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Interview with a DJ: Tom Vagabondo

DJ Tom Vagabondo

DJ Tom Vagabondo

Each weekend in Brighton, thousands of punters and clubbers make their way to the coast. With so many clubs and bars, there’s never a shortage of nights out in Brighton – actually, sometimes there’s just too much happening!

But who’s providing the soundtrack to all this? Who are the girls and guys behind the decks serving up the tunes? And what makes Brighton such a special night out?

In the first in a series, we interviewed Mr Tom Vagabondo, a DJ and producer now settled in Brighton.

What brought you to Brighton?

Mainly personal reasons, and great feedback about living in Brighton from my Czech friends.

What’s so special about the Brighton club scene?

There are so many possibilities: pubs, bars, clubs and nights out that you really want to go to – and so many musical styles to sample.

When you are not working, where in Brighton do you like to chill out?

I love the beach in the summer sunshine, just lazing around. I like Brighton’s parks, too. And if you have a car there’s lots of countryside nearby.

You came here from the Czech Republic, is Brighton really inclusive and tolerant?

Well, from my perspective, yes. It’s a friendly, cosmopolitan city with smiley people.

What makes a great DJ set?

Charisma, energy and being able to feel the music.

Who is your superstar DJ?

Me, of course! Honestly, I don’t have really a superstar DJ, probably because I like a mix of DJs and bands, so I’m just listening to as many different styles of music as possible.

You play almost every weekend in Brighton, but who does your flyers? They are excellent!

Thank you, it’s my secret! I’ve an excellent friend in Slovakia who always comes up with exactly what I’m after; she gets it right every time!

Here’s Tom’s latest mix with A-Bee (AKA LazyBoys)

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Music fest gets its Gaelic groove on

Just as the movie on legendary crooner, womaniser, and drunk, Serge Gainsbourg is released on DVD, Brighton is warming up for its third French music festival. There’s no connection, mind; Gainsbourg is a musical legend – but of yesteryear.

Très bon!

Très bon!

Well, the music festival is all about French music now and it’s backed up with top food (and wine of course) and after-hours DJ sets.

Four venues in the North Laines will play host: Komedia, The Basement, The Hope, and the Duke of York’s Picturehouse.

With so many acts, you’ve got to look at the flyer (from our link) but for us the highlights will be Melanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague) on the 27th and the screening of Delicatessen on the 29th.

And if you’ve never seen the YouTube clip of Serge Gainsbourg chatting up Whitney Houston, watch it!

The Flyer

The Duke of Yorks

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