The Summertime B2B special Part 1
The Que Club
Saturday 9th June 2001
The World is in Trouble!!!!!!
The b2b special is one not to miss , with twice the amount of
Dj's well worth the 15 quid. Nice to see all the flashback faithful
at the front!! The queue didn't take that long the doors opened
round 9:35-40. Well the production was better than before I can
tell you! They had massive projection screens with some amazing
characters on there with the likes of Tony Blair, William Hague
and NO I wasn't trippin.
On the decks first it was the local boys from Kool-fm and Quest
Glenn Aston and Nexus, I've heard these guys on the radio loads
and it was not long ago I heard Glenn Aston, they played the Kool-fm
Old-Skool anthem Tango and Ratty's Final Conflict which went down
a right storm. Popped into the other rooms to see what was going
down and first up in the trance room Mark EG a bit odd playing
first maybe having a gig elsewhere. This stuff is hard and I mean
fuckin hard really fast stuff to give your granny a heart attack.
He messed up one of his mixes and he didn't give a fuck just doin
his mental stuff screaming at the crowd.
Back to the main room and Robbie Dee was just tearing up the mic
no break dancing like last time but just showing us why he's "The
Original Detonator" They played a more 88-92 set with some
proper stuff like Quadrophonia, also 3decks Cox's (Carl Cox) I
want you (forever) which I can say I am privileged to have a copy
my self!! This just warmed up the crowd till the headliners turned
up. Glenn Aston and Nexus should play more regularly at flashback
and not first set coz they are far better, but then again I'm
not the promoter!!
Right then time for some old-skool break beat with the pair Easy
groove and Ellis Dee. Ellis Dee started off with one of my fave
anthems on the suburban base label I Feel this way by M&M,
which goes down a treat. Easy groove played some proper dark stuff
and I mean dark, which personally I don't like and you had one
of the darkest mc's the "Shadow" aka Long john! Just
waiting for the next set the reason I came here tonight Dougal
B2B vibes with MC Storm!
Well then Storm was here a little early (well better than being
late) and he looked like he was enjoin himself at the Que club
talking to Robbie Dee and Lenni. Easy groove was still on at this
point and it was approaching time for the Happy set. Well looked
like Dougal and Vibes weren't turning up I was getting uneasy
I spoke to Jimmy co-promoter and he assured me they were on their
We saw that Storm was off home and then he was walking back with
the cheeky pair Dougal and Vibes. Right then I cant remember what
they started off with but they played Ganja man, Feel Free and
the happy remix of Shades of rhythms' Sounds of Eden the set was
a more happy break beat set than happy hardcore but the crowd
was enjoying themselves to the happy set not as happy as Dougal
in Feb. But still the crowd was lovin it! I could see Storm was
enjoying himself at flashback he knew he missed a wicked flashback
at the Xmas mash up but the crowd were stood in amazement seeing,
well listening to him mouth scratch coz my mate who isn't into
happy hardcore asked me, he isn't doing that with his mouth is
he? all I had to say is YES!!!
Near the end of the set the Legend of the Flashback Lenni was
here after getting married he's back and in full effect.
Time for some Jungle/Drum'n'Bass from none other than Hype ok
then Bryan Gee cancelled last minute but what an amazing replacement.
See that's what I like about flashback is that if someone cancels
they get a wicked replacement at last minute notice! Hype played
one of my ragga jungle tunes the Congo Natty Champion Dj "All-a
mercy yeah. Yes another one Dj
" and the crowd roared
to this one it was just heavy the response was wicked. We had
a quick word with Storm and Vibes these guys are a pair of nice
blokes well I'll be seeing more of Storm and Vibes at Slammin.
Back to the main room Hype was on and he played Warhead, TNT's
2degrees also he played Turbulence by moving fusion.
In the drumnbass room they had mikcy fin B2B with Darren Jay and
they played a mixture of Jump up style but hard step y2k Drum'n'Bass
which was amazing and I enjoyed it loads, the shadow was on the
mic just telling us to party you gets' me. Well at this stage
I was getting knackered time to visit the chill out room. The
chill out room has changed over the time I've visited flashback
at the Que club I remember when it was in one of the side rooms
next to the café but now its got some comfy seats to rest
your ravin shoes. Well after a nice earned rest back to some serious
Grooooooooverider that's all I have to say the man is a legend
I had to watch this from the side balcony and see all the junglist's
giving it large and I mean large coz he played some serious tunes
like music by Bukem and Champion sound well that's just a classic.
The next tune I'm gonna tell you about went down a treat and I
don't know why Dj's still don't play it even though it featured
on top of the pops but the tune is a classic the crowd was going
mental to this and the name of the tune INCredible M-beat ft Gen.Levy.
. "Booyaka! Booyaka! The world is in trouble. I am the I
am the incredible " I haven't heard this tune played for
ages at a rave and I was giving it my best
Right then last set and probably my favorite set of the evening
was, Mistress Mo and Pilgrim B2B, apparently it was anthems, not
like Ratpack but this was anthems for the flashback crew. Mo played
DMS's Love Overdose, DJ Business and Pilgrim played of my fave
tunes to be made a happy tune Insomniac! This tune dropped down
well I thought I've gotta get on stage for the last 5min and the
bloke didn't mind at all as long as you weren't making the decks
bounce. Last tune of the night Sweet Sensation by the legends
Shades of Rhythm and I was just enjoying myself I was ravin with
Mo behind the Decks' it was wicked.
All I have to say is from the words of Mistress Mo "Carl
Cox doesn't know what he's missing!!!"
Well people remember this is the Summertime B2b Special PART 1
can't wait for Part2.
Have to say a big shout out to Mistress Mo and Jimmy for putting
on another successfully event at the Que club. Massive Shout to
the Dj's and MC's specially Storm for turning up (knew you'd enjoy
yourself) Shout to all the flashback heads; Jonathon, Trevor,
Astro, Sue, Nexus and all the people I forget your names so this
is for you and not forgetting ED
I'll be seeing you all at the next one.
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'