Home' LOTL : June 2007 Contents It’s not often that an Australian DJ is invited to play
at the infamous White Party in Miami, let alone play
the premiere closing set. Kate Monroe can not only
celebrate both accomplishments, but revel in the
fact that the US audiences couldn’t get enough of
her! If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Kate has
released the third CD in her three volume series – Mat
Clear – dedicated to deep funky house music.
You recently toured the US. How do American
audiences differ to audiences at home?
I really enjoyed the gigs in the US. I did ‘The End Up’
in San Francisco which reminded me a lot of Sydney
– the venue has a big outdoor area and has a very
dark feel so it suits my dirty vocal style and the crowd
really enjoyed it. Miami’s Winter Party was a complete
mind blower. I played the closing set at Crobar, which
holds 2000 plus and has the best sound system I
have ever played on which was awesome. On top of
that it was crammed with circuit boys and girls with as
little clothing as possible and getting right into it. I was
Most memorable party you’ve done ever?
That is such a hard question to begin to answer.
My first major party was Pride a long time ago and I
barely knew how to mix so that’s memorable. My first
Harbour Party brought tears to my eyes
as I just couldn’t believe I was
playing for all the people I
adore in Sydney and at the
location of my life... So
pick one top!
Many up and coming DJs look to you for
inspiration. Who do you admire in the industry?
I have always admired Steven Alkins for his pure
class, mixing ability and track selection. There are a
number of super talented Australians I can mention:
Alex Taylor, Alan Thompson, all the house headz really.
What’s your sure fire way to read a dance floor
and know where to take the music next?
When I start dancing along with the floor I know I’m
coming on good and the floor is rockin’. I need to feel
the beat, pay attention and put it in my feet to really
What’s the one thing you must have in your
booth (beside technical essentials)?
A shot of good tequila is my thing really. Good sound
and being close to the floor is great so that I can get a
good idea of what it feels like on the floor.
Fave all time track to play?
There is only one track that has been in my crate
regardless for the last eight years. I don’t pull it out
that often as it is very special to me and can go down
or go off... Dolly Parton “9 to 5”.
If you weren’t a DJ what career would you have
There is not a whole lot else I would love to do...
probably work with kids, I imagine. I love kids...
What’s your dream gig to DJ?
I think my next dream gig to
go for would be either Gay
Disney in the USA or in
Rio on Copacabana or
somewhere with lots of
What do you do
when you’re not
I hang with my girl, my
son and my dog. That’s
the best times ever...
Kate plays at Middle
Bar Kinselas on June 10
for the Get Together girls
For more info on Kate and her
music visit matrecordings.com.au
By Nic Van Dyke
UNMISSABLE GIGS IN JUNE
Don’t Mess with the Pony Elwood Lounge, Melbourne
Argyle, The Rocks Sydney
Sarah Aubrey (pictured) The Pavilion, Brisbane
The Jubilee, Brisbane
Don’t Mess With the Pony Eurotrash bar Melbourne CBD, 8pm
20th Kate Monroe
The Bank Hotel Sydney
30th She Is (acoustic)
Berkelouw Books Leichhardt Hornsby Inn Sydney 9pm
She Is The King is the latest in a
line of lovely Elvis interpreters and is
the only Australian and one of three
women world wide to be invited to
compete in the biggest Elvis tribute
competition in the world, in Tupelo
this month, produced for the first
time by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Only 1 winner will go through to the
finals in Memphis in August, so the
pressure is really on! For more info
and tour dates visit sheistheking.
com. We have 10 copies of her debut
single “Viva Las Vegas” to give away.
Visit lotl.com Free Stuff to win.
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