#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: THE GLITTER BEATS| March 18, 2016
If you’re looking for something new to listen to this weekend, then we recommend giving The Glitter Beats a listen. We’re obsessed RN. Not only do this DJ duo look like total mega-babes with killer style, but their sets get us dancing every. single. time.
We caught up with Yuki and Tommy to chat favourite gigs, on-stage style and celebrity wannabee wives…
Tell us about yourself?
We’re a female DJ and Production duo called The Glitter Beats, TGB for short; we met around 3 years ago through mutual friends who introduced us because of our interest in music. We are pretty open format and enjoy exploring new avenues when it comes to mixing, as long as we like it, we’ll play it, whether that’s house, disco or hip hop. Saying that we’re probably best known for our commercial house sets.
We like to really think about which songs go well together, for example in out latest Pool Party Mix we’ve mashed up Will Smith – Prince of Bel-air with The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie. We just like to keep people on their toes and keep it fresh so the crowd doesn’t know what’s coming next.
What’s the best gig you have played?
It’s got to be The Global Gift Gala. To see Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham in ball gowns dancing to our music was insane!
Who’s your favourite artist and why?
It has to be Major Lazer. The way that they mix house, EDM, reggae and moombahton together to create hit record after hit record is pure genius. We love them and so does everyone else it seems! Their recent gig at Ally Pally was one of our favourites.
Describe your sound in five words…
Eclectic, Original, Electronic, Soulful, Fun
What are you working on at the moment?
We’ve just released our first production, it’s a remix of Jon B’s track Don’t Talk, so we’re currently promoting that. We’re also in the studio working on some original material, as well as presenting our weekly show on Hoxton Radio and DJ’ing at all the best parties across London of course.
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
We’re going international this year, woop woop! We’ve got plans for Monaco, Cannes and Ibiza this summer and we’re hoping to add a few more to the list. We’re also hitting some European festivals and releasing our first original track later this year.
Who is your guilty pleasure most played?
Olly Murs can do no wrong in our eyes and we love a bit of Britney.
What’s the last thing you listened to?
Tommy: Beyonce – Formation obviously, it’s huge, I love it!
Yuki – Missy Elliot – Pep Rally, so glad she’s back!
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Yuki: Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out, got to love a bit of disco.
Tommy: Ciara – 1,2 step so I can get straight on the dance floor
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Tommy: Hands down, Major Lazor. They’re always bringing new ideas to the table and making them work for massive audiences.
Yuki: Nile Rodgers. He’s the ultimate hitmaker and has worked with everyone from David Bowie and Grace Jones to Britney Spears, Disclosure and Nervo.
What’s your spirit animal?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Yuki: Fanny Lyckmann & Kylie Jenner
Tommy: The Whitmore & Juicy M.
What makes you laugh?
Tommy: Yuki’s dating stories and dog videos
Yuki: Cat videos, they are so much better than dog videos!
What’s your secret addiction?
Tommy: I go through phases, atm it’s Kinder Happy Hippos
Yuki: Donuts. I’m obsessed
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
Yuki: Nene Leakes
Tommy: Has to be Cara Delevingne
What would be your superhero power?
Yuki: To be invisible so I can spy on people
Tommy: So cliche, but I’d like to fly
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Tommy: Went to the gym, if I didn’t go first thing I’d never go haha
Yuki: Check Instagram
Tell us something weird about yourself?
Tommy: I can share drinks with people, but not milk, that’s just gross
Yuki: I am a little bit psychic
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Yuki: Ripped black skinny jeans
Tommy: Has to be a leather jacket
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
Tommy: Safety pins and boob tape, it’s got us out of a few tricky situations
Yuki: Gel cushion insoles. When we are jumping around in heels on stage, they are a lifesaver.
Who is your style icon and why?
Tommy: Rita Ora, she’s always pushing boundaries and trying new styles, one day she can be super sporty and the next totally glamorous.
Yuki: Grace Jones, even though she’s nearly 70 she’s still fearless when it comes to her fashion choices.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Tommy: I’m a bit more old school, I like to hit up the high street
What best describes your style on stage?
Tommy: Rock princess
Yuki: Comfortable chic
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Yuki: I love all the candy colours on the catwalks this season. Lilac is my favourite colour so any trend with lilac gets my vote.
Tommy: I’m loving all the stripes, vertical though, not horizontal
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Tommy: Kylie Jenner, she’s basically got one of everything
Yuki: I would have to say Kylie at the moment as well, from athleisure to PVC dresses, she is killing it.
Leather or denim?
Tattoos or no tattoos?
Heels or flats?
Red lips or nude lips?
Instagram or Twitter?
Yuki: Twitter (just for Kanye’s epic rants)
Kylie or Kendall?
Tommy: Probably Kylie
Yuki: King Kylie for sure
Rock or rap?
Tommy: Oh my god that’s so hard… Rap
Rihanna or Beyoncé?
Festivals or clubs?
Ibiza or Vegas?
Music or food?
Beach or pool?
Dogs or cats?
Nights out or nights in?
Tommy: Nights out
Yuki: Nights Out
Gold or silver?
Maxi or mini?
Wanna know more?
Follow the girls @TheGlitterBeats
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