Disco Smack it’s all about the disco
Text by Jan Jernvall & Pirita Litmanen / Photography by Niko Mitrunen
When you Google search for “Disco Smack video”, you’ll end up with a lighthearted song of a 1980’s Italian porn star, cum politician, Ilona Staller aka Cicciolina. If there is something better to name your British-French disco, and dressing-up, loving DJ duo after, we can’t think of it.
It has been only two years since Josh Quinton and Andy Bradin formed Disco Smack and they’ve quickly earned a reputation of throwing some of the best parties in London or pretty much everywhere they bring their disco night extraordinaire to. So yes, you should definitely go and see them, or if you are Kate Moss, Riccardo Tisci or Miley Cyrus, you can invite them to play in your own party, for example when you turn 40 in Ibiza, just like Tisci did.
When asking why their parties are so special, the modest duo explains:
“We come as we are, doing what we love – nothing really calculated.”
Big changes are expected to happen to that particular Google search result during next year; Josh and Andy tell us they are working on some major secret mission, having something to do with records and videos.
Naturally nobody wants to reveal anything just yet.
Besides disco, Andy and Josh do all sorts of other beautiful things, like modelling and their hair. Here they talk about love and disco, and about Josh’s
(already quite famous) grandmother.
UPDATE! – Disco Smack will be playing at LA PERSÉ 10 YEARS BLOWOUT SPUNKTACULAR
this coming 13 March at 22:00–04:00 in Kaiku, Helsinki
both looks – Pam Hogg archive
When did you find your love for disco?
Josh: [It was in] my nan’s loft. I remember the moment finding “Baccara – Yes Sir I Can Boogie” in a dusty box and playing it on my nan’s record player. I was 10.
What makes it so addictive?
How was the day when you two met? What were the first impressions you had of each other?
Neither of you are actually from London – what’s keeping you there?
Feels like London is our lucky city.
Why everybody wants to DJ as a duo?
denim trousers – Timur Kim, knitted vest & jersey turtleneck – pam hogg archive
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working with music?
What’s your favourite sound?
The rhumba horror cha-cha disco sound.
If you would be making a fashion collection who would you collaborate with?
We have been wearing lots of Pam Hogg and Meadham Kirchhoff. Collaborating with them would be amazing!
What would be the best gig you can imagine?
Josh: A room full of old ladies in Las Vegas, and us.
What would be the dress code for that party?
Andy: Power dressing!
Pants – Versace, Dress – Meadham Kirchhoff, Boots – Christopher Shannon x CAT Footwear
Everybody loves you – what do you love most about each other?
Andy: His Disco.
Josh: His Smack.
Who do you respect the most?
Josh : Andy
What are you missing most right now?
Andy: Working for Susanne Bartsch in NYC.
You have a strong visual identity, what are you most obsessed about in it?
Shorts with straps – Asger Juel Larsen
Can you point out moments or people who inspired it?
Lyndell Mansfield, Angela Lansbury, Cicciolina, Angel Rose, Granny… You know, all those queens.
If you would make a disco smack video, how would it be?
We are working on something BIG but we keep it secret for now obv..
complete look – Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
leggings – Emilio Cavallini, jersey top – Pam Hogg archive, red & black striped Jacket – Pam Hogg archive
top – Vivienne Westwood
Photography: Niko Mitrunen
Styling: Julia Brenard
Make-Up: Nat van Zee
Hair: Elvire Roux
Models: Josh Quinton & Andy Bradin