I've not been to stoke for quite along time for a good hardcore
rave, tonight was the launch night of a new upfront hardcore night,
JEDI. Stoke embroiled in hardcore history with their famous Club
kinetic, tonight had some of kinetic's old faces including the DJ
Brisk and mc Connie.
Originally planned to be at club Metz it was moved
to a venue not so far away
This club is a little bigger than what I first expected compared
to club Metz, the lighting was ok for a small club also there was
a small laser within the DJ booth.
As the beats got the harder the sound system started to suffer,
as the sound system during the first half of the night did cut off,
but this was sorted quickly.
We arrived around ten greeted to the sounds of hardcore past DJ's
D-Lite and 2 Step were on the wheels of steel playing some of my
favourites from yester-year, including Scott Browns classic, now
is the time along with sample mania also a couple of vocal tunes
including surrender (free me from despair there's so much to share
this set was bouncy a set that you would have found DJ Brisk playing
The mc was on the dance floor mc'ing to the crowd
I think his name was gazy-j part of the organised
chaos crew I think.
Next up was the one and only and the ravers favourite DJ Sharkey,
he was accompanied by no other than mc Storm. Sharkey played a very
hard set, as during his set the sound system couldn't cope. He played
a different set to what he played last week at Slammin. Including
pilgrim, techno rocker, party zone and fly with me, he also played
some really break beat tunes, which felt like modern jungle / drum
and bass sound to them, the way hardcore once used to sound. It
was really good to hear these types of tunes. Storm was really amazing
I've not seen him on fire like this for quite along time. I think
it maybe different mc'ing to a small crowd compared to the large
scale arena's such as the Que club and sanctuary as the atmosphere
is totally different at these types of nights.
Next up was DJ Benson of vibealite fame Storm was mc'ing again
for him as well, I've not seen this DJ before he played a mixture
of labels mainly hixxy's jelly baby stuff and a couple of tunes
off blatant beats, also he played a tune that I've not heard for
years expansions which is a top tune, (I've not heard this tune
since '99) He played a couple of tunes off Scott browns evolution
label such as neck breaker, turn up the music I think he also played
chase, he finished the set with last years major anthem your shining.
At the end of his set he was giving away some cd's which as during
his set his name was being chanted as he had his a band of loyal
ravers with him.
Well up next was mr evolution Scott brown, he was
accompanied by club kinetics very own mc Connie. This
set was hard very hard you could tell who the hardcore
were during this set. He played some new material
which I didn't recognise but played a couple of classics
off the bonkers album including rock you softly and
definition of badboy which went down really well with
Last but not least was Brisk, Sharkey started to
mc for his set then Brisk was accompanied by his long
time mc Connie. Brisk started were Scott brown left.
Playing it hard and fast, Brisk was also using cd's
as well as it seems easier to get new tunes our on
cd rather than vinyl these days. His set was filled
of remixes including Eye opener and the bee gee's
classic Hold me now.
This was a good night, this was the opening night and had a good
turn even with the last minute change of venue it was still rammed.
There was a large northern presence in the crowd here, its good
to see people travelling high and low to support hardcore.
Big shouts to XLR-8, Thumpa and Sawyer, Cruze also nuff respect
to Storm & Sarah, also Brisk, sharkey, Scott brown, mc energy
and to midlands up and coming DJ Eon.
Written by Xtra-C
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