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A quickie with sexy London DJ duo SexShooters…
Is Toronto ready for a serious dose of music and muscles? London, England’s hottest DJ duo, real-life couple David Hart and Claudio Girardi, will be heating up the annual outdoor party at Ryerson University, which has been the closing event of The 519’s Green Space Festival during Toronto Pride celebrations for the past eight years.
But before this sexy duo takes over the Pride-party staple on Sunday, July 3, we caught up with them to find out if they’ve ever played Canada, what makes a perfect party and what their favourite track is right now. Here’s the 411:
Since forming in 2013, SexShooters have taken over some of the biggest clubs around the world, playing “sexed-up mixes” of all genres of house from Deep Tech to Tribal. But they’ve never been to Canada.
“We are super-excited, as Canada is one of the few countries we are still yet to visit,” David tells IN Magazine. “Everyone we have spoken to has said we are going to have a blast and that Toronto Pride is up there with the best Pride events in the world!”
“We’ve heard so much good stuff about Toronto, so honestly we can’t wait,” Claudio says.
The pair met at a party in London. Back then David was working as a photographer and Claudio worked as an actor. Their first date was a hit. Claudio moved in after their second date.
“We soon realized that we did not want to be apart and that our then-careers would get in the way, so we put our mutual love for music together and taught ourselves to DJ,” Claudio says.
And so, SexShooters was born.
Since teaming up they’ve been packing lightly (seriously … just a backpack each) and have been travelling the globe magnetizing dance floors. Sure, they’ve played throughout the UK, but they’ve also played gigs in Australia and throughout America, and spent time dancing all night long in exotic places like Shanghai and Singapore. They know how to party.
But what makes a perfect party for the boys?
“One where we are playing,” David jokes.
Claudio quickly adds, “Anywhere there are hot boys and girls who are up for a good time and who completely give in to our music.”
Give in to their music. They mean it. The boys are known for their high-energy, dirty sex mixes that give new life to familiar dance floor tunes. They’re also known for working the crowds with a little of their steamy chemistry from behind the decks.
Speaking of decks and, because you wanna know what to expect to hear … When asked what their favourite track is right now, the boys are quick to answer in unison, Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo—Run On Love (Dave Aude Club Mix).

CHRISTOPHER TURNER acted as guest editor for this issue of IN Magazine. He is a Toronto-based writer, editor and lifelong fashionisto with a passion for pop culture and sneakers. Follow him on social media at @Turnstylin.

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