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Tuff Questions is our series where we ask artists a selection of incredibly difficult questions.
Taking the Tuff Questions hot seat this week is none other than Gok Wan MBE! Gok has been a permanent fixture on our TV screens presenting fashion, food and social documentary shows, in recent years he's turned his hand to DJing and has become one of the busiest celebrity DJs in the country.
Now a regular on dance music radio, Gok has secured shows on Kiss FM and Gaydio. During lockdown Gok started a regular live stream rave from his kitchen, Isolation Nation, the feel-good show sees Gok attract a staggering 1 million viewers per stream, with his high-energy party selections.
He's recently turned his hand to production, teaming up with Craig Knight for a modern twist on the nostalgic classic, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy". GOK & Craig felt that to match the records modern feel it required a new vocal to bring it into 202 with the fresh feeling that it deserved. Garage legend & MOBO Award winner Kele Le Roc lays down an impressive vocal throwing in some of her own twists while still paying homage to the original.
MoS: House or Techno?
Gok: Definitely House.
If House is a spiritual thing, who is its prophet?
Frankie Knuckles, all the way – I literally pray to him!
What does your music smell like?
Oh my god, that’s a great question! It smells like sweet sweet fun.
What was the first song/album you bought with your own money?
The first album I ever brought was Uptown Girl, by Billie Joel. Do not judge me!
What was your first email address?
I am still using it so you can’t have it.
What would you say in your tinder bio?
Call me after Covid’s finished!
Best way to cure a hangover?
Get back on it ASAP!
What song would be your wrestling entrance theme?
Club Lonely by Sam Ellis.
Who’s the biggest party animal in dance music?
Me, Gok Wan, 100%.
You can only ever DJ B2B with one other person for the rest of your life, who is it?
Frankie Knuckles, it has to be, or Marshall Jackson.
How do you describe your job to your grandmother?
I would tell her that I am a waiter, but that every single day my restaurant serves different things; like food, music, clothing, and love.
You can only ever play one record again for the rest of your life - what is it?
That is tough!! "A Million Voices", by Otto Knows
Teetotal or tearing it up?
TEARING IT UP, but then a cuppa’ tea after!
Favourite production? (pick one) lazers, disco ball, strobe, Co2, LED screen, confetti, foam, nothing or other.
Oh Lazers, lazers, lazers, all the way. SO many lazers.
You can only wear one colour for the rest of your life, black is not an option, what colour do you choose?
Would you rather all your burps smell of eggs, or have a green cloud appear when you fart?
I think definitely a green cloud, green is one of my favourite colours.
You’re forming a cheesy pop group in the vein of 5ive, Steps, Spice Girls etc. You must all sing and do choreographed dance routines. Which other 3 DJs do you want in your band?
DJ Spoony, Judge Jules, and Carl Cox, and what a band it would be!
6 = 2(x+2) what is x?
What’s your secret weapon to rescue a dancefloor?
Fast mixing, and lots of vocals.
If you had your own nightclub, what would you call it, and what’s the dress code?
I would call my nightclub ‘Dolly’s’, and the dress code would be casual/ cool.
Why do lots of DJs wear masks? What’s the deal with that?
If a pregnant woman swims underwater, is she a submarine?
What’s the most expensive thing you own?
My sense of humour.
Where is the strangest place you’ve DJed?
On top of a double-decker bus at Pride in Belfast.
Where’s the afters?
Always at my house babes.