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

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

  1. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Tin Tins @ (Birmingham)
    Sundissential @ sanctuary (Birmingham)
    Strawberry Sundae (can't remember but it was under railway arches in Vauxhall (London)
    Trade @ Turnmills (London)
    Marco Polo Bar Birmingham

    All early 90's
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    That reminds me, Sex, Love & Motion at the Soundshaft was brilliant. Did anyone else go?

    And it was full of hippies but I did enjoy Megatripolis at Heaven.
  3. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Got to the Arches a couple of times as a student in Sheffield, though used to spend many ace nights at Love to be at the Music Factory :D
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  4. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Went to Sex Love and Motion a once. It didn't do it for me

    I've just found out that Troll is namechecked by Rev Richard Coles in his autobiography. :thumbs:
  5. fuck seals

    fuck seals Well-Known Member

  6. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Yes me!

    Was my first non hardcore club pretty much when I knocked labyrinth on the head in 93/94ish
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  7. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Was shy abt mentioning that here :)

    Mostly free, flyering it for, er, political dance events :D
  8. pardon

    pardon Well-Known Member

    Both quality clubs
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  9. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    The Orbit
    Atomic Jam
    Woooosh, Marcus Garvey Centre, loads of DIY & Smokescreen events, BPI, Staircase, Skyy club, Venus & loads more which escape my memory (Nottingham)
    Leadmill, Occasions, Limit Club, Palais, Nelson Mandela building, The City Hall ballroom & loads more again(Sheffield)

    One offs of note.......
    Ostgut (it was the period when Tresor was closed)
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  10. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    would have loved to go to orbit around 93 when dave angel was playing.
  11. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    I used to really rate rupture around 2011-12. All junglists.

    Otherwise most of my memorables have been one off warehouse ones. I never really liked most clubs, all that bouncer shit wondering if they're gonna let a blind person in or turn you down was stressful, especially if you were peaking on an intoxicant of choice. Cable and Corsica were good though. I heard Elijah and Skilliam are still putting on nights. Would like to go to one again.

    Plastic people had an amazing sound system but always closed too early which made getting home a nightmare. + the smoking ban really fucked it, it was stressful going for a joint in front of security man, thank God for fags.

    Went to a few hackney hardcore's as well, I think, non-stop quality oldskool. and not forgetting Jerome Hill's don't nights, always.
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  12. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure he was playing there in the late nineties too, for me the orbit was cj bolland playing the prophet and the place going completely mental.
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  13. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    ah yeah the prophet. bit too trancy for me I guess.

    Well i would have liked to have heard tunes like this on a big system. Shame what happened to Dave Angel though, went all tech house.

  14. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    Agreed, a massive loss. He did a wicked essential mix, I think in 94.
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  15. butcher

    butcher boner at the ready

    My first night at a club was (I think) Trancentral at the 4 Aces Dalston.

    The nights I loved most were Pendragon, Undertow and Samsara tho'
  16. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    Yeah two, 94 and 99! the 99 one is slick, lloads of classic warm house music pitched up to +8, what hard house should have been after 95 imo...

    Although Freek FM does always fulfil that sound as well. check mixcloud loads of 4x4/UKG, the good stuff, 97 is a peak especially.
  17. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Shelley's in 1990-1991 was probably the most memorable time of my ecstasy honeymoon. It was the first time I saw Carl Cox on three decks. I couldn't believe someone with sausages for fingers could work the decks so well :D
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  18. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I used to go there then. :hmm:

    It was a great club.
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  19. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    was my birthday, few years back, gf at the time picked me up, thought I was being treated to a shop for some jeans.... instead she tells me we're driving to manchester, to the electrik chair night, the one the unabombers put on at the musicbox to see andy wetherell.

    the most f-ing amazing clubbing experence of my life, beats sonar festival, booking masters at work, everything so far.

    I had been posting on the electriks forum for a while before hand so got to meet all the regulars, they took us into some dodgy back room with peeling red paint and fed us full of mandy, I remember people ripping the white camo netting from the sweaty roof,

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  20. circleline

    circleline Well-Known Member

    I started reading this thread from the top to see if anyone mentioned Sterns.. Blimey, Sterns!

    And Trade at Turnmills; had one of the best nights of my life..
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  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Cooltan in Brixton was bloody amazing.
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  22. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

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  23. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    I actually think so!
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  24. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    I remember kevin brown in room 2
  25. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    Any London trance urbs should get down to 414 before it closes at the end of the month. Sad times.
  26. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    In Brighton The Zap Club and The Event
  27. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    Think there's a part 2. I have it on MP3. I remember discussing it in the last few years online, maybe with you?
  28. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    Listening back, I certainly remember him playing hip hop at the start of his set so maybe, just i remember there being a banging tune that I'd asked Wetherall for an ID and he showed me the sleeve, and turned out to be a tune by padded cell, which I didn't catch on that mix. Maybe I missed it or maybe he played at the night more than once
  29. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

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  30. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Cooltan, the sporadic Valentia Place railway arch parties and the once a month parties in the closed down Lord Westbury pub on Wandsworth road in the mid to late 90s are still some of the best parties i've ever been to.

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