Sunday, October 14, 2012

London clubbing

The underground bass and the mainstream club scenes are both legendary in London. So I went there a weekend in October for a bit of clubbing.

On the Friday, I went to Fabric located in the East End of central London, a huge nightclubs with several rooms, plenty of bars and places to chill, renowned for showcasing underground DJ talents. On this particular Friday night, RAM records hosted a showcase event for all its artists, packed with drum 'n bass, dubstep and electro talent. Although dominated by the ginger "bloke-steppers" I came acquainted with at Milton Keynes Bowl, I quite liked the place. Very effectively and professionally run, clearly not foreign to handling massive crowds.

In the main room, drum 'n bass champ Andy C pulled a 6-hour set topped of with his huge remix of the otherwise brilliant Major Lazer track Get Free and people went nuts. I left the everlasting Andy C marathon set to check out one of my darlings; Delta Heavy, in Room 2. I stayed for their whole show and was well pleased as they played most of my dubstep and electro favorites of the moment including their own stuff. Please also check out their excellent 45 minutes dubstep/electro SW4 2012 mix below.

Major Lazer - Get Free (Andy C Remix) 

Nero - Must Be The Feeling (Delta Heavy Remix)

Delta Heavy x SW4 2012 Mix

Saturday, we went for the Dirty Dutch party at the legendary Ministry of Sound club at The Gallery, located on the south bank near Waterloo. Weekend after weekend, this placed is packed with long queues in front and features all the biggest names of the game. Just within a month, superstars like Steve Angello, Kaskade, Gareth Emery, Porter Robinson and Laidback Luke played MoS. A truly awe inspiring place.

Chuckie and Zane Lowe headline the party, but the Dirty Dutch front runner Chuckie, was second to none and delivered a fantastic set. The Dirty Dutch sound is within the electro house genre and has been very influential and the characteristic saw tooth bassline drops has been spread wideline the last year or so.

Zane Lowe closed the party after Chuckies amazing performance and we enjoyed the entire show from the VIP balcony with a great view over the crowd and great service in the bar. What an amazing night - I can't wait to go back there ASAP!

Chuckie - Who Is Ready To Jump (Chuckie Jump Around Bootleg)

Dada Life - Rolling Stones T-Shirt (Chuckie Remix)
Chuckie & Promise Land ft. Amanda Wilson - Breaking Up