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Just on my way back home from the big smoke after another epic day/night out at Glitterbox. Was my first time at Printworks for a music event and it really didn't disappoint. Sound, visuals and production values were on point. The only negative aspect of the venue is the WC availability. Not great for a venue of that size. That aside though, a fantastic venue and I'm keen to return. 

The more positive aspect for me is that of Glitterbox the organisation itself. I appreciate that nu-disco or GB's brand of house isn't necessarily everyone's thing but with it they've taken a genre with deep roots in the origins of electronic culture and created a wonderful happy, positive safe space for people to be free to express themselves. It genuinely lifted my heart to see EVERYONE with a massive smile on their face, completely in sync with the vibe. Easily the best atmosphere I've witnessed in a club event in London. Can't wait to get back to the White Isle in July to do it all again. If you've never experienced a Glitterbox night, go for it, you'll not be disappointed. 

Side note, the first tune that was playing when I entered the main room was Blue Monday. Is there another tune that transcends across so many sub-genres as that banger? Whether it's in a sequin-filled disco, a Berlin techno dungeon or an indie disco it goes OFF. 

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OK, long post. Strap in. Got pretty obsessed about secret areas (piano bar, rabbit hole etc) in my earliest Glastonbury years and I happened to read this in the build up to the 2016 festival. Jus

Deadline for readying all the assets hitting now. They can't push it beyond the weekend – next 48hrs it's due. Suffice to say, no-one is walking away from this thread unhappy. Some absolute pearl

Happy to announce today that I have made it to the live finals of Bestival's Invaders of the Future competition, and will be competing for a slot at the festival this year next week

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22 hours ago, Euphoricape said:

There is talk on fb tonight that Orbital have self confirmed. Any truth to this..?

Read the Orbital thread, Phil spilled the beans.

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Anyone been to a Brixton Academy gig where they separate the standing from circle seating? Ended up with seated tickets for Bicep and wondering how easy it will be for me to get into standing? thanks in advance.

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1 minute ago, Madyaker said:

Good chance it will be cancelled I’d say? At current rate of progress uk will have many thousands of cases by then

Oh please don't bring that in here. We have enough threads going around based on hypotheticals and fear.

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12 minutes ago, EZYSEY said:

Anyone been to a Brixton Academy gig where they separate the standing from circle seating? Ended up with seated tickets for Bicep and wondering how easy it will be for me to get into standing? thanks in advance.

Seating is upstairs at Brixton, so it's not separated on the floor but by level, per se. People downstairs check your tickets so it's not a given they'll let you in. But from experience it's harder to get a seat upstairs if you have a standing ticket, than the other way around. And on the seating floor, there is a standing gallery too if you want to have a boogie. You just won't be in the scrum of it.

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1 minute ago, Ddiamondd said:

Seating is upstairs at Brixton, so it's not separated on the floor but by level, per se. People downstairs check your tickets so it's not a given they'll let you in. But from experience it's harder to get a seat upstairs if you have a standing ticket, than the other way around. And on the seating floor, there is a standing gallery too if you want to have a boogie. You just won't be in the scrum of it.

thanks for the reply. Is it wristbands or just a scan of tickets? We have friends with standing tickets already so wondering whether we'll be able to use theirs if one of them brings them out or sends a screenshot or something?

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8 minutes ago, Madyaker said:

Good chance it will be cancelled I’d say? At current rate of progress uk will have many thousands of cases by then

Not what I asked. But thanks for adding to the already saturated amount of scaremongering..

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30 minutes ago, EZYSEY said:

thanks for the reply. Is it wristbands or just a scan of tickets? We have friends with standing tickets already so wondering whether we'll be able to use theirs if one of them brings them out or sends a screenshot or something?

It's a scan of tickets when you go through the door as usual, but once you're inside the venue, it's just flashing a stub to a pair of fairly lackadaisical door people. I've got round it before by exchanging stubs with mates but you need to be crafty about it.

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48 minutes ago, EZYSEY said:

Anyone been to a Brixton Academy gig where they separate the standing from circle seating? Ended up with seated tickets for Bicep and wondering how easy it will be for me to get into standing? thanks in advance.

Now I have to add that I don't condone this as tickets are kept separate for safety reasons but there is a way. I've been in a group of four before where three of us had standing and one had a seat. The three enter the standing area and the one waits in the lobby. One person from the standing area takes two tickets and goes out to get the last person. Show the person on the door two standing tickets and hey presto, you're all in. As I say, I'm not recommending this as if everyone did it, it would be chaos. 

They may have a wristband process in place by now, it's been a year since I was at the Academy.

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19 minutes ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

Now I have to add that I don't condone this as tickets are kept separate for safety reasons but there is a way. I've been in a group of four before where three of us had standing and one had a seat. The three enter the standing area and the one waits in the lobby. One person from the standing area takes two tickets and goes out to get the last person. Show the person on the door two standing tickets and hey presto, you're all in. As I say, I'm not recommending this as if everyone did it, it would be chaos. 

They may have a wristband process in place by now, it's been a year since I was at the Academy.

 

24 minutes ago, Ddiamondd said:

It's a scan of tickets when you go through the door as usual, but once you're inside the venue, it's just flashing a stub to a pair of fairly lackadaisical door people. I've got round it before by exchanging stubs with mates but you need to be crafty about it.

This is what I figured might work. Thanks for the reply.

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55 minutes ago, CallumGamble said:

Off to Berlin in a few weeks, thinking of going to panorama bar for Honey Dijon on the Friday night. Anyone know if they're *as* strict for Fridays as they are for Klubnacht on the Saturdays? 

Not as strict but it's still in the lap of the techno gods (and Sven).  Fortunately there's always plenty of alternatives should the worst happen.  I'd personally say that Tresor is the next best option but Suicide Circus, The White house, Chalet are all pretty good.

Best of luck!

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1 hour ago, Kinkyinuit said:

Not as strict but it's still in the lap of the techno gods (and Sven).  Fortunately there's always plenty of alternatives should the worst happen.  I'd personally say that Tresor is the next best option but Suicide Circus, The White house, Chalet are all pretty good.

Best of luck!

Cheers mate! Will probably give it a go and see what happens

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2 minutes ago, CallumGamble said:

Cheers mate! Will probably give it a go and see what happens

Thats the best attitude to have tbh.  Berlin is my favourite party city and always have an amazing time there regardless if I make it in to Berghain.  

 

let us know how you got on!

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On 3/8/2020 at 6:00 PM, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

Just on my way back home from the big smoke after another epic day/night out at Glitterbox. Was my first time at Printworks for a music event and it really didn't disappoint. Sound, visuals and production values were on point. The only negative aspect of the venue is the WC availability. Not great for a venue of that size. That aside though, a fantastic venue and I'm keen to return. 

The more positive aspect for me is that of Glitterbox the organisation itself. I appreciate that nu-disco or GB's brand of house isn't necessarily everyone's thing but with it they've taken a genre with deep roots in the origins of electronic culture and created a wonderful happy, positive safe space for people to be free to express themselves. It genuinely lifted my heart to see EVERYONE with a massive smile on their face, completely in sync with the vibe. Easily the best atmosphere I've witnessed in a club event in London. Can't wait to get back to the White Isle in July to do it all again. If you've never experienced a Glitterbox night, go for it, you'll not be disappointed. 

Side note, the first tune that was playing when I entered the main room was Blue Monday. Is there another tune that transcends across so many sub-genres as that banger? Whether it's in a sequin-filled disco, a Berlin techno dungeon or an indie disco it goes OFF. 

Been obsessed with the 'other' thread as of late so it's nice to come and spend a little time in other areas.

Love your review of the night (would have up -voted but alas I'm all out). Wasnt there myself but saw the line up beforehand and it looked special👌 Happy it lived up to the assumption. Printworks looks the dogs gonads also, still never been as living in the depths of the SW, it's a bit of a hike to get there but defo on the bucket list. There was Ajunadeep night there not too long back, and I highly recommend giving the Jody Wisternoff / James Grant b2b set a watch/listen if you get the chance (have left it below). Has accompanied my lug holes on many a run as of late.

Re sub-genre banger, I'd say 'Donna Summer - I Feel Love' possibly would be another option. 

 

 

 

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Apropos of nothing other than having Crush spinning on my turntable at this moment, I just want to say that if FloPo does indeed play IICON, and he belts out LesAlpx at a suitably stupid time in the middle of the night, I will, quite gloriously, lose my shit.

That is all.

Ben
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6 minutes ago, yehbutnobut said:

Been obsessed with the 'other' thread as of late so it's nice to come and spend a little time in other areas.

Love your review of the night (would have up -voted but alas I'm all out). Wasnt there myself but saw the line up beforehand and it looked special👌 Happy it lived up to the assumption. Printworks looks the dogs gonads also, still never been as living in the depths of the SW, it's a bit of a hike to get there but defo on the bucket list. There was Ajunadeep night there not too long back, and I highly recommend giving the Jody Wisternoff / James Grant b2b set a watch/listen if you get the chance (have left it below). Has accompanied my lug holes on many a run as of late.

Re sub-genre banger, I'd say 'Donna Summer - I Feel Love' possibly would be another option. 

 

 

 

Yeah, fuck that other thread. "It" is what it is, people yelling at each other ain't gonna make it go away. Come over here where it's chill, we'll roll one up and bang some tunes on until it passes.

Thanks for your kind words. Credit where it's due, London isn't usually my favourite place to party but Saturday was off the chain. I'm from the south west too but I like to get as far afield as much as possible. Printworks is a nice setup and I can imagine that it's much the same for every different night that's put on. The other thing that really struck me on Saturday was how much people were there to get lost in the music (no disco pun intended). The floor was rammo all day and night with few people roaming around the concourse or collapsed in the corner in an absolute state. It was refreshing and I'm already checking the diary for a return.

I'll check out that video later at the gym. Love me a bit of melodic electronica. 

Funny how you should mention "I Feel Love". My "claim to fame" is that tune was number one in the charts when I was born! And you're spot on. A contender for top ten greatest tunes of all time.

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9 minutes ago, bennyhana22 said:

Apropos of nothing other than having Crush spinning on my turntable at this moment, I just want to say that if FloPo does indeed play IICON, and he belts out LesAlpx at a suitably stupid time in the middle of the night, I will, quite gloriously, lose my shit.

That is all.

Ben
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How do you feel about extended DJ sets, Ben? I caught the first part of Floating Points six hour set at Sonar last year and I felt like I was just waiting for it to catch fire. I gave it an hour (mostly based upon advice from this very forum) but because there was so much other stuff I wanted to see, I left. Did I miss something special? Would you have stayed for the duration? 

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6 minutes ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

Yeah, fuck that other thread. "It" is what it is, people yelling at each other ain't gonna make it go away. Come over here where it's chill, we'll roll one up and bang some tunes on until it passes.

Thanks for your kind words. Credit where it's due, London isn't usually my favourite place to party but Saturday was off the chain. I'm from the south west too but I like to get as far afield as much as possible. Printworks is a nice setup and I can imagine that it's much the same for every different night that's put on. The other thing that really struck me on Saturday was how much people were there to get lost in the music (no disco pun intended). The floor was rammo all day and night with few people roaming around the concourse or collapsed in the corner in an absolute state. It was refreshing and I'm already checking the diary for a return.

I'll check out that video later at the gym. Love me a bit of melodic electronica. 

Funny how you should mention "I Feel Love". My "claim to fame" is that tune was number one in the charts when I was born! And you're spot on. A contender for top ten greatest tunes of all time.

Seems like you’re the same-ish age as me then, hit 44 last week!

Are there any other folks on this lovely thread in their 40s? These days I only manage about 2/3 club nights out a year (outside of festivals) and do wonder if I’m getting a bit long in the tooth for it now...even if I still feel ok going! I probably look my age, no hair but not too many wrinkles.

Guess I just need reassurance that I’m not the only old fogey raving! To be fair, once I’m in the “zone” isn’t never a problem...but I do get a fair bit of anxiety before a night out that I’m going to get laughed at by the hip young kids!

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Seems like you’re the same-ish age as me then, hit 44 last week!

Are there any other folks on this lovely thread in their 40s? These days I only manage about 2/3 club nights out a year (outside of festivals) and do wonder if I’m getting a bit long in the tooth for it now...even if I still feel ok going! I probably look my age, no hair but not too many wrinkles.

Guess I just need reassurance that I’m not the only old fogey raving! To be fair, once I’m in the “zone” isn’t never a problem...but I do get a fair bit of anxiety before a night out that I’m going to get laughed at by the hip young kids!

Reassurance?

I'll ****ing reassure you...!

Wish I was in my forties.

There. Are you happy now????

Ben
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5 minutes ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

How do you feel about extended DJ sets, Ben? I caught the first part of Floating Points six hour set at Sonar last year and I felt like I was just waiting for it to catch fire. I gave it an hour (mostly based upon advice from this very forum) but because there was so much other stuff I wanted to see, I left. Did I miss something special? Would you have stayed for the duration? 

Not. My. Thing.

I have the attention span of a toddler goldfish.

By far and away my favourite set length is two hours. Less, and there's no room to breathe and create a narrative (though we've all seen some incredible 'hours'). I'm very happy to go to 2.5-3h, but am genuinely not fussed over that. A night of 3-4x 2 hours, with lots of variety between an artist and their immediate successor is perfect for me.

A mate was telling me that HAAi is due to do a 6-hour set in London (actually, just looked - it's on Saturday at VU). I think she's an absolute star. I don't need to see her for 6 hours.

I think that's why I love bands at festivals so much - an hour is perfect for me, most of the time. Then move on to something else great.

Ben

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