London DJ Scott Lummes tells Time Out about Miami and disrespect while we introduce Scott to the joys of clubbing in Dubai.
Tell us about the last... time you realised how awesome your job actually is. Well I’m losing track of days now, but I would say last Sunday morning, while I was in Ibiza. There were opening parties on Sunday and on Monday and they were absolutely amazing. It was a good week in Ibiza; very, very nice.
...track you listened to. The re-mix of DSK’s ‘What Would We Do’ by Hagenaar & Albrecht on Nocturnal Groove records; it’s brilliant and it’s all over the place; people interested in house music will know it.
...time you went on holiday. I went to Miami in March. I don’t think there’s anywhere we didn’t go there because we were there for a week, and there were, like, 250 parties.
...celeb you saw in your audience. Jamiroquai. I don’t know if he came to see me, but seeing him was great.
...time you feared for your life. In Ibiza on Friday, after five days of parties and sheer over-indulgence.
...time you felt your career was being disrespected. The other day in Ibiza, my mates and me were raving in the car to two tracks I had made and my mate said one of them was rubbish, not knowing I had made it. I don’t know if it actually was rubbish, but it was nowhere near as good as the other one. He liked the other one, though. I suppose it wasn’t disrespect, just constructive criticism.
...time you got a massive adrenaline rush. In Pacha – a club in London – back in May. The club was being re-launched and I think they spent Dhs900,000 on a new sound system. It was so extreme, and it was great to be re-launching our residency there.
...time you were starstruck. The last time I was starstruck was the first time I met Marshall Jefferson – such a total legend in house music, and he turned out to be a total gent.
...time you had a DJing disaster. Oh, years ago – I’m far too old and professional for those sort of things to happen to me! (laughs) It would have been a Basement Jaxx afterparty; I wasn’t really paying attention and my shirt got stuck to the arm of the record player so that when I shot around to get some water, 2,500 people got a vrrrrrrt noise as the arm slipped across the record. But it was a good recovery, as it happened just on the beat, so people were shouting for more, while I was up there blushing. So that was a bit of a disaster. But the recovery was great – they went mad.
...time you stayed in. Sometimes when I’m working, I will do 12 hours straight on the computer. Sometimes, on a weekend, I can do, like, four lots of 12-hour sessions, but I take breaks. I have to sleep at some point, but not until about 5am.