Two bright, young, rock n roll girls, are bidding to become the best Djs in town.
They have been making a name for themselves at the Sweet n Sour night, on
alternate Saturdays at Silhouette for a number of months.
Sparkly Mel and Sultry Kat bring a selection of tantalizing tunes from the
newest dirty rock n roll to cult tune favourites to air to the excitable
clubbers before and in between the bands.
The Sleaze Queens play both vinyl and CDs; some of the more rare tracks are only
available on plastic.
They feature bands like Pink Grease, The Dogs, The Kills and loads more in their
play list, because they feel these new bands represent what they are about.
Through their own industry connections they are sent demos and promo copies of tracks.
Last year the two met Tim Johns from the N.M.E. who was searching for a new DJ duo to promote bands.
The girls put themselves forward and with Tim's connections have manage to meet many
different bands and were almost featured in a Razorlight review.
Unfortunately some miserable editor cut the paragraph out that mentioned the Sleaze Queens.
Not to worry though, news of their famed robotic dancing has spread far and wide.
I asked the girls how they met and came to be working together, and this question led to
something of a journey down memory lane for Mel.
They were both at Hull High School together, but as Kat revealed they had met before at a
fancy dress murder mystery party.
They spent a few moments reminiscing about the party and the outfits they wore; big
blonde wigs, blue feather boas and strangely white dungarees were the order of the day.
The party was wicked Mel suddenly recalls excitedly.
They had similar musical tastes and that drew them close but more importantly; they loved
causing a stir together on the dance floor.
Their unique style of dancing often provoked comments from bemused onlookers.
The girls seem to revel in this attention as Mel says We don't hold back do we, why
hold back, that's why they're all looking.
Kat adds, Just have a party, it's always party time with the Sleaze Queens.
They have a special warm up routine to get them in the mood for fulfilling their role as top flight DJs.
Before anyone else arrives, they put on some of their favourite tunes and party on the empty dance floor.
Just over a year ago they became aware that a lot of the London bands they were
listening to, were virtual unknowns in Hull.
They felt that there was a golden opportunity to promote some of these bands like
The Dogs and Thee Unstrung by becoming a DJ team.
They help the local bands get played too by dropping in tracks by Dirty Dreamers, Applewhites
in their sets.
From their vantage point behind the decks they check out which tunes bring the
most people to dance and then try to build on that number by playing similar kind of tunes.
They do not have a set list that they religiously stick to preferring a more
spontaneous approach that feeds in to what the scene and crowd are doing at the time.
They played The Duke Spirit a while ago and many people came up to them afterwards
wanting to know who it was, which shows that they have a connection with the club-goers.
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