Lee Harris is one of the London scene’s most popular, enduring & endearing DJs – it’s easy to see why he has become such a crowd favourite, over a such a stellar career.
From his first residency at UK superclub, Slinky, back in 1999 – to later winning Ministry of Sound Magazine’s DJ competition a year, Lee has gone on to be one of the most bookable DJs – both at home & abroad.
His varied career has included residences & bookings at Coronet (London) Fire (London) Drieze (Montpellier) Tignes (France) Keleous 8 (Greece) central studios (Utrecht) Escherwyss club (Zürich) Aura (Vancouver) The academy (Dublin) Audio (Brighton) 560 (Vancouver) MG (Milan) Ministry of sound (London) Tiergarten (Nurnberg) Melusina (Luxembourg) Void (Manchester) Ramee Grand (Bahrain) 1181 (Vancouver) Xtra (Zürich) Opera House (Bournemouth) Cafe de Paris (London) The end (London) Spin (Dubai) to name just a few, alongside gay prides around the world including Manchester, London, Vancouver, Zürich, Montpellier, Brighton & European Gay Ski Pride.
Lee’s podcast – HouseNation UK has had a massive 4.5 million downloads & he continues to dominate the iTunes music podcast.
His passion & creativity, as well as his mixture of chunky baselines, big beats, uplifting synths & thumping hands in the air’ house, has ensured he still remains one of the freshest DJs, London has to offer.
DJ Chi Chi LaRue
Chi Chi is DJs at bars and clubs around the USA. Chi Chi has always been a huge music fan and has always dreamed of getting behind the turntables. Chi Chi has amassed a huge collection of eclectic music from his travels around the world and now has a forum to turn people on to his edgy music style and tastes. His first big gig was at San Francisco’s Mezzanine nightclub during the annual Folsom Street Fair. He made such a great impression on a reporter at the event, that he profiled Chi Chi in an article in the NY Blade. Ever since then, the offers have been coming in from such notable events as The White Party in Palm Springs, The Abbey in West Hollywood and The Los Angeles Gay Pride Festival.
DJ Matt Unique
Matt is the new resident DJ for clubbing giant Orange Nation. Playing regularly at world-famous London nightclub Fire.
Matt Unique is the 2014 winner of ‘Best DJ Newcomer’ in the Boyz magazine awards. His commercial blend of Funky House, Deep house and chart floor-fillers have made him a firm favourite on the London club scene. Matt was the resident DJ at the legendary venue Barcode in Vauxhall for 2 years lighting up the dancefloor with his commercial beats at parties including Fitladz. He is also resident DJ at the ‘House Detention’ party at venues including White Swan and Tart Bar. Matt was one of the headline DJ’s at last years London Pride and Brighton Pride after Parties and on Stephanie Starlet’s Brighton Pride Boat Party.
More recently Matt guest DJ at the TwoBrewers for the Klubkidz album launch party. Matts other recent gigs have been at trendy London clubs ‘East Bloc’ and ‘Shadow Lounge’.
The closer the Prowler European Porn Awards (PEPA) get, the harder it
is to ignore them. The cream of European gay porn will be coming and
not only at the after-party this year. Forget Brexit: you don’t want to
be pulling out of this one; anyone coming to this year’s awards is
guaranteed to be right in the centre of the action… so, make sure those
clothes are dry-cleanable.
Last year’s Prowler Porn Awards consisted of a serious appreciation
and recognition of those who spend much of their working lives NOT
worrying about what sort of hole they’re getting into. The cream of the
UK’s top gay performers was coming and going and then when we all
thought it couldn’t get any harder, out came the music and the
after-party kicked off. By the way – anyone who can seriously tell you
what time that party ended last year, wasn’t there! So, who is coming
this year and more to the point, why are they coming back?
Sean Taylor of Apply To Model has his finger on the gay pulse, as
well as other things, and he sees the Prowler Porn Awards as proof the
gay porn industry is alive and well. “Last year’s event was the fourth
and a real British affair with so many well-known faces showing us a bit
more than we expected! Well this year with so many European studios and
performers joining in, it means that if you’re not at the after-party
then you won’t be coming!”
Topher Taylor from Clonezone thought it was worth sponsoring the
Prowler European Porn Awards, especially as so many involved in the
industry can be seen in their shops. “I have a lot of respect for the
studios and models that work tirelessly to entertain people. These
hard-working teams have adorned shelves in Clonezone stores for years,
and I’ve got to know many of the guys personally. It’s vitally important
that we support each other as an industry. I also respect the legacy of
Prowler and all of those that were involved with the inception of
the Prowler Porn Awards. After all, there’s enough room for all of us.
Long live porn!”
It’s not just the regulars or established studios and performers that
plan to showcase their work this year, one of the new sponsors, George
Mason of Hung Young Brit is more than determined to make full use of his
“expertise” at the after-party. “Hung Young Brit is raw and hard and we
will be coming to the Prowler European Porn Awards to show what we
stand for and what being a hung young Brit really means. It is good news
there are more European guys coming at this year’s awards and we will
do our best to make them welcome.
The after-party at last year’s Prowler Porn Awards seems to have
drifted into some sort of legend: it started out as a normal
congratulatory end of awards meet and greet. It ended up as was an
all-in celebration of what makes the gay porn industry such a hard to
beat spectacle. Okay, so ChiChi LaRue will be music-meister for this
part of the evening but our guess is the music will be just background
sounds. Not that it will worry Jeff from Spunk Lube, another returning
sponsor. “Judging by last year’s amazing atmosphere our lube might be in
great demand. Here’s to another year of cumming with the best, awarding
greatness and playing with each other in and out of the bedroom!”
Yes, the awards are exactly as described, and Vauxhall is likely to
see the same long queues to get in, especially after so many people told
the organizers they wanted to come again. Well, there is no substitute
for the real thing unless you mean a FleshJack and CEO Daniel Hovell and
his products return as a sponsor once again. “It’s getting bigger! This
year we have European performers and studios joining the best of
British and we want to be there to see them stand together. As far as
we’re concerned, the more people that come the better!”
CAM4 and ManyVids are two of the world’s leading porn live-streaming
companies and both sponsoring this year’s action. With so many people
concerned about the state of the industry and believing the internet has
changed the scene, it is encouraging to see that porn entrepreneurs can
thrive and offer us a new way of enjoying hand-to-hand sexual combat.
There are so many other sponsors this year: the sexy and very desirable
Debriefed underwear range will be on hand to ensure what is precious
remains neatly contained and they will be well supported by DRK Social –
an app that will offer you the chance to show off those new white,
blue, red, yellow or rainbow-colored pants. As the app promises to help
gets guys “into their kink together,” perhaps wearing a decent pair of
Debriefed Underwear will be like a hole in one.
But what about those who have actually won Prowler Porn Awards and
those who are looking forward to this year’s results? After the
excitement of the nominees and the cabaret onstage, the flash
photography and drooling backstage, what does it really mean to walk
away with a Prowler European Porn award?
Nick North was last year’s Best British Daddy – Sponsored by UK Naked
Men – and was still basking in the afterglow weeks after the event.
“What a night it must have been. My only regret was that I could not be
there to accept the award in person, my holiday to Gran Canaria made it
impossible to collect the award on the night. Hearing about so many
other performers and people involved in the gay porn world applauding
and congratulating me, now that was something memorable. Winning not
only raised my profile in the business but it also introduced me to more
people and opportunities in a short space of time. There are lots of
award nights, but I really feel the Prowler European Porn Awards is the
event that shows real appreciation for those of us in front of the
camera and those working hard behind it.”
The voting closes on May 10th for the 2018 awards and the long wait
before the winners are announced was something Paddy Pass, who won Best
British Webcam Performer in 2017 remembers well. “That was the hard
part, waiting to see if your efforts had been appreciated by the voters.
I was determined to enjoy the whole evening no matter what happened and
when I won I was bouncing off the walls. Luckily there were enough
friends and supporters to make sure I made the most of the celebrations
later on.” Similar views came from Kamyk Walker who was one of those
desirable twinks who walked off with the award for Best British Twink.
“The whole thing was just like some party with mates and supporters and I
loved the atmosphere. You go to some places and it feels staged and
cold, but the Prowler Porn Awards are something very special. People
remember the awards and so do the people who offer me work now!”
So, who is coming this year? Just about everyone we’re told and with
the addition of mainland European studios and performers, it’s not hard
to imagine what the scheduled four-hour extravaganza will turn out to be
like. Four hours? Well, that’s the loose timeline from the doors
opening until the supposed end of evening activities. With a highly
anticipated after-party, music, dancing, a bar and a whole lot of
excited and enthusiastic porn-purists in the house, it promises to be
more than a night at the Oscars… in this case there will be a lot more
people holding onto to hard and shiny things in celebration of a great
night and year. Will you be coming?