Ella Eyre // Notting Hill Arts Club // 28.11.13
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Ella Eyre // Notting Hill Arts Club // 28.11.13
Blackpool Rocks brings you an eclectic mix of all things dance, electro, urban and indie with some of the industry’s biggest names – alongside an incredible selection of the most exciting up and coming talent the UK over.
EATS EVERYTHING LEEDS
This omnivorous beat-maker Eats Everything is at the forefront of an emerging wave of talented producers to come out of the West Country’s bass epicentre Bristol, helping define an entirely new genre of forward-thinking underground music. Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce journey began in 2011 with the fittingly titled debut Entrance Song on Catz N Dogz’ Pets Recodings imprint, which was championed by the likes of Seth Troxler, Carl Cox, and Jamie Jones. Dan’s next two bass-laden jams, ‘The Size’ and ‘Tric Trac’ were picked up by Claude Von Stroke for his flagship DirtyBird label and the rest, as they say, is history.
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After a string of bespoke, sold-out events across the summer XOYO Loves returns with two of their biggest, most elaborate parties yet. This winter XOYO Loves leaves its East London bearings and heads south to the infamous Coronet Theatre for two nights of incredible house and disco.
The Warehouse Project - New Years Eve/New Years Day
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Laidback Luke @ The institute Birmingham. Global Gathering presents SEVEN. Get your Laidback Luke, The Institute Birmingham Tickets.
Seven is an after dark electronic series taking place in one of the UK’s oldest and most established music venues, The Institute, Birmingham.
After another bumper year for Global Gathering, they team up with their good friends at Godskitchen, Seedy Sonics and Ec-lectricity to launch their newest campaign yet; Seven.
To be housed in one of the UK’s oldest and most established venues, The Institute Birmingham, Seven will be an after dark electronic event series. The seven part series will see the likes of Fatboy Slim, DJ Fresh, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke and more providing the soundtrack. Five events have been released so far with a further two coming soon.
The king of bling Lee “Scratch” Perry performed once again at Leeds University during his 2013 tour, in the small club of Mine in the Union. Lee “Scratch” Perry, needs little introduction having worked in the business since the 1960s he has sold millions of records and is still doing live performances now - aged 77! When listening to reggae and dub it is vital that the night is properly equipped. Unfortunately the event didn’t quite sell as many tickets as was hoped resulting in a venue change to the smaller Mine venue which didn’t really have a stronger enough sound system to cater for the night.
The supporting act, The Indecision, a young male seven-piece band based in Leeds opened the night with some ska and rocksteady. The soulful and melodic sounds were heaving jazz influenced, the brass stabs and licks being particular uplifting. Rikk Richardson, who was on lead vocals, played a vintage Roland electric organ giving their jump-up sounds an authentic warm feel. They played songs off their new EP with great energy and passion, as their set progressed they definitely improved growing in confidence. It was great to hear sounds that were so fresh and up-and-coming to warm up for the renowned familiar works of Perry himself.
Armin Van Buuren domed the number one position in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four years running, and I would have been a fool not to join Armin’s fans as they welcomed him to The Warehouse Project.
After about 30 minutes of waiting in line, my friends and I were finally allowed to enter the venue at around 11.00pm. Edging our way to the front of room one, we were greeted by a crowd from all nations. Arabs, Asians, Persians, Africans, Englishmen and Europeans; it was a real buzz to see people of many cultures partying together under the same roof, to the same music. W&W, a pair of Dutch deck-masters, were the first act I had the privilege of seeing, who ignited the crowd as they partied just as hard as their fans did. Their mix of DJ Tiesto’s Silence, was the first track that really rumbled the air, starting off with eerie, echoey vocals and progressing into an apocalyptic collection of pulsating synths. Warming up for Armin they managed to keep the crowd jumping around with tracks like Mustang andThunder.
Friday 4th October
Solomun // H.O.S.H. // Stimming
Leeds is a city which many will argue has the one of the best (if not the best) underground clubbing scenes in the country. Already flourishing with many well recognized venues it would seem a hardy task to open another to a caliber which will meet the town’s high standards. However, a few weeks go the team behind the The Warehouse opened the doors to the brand new 3000 capacity space aptly given the name Control. For the clubs first event to focus on the underground sound they welcomed Solomun’s Diynamic label through the doors, which saw Stimming, H.O.S.H. and Solomun himself headlining the night.
We got inside just before 1am and quickly checked out the Geodome before heading into the main room to see Stimming play live. This feature has been the talk of the town and I have to say it is quite impressive, and even as the club’s second room, they haven’t held anything back. The booth lies at one end of the huge circular room, which is covered with a structure of LED lined hexagonal sections which flash in countless different ways in unison with whatever the DJ is throwing out. Leeds based label Love Not Money were hosting the room tonight, and at this moment it was Ethan Marin who was the focus of the crowd, smashing out wAFF’s well loved Jo Johnson to a room which was nicely full and had a good energy about it.
Out of the two the main room is my personal favourite. It is a two floored, wide set warehouse style space with a high ceiling and absolutely stunning visuals. The majority of the main floor is just a dance floor, the way it should be. The second floor contains mostly bookable booths and VIP areas which I’m sure will interest some champagne sipping clientele somewhere. Although that’s not for me I have to say the views of the dance floor from up there are great. My only criticism of the main dance floor would be the raised stage-like section in front of the booth meaning from time to time instead of watching Stimming on his controllers I was faced with several sweaty bodies swinging off the railings which wasn’t what I wanted to see. Nevertheless this didn’t spoil the music as he was quite extraordinary. His almost left field house style is known to be deep and atmospheric, and the clubs part-floating Funktion One system made sure the dubby drums were punchy and the synths made your hairs stand up on end. To my delight he played his remix of Blagger’s Mine To Keep which has a strong melody, a crisp vocal and it was taken in with cheers and applause.