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We’re Still Waiting Calvin!

In The Dark family DJ Filip with an F has had quite the weekend, we were barely able to tear him away from his phone to play his weekly sets at Mary’s Poppin! He’s been getting calls from all over the world about his shout out to Calvin Harris to keep his promise to remix his favourite Spice Girls track. We managed to get Filip’s attention for 5 minutes to ask him a few questions.

This whole thing has completely blown up! Did you expect this kind of reaction?

Not at all. I thought I’d post my text to Calvin on Facebook for a laugh. All of a sudden it blew up within minutes. My friend told me to tweet it as well… and now here we are over 6K retweets later!

We’ve been following along with all the news posts an interviews, what’s been the most surprising for you?

I should say that Im surprised that everyone else wants this too – but Im not at all. We all have a thirst for nostalgia – and the Spice Girls bring us all back such joyful memories. Thats what I pride my musical sets on as a deejay at Mary’s Poppin (my home residency with ITD), is that we provide hours of not just music, but a journey down memory lane, and a soundtrack to happier times.

And you got to speak with Emma Bunton?

Yes. Im still recovering from that. She said she loved me twice. Im done.

Now the important question, has Calvin replied?

Not yet. It’s the most asked question I’ve had in the past 3 days. I have no answer for this. He is either staying quiet hoping it all goes away, or he’s secretly up to something.

Why do you think he’s staying silent? Surely he’s heard about it by now?

By now, he has received over 28K notifications on twitter alone regarding the subject. Its been in TIME Magazine, hit the BBC, The Sun, Dalymail, E! News, MTV, Gay Times, and hundreds of more outlets. Even Perez Hilton is tweeting! He is well and truly aware of this issue. Now Baby Spice is rallying up behind it.

Im dreaming that he’s sorting out the technicalities and will drop it on us out of his silence!

What’s next for you? What are you gonna do with your 15 minutes of fame?

Well, if it happens, clearly a launch party for Calvin’s track at Mary’s Poppin – that only makes sense. Next step – I’m not sure, what does someone do with their 15 minutes of internet fame? I think In The Dark should give me a web-series – that would break the internet!

You can catch Filip playing every Friday and Saturday at Mary’s Poppin, our bar in Adelaide!

You can listen to Filip’s chat with Spice Girl, Emma Bunton below.

Calvin’s Marriage Equality Promise

Australia’s biggest Spice Girls fan and In The Dark family DJ, Filip with an F reached out to Calvin Harris last night after the marriage equality bill was passed in the House of Representatives.

5 years ago the two met backstage at Stereosonic side show, we asked Filip to tell us about how it all came about!

In Aug of 2012 I suffered a really severe injury that almost ended my life. It was one of those typical “coward punch” situations where I was hit in the head 12 times by strangers and it inflicted a lot of damage. By December when the physical wounds had healed and I could get back out and about my best friend Dani convinced me to tag along with a lot of our deejay friends on the Stereosonic tour to a few locations (Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane), I was up for the adventure and holiday – and it was a way to get me active again!

On the Sydney stop, Calvin Harris did a side show at Marquee. A crew of us came along and hung out in the “library” which was basically set up as a backstage bar / green room.

I honestly cant specifically remember what turned the conversation to the topic of wedding songs, but I chimed in and said mine would be Spice Girls “2 Become 1”. Everyone laughed and said that would be a total gay bridal waltz anthem. But Calvin was shocked when we told him that gay marriage wasnt a reality in Australia yet. I vividly remember his face when he said “No way, I totally thought it was?”, he was in genuine shock.

I then said to him when they finally legalise it he can remix 2 Become 1 then to celebrate. He 100% would have thought it was a laugh, and lets be honest, Im 1 in a million kind of conversations he’d probably have like this.But he shook my hand on the deal. And I have been waiting for this pot of gold at the end of this proverbial rainbow.

This isnt something Ive just brought up now either, many around me have heard me reiterate the story over the years, because I want my remix!

I just didn’t realise how crazy viral this would go overnight, it seems like the world wants it too!

They snapped a selfie, Calvin put his number in Filip’s phone and now we’re all waiting with baited breath for this remix!

You can catch Filip playing his favourite Spice Girls songs along with your favourite pop tunes at Mary’s Poppin every Friday and Saturday!

Parliamentary Proposal

Tim Wilson asked his partner Ryan Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery to marry him during his speech on the historic bill today. The response was an immediate Yes. It will be the first proposal to be recorded in Hansard, Australia’s official account of Parliament. Earlier, Mr Wilson choked back tears as he described the negative reactions of some friends when he initially asked his Ryan to marry him years ago.


Picture: Josie Hayden Source:News Corp Australia

“Many simply did not know how to react, many SMSs went unresponded, in conversation, some people politely changed the topic or fell silent entirely,” he said. “For a while Ryan kept pushing for an engagement party. The truth was, I kept delaying it, perhaps wrongly because the strong message I took from so many people’s silence was that no one would come. On informing one person, they responded ‘Why bother’.”


Picture: Kym Smith Source:News Corp Australia


Picture: AAP Source:AAP

Seventy-seven MPs are listed to speak on the bill this week, which will take up to 20 hours or at least two days to get through.
Labor has offered to extend sitting hours late into the night or cut speeches back to 10 minutes to speed-up the process.
Amendments will then be considered, which could take another two days, before a final vote is held.
Politicians have just four sitting days to finalise the bill, if it needs to be sent back to the Senate this year.

Source: news.com.au