DJ Kinky D Set to Rock Rocca

DJ Kinky D Set to Rock Rocca

12 Aug 2013

Funky UK DJ heads to Doha for Coco Latté’s legendary black and white party

London DJ Kinky D is looking forward to showing why she is a favourite party starter on the international music scene when she heads to town for Monochrome, the black and white party, at the Grand Hyatt’s Rocca on Friday 30 August.

The DJ’s technical prowess and eclectic beats, switching from R&B to soul, hiphop, disco, house, top 40 and everything in between, have seen her perform at top London clubs like China White as well as venues around the world, from Mexico to Australia. Coco Latté partner and airline sponsor, Emirates, are flying Kinky D from London to Doha especially for the monochrome party. She talks to Ahlan! Qatar about how it feels to be a globe-trotting DJ.

How did you get into DJing?
It started with my love of music, going out dancing to clubs and thinking, "I could do that". So I took it up as a hobby, Eventually, I was being asked to DJ at friends' parties, and the rest as they say is history….

What have been your favourite shows to date?
I have played in so many fantastic venues, including The Gherkin and The Royal Opera House in London, Cannes Film Festival, and even a castle in Scotland! But the one which stands out for me was the closing party for the Black Pearl Awards during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival at Emirates Palace last October.

What do you always pack while on the road?
I use a Macbook Pro and Serato for my sets. Also, I always pack my PG Tips tea bags to start and end my day and Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil for my hair.

Are there any songs that really irritate you?
EDM (Electronic Dance Music) or what I call Eternally Disastrous Music. It's just bad house music made for the masses with no soul.

For more on Kinky D and the Monochrome Party, check out the next edition of Ahlan! Qatar magazine, in stores on 22 August.

INFO: Free entry for those wearing black & white, otherwise QR50 entry, Friday 30 August, doors open 8pm, Rocca at Grand Hyatt Doha, 7021 8096 or 4448 1277, www.facebook.com/cocolattelondon/events, doha.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/news-and-events/events/rocca-_-the-monochrome-party