Discobrothers feat. RuPaul – Say My Name (single) – UCA
Born in San Diego, California, RuPaul’s youth was marked by the divorce of his parents at the age of seven. He struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta during the 1980s. It was there that he participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget Starbooty (and an album by the same name). In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the infamous Celebrity Club (managed by Larry Tee) as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole, which included the late Todd Butler. He was famously the only drag queen allowed to dine in the venerable Majestic diner – probably because he regularly tipped the wait staff. In the early 1990s, RuPaul became a fixture in the Georgia club scene, eventually voted “Queen of Manhattan” by area party promoters and DJs. He was often seen pushing a shopping cart outside of dance clubs, and distributing flyers for upcoming events. It was during this time that he began performing under the name “RuPaul Charles”. Initially participating in “genderfuck”-style performances, RuPaul performed solo and in collaboration with other bands at several New York nightclubs, most notably the Pyramid Club. He also appeared for many years at the annual Wigstock drag festival, and appears in the documentary Wigstock: The Movie. Also in the early 1990s, RuPaul became known in the UK through his appearances on the Channel 4 series Manhattan Cable, a weekly series presented by American Laurie Pike about New York’s wild and wacky Public-access television system, in which RuPaul had become involved. The song “Say my name” was originally produced by Discobrothers, a producer team from Munich (Germany). Damien J. Carter and Raul Rincon, known from their great work for example on the label “Milk & Sugar”, did some amazing remixes on this track.