Their numbers include a first-timer and a 10-year veteran, and their styles range from euphoric and uplifting to hip-grinding and dirty.
But the DJs playing at this year’s Sleaze party share common ground: they agree community will be a prevailing theme at the 1 October Sinsuality party.
DJ Ruby, known for his eponymous dance parties, will make his Sleaze performance debut when he plays the opening set in the Hordern Pavilion from 10pm.
Ruby promised punters very happy, uplifting trance.
The music I am known for is extremely happy and euphoric. It makes you want to jump around and just shout for joy, he said.
For me it will be an opportunity to share a major event with my friends.
Ruby will also premiere a new mix of Spanish-language track L’Bby Haba, which international star DJ Sammy has fashioned especially for Sleaze.
In the Royal Hall of Industries, DJ Luke Leal will take to the podium for a back-to-back set with long-time friend DJ Jake Kilby from 12:30am.
Leal is celebrating his 10thyear on the DJ scene in 2005, and said this year’s Sleaze set -“ his seventh -“ would be energetic [and] uplifting and would include a surprise.
It’s a live performance from someone, he said, but wouldn’t divulge details.
Sleaze’s emphasis on community was also a drawcard, Leal said.
It’s given me a lot of exposure over the years and I’ve always felt very much a part of the community because I’ve been able to do these parties, Leal said.
And they’re important to the community as a whole anyway, in regards to us saying, -˜We’re here, we’re queer.’
For DJ Feisty, who plays the Hordern with partner, DJ Mandy Rollins, from 3am, a Sleaze performance means quite uplifting, beautiful moments alongside the pair’s trademark down and dirty style.
Feisty and Rollins will mirror the party’s Sinsuality theme with a hip-grinding, sexy sound.
I think if people just relax, go along to the party, have an open mind and have the attitude: -˜I’m going to have fun’ -¦ that there’ll be plenty there musically, Feisty said.
On top of Sleaze’s 10-strong DJ line-up, party organisers are also promising seven themed shows on a seven sleazy sins theme.
The early Greed show is tipped to include a limousine crammed with drag talent, with expert choreography by DIVA Entertainer of the Year, Minnie Cooper.
A later Lust extravaganza promises a sexy performance from The Frocks and Sydney Convicts rugby club.
Electro-rock band Rogue Traders will also perform on the night.
New Mardi Gras party working group co-chair Kerry Swift said Sleaze revellers could look forward to highly theatrical, very aesthetic numbers that make you stop and look.