THE DANCEFLOOR HAS SPOKEN: Episode 1 - LULU
Unmasked was born as a sacred space to embrace authenticity, to be truly free, without expectation, fear or judgment. In this space, we believe that music and people are the most important pillars.
Over the past five years, we have worked hard to put together forward-thinking line-ups, giving exposure both to international artists and local talents, proving how much we care about music.
On the other side, we wanted to find a way to thank our crowd as we feel it deserves.
That’s why we have decided to launch a brand new project, rooted in the energy that makes each of our parties memorable.
We are starting The dancefloor has spoken, a series of interviews to London clubbers, people you might have danced with or chatted to in the smoking area of our clubs.
The project celebrates the time spent dancing together, at Unmasked as in any other party in town. Our goal is to hear from the dancefloor, understand its rules (and the absence of them!) and put a new spotlight on the crowd.
We want to celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our beloved community, sharing the best stories and memories.
The project starts with a super interview with Lulu, but keep your eyes peeled on this site.
The next one might be you!
Q: Hello Lulu! We are thrilled to have you for the first episode of our series, The Dancefloor has spoken. Thank you for accepting our invitation and for taking the time to answer a few questions.
A: Hi Guys! Thank you so much for having me. I feel very much honored!
Q: Can you tell us something about yourself? Who is Lulu and, more importantly, who is Lulu when she dances?
A: I identify as a transgender woman, pansexual with quite a bit of sass I'd like to think! I have been dancing my whole life. I used to be a professional dancer once upon a time, so I use dancing as a form of self-expression. For who I am now, of course, for who I was in the past and all the different stages I have been through.
Q: How did you get into techno and what do you like about the genre?
A: When I was training as a dancer, I had a teacher who would use tracks from artists like Trentemøller during class. That’s when I started to open up more towards electronics and techno, I believe. It all grew up quite quickly once I moved to London, with a variety of techno clubs that
the city has to offer. Needless to say that Kaos and HTBX were the breakthroughs into the darker sounds of techno and into finding the queer techno scene.
Q: What do you think makes our scene in London so special?
A: I find London so special because we have built a community around our techno nights. We love and support each other through the difficulties in life and, of course, we celebrate during the weekend, dancing to the dark sounds of music.
Q: Do you think there’s anything missing? Or is there anything that you would like to see more of?
A: I don't think by this point we have much missing, we have built a pretty strong scene if you ask me! I think I would love to see more art and performances within the club scene. I believe curating strong visuals makes the whole experience more interesting and memorable.
Q: Is there any artist that you haven’t seen playing in London yet and you’d love to?
A: We are so lucky in London that I feel I have seen literally everyone I wanted to see. Currently, I look forward to seeing new artists and more of the local talents that we have a real connection with.
Q: Is there any story happened on the dance-floor that you want to share with us?
A: A lot has happened on the dancefloor over the years! I think the greatest memory I have is when two friends of mine told me they got engaged, I literally burst into tears of joy! We celebrate life and grief through music, together. These are strong and remarkable experiences, I believe, for myself and for the community.
Interview By / Stefania Trinchero.
Photo Credit / Zbigniew Kotkiewicz - IG @zbigniewkotkiewicz
Published / 12.03.2020