Having resumed his throne as one of the Bear community’s favourite DJs at this year’s Southern Hibearnation festival, Kam Shafaati’s heading north to try and win over Sydney’s prominent leather community at this month’s Inquisition.

“I’m closing which I’m quite excited about because it allows you to steer it in any sort of direction without having to worry about anyone else,” Shafaati said.

“In terms of describing the music, I’m going for a dark, exhilarating and euphoric finish. I’m hoping to send people home with a happy, dirty smile on their faces.”

This will be Shafaati’s second Inquisition and his second time at the helm of the decks under the Dome, having performed at the venue as part of this year’s Mardi Gras party.

“Other than the fact it’s home for the leather community, the venue itself is really nice the way the pillars draw people into the middle, the hardwood floor gives the acoustics a really nice sound and there seems to be plenty of dark spaces for people who like to go on adventures,” he told the Star Observer.

When not producing his wildly popular Liquid Logic podcasts, Shafaati also has plenty of reason to relish his interstate DJing visits to Sydney, given his partner currently resides there rather than Shafaati’s base in Melbourne.

“Yeah, with the DJing it’s quite great, because it means that I get up there and see him quite a bit.

“I also like to come up and do some of the smaller venues like the Oxford Hotel, Oxford Arts Factory and Phoenix. People seem to really get into it up there.”

Shafaati will head to Asia in September for a month, where he’ll be DJing at numerous venues. It means he’ll miss San Francisco’s Folsom St Fair this year, having wooed them in 2010 after organisers of its Bearracuda party discovered his podcast and invited to him perform at the event.

He said he hopes to make it back over in 2012.

INFO: Shafaati will be DJing at Inquisition at The Dome (Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park) this Saturday, August 6. Tickets, visit www.sydneyleatherpride.org

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