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i'll go to the Rex with you Lex, seeing as it would be about 10 minutes walk home afterwards, wooo

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 11:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

Michael Mayer and Miss Kittin!! ...and I have an essay due the next morning.

There's also that norwegian night at Fabric with Annie DJ'ing on the 3rd March, isn't there? oh, dancing, I miss you so.

cis (cis), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

for cheezy chart r&b i've been to that place in the trocadero several times, it's a midweek thing. jim'll remember what it's called and which night. it's quite fun, although i haven't been for ages so i couldn't swear they haven't changed the format.

i'm up for dancing pretty much all the time. although i haven't been 'proper' dancing to music without words for at least a year, so don't know if i'd be into that these days.

colette (a2lette), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

the Rex is ON! for anyone who would be up for it. er, I don't know which are the best nights or anything, I'll have a look when I'm not at work.

cheesy place in the trocadero sounds promising too.

i think i might pass on March 3 for the sake of March 4.

Mayer and Kittin might be tempting enough for me to pass up my prior arrangement...

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

i need to put all these dates on the calendar or something

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

I have a terrible allergy to the word 'cheese' when it's applied to music. Bloody Oxford *mutter* *grumble*.

RickyT (RickyT), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

miss kittin is pretty dull.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I have a terrible allergy to the word 'cheese' when it's applied to music. Bloody Oxford *mutter* *grumble*.

i couldn't think of a better way of saying it...they've usually just got chart stuff (i'm sure ciara will be on heavy rotation) as well as stuff i've heard on the radio back in detroit but not so much on pop radio here.

ah! bar rumba, i think that's what it's called. tuesdays or wednesdays, i think.

colette (a2lette), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 12:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

miss kittin was great when we saw her! it might have been the shaved head though.

i think we should all ruin our fridays for the sake of kittin and mayer. the thought of me lecturing on 4 hours sleep is pretty amusing, anyway. and cis, couldn't you just write that essay now, or something? i never was very good at the whole essay crisis thing.

toby (tsg20), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 13:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

i want to be in Toby's class

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 13:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

the last time i saw her, i remember her mainly playing a lot of big-room techno. i didn't particularly want to be there to begin with, though, so that might have colored my view of the whole thing.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 13:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've never seen Miss Kittin, I love her purely on the basis of her records, especially I Com which I am in love with.

if only Cis was writing essays for Toby, then that would resolve itself.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 13:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

This thread is such A Good Thing.

"I mean R&B like uhhh I guess chart R&B. plus maybe a little hip-hop. OR stuff like the Supremes. any R&B really! any place where they play Ciara, too.
-- The Lex"

People may scoff, but Popstarz is totally where you should go. The bottom floor is sticky, but it plays all the above. And then you can escape to Pop heaven on the top floor, make out with someone on the balcony and then dance to schmindie on the middle floor when you're so drunk you don't care that they're playing Razorlight.

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 13:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

Marianna not even I will ever be that drunk!

I have been warned off Popstarz as a Place Of Indie, though if there are non-indie nights then it will be promising...

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 14:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

what happens at the Scala on Saturday night these days? i remember it was Cookies & Cream (urban/hip-pop) for a while but no more i presume

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 14:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

Popstarz is kind of weird - they insist on having the indie room in the main bit despite the fact that it is always half empty because all the punters are upstairs for the proper hi-nrg gay disco which is, naturally, a quarter of the size and absolutely rammed.

And that little room off to the side where I saw all those big blokes grinding together to Beenie Man. That was weird.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 14:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh man I want to grind against big men to Beenie Man!

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 14:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Also I just saw the words 'the Rex is ON!' and got all excited thinking you were talking about Rex The Dog. Damn you.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 16 February 2005 14:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

OK I've just found out that my prior arrangement tonight (the Plan B night) is actually just around the corner from Plastic People! and to be perfectly honest Mayer and Kittin will be much more fun. I may show my face at the Spitz, then hotfoot it over to PP - I worry about the ltd tickets on the door selling out though.

is anyone else definitely going?

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'd like to see Mayer but don't think i can do this really due to enormous list of things to do that will only increase in size further if i go clubbin' on a schoolnight, sob

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

i want to go tonight but i can't because i'm ill.

tiefschwarz on march 12th and get physical in april are definitely in the diary tho.

pete b. (pete b.), Thursday, 17 February 2005 10:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

*BAMF* Did someone mention dancing?

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm undecided about this eve, but leaning towards not going, i think.

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Rex The Dog should be playing around town a bit over the next few months. Keep an eye on Plastic People...

More aceness coming up, unfortuantly on the same bloody night:

Sat 26th Feb, Fabric - bPitch Control room: Ellen Allien, Tomas Andersson, Sylvie Marks, Smash TV. Steve Bug, Rub n Tug & Idjut Boys in other rooms.

Sat 26th Feb, Koko (ex Camden Palace) - Output Records Party: Tiga, 2 Many DJ's, Blackstrobe, Headman, Trevor Jackson.

MattR (MattR), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost - yes, i'd love some r&b dancing. whatever patience i had for techno has pretty much vanished.

Miss L speaks for me - I need to rock to hip hop and r&b again, and good old pop for that matter, 'cause I'm too burned on this electro house guff now. I'll do Annie, Tiefschwarz, Rex, and Get Physical, but beyond that...Truth is, I may have actually had more fun at Club Seal than Vitalic (Psycho Pab excepted). I still want to go to Trash at least once.

Oh, and I have plans tonight, so no go.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

i've gone the other way from Lauren and Barima and lately enjoy dancing to/hearing out electro/techno more than I have for some time.

I haven't been to an urban (i'm just gonna keep using that term because i prefer it to anything else) night since Fez Club in Putney ages ago which was actually really good, even when they played Fatman Scoop for the second time...

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

You mentalists aren't going to see Miss Kittin?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

if it was a live set i would!

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

I mean, just go smooch on her at least. Give her one for me!

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

i've gone the other way from Lauren and Barima and lately enjoy dancing to/hearing out electro/techno more than I have for some time.

You just stay outta our way then, bitch.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Roxy, I would so kiss Caroline if I was going :-(.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm still contemplating the Kittin. dunno. I fear a) tickets running out by the time I haul my disorganised ass over to Plastic People, and b) ruin tomorrow.

For those wanting to POP, I reiterate: Girls Aloud at GAY on Saturday!

Bah to the Feb 26 goodness, it is a friend's birthday then.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

Alex, be real, you know there's no way I'm going to see Girls Aloud.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Thursday, 17 February 2005 12:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'll miss the 26th stuff too as i will be in Svenska

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

But I thought we were going to Sweden that weekend!

alix (alix), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

for sure...

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was gonna comment on The Popstarz Debate but then I realised that I like and dislike club nights entirely on the basis of whether or not they let me in when I was underage, which is kinda useless to, y'know, adults.

I wish I could see Girls Aloud or Miss Kittin.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

Truth is, I may have actually had more fun at Club Seal than Vitalic

Flattered and all, but you are a mentalist. The Output night on the 26th looks pretty fantastic. Is this a proper Black Strobe decksnfx thing?

Also, am I the only person who finds rebranding the Camden Palace as 'Koko' utterly hilarious?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

come and see Girls Aloud, Greg and Barima! there are no reasons for you not to.

It's looking less and less likely that I will be chez Kittin tonight :(

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Girls Aloud? Holy fuck I wish I were in London this week. :(

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Man, I'd love to see Girls Aloud on Saturday. But I've already said I'm going to see The Schla La Las who are, like, the indie Girls Alound or something.

Kate Kept Me Alive! (kate), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've been overdoing the social which is why although I am TEMPTED I shall be good and STAY IN until Club Pfffft.

(Probably)

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm even a bit tempted by one of these oldskool rave nights sometimes

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

Well to be fair the GA'll probably be a five-song PA or something. But Ria and I are treating it as an hors d'oeuvre for the MAIN TOUR in May!

I think I may have to skip Club FT this month. but when can I DJ at it?

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

Lex are you going to the GA gig in Hammersmith in May? i can't wait!

Steve - Lukey of this parish swears by Raindance. I've not been tempted yet.

pete b. (pete b.), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah but we've got tickets for May 29 whereas everyone else seems to have them for the 28th :(

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am also a bit tempted by an oldskool rave thing.

RickyT (RickyT), Thursday, 17 February 2005 13:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

If any of you fancy a trip to Dublin, Black Strobe March 16th, at our club, and Optimo sometime in April, I think.

I was half thinking of trying to organise some friends to organise a party next time I'm in London, cos I want to DJ now, everywhere and anywhere!

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 17 February 2005 14:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

I am also a bit tempted by an oldskool rave thing.

do such things exist?! I have been awaiting the early 90s rave revival for YEARS!

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 17 February 2005 14:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

they've existed for some time now. Camden Palace actually did one of the bigger ones for ages featuring Ratpack live etc. regularly.

think there was something at The Arches a few weeks back too, old skool vs new skool breaks sort of thing.

Butlins are doing some big 90s revival thing at their camps where the likes of Baby D play as well as a lot of rub pop stuff. madness...

i want to go to Dublin, and Black Strobe would be a good excuse, but it might be too soon i'll see...

Alienus Quam Reproba (blueski), Thursday, 17 February 2005 14:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

…and the day before I will be catching the every excellent Mick Wills in The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington. Highly recommended.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

er, very excellent.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

how's the summer looking for people? i don't have much but i am looking forward to sweating myself into oblivion at beauty and the beat tonight.

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 13 July 2013 18:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, i was planning to go to that but failed to get a crew together - hope you have an excellent night!

this summer definitely deserves more dancing.

whateverface (c sharp major), Saturday, 13 July 2013 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

o waaaaaaaaaaao. that was good. and continues to be.

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 14 July 2013 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Anyone happen to be going to Eastern Electrics festival in Knebworth? Not technically London, but easy to get to.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Sunday, 14 July 2013 08:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably going to UR/Mills/Hood on August bank holiday.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 14 July 2013 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty cool that BATB have their full sets online now - http://www.houseparty.org.uk/#e1e/custom_plain - giving the most recent one a re-listen gave me the very important reminder of the ridiculous last ninety minutes or so, which included this in its entirety:

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Interesting, althought the pictures look a little tame? I know that’s not a good judge of music, so I will give the mixes a spin.

I am definitely UR/Mills/Hooding though if anyone fancies meeting.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

fuckin ell, never felt so happy and fulfilled at 1am as I do now after Journey Through The Light. Somewhat wondering if someone spiked my drink with nice things.

Waluigi Nono (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 September 2013 00:34 (11 months ago) Permalink

Psyched for the Fabric birthday lineup:

Craig Richards
Terry Francis
Ricardo Villalobos
Clockwork
Cosmin TRG
Derren Smart
DJ Qu
Juergen Junker
Marcel Dettmann (5 Hour Set)
No Regular Play (Live)
PBR Streetgang
Shed (Live)
Skream (Disco Set)
Sonja Moonear
Soul Clap
Tama Sumo
Wolf & Lamb
Zip

toby, Monday, 23 September 2013 01:51 (11 months ago) Permalink

Wait that's surely not all on one night?!

Matt DC, Monday, 23 September 2013 12:04 (11 months ago) Permalink

The birthday has been a Sat-Mon power through for the last few years.

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 23 September 2013 22:58 (11 months ago) Permalink

yeah it's like 10pm sat - 5am mon.

toby, Tuesday, 24 September 2013 00:11 (11 months ago) Permalink

Villalobos was playing something like a 16-hour set in 2010.

I'm not a rockist, I just hate Rap-A-Lot (sic), Tuesday, 24 September 2013 01:59 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

do people itt go out on a schoolnight? will be in ldn for 48 hours, probably going to pop to Weatherall's A Love From Outer Space at Plastic People tomorrow night

ͼѾͽ (sic), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:53 (9 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just a little bit of spam, but I will be dancing and also DJing at a night I run with friends in Dalston tonight from 9-3. We have Neville Watson guest DJing for us who is absolutely going to smash it, the space is very intimate, and we are also putting it on for FREE simply because we like to throw a good party, so no excuses really. https://www.facebook.com/events/257377207746381/?fref=ts

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 14 December 2013 15:02 (8 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

a wee way off, but Robert Hood and Luke Slater on 1st Feb looks good and doubtless yet again I'll have no one who'll be interested in coming with me http://www.residentadvisor.net/forum-read.aspx?id=254034

a beef supreme (dog latin), Monday, 30 December 2013 12:57 (7 months ago) Permalink

what's everyone doing for NYE?

Merdeyeux, Monday, 30 December 2013 14:40 (7 months ago) Permalink

(and what should I do for my birthday on Friday?)

Merdeyeux, Monday, 30 December 2013 14:42 (7 months ago) Permalink

i'm djing locally. i start my set just after the midnight countdown. what should i play first?

a beef supreme (dog latin), Monday, 30 December 2013 14:45 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Hadn't really been out dancing in a while until this weekend. I think my tolerance for London nights is waning. It's the same problems of the last few years really - crap temporary venues, lack of organisation, but most of all the people. Why charge around the dance floor back and forth pushing people? Why get so out of it you can't stand up so fall into other dancers? If your friend does this you have a duty to help them. I had a good night at Netil House on Saturday but that was really due to being with good friends and Sonja Moonear's set. Fantastic DJ. Would definitely go out more often if there weren't these issues.

mmmm, Monday, 3 February 2014 14:05 (6 months ago) Permalink

Come and try our night on the 22nd in Dalston. We only have a tiny sweatbox venue which holds 50, and only an OK soundsystem, but we keep it free, have a great atmosphere, friendly crowd (mostly mates, word of mouth and some posts in select places) and most importantly great tunes. OK, that last part can be subjective, so here’s a mix by another of the residents: https://soundcloud.com/frank_mitchell/demented-but-determined.

Event page here, https://www.facebook.com/events/1408677899370795/?fref=ts . Yes I am going to hell for spamming ILX.

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 3 February 2014 19:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

Thanks.. sounds interesting!

mmmm, Monday, 3 February 2014 19:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

oh you poor thread :(

anybody doing anything on Aug 1 or 2?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 19:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

was thinking fur coat & no artificial colours might be good but i've never been to the nest

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

The Nest is a bit of a hellhole tbh. Started off kinda interesting but then they went all out with their trashy Dalstonite aesthetic.

The Hydra's schedule for the rest of the year is pretty impressive - http://the-hydra.net/#events - though tbh I think I've lost the taste for big name events.

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hehe, my friend DJs at The Nest, I’ve never been though. We have Mark Forshaw playing for us in the basement of Olive, N16 7PL, near the 24 hour bagel place. 9-3am Free Entry. I’m going to be playing a very slow warm-up set from 9.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 21:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

^ Er that’s this Saturday I should have mentioned.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 21:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

b-b-but i like trashy!

Chewsh unfortch I'm pretty limited to 1 or 2 of Aug :(

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 21:40 (1 month ago) Permalink


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