The love boat


DJ Adam Love is back for his sixth dose of Queenstown Gay Ski Week.

The Sydney-based muso reckons it’s his favourite time of the year.

This time round he’ll be performing on water at the Anchors Away Boat Party.

Love is no stranger to playing afloat, having done plenty of boat parties in Aussie.

“But to be in such a picturesque, natural setting will be brilliant,” he says.

It’s the crowds he’s most excited about. He reckons Queenstown’s got a certain type of friendliness to it.

“Everyone’s so approachable … everyone is in holiday mode.”

Party-goers can expect big anthems aboard Southern Discoveries’ catamaran Spirit of Queenstown.

Although he’s hanging out for the crowds and banter, it’s hard to look past the snow-capped mountains — he will definitely be hitting the slopes while he’s in town.

Love has had DJ’ing on his brain since he was a kid — spinning tracks at a local roller blading night when he was just a whippersnapper.

But by the time adulthood rolled around he wanted to take it to a new level.

As an 18-year-old he got a loan from a bank and bought his first DJ equipment.

He is big on spreading the love at gay pride events and has played a heap over the years.

Love even found his own beau, Nick, at Ski Week last year.

Aside from pointing out the obvious fun factor, he reckons being around like-minded people in a good location is awesome.

“It’s always such a highlight once the party is warmed up and to have everyone singing and dancing.”

His set is now “predominantly house”, a change from the early 2000s, when he started out on his DJ path playing a lot of funky house.

He reckons that even today, songs like Mark Robson’s Uptown Funk and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling, which he considers funky house, get a “rise from the crowd regardless of anyone’s age”.

Love will also be playing The Remarkables ski area, August 29, and Cardrona Alpine Resort, August 31, “for a bit of extra spirit on the skifield”.

DJ Adam Love, Gay Ski Week Anchors Away Boat Party, Sunday, 6.30pm-12am, St Omer Wharf. Tickets $45