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2Klub Newsletter 2004 : February (1)
CLUB INFO AND REVIEWS

Preview: Release Released! Sunday Nights @ The Nightingale, Birmingham

This Sunday, (8th. February), marks the re-opening of Release, Andy Farley's new weekly club night / post gig party, which he's putting on with fellow DJ residents Sarah G. and Si Griffiths in Birmingham. As it's the 2004 Opening, and in true party spirit, they've decided to make entry FREE!

I recall having a discussion on Harder Faster not long ago with someone about the difference between a "venue", a "club" and a "party", and wondered why in London lots of clubs are called parties. In many cases that doesn't seem very appropriate, especially when clubs get big and commercial. However, Release is really best described as a party - end of the weekend where Andy and mates play a variety of quality dance music from tribal through tech house to techno, and covering, as they see fit and feel inclined, everything in between. In some sense this is quite a remarkable event, as this is just what lots of kids do at the weekend - have a party, and get on the decks with mates. That Farley wants to do this having been playing all over the country, (he's playing a God's Kitchen event in Liverpool, and Afters in Birmingham this weekend) is probably a testament to the kid in him, and to the fact that international fame, (he's just come back from a tour of Australia), hasn't dulled his enthusiasm for the scene nor has he lost his understanding of what it's all about.

The name of the club, Release, is also quite appropriate. It's for those who are Released from the pre-conceptions of what Andy Farley plays, (i.e. Andy Farley = Hard House, NOT!, well not at Release). The closest thing to which I can liken the style of the music is Trade as it used to be a few years ago, but such comparisons are odious to some and perhaps irrelevant. It is and will be quality dance music played by experts out to have a fun time. If you can handle that then Release is very likely to be one party you won't want to end.

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Reviews: Convergence @ Egg, and Hardware @ The Office, London, Saturday January 31st 2004
by Camden Nurse


Five non - clubbing friends + the biggest hard dance event = carnage (for the friends at least).

Since starting 4years a go, Convergence (from that almighty Frantic Crew), has seen many a venues to call it’s own, but with Egg being it’s current resting place, it’s well worth the 15minute walk from King's Cross station (time dependant on how fast / slow you walk).

Reassuringly clean toilets, and yet another confusing, yet exciting venue layout, gave us 3 rooms of hard, bouncing, classic and stomping tune - age! Bring it on! An all round thumbs up displayed by the giant beams on customers' faces, as the night showed no signs of stopping. It is easy to see that paying £20 on the door, £12 in advance and £10 on guest list can be justified, after all, Frantic has all the ingredients; it's what you make it, so shut up, and dance!

Glazby, Donna Birt, Ali Wilson, and Shaf De Bass were among the talent to entertain the strong crowd, keeping them on their toes throughout, whilst everyone’s favourite Thirsty DJs, took their well deserved place in the top room, providing us with chunky, funky sounds of the funky house beats. Satisfaction – you bet!

Despite the crowds of clubbers on each level, it was both possible and easy to move around and a constant flow of people running from each room showed a huge amount of indecisiveness as to which room was the best to socialise / dance / drink in… it was such a close call – just the way we like it! Drinks were priced averagely (comparing to other London venues), and no shots or wine served in the ‘funky room’, meant another chance to stroll downstairs and bump into those you hadn’t seen in a while (or since last weekend at least).

So, 3 of the non - clubbing friends went home in a £70 taxi at about 3 am, the other 2 stayed until the end and stood shivering in the train station (well done though guys, you made it!), and the rest decided to go in any way shape or form over to Frantic’s new after party Hardware at The Office (many listening to Gorfy on the radio 107.4 as they went), and my, my, what a treat they had in store: Elgreko, BK, Guffy, Donna Birt, Danny Gilligan, Shaf, and Lucy Fur, ‘Oh, Mr. P, you're spoiling us!’, and free before 8am, what is the world coming to?!

Okay, so many found it hard to stand up, dance or even communicate but it didn’t stop the numbers from stepping through the door, looking around and ‘having it!’ in any way they were able to display (all clean, of course).

For many that remember Frantic’s good ‘ole days of Provocation, they were memories to be cherished, but by the turn out and effort put into Hardware, it sure showed that history could be repeated, and just as much fun could be had.

After a long weekend of wreckage and exhausting antics for many, whilst driving / train –ing / walking / ski - ing/ home, you cannot help but wonder how Frantic do it. Despite the praise, the critics, the competition, they always pull in a crowd, have a bloody good line up, and have supporters from all over. So, if Frantic are ‘too commercial’ or whatever phrase you may choose to criticise them with, why on earth do they provide a constant, successful party for all, and show that the brains behind it all, is always one step ahead?

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

EGG, LONDON

Saturday Feb 7th - "Drama" ... the triumphant return of this already legendary club night as it moves to Egg first Saturday of each month. David James, Lucas, Femi B, Kokon To Zai, - Richard + Sasha, Princess Julia, Sugarbear, Luke Howard,Live pas - Massive Ego featuring Dusty O + Monsta10pm until very late. £13 b4 11pm, £15 after. n.u.s £10 all night. for further info click www.club-drama.com.

7th Feb – AFTERHOURS AT EGG

The DRAMA Carry on’

DJs Villeneuve, Fat Tony, Wayne G, Raymundo Rodreguez, Justin Ballard and special guest DJs spin tribal and vocal house anthems at this high fashion, stylish after hours.

Sat Feb 14th - "Love" (launch party) ... coming to Egg on the second saturday of each month, Love will see some of the finest names in dance music shooting cupid's arrows. A celebration of house music in all it's forms, their massive Valentine's Day launch party sees french house legend DJ Gregory swooping down onto the decks alongside Copyright and Roo. The basement will be hosted by carnival masters Sancho Panza with Matt Brown, Jimmy K-Tel, Dan Solo and Jay Bold. Inspirit Music will command the Loft. 10pm-5am. £15 on the door / £12 consc. for more info and tickets, ring 0870 240 5436 or visit www.londonparties.co.uk

Sunday Feb 15th, Ricochet returns to Egg, London on from 3pm-late. DJs: the legendary LISA PIN-UP and Harderfaster Resident DJ of the Year DANNY GILLIGAN, plus Ricochet residents the awesome RACHEL AUBURN and DON GRANT.

Sat Feb 21st - "World Drum and Bass" ... major drum and bass event from Formation Records and Dekefx. In the Bassment, dnb with GROOVERIDER, DJ SS, TWISTED INDIVIDUAL, SHY FX, BRYAN GEE, MC's SKIBADEE, IC3, FUN & BIGGIE Middle floor with FABIO, INFLUX DATUM BAILEY, MC's CLEVELAND WATKISS & WARREN G and hiphip in The Loft with THE MIXOLOGISTS + guests. £10 NUS & b4 10.30pm. £12 NON. info: 0116 251 0098 / www.clubformation.com

21st Feb – AFTERHOURS AT EGG

The Perfect Breakfast’

EGG Residents Fat Tony, Tom Mcmillan, Tyrone, Justin Ballard & guests spinning house and tribal to a sexy, friendly and definitely up for it crowd.

Thursday Feb 26th - "Breakspoll Awards" ... with an incredible line-up of just abut everyone in the exploding breaks scene, the Breakspoll Awards will be hosted by Radio 1's Annie Nightengale and Nu-Skool legend Danny McMillan. Line-up to include: Phantom Beats, Rennie Pilgrem, Adam Freeland, Krafty Kuts, FreQ Nasty, Stanton Warriors, Meat Katie, Evil 9, Scissorkicks, Friendly, Deekline & Ollywood, Splitloop (Live), Jay Cunning & Atomic Hooligan, Future Funk Squad (Live), Skool of Thought. Full full line-up, details for tickets and further info, visit: www.breakspoll.com

Sat Feb 28th - "Whistlebump 5th Birthday!" ... Whistlebump parties are without exaggeration, the stuff of legends. With a line-up to make any soulful mouth water, their birthday party at Egg sees disco-edit master extraordinaire, NYC's Danny Krivit make a very rare london appearance. Supporting Mr. Krivit will be Whistlebump's proud father Simon Haggis (who will also be celebrating the release one of his own co-production, KLaSH's 'Silicon City Blues'). The renonwned Gilles Peterson (Radio 1), a dj synonymous with breaking superb new music of all kinds and tempos, leads the way on the middle floor, joined by Kev Beadle (Solar Radio / Mind Fuid) and Whistlebump's own Andy Crowbar. Upstairs in the Loft will be Glasgow's Andy Pirie (Melting Pot) and Straight No Chaser's Chris Menist. 10pm-5am. £15 on the door / £12 advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk : visit www.whistlebump.co.uk for further details.

28th/29th Feb – TRADE ORIGINAL Starting at 5am after Whistle Bump

‘Keeping you hard all night long’

A taste of the classic sounds that propelled Trade into club legend. This night features the original line up including: Malcolm Duffy, Daz Sounds and Dave Randall.

6th Mar – AFTERHOURS AT EGG

‘The DRAMA Carry on’

DJs Villeneuve, Fat Tony, Wayne G, and special guest DJs spin tribal and house anthems at this high fashion, stylish after hours

13th Mar – FACTOR 25

Londons infamous Sunday club returns with a spectacular party featuring their original line up and some stylish new artwork & production courtesy of those Action Men

20th Mar – AFTERHOURS AT EGG

'The Perfect Breakfast’

EGG Residents Fat Tony, Tom Mcmillan, Tyrone, Justin Ballard spinning house and tribal to a sexy, friendly and definitely up for it crowd.

27th Mar – KINKY LATINO

A celebration of all things Latin’

International DJ’s spin Spanish, Italian and Latin House

DJs include: Ariel, Raymundo Rodriguez, Max Latino, Gonzalo, and Miguel Pellitero

Contact ryan@egglondon.net for further info on all parties, promotion and venue hire.

Thanks and enjoy.

AFTERHOURS AT EGG. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING. 4.30am til late. £15 / £12 with Flyer. EGG 200 YORK WAY KINGS CROSS www.egglondon.net

EGG NIGHTCLUB 200 YORK WAY KINGS CROSS N7 9AX tel: (+44) 0 207 609 8364 www.egglondon.net

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Godskitchen @ Nation, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool

Saturday 7th February 2004

Main Room: Armin van Buuren John '00' Flemming M.I.K.E. (Push) Jon O'Bir

Courtyard: Polysexual Lisa Lashes Andy Farley Lab4 LIVE Shan Hinsley

Annexe: Fergie Paul Richards Petrae Foy Paul Thomas

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AFTERS, SUBWAY CITY, BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM'S SUNDAY MORNING AFTER-HOURS CLUB

FROM 4AM - 10AM

MEMBERS £6, GUESTS £8

Info: Alex 07765 666802

BLU/AFTERS SATURDAY-SUNDAY 7-8th. FEBRUARY 10PM - 10AM, SUBWAY CITY, BIRMINGHAM

Lisa Pin Up, Andy Farley, Pete Wardman, Sarah G., Mark H., Si Griffiths, Nick T. plus the usual suspects in the funky backroom.

£10 members / £12 guests. Info: Alex 07765 6668052

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Shaft, at Radius, Horsefair, Birmingham. Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

SHAFT'S 1st BIRTHDAY @ RADIUS

SHAFT vs BOSH Doors open:10am-7pm Entry: £5 Shaft members / £6 guest

DJ`S: PAUL KERSHAW (Sundissential / Galaxy fm) COLTHEMEDIK (Shaft) MARK H (Shaft) HINSLEY (Polysexual) TED B b2b JESSY J (Bosh) DOUBLE A (Bosh)

ALSO ON THE DAY: DANCERS, UV STALL, OXYGEN, MASSAGE

A new shaft membership is now in place. Shaft members will gain entrance in to shaft events at a reduced price. There will be several members days throughout 2004 where only members will gain entrance for free. The 1st members day will be feb 29th.
Memberships are £5 and can be purchased at shaft events.

SHAFT weekly sundays at RADIUS 10am - 5pm, with weekly residents Mark H and ColTheMedik.

Entry is £5. SS Members £4. Open from 10am till 5pm Info : 07817 653560/07970 665756

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Andy Farley's Party
RELEASE
THE NIGHTINGALE, (Upstairs Room, Entrance 4), BIRMINGHAM

LAUNCH NIGHT PARTY:
SUNDAY

FEBRUARY 8th.

FREE ENTRY!
(R.O.A.R)

From 9pm to 3am
with residents

Andy Farley,
Sarah G. and
Si Griffiths

playing tribal house, tech house and techno
and everything in between.

Release Yourself!

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Insomniacz. Stimulating Music For The Restless

Sundays in February Insomniacz Presents After Hours in Leeds.

Club Paradise, New York Street, Leeds City Centre,

Doors Open at 4am until 12noon, Entrance is £8 Members £10 Non members,

info: 0115 9288953, paying guest list email: guestlist@insomniacz.com www.insomniacz.com

The place for the partying souls that won't go home. Following our really successful month of events in December we are pleased to announce that we have events planned until 2005 in Leeds. On offer are a choice of 3 rooms of music and entertainment. Within the 3 arenas there will a choice of hard house, funk and Ibiza chill-out music. The performing artists are renound for their djing skills and will be travelling from all over the country to appear at our events. We have fire eaters, dwarfs and stilt walkers planned each week, these guys bring their entertainment to Leeds and have been all over the world entertaining adoring clubbers and onlookers. The clinking of keys at 4am as clubbers get home on Saturday nights will not be heard by neighbours or landlords.

A new era is upon Leeds. Insomniacz waiting for the dawn.......

Dates and performing artists are as follows.

February 8th Ian M, ilogik, Phil Vane, Mark Grey

The Lounge- Funk SAS (federation), Marc Leaf, Steve MasonLeaf, Steve Mason

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TRADE LOVE BALL SATURDAY* 14th. FEBRUARY - VALENTINES DAY TRADE
Turnmills


Liase dangerously with your valentine for a night of nose, face and wig powdering at the trade love ball.

Lite Lounge: Fat Tony, Tom McMillan, Tyrone, Peter Ward
Percussion by Joy Vocals by Tonnic

Main Floor: Malcolm Duffy, Rachel Auburn, Wayne G. & Pete Wardman

This is not a ticketed event. Online q jump tickets available from www.tradeuk.net Also from Prowler, Clone Zone, Trax, & The Box

£10 Members £15 Guests
4.30am til Super late *(Sunday morning really, Jonathan)
Turnmills 63b Clerkenwell Rd London EC1

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FRANTIC, Camden Palace, London
We have been told that the Camden Palace is likely to stop trading as a club at the end of February and as a result we sadly announce what is likely to be our last parties at the Palace.

Our first ever party at Camden Palace was back in April 1999 when the queue stretched from the front doors round the block and back again with 2000 people already inside and 1500 desperately trying to buy tickets.

Since then Camden Palace has turned into our spiritual home with over 70 events being held during the Daytime, Nighttime,Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays!

We have had some immense parties and some special memories at our 2nd home and too many to mention but some that have stuck in our mind have been the following:

*Laboratory: A party dedicated to Lab 4!
*The 1st ever Timeless!
*The 4th
Birthday Celebrations!
*Moving the decks from the booth and onto the stage.
*Tidy vs. Nukleuz!

We are holding 2 last parties so we can play the biggest range of our favourite DJs possible and because we know that not everybody will be able to make the first party in January. Come and say goodbye to the Palace at the last ever Frantic parties? at the legendary venue!

Feb 14th - FRANTIC VALENTINES BALL

Our last ever event at Camden Palace?

It's only fitting that our love affair with Camden Palace finishes with the Frantic Valentines Ball. Frantic are pulling together 6 of our favourite DJs, 3 Boys and 3 Girls to go head to head to claim the Valentines Ball Crown for one last time at Camden Palace?

Lisa Pin-Up / Ed Real b2b *Surprise Guest* / Donna Birt / Guffy / Lucy Fur / Danny Gilligan / The *Ting* & many more!

Tickets for both these events are priced at: £10 Members £12 Non Members

The £10 paying guest list for the event is now open. As these are our last parties at Camden Palace the guest list will fill up very quickly. We STRONGLY advise you to secure your places as soon as possible.

For more information visit www.franticuk.com or call the Frantic HQ on 07949
618035 / info@franticuk.com

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SpeedQueen @ The Warehouse every Saturday 10pm-4am 19-21 Somers Street, Leeds LS1 2RG. Capacity: 550

February/ March Listings

Dresscode: Trainer and Stiletto friendly leave your attitude at home.

£8 members /£10 guests.

SPEEDQUEEN IS A GAY- FRIENDLY NIGHT FOR ANYONE WITH AN OPEN MIND

Resident DJs playing funky house in the main room, and an eclectic mix of disco, soul, r’n’b and classic house in the upstairs bar include:

Lucy Locket, Jamie Bull, Nat Hill, Gareth Oldreive, Miss Melodie, Ewan Mitchell, De Hooch, Tin Tin, Alice Bailey, Dean Lomas, Danny Kwang, Queen B, Elvis, Corey, Amanda Hammond, Della 5, Daley Padley, Alex Rogerson, Ricci G, Joni Foolish, Kiss EP and Dan Tait.

Accompanied by David Biddle on percussion and Liz Wigley on sax.

For up to date DJ listings please check the SpeedQueen website.

Other SpeedQueen news: Our radio shows on 96.3 Radio Aire have been amalgamated into one show which goes out every Saturday evening 10pm-12am. The new show is a mixture of music from both rooms at SpeedQueen and presented by Alice Bailey, Nat Hill, Ricci G and Danny Kwang.

Official SpeedQueen pre-club bar: Velvet, Hirst’s Yard, Leeds town centre.

Please call Lucy Locket at the SpeedQueen office on (0113) 246 1033 for all enquiries

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THE HI SCHOOL OF HARD TRANCE AND HARDCORE

FEB 14th- Here, Canal Basin, Coventry, England


Kevin Energy (Nuenergycollective) Rowland and Wright (Nukleuz, Sundissential) Craig Regan (Fidget, Tonic)

Join Hardcore legend Kevin Energy and hard trance masters Rowland and Wright for a night of dance music mayhem at our HI school behind the bike sheds valentine’s day special. Re-live those first sexual fumblings of secondary school life, even if it was with a fifty year old maths teacher with a beard. Mr Energy, Mr Rowland and Mr Wright are sure to bring on the euphoria of such memories with wicked hard trance and hardcore sets. Look out for the valentine’s day décor as we attempt to create a mock-up bike shed complete with cigarettes, old porn mag and pissy smell. Mister Stewart is looking forward to welcoming you again, so bring red candy lips and wear your best underwear.

MAR 13TH- Here, Canal Basin, Coventry, England

Main room Darren Styles (Raverbaby, Nukleuz) Craig Regan (Fidget, Tonic) Andy Nelson (Sundissential) Mister Stewart

Some sort of theme which involves people having to wear just their pants if they forget their kit. Come on !!!! Details to come.

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Turnmills is proud to announce the exclusive World Launch Party for the new Technics CD Decks DZ1200.

On Saturday 14th February 2004, Turnmills, London will be the first club in the world to house the new CD Decks. The Grammy Award winning Deep Dish will be launching the new bit of kit on the night (with a 6 hour set) as they did with the Technics MK5G 1200 turntables earlier this summer.

The CD Decks will not go on general sale until May 2004.

This year Turnmills proudly hosted 5 huge midweek events with Technics featuring two parties from Deep Dish, plus long sets from Danny Howells, Felix Da Housecat and Satoshi Tomiie. We're now moving this prestigious Technics event onto Saturday nights beginning Feb 2004, when the night will begin a bi-monthly residency throughout the year.

More details to follow...........

TECHNICS PRESENTS… TECHNICS CD DECK DZ1200 LAUNCH PARTY THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2004

Turnmills 63B Clerkenwell Road, London. EC1M 5NP Capacity: 1000 Info: 020 7250 3409 Tube: Farringdon NCP 24Hr Parking: £3 Bowling Green Lane, off Farringdon Rd Doors: 10pm – 6am Prices: £12 in Advance / £15 on the Door Web: www.turnmills.com

Room 1: Deep Dish (6 Hours) Behrouz (Technics resident)

Room 2: David James Villeneuve Stu Hirst.

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Ricochet returns to Egg, London on Sunday 15th February from 3pm-late.

Save it for Sunday - Ricochet returns!

London's favourite bouncy, chunky Sunday session is BACK! Ricochet blasts off for 2004 on Sunday 15th February at Best London Club 2003 and Harderfaster's New Venue Of The Year - Egg.

Rockin' the house will be the legendary LISA PIN-UP and Harderfaster Resident DJ of the Year DANNY GILLIGAN, plus Ricochet residents the awesome RACHEL AUBURN and DON GRANT. Expect to hear a real trademark Ricochet bouncy set from Lisa, who is making her debut appearance at Ricochet.

What are you letting yourselves in for? No-nonsense, zero-attitude, tough and uplifting clubbing of the first order - bar none. What's the tax? A meagre £6 before 5pm on our paying guest list (email names to guestlist@ricochetuk.net) or £8 on the door.

See you there!

Ricochet @ Egg 200 York Way Kings Cross London

Lisa Pin-up, Rachel Auburn, Danny Gilligan & Don Grant

Sunday 15th February 2004

3pm-LATE £6 B4 5pm on paying guestlist (email names to guestlist@ricochetuk.net), £8 on the door

FREE Egg shuttle to and from venue. Pick up at Kings Cross, bus stop.


www.ricochetuk.net

 
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