@ The End
LOUD and no chill-out space
- The End is tucked away down an alley off New Oxford Street (on
West Central Street) in the West End, and was the venue DTPM
used before it moved to Fabric.
It's a large basement club, with an excellent sound system, good
lighting and tight security. The main thing it lacks, especially
given its clientele, is a good chill-out room.
Riot! is a monthly event put on by Nukleuz
supremo DJ/producer Ed Real, catering to a mixed
Sunday afternoon and evening crowd, and so covers both those up
for more clubbing after a night's sleep, and those coming from
the Saturday night after-hours clubs like Trade.
The result is that the crowd evolves as the event progresses.
There are two rooms, one playing throbbing hard-house, the other
playing funky house. It's organised by the Nukleuz
team so you can expect a top quality line-up regularly. On one
visit BK and
Doubell among others were playing in the main room
and Alan Thomson was in the Funky room, (sorry, but I was too
tired to recall who else was on that night, but the music was superb!).
I had a great time, the people were friendly and fun, with lots of
locals, and both the musc and atmosphere were excellent.
My only complaint was with the lack of chill-out space. I found myself
chatting in the foyer area between the two rooms, as there was nowhere
else I could have a conversation. (There is seating in the club, but
it's around the danceflooors, so you really can't talk there, only
bellow). This was a bit disconcerting when the harder room had a quieter
moment and I could hear the asynchronous beats of the two rooms at
the same time and a bit tiring as there was no seating in this area.
Overall, these are minor gripes. Riot! is a great club, and excellent
value at £6 for entrance.
the blah blah riot say about themselves, (nice night so why
not put it up here I says):
"riot! is smashing any preconceived ideas that Sunday
afternoons are for winding down! London’s number one
afterhour party crew bring you filthy house for dirty stopouts!
Whether you’re funking it up in bar riot! or burning
up the dance floor in the hard house room surrounded by the
almighty sound system, you’ll rock into the night, with
quality line ups which have included BK, Danny Gilligan, EJ
Doubell, Paul Glazby, Ed Real, the almighty Ignition Crew,
DJ Gee from Ibiza, Gavin Herlihy and more! The tequila is
flowing and the good times keep going!!
The End is one of London’s premier clubbing venues.
Modern & clean with a highly reputable sound system and
great lighting. Security is firm but fair and you’re
advised to get there early as it fills up quick and you could
be refused entry if you’re too late. There are comfy
booths in bar riot!, where you can sit with friends and take
in the funk and chat if the dance floor has beaten you in
the hard house room… and of course, that’s where
the bar is!
can expect to see a combination of the regular friendly faces
and up for it new, all coming together to share the love and
create a really exhilarating atmosphere that gets better and
better every time.
Riot! is the stuff of a Saturday-night promoter's nightmare;
an after hours club whose punters say, "I usually don't
go out the weekend before, I like to save myself for Riot!"
Mixmag Mar 2003See you on the dance floor! When: Monthly Sunday
3pm-late + special events (see flyer)
Where: The End, West Central Street, London WC1A 1JJ
Cost: £6 before 5pm on paying GL, £8 on door (special
events may differ) For paying guest list email: email@example.com
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