the rolling london dancing thread

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (1618 of them)

me & my crew are all gonna be at terje/geist

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

if i was going out dancing this weekend i might choose jenifa mayanja @ the question mark bar, but given the amount of work i have to do, i am not sure that will happen :(

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually, jellybean benitez and quentin harris on sat looks IMMENSE, harris is so much fun as a dj, but...fuck proud2. i mean the venue itself is fine but fuck the location why does it still exist :(

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i've wanted to see quentin harris for a long time. is proud2 what used to be called matter?

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i also went to paramount a few weeks ago (the bar/club at the top of centrepoint). the view is insane! magda was playing who was easily one of the worst djs i've ever seen. still there was a horde of minus fanboys holding up camera phones for the whole set. luckily mr c came on at about 5am and played an absolute stormer of a set while the sun rose over london out of the windows.

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's the nest like?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty small, average sound, expensive. still gutted that they got rid of barden's the venue for another trashy kingsland road club like that. what's with all the terje/geist fuss? it'll be expensive and rammed and blah blah! if you can't get in to terje/geist there's a beauty and the beat on the 28th, which will be a much better night :-p

s1ocki - if the weather is up for it, i'd recommend visiting some london parks, make sure you venture south of the river and then carry on to brighton cuz that's easy/fun.

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's with all the terje/geist fuss? it'll be expensive and rammed and blah blah

It'll also be amazing.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i dunno, i've seen them both a few times and they've never really taken me anywhere, despite loving loads of stuff they've both put out

really excited about this 'the thing' party on friday, haven't been out dancing for a while! anyone else got their membership stone? gatto fritto + mystic rock. psychedelic party vibes.

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe it's just the nights that i've been to but i've never had a problem with either the nest or corsica studios being too busy. kinda assumed the latter at least had a policy of not packing it to absolute capacity.

the sound in the nest doesn't really carry but i still rather liked it when i went last summer.

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

the terje/geist is at corsica which normally lets a sensible number of ppl in. would definitely go but i'm busy that night.

i went to see aeroplane at the nest once at it was awful. couldn't move your arms.

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went to corsica a month or so ago and the main dancefloor was mainly very unpleasant to "dance" in, i say dance, really it was shifting carefully in place, elbows tucked in, amazing sound though

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

corsica's been overfull the last couple of times i've been, kind of worried that it's a trend

uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

the nest is better than bardens was. bardens soundsystem did my head in. as those interchangeable kingsland rd basements go, i think the nest is one of the better ones - i always feel relaxed in there. conversely how and why is the alibi still going, nothing about it is any good apart from, sadly, some of the people who choose to play there.

i can cosign the paramount views, gorgeous.

wish i could relocate corsica studios to somewhere slightly less hellish to get home from :(

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only time Corsica's felt really overfull to me was the Berghain/Panorama Bar night and that was sold out way way way in advance.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just miss having a slighter bigger basement venue on kingsland road. people are putting stuff on at power lunches but that place doesn't make enough money to pay people from outside of london/uk. alibi seems to be the place to go if you aren't too fussed about what music is playing. corsica's doing an awesome job with bookings; the egyptian lover night the week before geist/terje, the kompakt night this friday. i really love corsica, but i've never had an amazing time dancing there, the vibe is sometimes a bit hostile and you're constantly having to let people past/through.

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that, really.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

basically i am just (predictably) trying to figure out if i should see optimo at dalston superstore a day before their lovebox gig, or the nest a month earlier

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

see optimo at every opportunity imo

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ gets it

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

crackle box otm, i like todd terje but he's exactly the kind of dj i don't really want to go and see in london. i just assume nights like that will be too crowded and too full of fucked ppl who aren't bothered about dancing. this prob makes me sound like a dick but whatever. todd terje at a festival, or in another country, sure, bring it on etc. if it was just morgan geist on the bill it would prob be more fun :(

xp otm about optimo too, yep

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

...who i just noticed are at corsica on easter thursday with weatherall and trickski. on the same night as carl craig doing 69 live, maya jane coles and appleblim at pulse...

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

corsica's been overfull the last couple of times i've been, kind of worried that it's a trend

― uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Thursday, March 22, 2012

if they insist on putting big draws in room one and then people nobody cares about in room two then even if its not overfull in terms of the venue, then it will be in terms of that main room

coal, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yep, that was exactly the situation with move d, luckily danny native started playing in room two :D

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

assume people are talking about the workshop night, actually tbf its not the same promoters each time, but even if they didn't oversell the venue, have you seen the line up for the second room at the Terje night? 2nd room is going to be empty apart from people who are there because room one is too crammed

coal, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki - if the weather is up for it, i'd recommend visiting some london parks, make sure you venture south of the river and then carry on to brighton cuz that's easy/fun.

― Crackle Box, Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:09 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sort of the wrong thread but brighton as a day trip sounds fun for sure. what parks do you mean?

(perhaps we should continue this here? London )

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm putting on an r&b night in dalston tonight if anyone feels like coming out for a dance

https://www.facebook.com/events/384036508290564/

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

wish i could but parents in town BOO

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

bring them

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

argh todd terje/morgan geist sold out :(

anything else going on that weekend/week?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

on the friday there's some kind of deviation/hyperdub thing ft. omar-s, ikonika, cooly g, ill blu, funkystepz, martyn etc. "warehouse location tbc".

jackmaster and oneman at the nest should be good if that's not sold out, pretty small venue for them.

slocki is it the end of apr or may you're around?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

(i thought it was may but if you're asking about that weekend it's apr)

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

april 24-may 4!!

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

sadly only contains one weekend because of a wedding im djing on may 5

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

omar-s, ikonika, cooly g, ill blu, funkystepz, martyn etc

I'm meh on Cooly G and probably Ikonika as a DJ but this is one hell of a lineup.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 April 2012 09:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sold Out also doesn't mean they won't be letting people in on the door. Never has in my experience, anyway.

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah you just need to get there earlier.

Also a friend may have a spare for Todd Terje.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any idea how early? I've always been organised enough to get tickets in advance so I don't really know what time I'd need to show up to have a chance at getting tickets on the door.

salsa shark, Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd say before 12 to be safe. Before 11:30 to be even more safe.

EDB, Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks! Would've gone before 11:30 even with a ticket, so no problems there.
Fingers crossed, really want to go to this.

salsa shark, Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guardian find a trend for some dancing in bars and places without a late licence - micro-raves! Whatever next!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/01/microclubbing-commuter-alternative-rave

mmmm, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 07:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

"dad raves"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember when UK garage was really popular years ago there were really quite big day time events in west London for the asian population as it was taboo for going out late at night. Really though the Lock Tavern has had popular nights on a Sunday afternoon for years. It's hardly a new thing.

mmmm, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

As for people staying out all weekend, that's not new either. I only went a handful of times but Full Circle nr. Heathrow was crazy stuff.

mmmm, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am going crazy early to Terje. Fucked up and forgot to actually buy the tickets after organising a big meet up.

owenf, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i'll go and disguise myself as todd terje

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only problem i could see would be if i can't slip away and i end up led right onto the stage

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

egyptian lover last night was great fun, not sure about corsica as a venue, or maybe i'm not sure about how many tickets they sell, as i found myself squashed and doing some highly precarious dancing on the edge of a step. tbh i have some problems with i think all of the london nightclubs i've been to, maybe i'm just a priggish bastard.

michael nyman cat (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 22 April 2012 20:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nah, Corsica's pretty terrible in that respect.

EDB, Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bloc 2012: C/D?

EDB, Monday, 23 April 2012 09:43 (1 year ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.