Clubs / raves that people raved about that actually were mint.

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by free spirit, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. fuck seals

    fuck seals Well-Known Member

    Get thyself back down The ARches ....

    happy days :)
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Most clubs I loved have already been mentioned. The Orbit really was the best - from design to DJs to music policy.

    Soundclash in the basement of the Music Factory (Back To Basics) never gets mentioned, but that was amazing for all things dub-related - Rootsman, Simon Scott and Mark Iration (Ital Rockers/Iration Steppas) were the residents and Andrew Weatherall's guest spot there was legendary.

    Oh, and there was Final Frontier at Club UK. Too many stories about that, but I first went on my own and danced solidly between 10 and 6 without talking to anyone, just listening and dancing. Will never get nights like that again.
  3. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    What was the place on the corner of Hoxton Square and Coronet St in the early 90s? Became the Blue Note later...
  4. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Bass Clef.
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  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    i think it used to be called the Bass Clef
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  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells


    I only went to Blue Note twice

    Once to Metalheadz, which was incredible - the energy in the room was just phenonemal.
    Once to Stealth, which was just spellbinding. Kid Koala doing amazing things on the decks, but Coldcut just killing it with tune after tune, juxtaposed in their characteristic way
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  7. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    That's it.

    Basement - mostly African music as I recall - was proper soggy. Especially since the ceiling was about 2mm above my head.
  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    I remember kids trying to put their best screwfaces on, but blowing it when a particularly fruity bassline came on, dispersing to a full grin.
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  9. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    lets get proper fucked. anyone know somewhere?
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  10. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    It was brilliant - can't imagine many places like that exist any more, at least not in London.
  11. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Oh god. I love this thread
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    i wanna go out now - i was bored tonight and took some ecstasy - silly me!
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  13. 74drew

    74drew Well-Known Member

    Pure was a really important place in my life for near enough 10 years. Very happy memories and I think it was quite formative for me, not just in music taste but lifelong friends. Some nights the crowd could make almost as much noise as the tunes. I can remember Orbital playing Chime for what felt like an hour one night.

    Here's a nice article about it by a regular:
    Red Bull Music Academy

    and a flavour of it right at the end [although they did more]:
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  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    still bang into Optimo - wish i'd visited Optimo Espacio too
  15. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Smokescreen free party oop north!
  16. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    I never really went to that many clubs in the 90s but I did go to Metalheadz @ Blue Note thank god, yes it was ace, smoked a spliff on the stairwell midway through, can you imagine that now?

    Of course i wish I had visited Rage @ Heaven, it would've been possible but i just wasn't aware enough.
  17. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Went there once, long weekend in Edinburgh with a load of Gorbachev trips :thumbs:, heard DJ Ramjack (who was ace) drop 'We R IE' on dub plate - seminal moment, still remember it well

    Carnage :cool:
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  18. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I'd doubt it ever was that banging in the way you spelt that though ;) :D
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  19. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    I could say that the day the Bass Clef closed was the day Shoreditch died for me.

    Or maybe it was the day the London Apprentice closed, but I didn't actually mark that date because I never went there, just appreciated it as a landmark :)

    But, no, this is a happy thread about happy memories. Glad you liked the Blue Note.
  20. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :cool: saw Lennie De Ice there I think! Got a tune of his somewhere, shoop or something?
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  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Thanks loafsfir this!!! Was a special place and special ravers :)
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Went to metalheadz at blue note once, mind blowing and clearly seminal, Bjork was there, guess when seeing Goldie
  23. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Final Frontier at Club UK footage. Does look a good laf, very 90s: 1.40 for the clip

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  25. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 front left

    turmills , knowledge , labirynth - london clubs
    house of god , atomic jam - birmingham 97
    trance buddah - amsterdam 95 ( and no trance included ! )
    castlemorton 92 , chobham common 91 , the techno travellers alfold parties 90-92, post office in uxbridge 94, many down holloway road cira 93-94 - uk parties

    french teknival 93 , berlin spiral nye 93 ( or 94 )

    and of course boomtown 2011,12,13,14,15

    to name a few
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  26. DaveCinzano


    Am I alone in wondering what you were doing 1998-2010? Twelve stretch in the Scrubs, was it?! :oops:
  27. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 front left

    no university in manchester 97-2000 , then came back and still raved but those ones were not as standout as pre 2000 imo , then in 2005 decided to sort my life out ;)

    which is still work in progress
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  28. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    I was up in Manchester during the 90's so my best nights were Manumission at Equinox followed by a short walk to Strangeways/Danceteria. Proper munted good times and no gangsters (only nice ones at least) Other bigger nights around the time like Bugged Out were great but didn't quite stay in my heart with as much fondness

    Danceteria Manchester
  29. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 front left

    yeah went to bugged out a few times ( at the custard factory iirc ) but didnt think it worthy of my list, not to say it wasnt good, just not mint
  30. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Troll at the Soundshaft. A small mixed gay club tagged on to the back of Heaven. When I started going in 91 there was loads of Belgian techno. But it wasn't the music that made the club so special. The friendliness and lack of attitude wrapped you up when you were rushing . Piles of people on the floor at times, not sexual just all being together. The mad polystyrene ball area on some nights .

    Plenty of big names came as guests Rupert Everett? Grace Jones? but there was no VIP area and they were just there at the bar while your addled mind thought I know the face , did I meet them here last week? No one gave a fuck who anyone was

    I'd always wander through into Heaven to get a cup of tea . What a different world in there. It often seemed to be Calvin Klein night so there'd be hundreds of guys just in Calvins and shoes dancing to the crappy slow commercial house. So quick quick back into the madness of the fast madness of Troll rushing from my tea

    Then after Troll it was almost time to go to Trade :cool:
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