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Molaroid

international news _ 30th January, 2007

DJ Molaroid NOT DJ Mongaloid!

Text by Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

Anti-social resident DJ/ ID magazine stylist Molaroid chatted to Skrufff this week about London's new rave explosion and the freaky fashion styles accompanying it and said he's optimistic about the state of the scene and its future.

"Even though I'm not into new rave it's making people wear bright colourful clothes again which makes people more optimistic and euphoric- slash- escapist," said Molaroid.

Its great when people dress like that instead of the same old black T shirt, black jeans uniform that you see every day or wear those great big boring jumpers or denim.

"I hate denim, I think everybody should stop wearing it," he added.

"I know it's easy to wear and it doesn't rip but I just think it's a piece of shit. For me the world would be a better place if nobody wore denim. Most people are too scared to wear anything else in case they get beaten up."

Walking around London dressed in wigs, glitterballs and clothes made from 'perspex, patent and metallic materials', the self-branded futurist said he rarely gets hassled himself apart from one occasion when he was traveling on London's Underground with Gauche Chic's equally flamboyant frontman Niyi.

"I was with Niyi on the tube and had a gang of Millwall fans shouting and spitting on me," Molaroid recalled, "That was harrying and horrible but that's not going to stop me doing what I want to do or being who I am."

And despite being described as an 'art director, designer, stylist and super brand' and 'one of London's trendiest fashionistas' by Time Out several months ago, the Somali born stylist and DJ stressed his interest in dressing up is far more than merely superficial.

"I come from a really religious Islamic background that goes against completely what I do but that's not going to stop me and it shouldn't," he said.

"I want to wear these clothes I wear because I know there are other Somali kids out there who are like me who desperately want to be individuals. People shouldn't be criticized for standing out, I think they should be applauded."

Molaroid (who's NOT called Mongaloid as we incorrectly mis-typed previously) DJs at Anti-Social @ Bar Music Hall every Saturday night (free admission, dressing up recommended).