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a bit about Stevie
What are you working on these days?
Stevie at his London apartment I’m a Musician / DJ / A&R / Promoter. I play in London band Mt. Wolf. I am the Director of Akira & X Novo Records and run club nights in South London under the moniker of Wolf Club.
What drives you mad these days?
All the hate in the world. I’m not a fan of right-wing politics, and inequality, so The Conservative Party in the UK and the Republicans in America, especially Donald Trump. I hate that London is losing a lot of it’s culture and is becoming gentrified. A lot of my favourite clubs and bars are being closed. Big Corporations and Capitalist culture is slowing killing the arts and humanities. The growth between rich and poor seems to be growing. In music I don’t like the power that Major Corporations hold, and I’m all about being independent and progressive. Besides all this I hate a jobs worth.
What makes you happy?
Music, art, film, my girlfriend, my friends and my family.
When was the last time you cried?
The last time I cried I’d just listened back to an album of a band, Phoria, I’m releasing in June. It was the first time I’d heard the album in full, and it’s the first album I’m working on so is a pretty big moment for me. I was feeling pretty emotional in that moment and whilst listening I was watching President Obama deliver an eulogy at the Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney, and I cried like a baby.
What’s your latest musical obsession?
Apart from the artists I’m releasing, right now I’m loving a track by Doe Paoro & Adam Rhodes called ‘The Wind’. If you’re interested to listen to more of my recommendations follow this playlist on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/user/mtwolfspotify/playlist/321AYKOwzuPuCJMIjJ6N09
What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?
I have an Unlimited Cineworld Card so it means I pay a monthly subscription and watch as many films as I want. I recently saw Bad Neighbours 2, it was pretty funny. The best new film I’ve seen is The Revenant and Trumbo.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
I do a lot of shopping online for basics, Asos and H&M mainly. I also pick up stuff from Uniqlo, River Island, Top Man whilst I’m in town. On top of this I look in Beyond Retro, charity shops, and vintage markets / car-boot sales for vintage / second hand stuff.
What’s your go-to café in London?
I have a membership at Soho House, so a lot of my social and work meetings I’ll meet at one of the houses. Other than that in South London I use a place called The Railway in Clapham High Street which is down the road from my house, in central London a coffee shop called Sacred Cafe off Carnaby Street and in Shoreditch Strongroom Bar.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?
All around Brick Lane and the Columbia Road flower market I like strolling through. I live in Clapham so I love strolling near Clapham Common in the Old Town on a summers day, and Clapham High Street always has a buzz about it. Of course South Bank walking along the river is pretty exceptional.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
I don’t go to Galleries and Museums enough because I’m often so busy but I always love it when I’m there. I went to the Natural History Museum the other weekend and absolutely loved it.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
I have a few heroes. Musical heroes include Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). One of my heroes right now is Bernie Sanders. I’d take Jeff, Jimi and Justin to my Open Mic night at Strongroom Bar where we could all have a few drinks and end up having a jam. I’d let Bernie Sanders take me to his favourite restaurant in London.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
I’d go to the cinema, or go out drinking with my friends around South London; either Clapham, Brixton or Peckham.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
My favourite tapas restaurant in London is Carmen de Tapas just up the road from me. It’s actually pretty popular but it’s just very small, very authentic that I feel like I’m in Spain and none of my friends have ever heard of it.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
I’d go for breakfast / brunch at Counter in Vauxhall, walk along the river at South Bank, visit the Victoria & Albert museum, then have a drink of Prosecco and a bite to eat on the sofas of Little House in Mayfair. Finally I’d have dinner at The Chicken Shop (best chicken I’ve ever tasted) in Tooting and I’d spend my evening playing a gig and then DJing at my club night at The Tram & Social.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Where I live, Vauxhall.
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Jack Wills and Vodka Revs. I’m not a fan big chain pubs like Wetherspoons and Lloyds.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
In London on a budget probably the rooftop of Shoreditch House around the pool with my friends drinking champagne. If there was no budget I’d probably have a blow-out in Ibiza or Las Vegas again with all my friends. Record shopping at Reckless Records
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
I’m lucky enough that I love my job more than anything, so aside from music I love going to the cinema, and of course I love travelling / going on holiday.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
I DJ and run club nights at a bar called The Tooting Tram & Social three nights a month so I’m usually having my nights out there. It’s my favourite bar / club in London. Aside from that I’d go out around Peckham, in the summer drinking at Frank’s Rooftop Bar, play some Pool at Canavan’s and end up partying in Bussey Building ’til the early hours. Or Market House / The Blues Kitchen in Brixton.