Pamela “DJ Pamela” Leal Viñals has been a fixture of the Stockholm gay club scene since 1994. Through the years she’s played at some of Stockholm’s hottest clubs, and Pride-festivals all around Sweden.
Let’s take a night out from the start: Where do you go for a tasty dinner?
During the winter season I would go to Side Track, one of Södermalms best bars and restaurants. If you’re heading to SLM (Scandinavian Leather Men) many guys take a drink at Side Track before continuing the party at SLM. If it’s a beautiful day I would go to The Green Queen & Mälarpaviljongen. It’s a waterside oasis of beautiful colors and greenery with a staff of wonderful people. You’ll also meet diversity in all the colors of the rainbow.
Where do you go out for drinks afterward?
I would probably stay, but if I would go someplace else it would be Södra Teatern at Mosebacke.
Which clubs have the best dancefloor?
Guldrummet, Moxy, Disco Disco. I’m trying to be humble about it, to a degree… but basically, clubs where I DJ, haha.
What makes DJing in Stockholm unique?
Being a DJ for 24 years, with Stockholm as my residency, has taught me much about its unique diversity of people, styles and club concepts. I’ve been a part of the gay scene for a long time and played at every gay club imaginable. It’s made me humble and grateful, and I feel really privileged to have experienced so much. I’m still the only lesbian woman that gets to DJ at Baltic Battle, an underground club for gay -and bi men with a strict leather dress code.
Which track in your crate sums up Stockholm the most?
“Crossing Borders” (Kings Of House NYC Mix feat. Anane) by
What are your best tips for sightseeing for people that have never been to Stockholm?
You should really get a City bike-card!
And where you recommend them for a great fika?
Mr Cake, Rosenldahls trädgård and Älskade Traditioner.
When are you proud to be a Stockholmer?
Every time I think about the diversity, openness, and creativity that exists here!