The Que Club
14th June 2003
What a Scorcher!!
Well its been along time since I've been out raving, and also
to the Que club, with Flashback having a date for an event in
April that got cancelled, this unfortunately leaves the future
of the Que club still in doubt.
Well what a Party to kick start the summer.
Headed straight to the Que club for 9:30, the doors weren't opened
till just before 10. Was greeted with a failry-sized queue with
ravers anticipating ready to get in. Being June the cloakroom
was virtually empty so no problems there.
Headed straight to the main arena and was greeted to the sounds
of early oldskool by the DJ Pilgrim alongside Coventry's very
own Man Parris.
The main arena was kitted out with a raised platform in the middle
of the arena for the raver's to get on, and a massive speaker
stack at the front, with tremendous bass.
Well Pilgrim was playing a wicked warm up set lots of unknown's
mixed up with some wicked classics.
The hardcore room wasn't opened till 11, so I popped into the
drum and bass room, as the ATM magazine tour was here tonight,
DJ APB of formation was on first playing some stompers.
Back to the main room and Pilgrim was on playing some of my faves
including the Dutch classic Mentasm , Quadraphonia, along with
the Basement classic Dark Matter, he finished the set with the
XL classic T99, Anastasia .
Next up was the Dreamscape resident playing a Fantasia set DJ
Clarkee, this was a really dark techno set that I really enjoyed.
There were quite a lot of tunes that didn't recognise and few
that I did with some anthems thrown in for good measure. Playing
the Prodigy classic Charly, which got the crowd in a frenzy.
Wandered off to the Hardcore room and Brisk was up playing a
fast set like always. Playing a lot of new tune that I didn't
recognise as he was playing off CD, the heat in here was horrible
so I think this was getting him in practise for when Brisk sets
off for his tour of Japan soon.
Back to the main arena and Lenni arrived during the last 20 mins
of Clarkee's set, he was greeted with a massive welcome from the
crowd as its been such along time since the last Flashback, as
he was shaking hands with all the flashback regulars.
Well time for the original MC and DJ team the mighty Ratpack.
This set was different to that of most Ratpack sets, as it was
full on oldskool jungle from beginning to end. All the classics
were played Valley of Shadows, Champion sound, Lighter, Arsonist,
Lord of the null lines, Chopper (Shy FX mix), Trust Me, the list
can go on. It felt a bit odd having Ratpack on early, as they
normally play last at every flashback that I've been to with the
Ratpack headlining. Everson was singing his classic lines from
tunes such as captain of the ship, the clipper and of course searching
for my rizla. This set was really enjoyable that MC Lenni jumped
off stage and started to rave with the ravers at the front. Lipmaster
finished up with the moving shadow classic the Terrorist.
Mr Magoo aka Jason kaye of Topbuzz was on next, I headed starigt
to the drum and bass room and was greeted to the sounds of oldskool
MC MC alongside, Fearless with of course DJ Phantasy spinning
on the decks. This set was a scorcher, the heat inside here didn't
help as this is the one thing I'll be glad about when the Que
club does go. As the heat inside the chapel is horrible during
It was good hearing MC MC going back 2 back with Fearless especially
to upfront drum and bass, as you can tell that MC MC has not lost
his touch and still can keep up. MC MC was accompanied with one
member of the Rush Hour family, MC Prince.
Fatman D arrived later near the end of the set and was going
back 2 back with Prince, as Fearless was on soon with Mampi Swift.
Right the next set was originally going to Andy c playing oldskool
jungle but with problem with his agency and him playing oldskool
they though it was best that he wasn't to for Andy C to play oldskool.
So instead we had the man from Charge recordings Mampi Swift.
Swift was accompanied with the roller Fearless, Swift started
the set with the V classic Angles which is a top tune, during
his set he started to play a couple of hardcore tunes such as
Ruff, which worked really well. Well it wouldn't be Mampi if he
didn't play his own track The One. He played a couple of other
classics including Trouble, this tune did cause trouble as the
dance floor erupted as soon as the b-line dropped!!! Other tracks
such a Truly one, Quest, Here Comes the drumz, were played this
was more 96-97 set which the crowd liked, he finished up the set
with the explosive Warhead.
Well the set that I've been waiting for since their last appearance
at the Que in April 2002, SY & Unknown this time accompanied
by MC Storm. Well the Quosh boys started off with an ultimate
classic 95 style starting the set break beat and moving through
the golden days of hardcore including Jimmy J's Take Me Away,
and 6 days.
It started to get hard and stompy when Paul Elstaks Love U more
was played then the happy anthem Toy town was dropped and the
crowd blew their whistles an horns in unison which you don't get
much off at raves anymore. The vocal tunes were also played in
the mix tunes such as the Force and Styles classic Heart of gold
along with the Next Generation anthem Shooting Star, and Love
of My Life. Well Sy and Unknown ended the set with the Qusoh classic
Dread land (the disco land remix). This was a wicked set shame
it was only on for an hour but the crowd enjoyed it and that's
After the wicked set of SY and Unknown it was time to slow down
the pace and time for the PA from the Midlands very own Nebula
II. This was a history lesson, playing the roots of today's dance
music. With his laptop ready and other paraphernalia Nebula II
were ready to go. I didn't dance much to this set I thought I'd
sit back from the balcony and enjoy the music. Didn't know many
of the tunes being played apart from Anathema/ Confusion, which
is a top tune!!!
Near the end of the PA I thought to venture back to the drum
and bass room and Ray Keith was playing he was accompanied with
Birmingham's very own MC Biggie along with ATM's MC Flex. Near
the end of Ray Keith's set they started to give away free cd's
and the front just got rushed. I liked Ray Keith's set quite dark
at times but couldn't really enjoy it much as I had to wipe the
sweat off my face with the heat in here.
Last set of the night in the drum and bass room was from Nicky
Blackmarket he played a wicked set. Played a stompy jungle set
included a couple of stompers including Mar's
I quickly caught the last few minutes of Mistress Mo's set as
she was finishing with the Prodigy's Out of Space, then played
Pete bouncers Raving I'm raving to end the night.
Well what a top night I have to say, shame it had to end come
6. With wicked sets from the main arena all night especially with
Pilgrim's warm up set that made the rest of night go so fast.
Top sets of the night has to be Sy and Unknown also Swift (who
likes to drop hardcore) and also Pilgrim.
Well Shouts to Mo and Jimmy for pulling a wicked party after
the long wait!!!
Shouts to Lenni, Glenn Aston, MC MC, Prince, Sy, Unknown Storm,
Whizzkid, Joe Nebula, Man Parris, Fearless.
Of course massive respects to the party people Ed, XLR-8, Karris,
Zoë + Collete, Ross, and everyone else whose name's I don't
know but I know your face.
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'