Knights of the Turntables
15.09.01 Change of Venue
Well for the past 2 years of my raving journey I have not really
been to many venues mainly either the Que Club or The Sanctuary
Milton Keynes. This was a change for me trying out a new venue,
new promoter. I've heard quite a bit about the concept club so I
thought why not check it out for myself.
We drove up to the club took round about an hour. Having been at
work all day I was shattered but hey going to have a party !
We got the club and people started to queue it was pouring with
rain but that I didn't stop the people from queuing. They opened
he doors for 9 and we went round like an alley way similar to
Bagley's up some stairs and then in to the club.
Handed over my £10 and well I stepped into the club. They
seemed to have got some nice production here it might not have
the capacity the same as the Que club or Slammin but that didn't
stop the promoters. Plenty of UV lighting, with some nice décor
around the venue. The DJ box was situated just at the front of
the dance floor and there was a small platform by the box as well
some people were kind of eager and were dancing on the stage.
The crowd here was generally mixed, as you had your ravers and
then some of house heads as well. Which mixed well. The club attracts
more of the old club kinetic stoke crew.
Up first was the dj's D-Lite & 2 Step playing some really
old happy hardcore my favourite rave style lots of vocals and
kick drums lots of classics that I haven't heard for quite some
time. There was no mc @ this point but people were starting to
They dropped some wicked tunes including the Slipmatt remix of
On my Own quality and then which got the party kicking with Scott
brown's classic Now is the Time. Everyone in this small club was
bouncing and really going for it. One of the decks were well messed
up and kept on jumping the records which didn't help but that
still didn't bother the ravers or me.
Next up was DJ's Top Groove and CJ Glover right these guys again
keeping it happy but more into the 96-97 vibe playing the happy
anthems from force and styles Heart of gold everyone in the club
hands reaching for the skies singing there hearts out which I
love to see. He also played some the really dark/bouncy hardcore
like the mask tune with "party why ?Coz I gotta" nice
tune also Sy's classic tune the vamp. There was two mc's, which
I haven't heard before mc Ell, and Nrg. They kept the crowd happy
hyping up the crowd and giving some shouts as well.
I though I'd have a boogie on the stage and who did I see??
Mr MC STORM !!!!! I haven't seen him for ages since Slammin @
the Que club. Well he got the party rolling here all his classic
chats. Well tonight was a special party for flashbacks very own
Mistress Mo she here back 2 back with her partner in crime Pilgrim
They started off with some of the oldskool anthems and dropped
tunes like the 2bad mice classic bomb scare, DJ PC's Insomniak
and not forgetting shades of Rhythms Sweet Sensation. It was nice
to see some of the flashback crew inside and to see mistress mo
having a good birthday party getting down on the dance floor.
You don't realise how good Storm is especially when you don't
hear him for quite some time nice to hear the old mouth scratch
I heard some girl talking to her friend and said that's not the
record scratching that's him.
I though to myself you don't know what your missing. After Flashback's
residents it was tie for Robbie Long and Devastate, these guy's
are more known for producing and also Robbie long is known here
fro the old club kinetic days.
They played a really happy set with some old skool anthems thrown
in for good measure including some prodigy classics including
Ruff in the Jungle (RIP MC RUFF).
I spoke to Storm after his set with Robbie long and asking how
his trip was in America was with the nocturnal wonderland rave
was and also what happened about Slammin vinyl. He told me that
Slammin' had giving him the wrong dates and shouldn't have made
him look bad on there website. He also told me that he really
enjoyed himself at the Que club and he would love to come back
as he enjoyed the venue.
I had a chat with Vibes about Flashback and he told me he really
enjoyed himself and can't wait to return to the Que cub and he
enjoyed the altern-8 set.
Well last but not least the innovators Happy Hardcore Dougal and
Vibes. Well there was no Dougal but there was DJ Vibes. Still
it didn't matter as I only seen vibes tear up the Que Club last
week. Well I left about 2:30 had to get up for work for 10:30.
Well I really had a wicked night out here @ the concept club
now to be known as its former self "Illusion". It's
nice to experience different venues and clubs to see how other
ravers enjoy themselves. I was glad to see some regulars from
the Que club.
Big shouts to, XLR8, Lauren, Trevor and James also to Mistress
Mo, Pilgrim, Will, Vibes (cheers for the beer) and Storm.
Also to those that I met don't know your names but know your faces.
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'