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So tempted by Bloc. But kinda put off for the reasons Mr DC mentions.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:24 (six years ago) Permalink

incidentally what's happening in the dance tracks poll nominations thread? is it still just nominations? i can never bring myself to click on a thread with so many new answers

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:47 (six years ago) Permalink

i haven't really been following it enough to know, but I kinda started losing interest when people were suggesting keeping it to house and techno (not that there's any prob with H&T but it does ignore huge swathes of potential noms for better or worse)

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i am hugely pro limiting it to house and techno, maybe i can psyche myself up to clicking on it again

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:59 (six years ago) Permalink

seems like it'll be a good poll! so many classic tracks i'd forgotten about

xp to mattdc..... lowlife crew care about you having a good time though, it's not just about taking your money which is what puts me most of the big venues in london. don't really understand why you'd pay £15 to get into a place that's too rammed to dance and you can't sit and relax and talk. especially these massive event things where the big name djs usually end up playing boring crowd pleaser sets and everyone is just waiting for the hits. blah, not for me.

places i have enjoyed so far this year, boys club in dalston, passion in hackney, new empowering church. seating areas, buffet food, smoking indoors, byob, friendly people, no-name djs, no queues, no aggro.

Crackle Box, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Plastic People still seems pleasant to me?

toby, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:36 (six years ago) Permalink

do you still have to queue for 20 mins to get outside?

Crackle Box, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:49 (six years ago) Permalink

not their fault btw, didn't the council impose some sort of zero tolerence bs on them or something? so security went into airport mode

Crackle Box, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I still like The Nest.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:55 (six years ago) Permalink

does plastic people still have sauna-like temperatures and no air con?

yeah i like the nest.

smoking indoors = automatic disqualification from being considered pleasant

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:00 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

went to andy blake's night in brixton 'world unknown' a few weeks ago...that shit is the real deal!

tpp, Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

a mate of mine goes to that religiously, fucked if i'm going south of the river though

r|t|c, Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

the DARKEST, LOUDEST room imaginable. crazy selection of music: a lot of weird rare stuff i'd never heard but he dropped frankie goes to hollywood at one point heh. he just has the knack for making ppl dance. gay dudes making out at the front, rastas at the back smoking weed. worth the trip i promise!

tpp, Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

world unknown and body hammer are both great nights

coal, Saturday, 26 May 2012 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

So, I was pressured into going to Bloc (on the Friday only). Line up looks good, and hell if I managed to get home from the shit-pit that is Proud2 I should be able to get back from wherethehellthisplaceis.

mmmm, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Not going to free rotation now, almost feel tempted by bloc but when it comes to

coal, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:38 (six years ago) Permalink

bloc line-up = YES
bloc everything else = uhhhhhh

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:39 (six years ago) Permalink

going to ikonika's ep launch @ rhythm factory this weekend, ft mr beatnick, d££mnds, optimum etc

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Rhythm Factory must have a new booker, they have some great line ups now. Haven't been there for 18m or so although it's metres from my door..

mmmm, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I walk past it every day and at some point in last couple months noticrd lineups were suddenly good

coal, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:12 (six years ago) Permalink

also doing happy hour and Thai food again I see. The next Alfalfa night is a possibility.

mmmm, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:22 (six years ago) Permalink

never heard of that night but i like xandru

coal, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

OK folks, what is up on Friday? i feel like dancing

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

ya i just came in to ask the same question! annual assessment panel on friday, PROPER MASH UP required for us all afterwards.

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

rhythm factory is real close to me too! will keep a eye on the line-ups. could be a return to the golden (actually terrible) days when they were doing t bar at that place by aldgate.

hardhouse banter (tpp), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

i might go to that juan atkins things next friday

hardhouse banter (tpp), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Goddamn it I'd love to go dancing Friday but as ever I'm too poor. Do let us know next time though. Am I too old to be going out all night to clubs at 31 (1/2)? I have no idea of the average age of London clubbers as most people may age from the area I live wouldn't be seen dead at a rave...

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Bought tickets to Nick Hoppner at Corsica on a whim. (I hate to be going back to Toronto in September, where a year = like 3 weeks here, dance music event wise).

Hennesy Williams (EDB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:34 (six years ago) Permalink

dj neptizzle in dalston

just sayin, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Bill Patrick is playing in town on Friday... at the Russian bar... Would go to that if I were around. There isn't a whole host more on (but Sat is a different question). Also dog latin - 31 is not too old to go clubbing!

mmmm, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Just booked Ibiza trip again.. (I know it's not London Dancing but I'm excited..)

mmmm, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

is there even an ibiza thread on ilm? i went a few weeks ago would be fun to talk abt it somewhere

hardhouse banter (tpp), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:26 (six years ago) Permalink

yes, there is, no posts for 8 years though! Would like to know your thoughts. I love the place but I know how people hate it...

mmmm, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Never been ibiza...or croatia for that matter

Like the look of sunwaves, romania. labyrinth japan looks kinda nice too

coal, Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:47 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

london dancing tips!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Room 1 - Innervisions

Room 2 - Permanent Vacation
Tensnake (live)
Todd Terje
Prins Thomas


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Studio 4
X-Press 2 [4 Hour Balearic Set]
Jonny Rock
Carsten Klemann
Derren Smart

Studio 5
Tama Sumo
Elif Live

hardhouse banter (tpp), Saturday, 7 July 2012 10:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Holy shit @ 27th October lineup.

Matt DC, Saturday, 7 July 2012 11:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, "Secret East London location" :(

Matt DC, Saturday, 7 July 2012 11:11 (six years ago) Permalink

niiice. i'm trying to take advantage of a relatively free summer as much as possible, so bookended by beauty and the beat next week (has anyone ever been?) and some kind of disco weekender at the nest with aeroplane and todd terje at the end of august, but that leaves me a lot of gaps to fill.

what's the 'secret east london location' thing all about? 9 times out of 10 it's a normal club which they presumably have booked from the beginning, so...?

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 7 July 2012 14:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I've never had a less than great night at BATB and the new years party was easily the best night out dancing I've ever had.

Best bit of the night- coming up from the downstairs chill out room to find my sister leading a conga line full of people wearing these comedy glasses we'd bought back from Xmas with the parents. Soundtracked to some ridiculous tribal crusty disco acid funk amazingness through *that* soundsystem. One of the few nights I can look back on where there's no dark /weird /ugly shit everyone just had a blast start to finish.

Crackle Box, Saturday, 7 July 2012 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Also lol at when the venue owner came over to Cedric to tell him he's got one more song, Cedric kinda looks at the packet out dance floor, turns the volume up and gestures 'I can't hear you' to which owner dude laughed and the party carries on for another hour or so with the lights on.

Crackle Box, Saturday, 7 July 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite tempted by Diskjokke and In Flagranti in Dalston tonight actually.

Everywhere in London seems to be competing to set themselves up as a shelter for displaced ravers.

Matt DC, Saturday, 7 July 2012 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

i was at BATB on new year's as well. i think i had a great time but the only music i can remember is the smiths.

jabba hands, Sunday, 8 July 2012 20:59 (six years ago) Permalink

I need to fucking get out more.

EDB, Sunday, 8 July 2012 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink

We went to Fabric in the end, dull and clumpy for the first hour or so and got progressively better. Weird highlight was Petre Inspirescu dropping a significant section of Debussy's La Mer over some skeletal house.

Matt DC, Monday, 9 July 2012 10:06 (six years ago) Permalink

usual fabric thing of not putting first guest on till after 4

was kinda underwhelmed by cobblestone jazz:/

coal, Monday, 9 July 2012 10:14 (six years ago) Permalink

I've heard guests play earlier before, but that may have been years ago.

Matt DC, Monday, 9 July 2012 10:30 (six years ago) Permalink

guests do play earlier it depends who tho, if its ricardo, zip or RPR it will always be later

coal, Monday, 9 July 2012 10:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Tempted by Alfalfa @ Rhythm Factory this Sat. Romania's Herodot & Xandru, should be promising.

mmmm, Monday, 9 July 2012 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

speaking of rhythm factory


Crackle Box, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:23 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Any thoughts on this? It's during my last week(s) so I don't mind spending extra for some kind of blowout.

EDB, Saturday, 28 July 2012 08:35 (six years ago) Permalink

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