason. I was there a few weeks ago for Folsom Europe, and after an action-packed weekend at the Folsom fair and the now legendary PIG party, I was a bit ‘tired’ come Sunday.
But then I got a call from DJ Mike Kelly – he was playing at GMF, Berlin’s hottest gay Sunday night party. We spoke about me doing a vocal set and before I knew it I was back on top form, hurtling towards Alexanderplatz in a cab with my partner in crime, Sabrina.
GMF is spread over two of the highest floors in one of the tallest towers around Alexanderplatz. The lower floor is full of dancey pop mixes, cute twinks and their friends. The higher floor brings in an older, beefier crowd, with the music a bit harder and funkier with all kinds of house and a sprinkling of techno. Mike Kelly was on the decks alongside Voltaxx – sexy boys playing sexy beats!
It wasn’t long before I was in the DJ booth next to Mike, sussing out his set and the vibe of the club, and of course making some comedy poses for the photographer along the way!
Here’s me getting down to business!
I started off with a cover of ‘Howling’ (Frank Wiedemann & Ry Cuming (Ame Remix), and then went into mash-up mode, directly on the dance floor. I pulled in lyrics and riffs from Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Groove Armada, Aloe Blacc, Freemasons, old disco, classic house and a few things I’ll keep between me and the crowd at GMF… And what a gorgeous crowd they were!
It was also the start of Oktoberfest, which = cute boys in lederhosen!
An awesome Sunday night party, after an awesome weekend. Thanks to Mike Kelly and Voltaxx for putting up with me, and thanks to GMF’s fabulous manager, Bob Young, for looking after us. GMF is Sunday night in Berlin. If you’re in the city, it’s a must-visit party!
As a special treat, here’s a hot new mix by the boys themselves… Enjoy!
GMF is at Alexander Str. 9, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, S/U Alexanderplatz. Sundays from 11pm