Samuel Douek is a London-based film director and founder of CAMP Productions, a film production company representing the underrepresented. He is also the founder of HOWL, a CBD Lube Brand and LGBTQ+ Rave in the UK capital.
For your listening pleasure, Samuel brings you 12 tracks that celebrate some of his favourite queer musicians/queer icons, taking you on a journey from a chill daddy to a mini party rave daddy.
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Special Affair | The Internet | This song might be a bit old now but I still love it so much and I love how unapologetically queer Syd is fronting this iconic band.
10% | Kaytranda | You can’t do a queer playlist without including the fabulous Kaytranada featuring queer icon and latina mother Kali Uchis.
Out Loud feat. Kehlani | Out Loud | More Syd! Standing on their own but backed up by tattoos LGBTQ+ star Kehlani, I love this beautiful chill ode to love so much.
Too Good | Arlo Parks | The Best of Queer British musicians. I’m low-key obsessed with Arlo Parks and her breakthrough album. If you don’t know her then GET TO KNOW.
Woman | Nimmo Remix | The Nimmo girls are a London family and I love what they did with this fab remix celebrating WOMAN. Wanted to dial up the vibes of this playlist a bit.
Coconuts | Kim Petras | German pop sensation and the earliest person to ever transition, Kim Petras is undeniably a queer icon and this summer banger had to make the cut.
Catwalk | Rupaul feat. Skeletal Ki | RuPaul has become a household name and his music career is synonymous with unapologetic faggotry. But I’m obsessed with his latest album that has taken a sophisticated electro turn. Iconic.
Sour Candy | Lady Gaga with BLACKPINK remix by Shygirl | Mother Monster is the leader of queers but the fact that this epic track was remixed by queer musical genius Shygirl was the perfect crescendo to the party portion of our mix.
Beg For You | Charli XCX feat. Rina Sawayama | Is there anything queerer than a Charli feat. Rina track? When two queer icons collide magic happens. Don’t make me beg for you baby.
Bamboo | Ivy Sole | Taking it back down into chill mode we have this goth banger from Ivy Sole. Love this soulful track from a burgeoning queer icon.
Stop Calling the Police on Me | Dreamer Isioma | I love this song so much. It has such a gorgeous melody and makes me think of beautiful Summer’s night. The freedom of youth captured perfectly groundbreaking genderqueer artist Dreamer Isioma.
Crushed Velvet | Yves Tumour | To end our Pride playlist we have the wondrous Yves Tumour who goes by she/her pronouns after coming out as non-binary in 2018. I imagine being driven down the highway by some hunk smoking a Dad Grass with the roof down.
Bon Voyage bitch x