The Que Club
Saturday 21st April 2001
Keeps getting better and better!
Every time I go to flashback I always think wow this is the best
one and then comes along the next one. I just can't say any more
Flashback is the best rave outside London!!!!!
After visiting slammin vinyl two weeks earlier I still had the
ravin vibe left.
Got to the Que club early , the queue didn't really start to get
busy till bout 9ish looking behind me the queue was massive going
all the way to the underpass but come 9:30 they let us in.
The bouncers seem to be really friendly compared to some nasty
grunts I have met in the past. They seemed to have let people
in really quickly which is good sign cloakroom was quick and easy
no less than 5 mins and I was ready. The oldskool room was well
decorated the inflatables were wicked, nice and big with day glow
colours under the U.V. They had a video screen on the stage just
above the DJ box which was wicked, the lasers were phat also the
sound system was pounding nice to hear the baselines making you
neck hairs stand on end :) Mistress mo was up first there was
no mc I was wandering who was going to replaced the newly wed
Lenni for tonight's entertainment???
The drum and bass room was phat I think it was addict playing
first some raw dnb. A lot of the dnb has got a wicked oldskool
vibe to it with the ruff breaks and stuff. It reminds of me the
stuff that easy groove and top buzz used to play with a more cutting
edge. In the jungle room they had video screen, it was playing
manga movies, which in my opinion went well with the music. What
I like bout flashback is they post the times round everywhere
so you know who's on and when. Tonight had the cancellation of
Ray Keith but a good replacement in my opinion was bad company.
I think Ray Keith had bout 3-4 four sets to do over the U.K. that's
probably why he cancelled never mind.
Back to the oldskool room Mo was still on but the original detonator
Robbie Dee was tearing up the mic I mean this bloke has been in
the scene for more than a decade and he still pulls it off each
and every time. Mo played some wicked tunes she played the shades
of rhythm tune Sounds of Eden, every time I see that girl also
played some proper underground stuff.
Robbie Dee is just wicked he started to break dance on stage and
moonwalk he may be old but I bet he could out dance any raver
Next up was Pilgrim with Man Parris yes Man Parris, people doubt
his MC'in but its just class proper oldskool style.
Back to the oldskool room and Pilgrim was on with bout an hour
left to go so it was back for some serious dnb and it was the
midlands scratch specialist Ratty. This room had a wicked vibe
than the normal stigma that attached to dnb there was no rude
bwoys there was really wicked vibe in there like the old happy
Back to the oldskool room and Pilgrim was still playing and there
was Mr. Long john with his Shadows darkin it up. The set that
I was waiting all night for was up next BABY D the live PA. This
was amazing I've not heard many PA's before but this blew me away.
I can't believe I was listening to Baby-D she played all the classics
including I need you loving, Casanova and the best one Let me
be your fantasy!! It's tens times better listening to it live
than on stereo if you missed this your going to regret it! You
should have seen how Baby-D packed the main arena I've really
never seen this room ram jammed from the front to the back and
even the seats on the sides, I couldn't see an empty space what
Apparently it was Jumping jack frost up for the jungle tonight
but there was no sign of him it was in fact mistress mo yeah Mo
was playing a jungle set and she was tearing it up and on the
mic Birminghams Magika. Mo played some wicked tunage stuff like
pulp fiction, badass and no diggity I've never heard her play
jungle ever!! She's known for her oldskool and hard house but
jungle is a different story people still think it was frost on
the decks but I have to disappoint you it was Mo. I would like
to see her playing jungle a little more often. She has done well
for herself she's now making a good name for herself and will
continue to in the coming years respect due to Mo.
DJ rap was on in the jungle room and boy did she tear it up she
was wicked she played the bad company remix of champion sound
the place was getting heavy ram jammed in here. The video screen
was connected to a video camera so you could see yourself on the
screen raving which was wicked.
Just as the Ratpack arrived there was
no power to the decks and Long john started to dark it up with
his threats to the sound engineer 'Ya gets me?' For a couple of
minutes but Everson just hyped the crowd up singing the searchin
for my rizla and skin sinner acapella's, last set of the evening
none other than Ratpack but b2b with Rap. The set was history
in the making and I was there to witness this set.
The tunes was stuff like M&M 'I feel this way' also 'In effect'.
To be honest there was not much difference between a normal Rat
pack set and this really as I seen Ratpack only two weeks earlier
there was some different tunes but with the uplifting vibe Ratpack
bring, They played some more 'Nu Skool Breaks' I don't know what
it is with Ratpack that they can play anthems and get away with
but if some one else did then they would be slated raw. They played
sonz loop era also they played liquid is liquid as well which
Have to say one of the best nights I've enjoyed at the Que club.
Respects due to Mo and Jimmy for putting on a wicked nite respect
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'