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Laughing Cavalier Flies down To Rio

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Ex London door-whore turned electro-disco DJ Mr Cormac makes his debut in Brazil this weekend, spinning in both Rio de Janiero and capital city Sao Paulo.

The one time door picker at Nag Nag Nag took up DJing less than a year before he quit the ground-breaking electroclash club, to concentrate on his music career, both DJing and singing for Punx Soundcheck and more recently Cavalier, his new project with Danish producer Peter Witthoeft.

"I'm playing a lot of stuff from my new Cavalier project in my DJ sets which is very raw minimal techy-housey stuff; I sing on it," Cormac told Skrufff.

"I'll also be playing a track I've just done with German producer Kook which we did in Berlin last week which is hopefully coming out on Pale Music shortly. It's very rocky, electro-ey in style."

The Northern Irish DJ plays regularly at London clubs The Cock, Cuckoo Couture, Drama and Camberwell's Pearl Necklace in Camberwell and admitted he's excited about visiting both Brazil and his upcoming gigs.

"I'm looking forward to sunshine and partying in different clubs where no-one's got real expectations of my set and my music, where I can surprise them and have fun with it," said Cormac.

"I've never been to Brazil before but I'm really looking forward to it, I reckon they'll be a great connection between Brazilians and the Irish- all that catholic guilt," he laughed.

Just 12 months ago, Cormac was still manning the VIP guest list for Nag, Nag, Nag where he regularly turned away celebrities including Christina Aguilera and Irish boy band Westlife though chatting to Skruffff at the time, he admitted the job could on occasion prove awkward.

"I've had girls groping my cock, trying to get in, people offering me money and drugs; sometimes some of them get embarrassed by what they say, comments like "do you know who I am-'," he recalled.

"Actually, only one person ever said that to me; Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend, what was his name, James Gooding- (a notorious British male model) I said "Yes, I do know who you are and you're definitely not coming in'."

"I've also been spat at in the street once," he chuckled, "It happened when I was walking through Soho Square one day."